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The Arts & Resiliency Gathering 2023

The Arts & Resiliency Gathering was held between Oct. 25th – 29th, 2023 at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The multi-day event, with over 20 art workshops and 3 evening events united acclaimed artists who specialize in art-making that promotes resiliency and community well-being: The David Dorfman Dance Company, Stephanie Winters and Chris Rosser duo, Katie Down, music therapist, Ashley Cornelius, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak Region, and Robert Gray, photography artist were the featured guests. The workshops and evening performances were open to all and focused on direct engagement with individuals in the LGBTQ+, Veteran, military, people with disabilities, healthcare, and caregiver populations in the Colorado Springs region. Sponsored and funded by the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS, the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Projects) grant, and various national and local partners, this well-being-focused series of events was the first of its kind to be held in Colorado Springs. Jane Rigler conceived, organized, and produced this large-scale festival with the help of a dedicated team of students.