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:

Scissor lift supports PlatteForum's young artists at Globeville.film shortOpening Thursday May 8hdnet movies kidscene myscene platteforum featured in short film video
Watch painting-in-action at 46th and Lincoln Monday and Tuesday, August 4+5 as ArtLab interns put the polishing touches on their second public art mural in Denver's Globeville community.
View the exhibition of Evidence of a Distance traveled, a one-woman performance through August 28 at PlatteForum.
International choreographer/dancer Folawole kicks off PlatteForum's 13th Season
A violinist, composer and teaching artist, Saw Pong Liu will create "Peace is a Woman in a House", a Boston/Denver multidisciplinary work.
Multimedia artist Sarah Rockett investigates fear and phobias during her residency at PlatteForum.
A film short for the One Day in Denver, One Day on Earth project. Film by Jim Phelan, Brock Byrd and Ron Henderson.
Claudia Mastrobuono + Force Beacon Boys & Girls Club exhibition opens Thursday, May 8, 5:30 - 8pm.
PlatteForum went to the White House to receive the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award.
Appropriate Fear, Kwantaeck Park and Workshop for Overcoming Frustrations, ArtLab, Spring 2014
Eden Lane interviews recent Creative Resident Ana Penalba and the Dreamers she worked with.
PlatteForum, Maria Kozak, and Colfax Community Network Featured on HDNet Movies' KidScene on MyScene
Graphic novels, slam poetry and murals keep ArtLab rockin' this summer! Join us Friday, July 18, 1-3pm to celebrate the graphic novel created by CCN youth and ArtLab.