Muse is a responsive, competitive grant program designed to help achieve Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs goals by supporting popular contemporary music while being responsive to the needs and ideas of nonprofits.
Please join us in supporting the work of Muse grantees by learning more from the grantee spotlight below. View a full list of current recipients here.
Open Media Foundation’s recent Muse grant provides program support funding for Open Music Sessions, a monthly community concert program, held in conjunction with the Santa Fe Arts District First Fridays, that exposes Northern Colorado bands and musicians to Denver audiences. This program advances Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs goal of helping musicians and music-related businesses grow and develop.
Through the program, the foundation will provide Northern Colorado musicians mentorship and training opportunities; and access to world-class recording and video production studios to practice, record, and perform their music. Open Media Foundation’s partnerships with Denver-based publicists and other media outlets will help musicians expand their reach to audiences in Denver and throughout the Front Range.
Founded in 2004, Open Media Foundation gives nonprofits and individual artists access to low-cost media services and tools, driven by the mission to put the power of media back into the hands of non-commercial interests. From 2006 to 2018, the foundation facilitated Denver’s public access TV station called Denver Open Media, and currently operates Denver Open Media Radio, a community radio station.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Weld County’s (BGCWC) recent Muse grant provides program support funding for Music & Mentors, a year-round program offering group and individual lessons in guitar, ukulele, drums, and keyboard to 250 youth. This program supports Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs goal to provide youth with opportunities to express themselves through music.
Starting in 2017, Boys and Girls Clubs of Weld County began to reimagine their traditional music program offerings and focus on increasing the availability and frequency of high-quality, contemporary music instruction. They work closely with instructors from University of Northern Colorado’s Music Department and local musicians based in Greeley – including the Bearatones and Silver & Gold.
Music & Mentors enjoys a partnership with Moxi Theater, where participating students will perform in an annual showcase and attend concerts throughout the program. BGCWC will also create a dedicated music room at one of their clubhouses, where students of all skill-levels can access Soundtrap, a digital audio software that empowers students to create their own music.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County offers after-school and summer programs at 8 locations to more than 3,000 underserved youth, ages 6-18. By offering a variety of programs spanning Academic Success, Character & Leadership, Health & Wellness, and the Arts, BGCWC gives youth access to personally and academically enriching experiences and support.
Lineage Music Studio is one example of a nonprofit doing work that aligns with Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs goal to provide youth with opportunities to express themselves through music.
Lineage Music Studio’s recent Muse grant provides program support funding for a new Professional Performance and Sound Technician Youth Mentorship Program. This program cultivates young musicians’ skills in performance and audio engineering.
Lineage Music Studio is an educational and performance driven music lab that uses various musical styles to improve community access to the arts, preserve traditional music genres, and develop young musicians.