We believe strongly that the arts are a precious cultural commodity. Support for the arts is an investment in our community’s vibrancy, richness, intelligence, and character.
All donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and will help us move our work and our community forward strongly. Make a one-time donation now with Paypal's Secure Online Payment System:
Or make monthly recurring donations an a CGP Ever-Ready Partner (learn more):
CURRENT FUNDING INITIATIVES.
CREATION at DCPA. Control Group's current work, Salon Romantik, op. 5: CREATION, dismantles the modern artist ethos through delicate, explosive, hilarious collisions with the process of child birth and infancy. The premiere performances of the work are June 13-15, 2014 at the Studio Loft at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
This project has phenomenal, unprecedented support from Denver Theatre District (a city-driven non-profit charged with enlivening the Lower Downtown district with live performance) and Denver Arts & Venues, the office of city government that administers Denver's cultural events and initiatives.
THIS IS HUGE. It's an amazing opportunity for our work to expand its reach and impact exponentially. It's also an important moment for progressive performing arts in the local sphere: the event is a prototype for future presentations of Denver's avant garde at our city's major institution for live art.
Please help us match this production support with funding to support the development of the work. With the venue and much of the promotional activity carried by DTD and AVD, every dollar donated will go to pay our participating artists and to cover design materials to transform the Studio Loft into Control Group's next surreal dreamscape.
Contribute to our Indiegogo campaign here.
WHY SUPPORT CGP?
Two basic premises underpin our belief in the value of and the need for our activities: ART MAKES BETTER HUMANS and BETTER HUMANS MAKE A BETTER WORLD. These are not assumptions; in fact, they have borne out repeatedly in studies of the role of the arts in economic vitality, the effects of arts in schools on students’ academic performance, and the direct relationship between regularity of aesthetic experiences and quality of life. Art cannot replace food, water, shelter, and health; but it can help create a culture where those needs are more available because the economy is more robust, the culture is more open and thoughtful, and people are more highly educated and capable.
The Denver/Boulder/Front Range community that we serve is not comprehensively starved for art. Rather, the local arts communities (like that of any locality) have strengths and weaknesses, surpluses and gaps in their offerings to the broader society. CGP ’s inception and development have been needs-driven. We have identified areas within Colorado’s growing arts culture that desperately demand attention, and have structured our programs to answer unfulfilled needs. We provide a platform for local artists to innovate, for emerging artists to grow, for hungry audiences to experience unique new works, for professionals and aspiring professionals to advance their skills, and for artists and audiences to participate in the evolving global arts dialogue. By doing these things we serve the whole local arts community by making it more expansive and robust; by doing that, we serve the well-being of the entire local culture.
CGP has just received a not-for-profit designation with the IRS. This means that all direct donations (financial and material) are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
To contribute by check:
Make check payable to ‘Control Group Productions’. Send to:
Control Group Productions
4715 Perry St.
Denver, CO 80212
CGP’s budget mixes earned income from events and rehearsal rentals with charitable giving from individuals and organizations. Individual giving is crucial to our non-profit funding. Among other things, it allows us to apply for matching funds through a broad array of public and private granting organizations, keeping our finances robust through diversified funding. Please help us keep our arts community moving forward!