What is the Curatorium?
The Curatorium is a project incubation program inspired by the idea of multiple curators for a single project. This initiative incorporates elements of participatory budgeting, cross-sector collaboration and encourages the infusion of arts into various sectors and community-focused work. Working in cohorts, each year will feature a collaborative that can span from artists and organizations to businesses and community members to design and implement creative projects and experiences in Broomfield.
The Curatorium is an exploration of empowering a collaborative of artists, organizations, businesses and community members to design and implement creative events and experiences in Broomfield. This initiative is scheduled for a pilot cohort in 2022 with a program launch in 2023.
Backstory Theatre and Wellspring Theatre
The first Curatorium cohort will be led by BackStory Theatre and will help pilot the initiative. BackStory Theatre’s goal for their Curatorium cohort is to understand and reduce barriers to access and participation in the arts while partnering with local resource organizations including the Broomfield Library and Broomfield FISH to provide holistic support to historically underserved neighborhoods, as well as exploring broader programming and streamlining collaboration to build awareness of local opportunities for the community.
Wellspring Theatre presents Terrestrial Aesthetics Pop-up Art Gallery
Flatirons Crossing Mall, Coach Courtyard, nearest entrance is Dick's Sporting Goods
Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30
Explore the unique pop-up art gallery filled with wonders from local artists, get messy with interactive art explorations for all ages, and enjoy a free staged reading of “Extended Stay” a new musical written by Jennifer Stafford and Scotty Arnold. All activities are free to the public! Find more information and get involved in the process at wellspringtheatre.
If you are an artist and wish to participate in the Pop-up gallery, please fill out this form!
April 28, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
April 29, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
April 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Interactive art events:
April 28, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 4-5:30 p.m.
April 29, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / 4-5:30 p.m.
April 30, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Performances of Extended Stay - A New Musical Staged reading on courtyard stage:
April 29, 2 p.m. & 5 p.m.
April 30, 2 p.m.
Meet the cast & learn a little about the show: https://youtu.be/BRZsWdKLVPk
Follow for more and check both Backstorytheatre.org & Wellspringtheatre.org for information as we keep things up to date!
Colorado New Musical Theatre Festival Submissions
Wellspring Theatre is proud to announce submissions for writers are now open for the Fourth Annual Colorado New Musical Festival (CNMF)! Authors and composers are encouraged to submit original, completed or draft, musical theater pieces in part or in whole for juried review. Selected works will be presented as simple staged readings in a free festival format for live audiences in August 2023 in Broomfield, CO. Submissions are due through Submittable no later than Apr 30, 2023. Apply Here!
Wellspring Devising Conference & Colorado New Musical Theatre Festival
Saturday, August 19, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Registration: $30 if registered by June 30 (use promo code "cnmf10" at checkout)
$40 July 1 - August 10
Participation is open to the first 40 registrations. Registration closes August 10th.
Build creative connections, expand artistic scope, and further develop your voice in this unique, one-day conference. Led by expert facilitators, attendees will tell impactful and engaging stories through movement, music, art, and theatrical media.
4th Annual CO New Musical Festival
August 18 (Midway Park) 7 - 9 p.m.
August 19 (BackStory Theatre) 7 - 9 p.m.
August 20 (Depot Museum) 2 - 4 p.m.
The 4th Annual CO New Musical Festival features juried selections of new musical theatre work. Audience participation is needed to select the winners! Free event: bring a chair, a beverage, and a friend! 2023's outdoor festival is hosted in partnership with Creative Broomfield at three different sites throughout the weekend of August 18-20th. Wellspring is a program of BackStory Theatre - Broomfield's "Curatorium" artist-in-residence group!