In honor of the groundbreaking, often underappreciated and almost always underpaid work done by so many Denver artists, over a decade ago Westword created the MasterMind awards, a grant program that gives no-strings-attached awards to arts organizations and individuals who are changing the cultural landscape of this city.
We inducted our first class in 2005 and will name the first members of our thirteenth class of MasterMinds at Artopia 2017. Over the years, we’ve honored more than fifty artists and arts groups with grants totaling well over $150,000. Find out more at westword.com/masterminds.
- Jeromie Lawrence Dorrance, Dateline
- Mar Williams
- Kalyn Heffernan/Wheelchair Sports Camp (Royalty Free Haiti)
- Anthony Garcia Sr./Birdseed Collective
- LadySpeech Sankofa
- DeeDee Vicory/D’Lola Couture