Celebrate, Inspire, and Connect Art and Culture in Centennial
Over the years, Centennial City Councilmembers have heard from citizens through surveys, outreach efforts and conversations, the desire to support a stronger presence of arts, culture and history within Centennial.
Centennial Arts and Cultural Foundation
In 2019, Centennial’s City Council supported the idea of exploring what that would look like in Centennial and how it might best fit into a model within our community. In the fall of 2019, Council convened a committee of community members to review how other municipalities supported arts and culture within their communities. They weighed the pros and cons of engaging as a city organized commission or to form an independent non-profit in order to partner with the community.
The committee of community members supported the idea of a non-profit foundation, run independent of the city and supported by community businesses and citizens. This group also created the initial outline of the by-laws, a mission statement and the name: The Centennial Arts and Cultural Foundation.
In January of 2021, three Centennial City Councilmembers established the Centennial Arts and Cultural Foundation. Stephanie Piko, Tammy Maurer, and Kathy Turley initiated the legal establishment of this foundation and by summer of 2021 the foundation is ready to begin actively working in the community to:
Celebrate, Inspire, and Connect Art and Culture in Centennial.
CACF is launching it’s ART ROCKS campaign as an initial fundraising and awareness effort in the summer of 2021. CACF looks to bring additional board members to the foundation in the fall of 2021. The CACF will be actively engaging with citizens at community events and with our “Arts Community” at large to explore opportunities to establish permanent art placements within Centennial, promote events and programming that bring arts and culture to our community and research how best to commemorate the rich history of our city and our region.
Arts and Cultural Foundation
CACF is an independent non-profit established in 2021 and is not affiliated with the City of Centennial.