Grant Helps Colorado Launch Arts News Bureau
January 24, 2013 at 4:05 AM (PT)
A three-year, $900,000 grant from the BONFILS-STANTON FOUNDATION will allow COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO to establish an arts news bureau and online arts hub. Funds from the grant will let CPR will add three full-time staff members for three years -- an arts editor and two full-time reporters (one for on-air, the other for digital) -- plus individual expert contributors.
“COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO is honored that the BONFILS-STANTON FOUNDATION has endorsed our commitment to COLORADO news and arts,” said CPR Pres. MAX WYCISK. “This grant will transform the organization, providing the first full news bureau for CPR NEWS, while substantially expanding our existing commitment to arts in COLORADO through CPR CLASSICAL and OPENAIR.”
“Having a vibrant and energized arts community is central to our mission at the BONFILS-STANTON FOUNDATION so we’re especially excited to be able to fund this new initiative and see it come to fruition here in COLORADO,” said Foundation Pres. DOROTHY HORRELL. “We’re confident that CPR is the best organization to spearhead this transformational resource and create a more meaningful destination for people in our state interested in learning about and engaging with the COLORADO arts community.”
“Given our mission to support the arts in COLORADO, and become a primary resource for COLORADO news, this is the optimal time for us to create a news bureau and an online arts hub,” said CPR SVP/Programming SEAN NETHERY. “By building out a dedicated editorial team and creating an online arts destination, we’ll provide a major resource for our current audience and for the community at large. Whether you want to understand the major issues and stories in the COLORADO arts scene, or just decide what to do this weekend, you’ll now have a trusted place to go.”