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"To provide opportunities for cultural enrichment through
participation, education and outreach to the local community".
About Parker Arts Council The Parker Arts Council (PAC) is an adjunct group with the Town of Parker that is directly involved with developing and promoting cultural events within the town. Our Mission statement is "To provide opportunities for cultural enrichment through participation, education and outreach to the local community".Our current board of volunteer members meets once a month in the 1st floor conference room in the Victorian Peaks Building, (11020 S. Pikes Peak Dr., Parker, CO 80138) on the second Tuesday evening at 7:00PM. Our executive board consists of five members elected every August to serve a twelve month term. The PAC is a 501(c)3 non profit organization partially funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through a grant submission process. Other funding resources include partnerships with local businesses providing sponsorship and In-Kind resources to enhance current cultural events and assist in developing new cultural activities within the community. Youth programs have been a high priority for the PAC. Developing new alliances and enhancing our existing relationship with the Douglas County School District has allowed for the development of numerous youth activities. An Internship program for high school students Youth Open Mic Night and opportunities for students to fulfill community service requirements for graduation working in theatre productions or constructing the set for Halloween are just a few of the youth programs currently available.
For further information about specific events please contact the PAC. Our History...
The Parker Arts Council (PAC) was formed in 2003 by several founding members of the Parker Cultural Commission. This group of professionals, musicians, artists, teachers, directors, and business leaders made a decision to go in a new direction to bring more opportunities for citizens to experience and participate in the arts. The PAC was registered with the Colorado Secretary of State and received 501(c)3 non-profit status in early 2004. Through an existing grant process within Douglas County the PAC applied and received their first funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) in October 2004. The PAC has been extremely fortunate when applying for funding and has received SCFD grant monies for the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The PAC continues to collaborate with the Town of Parker who provide the venue for most events, various avenues for media exposure and funding.
Since its inception the PAC has produced two theatrical productions each year, introduced Readers Theatre to the community, created Youth Open Mic Night, instituted an Internship program for high school students and annually designs, constructs and operates the "Stable of Terror" for Halloween with Horses. The PAC continually researches new event ideas to offer various avenues to the community for experiencing a multitude of cultural activities. It has developed some excellent partnerships with local businesses and has received generous amounts of In-Kind contributions. The PAC hopes to continue these alliances and develop new associations with business in the future as opportunity arises.
For further information about specific events, volunteering your time or talent, sponsoring an event or becoming a member of the board please contact the PAC.
- Susan Quarles
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