Mission Statement

The Salida Council for the Arts is a 501c3 non-profit based in Salida, Colorado. The organization was originally founded in 2002 as the non-profit “Art Works, For the Heart of the Rockies” with an aim to facilitate community access to arts grants and other types of government and foundation funding.

Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of our community by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; to increase the community’s awareness of and appreciation for the arts; to promote and encourage arts education; and to serve as liaison between the arts, businesses, government and educational institutions.

Board of Directors

Sue Ann Hum

Ken Brandon
Vice President, Public Art, Ballcano, Passion to Learn Scholarships, Community Grants,
Visual & Performing Arts Scholarships

Julie Maas
Secretary, Creative Mixer Director, Marketing

Dan Bishop

Martin Jolley
Public Art, Film Festival, Marketing

Laura Barton
Film Festival

Leslie Jorgensen

Licia Iverson
Valley Visions, Marketing

Nancy Kay
Art Lovers, Valley Visions

Michael Varnum
Film Festival, Marketing, CABES Collection

Community Grants

Erica Kinsella
Valley Visions

Thank you to our Board of Directors who are actively engaged in multiple committees. Community participation is welcomed on any of these committees!