Founded in 2002 as a community resource to support working artists and youth through collaboration and the creative process, PlatteForum’s artist residencies offer time, space, and resources for professional artists to create new work and shape an experience where young people can learn through practice, expanding their sense of what is possible. 

During each residency, PlatteForum teams the artist with small groups of young people from neighborhoods throughout Denver to produce and exhibit a collaborative body of work. The overall experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists and the community.