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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Applications are now open for the 2015-2016 Artist Residencies at PlatteForum. Find out more about this opportunity and how to apply. Then check out the work from Ana Penalba's residency last year (this is one of her images) and other former residents to get an idea of what can happen during a PlatteForum residency!
Need more time to get that ArtLab application in? Worry not, we have extended our ArtLab application deadline to January 12th.
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.