Mission & History

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. During these 90 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.