Durango Friends of the Arts was founded in January 1991, as a non-profit organization. Its purpose is to offer financial support for various performing and visual artists and groups in the Durango area. We host many fundraising events annually to generate funds in the form of grant money which we award to various nonprofit organizations, individuals, and schools for art-related programs whose goals are to provide educational and cultural benefits to the community.
Since 1991, we have distributed over $683,360 to the arts community in La Plata County. In 2020, grants totaling $40,000 were awarded to 20 local performing and visual arts programs and organizations.
Durango Friends of the Arts (DFA) was founded to excite and inspire support for all artistic endeavors, whether visual, music, or the performing arts. Our goals are to provide educational and cultural benefits to our community and to explore new opportunities and experiences for our diverse population.
By emplasizing programs for children and youth, Durango Friends of the Arts recognizes the value of establishing an appreciation for the arts, for generatonss to come.
2023 BOARD MEMBERS
President - Debra May
Vice President -
Secretary - Carol Bruno
Treasurer - Georgeann Reitz
Grants - Georgeann Reitz
Membership - Pat Gillaspy
Fundraising - Debra May
Publicity - Nancy Beyers
Newsletter - Carrie Denman
Programs - Sandy Bruce and Karren Little
Outreach - Winifred Neunzig
Hospitality - Carol Bruno and Jill Pettit
Meeting Minutes and Newsletters are available upon request: EMAIL US
Durango Friends of the Arts is a 501c3 exempt non-profit organization