Dancing Spirit Community Art Center is a 501(c)3 that is dedicated to providing our community with programs that enhance creativity and fellowship, that promotes education, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts and that celebrates the cultural heritage of our unique population.
We offer ongoing art classes for kids, adults, and families and we serve our community with programs that bring us all together, lift everyone up, and heal our pasts.
Non- Financial Program Accomplishments
Dancing Spirit Community Arts Center
PO 414 | 115 Ute Street Ignacio CO 81137 US
Throughout 2020 and the challenges it brought, Dancing Spirit Community Art Center was able to adjust and recreate our programs to include At Home Art Kits for mini art lessons. We were able to reach out and engage with students ranging from ages 3 to Adult (including our senior citizens and Elders) a total of 4555 times and offered a combination of in person and virtual classes totaling 142 classes and 235 hours of class/instruction time. These outreach opportunities encouraged collaboration with other programs in our area and allowed us to support and uplift our community during an unprecedented time period.
We were able to continue to offer volunteer opportunities and were able to engage 20 volunteers that assisted us on multiple occasions throughout the year including fulfilling community service requirements, past and current artists, and members of the local and surrounding community. Our volunteers range in age from 8 years old to adult (only adults are counted in numbers for the protection of the privacy of our youth). Volunteer opportunities include creating art, assembling projects and activities, assisting with outreach and beautifying our location through cleaning up trash, creating unique art and artistic spaces and other activities as they arise.
From our after school and summer kids programs to our adult classes and workshops, Dancing Spirit Community Art Center has something for everyone and every ability.
We are excited to be able to offer limited capacity in person programming including Adult pottery classes, After School Arts, the Sketchbook Project and Camp Creative (our week long art camps during school breaks).
We began as a grassroots artist co-op founded on cooperative principles, and focused on education in the community. We successfully use cultural strengths, such as collective vision, respect for elders, stewardship, and cooperation among group members to create a community-wide culture identified with self-empowerment.
The demand for Dancing Spirit's work with youth continues to explode in all directions.