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Arts & culture: What do Coloradans want to know?

  • History Colorado, Colorado Room 1380 Lawrence Street Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)


Breakfast available at 7:30 a.m. | Program starts at 8 a.m.

New research from Colorado Media Project shows that Coloradans crave arts and culture experiences. But they often feel disconnected from community, and overwhelmed by information. At the same time they don't get what they really want when it comes to news and information about local arts and cultural events and experiences.

Over the past five months, Colorado Media Project has been working with Colorado Public Radio/Denverite and Rocky Mountain Public Media to explore what Coloradans really want:

  • We commissioned a survey by Corona Insights of 2,000+ Coloradans, oversampling for racial and ethnic minorities, asking how Coloradans engage with arts and culture in the state, and how they get their information.

  • We worked with Hearken, which develops engagement strategies for newsrooms, to conduct nearly 50 in-depth one-on-one conversations with community members, and hosted a community design meeting to develop ideas for newsrooms on deepening arts and culture coverage and engagement.

During Denver Arts Week, come have breakfast with us to hear what we learned – and even be part of some art-making in the process! (You'll have to come to find out what!) You'll hear from:

Nancy Watzman, Colorado Media Project

Kevin Raines, Corona Insights

Stephanie Snyder, Hearken

Julie Jackson, Rocky Mountain PBS

Kevin Dale, CPR/Denverite

Dave Burdick, CPR/Denverite

Thanks to the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and Gates Family Foundation for their support of this project.