2018 Arts Grants

The Wheeler Opera House is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Wheeler Arts Grant awards.  This year, approximately $400,000 in cash funds and $15,000 of in-kind support will be distributed to non-profit arts organizations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.  Of the total grant amount, $100,000 comes directly from the Wheeler Real Estate Transfer Tax fund. The remaining amount is generated from Wheeler revenue sources such as fees and lease space rent. The Wheeler is proud to support the arts in Aspen and we look forward to the many contributions of these arts groups throughout the year.

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The Wheeler Arts Grant program is a part of The City of Aspen, whose overarching program supports arts and community nonprofit organizations through annual grants and in-kind contributions totaling close to $1 million. Our community benefits from non-profit agencies that add vibrancy and texture to the quality of life in Aspen. The City of Aspen recognizes the on-going partnerships that we have had with non-profits through the years. Additionally, The City of Aspen provides and operates over 30 public parks, the Wheeler Opera House, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, ball fields, an ice-skating facility, and KidsFirst (childcare resources) along with traditional government services.

The 2019 application process will begin in Summer 2018. To find out more about the 2019 application process, please contact Julie Gillespie at  julie.gillespie@cityofaspen.com.