Welcome to PlatteForum!

PlatteForum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supports contemporary artists and at-risk, under served youth in metro Denver through innovative, long-term arts programs that allow the youth to work side-by-side with artists in residence. This award-winning nonprofit organization provides a nurturing space where creativity and artistic excellence are highly valued and where artists and youth partner together to plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work to the public. The overall experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists and the community.

Our programs are possible through the generosity of our sponsors

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PlatteForum's ArtLab is now accepting applications. If you are inspired by the arts, interested in the creative process, or just looking for an exciting new program then we want you!
Join us First Friday, December 5 at our new home for an exhibition of artists work created at PlatteForum during our min-residencies this fall. 5:30 - 8pm in Suite 100 at Temple Arts Denver, 2400 Curtis Street.
Inviting artists, teachers, innovators, students, PlatteForum alumni (creative residents and youth) and creators in the community. Anyone with an idea they’d like to experiment with in an open studio space.
Cole is an installation, performance and sound artist based in Austin and beings his resident on January in our new space at 2400 Curtis Street.
A film short for the One Day in Denver, One Day on Earth project. Film by Jim Phelan, Brock Byrd and Ron Henderson.
Multimedia artist Sarah Rockett investigates fear and phobias during her residency at PlatteForum.
PlatteForum went to the White House to receive the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award.