Welcome to PlatteForum!

We envision a world where youth and artists have no boundaries to success.

To do that, we’ve implemented ArtLab, our innovative and intentional long-term arts internship for youth from historically marginalized communities.

In ArtLab, we connect youth and artists with the resources they need to be successful, and our 11 year 97% on-time high school graduation rate is proof that our program works.

I would have been a high school drop out if it wasn’t for ArtLab.

Yonis, ArtLab Graduate

This Colorado Gives Day, we’re asking for your support. Help us reach our $20,000 goal by making a donation to PlatteForum on December 10th.

And if we reach our goal, our generous sponsors at Vectra Bank will release an additional $10,000 to support our cause.


super lecture | Resident Artist Ben Coleman

December 3, 2019 from 6:00-8:00PM at OZ Architecture

Details about our new lecture style will be updated as made available. 

super Opening Reception | Resident Artist Ben Coleman

December 12, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 PM at PlatteForum

In collaboration with PlatteForum‘s ArtLab interns, Resident Artist Ben Coleman will use a variety of techniques to create a project centering on youth voice. By investigating the implied and explicit messages present in the past decade’s spate of movies, comic books, and mixed media, “super” will feature the youth’s perspective on these beliefs and values.

Join us at the opening reception for this adventure into a mix of writing, audio description, sound design, live adaptation, and video editing.

This is a free event, while all donations support PlatteForum’s mission, vision, and values. RSVP here.

PlatteForum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supports contemporary artists and 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. 2400 Curtis Street, Suite 100, Denver 80205. PlatteForum is a member of the Alliance of Artists Communities.


(303) 793-0891 2400 Curtis Street Suite 100 Denver, CO 80206 USA

PlatteForum's first 2019-2020 Resident Artist Ben Coleman's residency has begun! Join us for the opening reception on 12/12.