Our Story

Denver-based, multidisciplinary & artist run since 2015. Stain’d Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit curating paid platforms for literary, visual and performative artists working outside of the dominant narrative.

We believe art which disrupts unexamined beliefs is art doing its best work in society. This approach asks of us as arts curators to strive to elevate voices and artists whose work is not typically seen in the mainstream consumption of art and culture. In search of work that defamiliarizes.

::Defamiliarization—an artistic technique which enhances an audience's perception of the familiar by subverting held beliefs.


Stain’d Arts Calendar of Cultural Events and Deadlines:

With over 20 annual events, there are plenty of opportunities for further engagement.


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Support Our Work

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There are a couple of ways you can support what we're doing. First off, read our publications, come to our events and become a part of our community. We love to hear from you all, it helps bolster our mission and ground us in our work. Drop a line.

You can also become a patron of Stain’d Arts. Patreon is a membership-based crowdfunding source. As a member through Patreon you contribute a monthly amount to our organization. In return, we give you rewards and goodies and endless appreciation. that, you can become a donor. You can also make a one-time donation through PayPal or Venmo.

We are currently seeking sponsors for both our printed content and our cultural events. If you are a part of an organization or a company, you can sponsor our work! Check out our pricing. We look forward to working with you.

And thank you.