Steamboat Creates Executive Director Kim Keith joins Colorado Humanities board of directors
● By Alesha Damerville
Courtesy of Steamboat Creates
Colorado Humanities’ mission is to inspire the exploration of ideas and appreciation of Colorado’s diverse cultural heritage. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit has forged hundreds of program partnerships statewide to develop community-based, educational humanities programs and resources, and in its 44-year history has created more than 85 unique initiatives for Colorado.
“Kim’s creative leadership and community connectedness through a vast array of partners and stakeholders will greatly benefit Colorado Humanities’ mission and vision,” said Colorado Humanities Board Chair Michel Dahlin.
Keith has a keen grasp of the importance of community-based humanities programming for Colorado. “The humanities are not a luxury for any one segment of society, they are fundamental to the social fabric of our nation and our communities,” she said. “Colorado Humanities’ programs are aligned with my personal intent to honor our heritage, and keep youth and marginalized groups engaged in learning. Colorado Humanities’ aim is to positively affect all regions of the state, and I’m looking forward to helping to bring its programming to my beloved community.”
Colorado Humanities’ programs include the annual Black History Live tour, living history festivals such as High Plains Chautauqua in Greeley; the facilitated community discussions “Changing the Legacy of Race” and “Still Coming Home: Conversations About the Experience of War;” the Colorado Book Awards; Colorado Encyclopedia; Motheread/Fatheread Colorado; and Veterans Writing workshops.
“I’m looking forward to joining forces with the Colorado Humanities board of directors to help enrich our artistic and cultural assets, and their impact on rural Colorado,” Keith said.
Colorado Humanities is exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. The nonprofit is affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Smithsonian Institution, and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread, Inc. With offices in the Denver Technological Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado Humanities works with hundreds of program partners throughout the state to inspire the exploration of ideas and appreciation of Colorado’s diverse heritage by designing and implementing educational humanities programs that best meet each community’s needs. To learn more, visit coloradohumanities.org or call 303.894.7951.
Steamboat Creates, the Steamboat Springs Creative District, is designed to nurture the arts so creativity flourishes, and makes a positive educational, cultural, and economic impact on the community. The organization is devoted to supporting and promoting arts and culture in the Yampa Valley through creative planning, production, and collaboration with arts and humanities organizations and initiatives. Steamboat Creates includes traditional artists as well as literary artists, culinary artists, design, heritage, film, theatre, literary artists, performing arts, and anything made by hand, from masonry to microbreweries. Steamboat Creates is a space where artists can have a voice, where they can transform their dreams, emotions, perspectives, and world views into art that can change the way people see the world. To learn more, visit steamboatcreates.org.