The Allied Arts provides grants for artists and students.

Our grants help pre-professional artists and students with travel expenses, program fees and coaching.

All grants are made through letters of recommendation, timely applications and video files. Visual artists and writers may submit a PDF instead of the audio file. Applications are rigorously evaluated once a year by The Allied Arts Board for talent and potential contributions to the arts.  Any Colorado student/resident is eligible to apply for our grants. The deadline for applications is April 15.

Grants are awarded to those who seek to become professionals in their chosen fields.

Our goal is to aid students of exceptional talent in one of the arts at the graduate or pre-professional level. Grant money can be used in the following not-for-profit ways:

  • Young artist programs and Summer festivals
  • Short-term projects of research, performance, or competitions
  • Projects whose primary purpose is to further an artist’s career and expertise based in research, performance, or career development
  • Travel expenses related to career opportunities, such as auditions or non professional concert tours

Grant requirements:

  • A recipient may receive no more than two grants.
  • Grant recipients must not be older than 35.
  • The Allied Arts does not fund tuition, living expenses, or projects required by a degree-granting program, audio or video productions for personal profit.
  • Applicants for grants must submit the application as well as two (2) letters of recommendation.

Young artists need your support

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with minimal administrative costs. All donations are tax-deductible. Please consider donating to The Allied Arts, Inc. Donations can be made online or sent in the mail to The Allied Arts, ATTN: Deanna Leino, 3712 Allison St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Grantee Stories

Winona Martin

From Wolf Trap Opera Singer, Winona Martin, The Allied Arts Inc, “supported my attendance of the Prague Summer Nights program” where she sang Cherubino in

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Megan Marino

From Metropolitan Opera and Santa Fe Opera singer, Megan Marino, “I’m well established as an American opera singer and I have recently started to branch

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Ross Snyder

From Ross Snyder, violinist with the Tesla String Quartet named “Chamber Choice” by BBC Music Magazine and second prize winner at the 12th Banff International

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The year was 1920. “The Allied Arts was founded at a time of surging growth in Denver to encourage artistic aspirations. Supporters, Jean Cranmer, Anne Evans, Burnham Hoyt, and others, believed that encouraging the energy and intelligence of the young would determine a luminous future for Denver.”

Allen Young, a music critic in Denver and author of Opera in Central City and Exotic and Irrational: Opera in Denver 1879-2006, crafted The History of the Allied Arts – 1920-1995 like an insightful storyteller. Read about the careers of sculptors and singers and visual artists
who left marks on the art world. The book convinces readers that financial support does indeed make the difference for pre-professional artists.

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