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Awards for Excellence Spotlight: Hippodrome Arts Centre


During its annual Statewide conference in Black Hawk, Colorado, El Pomar Foundation awarded $175,000 in grants to five outstanding nonprofits from across the state through the Awards for Excellence program. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight the impact these organizations have on the people of Colorado.

Hippodrome Arts Centre, in Julesburg, Colorado, was recently honored as a 2013 Awards for Excellence outstanding non-profit. The award includes a $25,000 grant.

The Hippodrome Arts Center was established in 1996 to provide the citizens of Julesburg, Colorado with a theatre and multi-cultural centre. The mission of the Hippodrome is to provide a focus for accessible arts and culture to enhance the regional community while protecting the integrity of the Historic Hippodrome Theatre. The Hippodrome shows newly released films every weekend, offers arts programs for young people, hosts live music concerts, among many other community services.  The arts center is entirely staffed and maintained by volunteer members of the community.

Take a look at the video that honored Hippodrome Arts Centre during the 2013 Awards for Excellence ceremony!