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Mission Statement

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Through the creative process, PlatteForum gives hope and direction to underserved youth who collaborate with master artists from around the world. This experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists and the community.

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PlatteForum is an organization where creation, collaboration and connection live. We know that learning through the arts unleashes creativity--creativity vital to the success of individuals, our community and, ultimately, our world. Carefully nurtured collaboration expands possibilities, and, through the process of connecting people, organizations and opportunities, the experience comes full circle.

PlatteForum provides an answer to the critical need of learning through the arts for Denver’s youth, particularly for those who have the fewest opportunities. Engaged in creating, kids learn to understand they can contribute to the world--that they are valuable. They collaborate, explore solutions and communicate ideas. The more art students receive, the more excited they are about other subjects and about life. The youth-artist relationship is the heart of PlatteForum. It is the core from which all programs flow. This relationship is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the artists, providing them a chance to create and present a body of work while also giving real world experience to youth.

Three is a magic number at PlatteForum. Creation, collaboration and connection are our three cornerstones. Three primary programs fuel PlatteForum--the Creative Residency, Learning Labs and ArtLab. Three groups are transformed at PlatteForum--the youth, the artists and the community. Be part of PlatteForum and experience how art moves. You belong at PlatteForum.

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http://www.platteforum.org

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