About The Allied Arts, Inc.

Since 1920, The Allied Arts, Inc., has been active in Colorado for the purpose of creating a greater public interest in all forms of art: painting, sculpture, dance, music and literature. The Allied Arts provides financial aid to extremely talented and promising students through grants.

The Allied Arts depends on faithful donors to continue giving grants to artists like Michael Hoffman, Altius String Quartet, violinist Sharon Park and many others. While we receive modest funding from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, our grants are primarily funded by individuals who are committed to supporting young pre-professional artists. 

Board of Directors

Linda Young, President
Robert S. Graham, Vice President
Deanna Leino, Treasurer
Mary Ann Ross, Secretary
Nellie Mae Duman, President Emeritus

The Allied Arts is currently seeking new members for our Board of Directors. Please contact Linda Young at euguneyoung934@comcast.net if you are interested in assisting young performers from Colorado.

Mission & History

Working quietly, The Allied Arts is active in all forms of art.

Since 1920, The Allied Arts has been active in Denver for the purpose of creating a greater public interest in all forms of art – painting, sculpture, dance, music, and literature. The Allied Arts gives aid financially through grants-in-aid to extremely talented and promising students. Over these 100 years, the influence of the organization has been felt in the community in many ways.

In the field of art, lectures and panel discussions have been sponsored by the organization at the Denver Art Museum. In 1954, a distinguished painting by the late Frank Mechau, entitled “Saturday P.M.” was purchased by The Allied Arts and presented to the Denver Art Museum for its collection of Contemporary American Art.

In addition to the concerts and art exhibitions, The Allied Arts has always maintained a very active grant program with financial aid assisting worthy and talented students with private study with distinguished musicians or artists, grants for living expenses, travel and loans. The present aim of the organization is to concentrate all of its funds accumulated through donations and gifts into financial grants.

All grants are made through timely applications, letters of recommendation, audio files and PDF files as needed. Applicants are carefully selected to receive The Allied Arts grants. The Allied Arts works quietly without fanfare or expensive publicity. We hope that the many talented recipients that have been helped by our grants will justify your interest in The Allied Arts.

The Allied Arts is approaching its 100th anniversary. The organization was founded in 1920 by Jean Cranmer.

Her aim was to “create a greater public interest in all forms of art—painting, sculpture, music and literature; to encourage cultural and educational projects; to aid financially where it is deemed necessary or advisable, and above all, to create a stimulating atmosphere of understanding and appreciation for all those who contribute to the beauty of the world.”

Please help continue Jean Cranmer’s mission for the next 100 years!  Donate Now