Arts & Cultural Resources

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The Arts and Cultural Resources Department (ACRD) promotes and supports Lafayette's varied arts, cultural, and historic resources in order to develop a strong sense of community, further economic development, and preserve our heritage. 

We actively coordinate, promote, and act as a resource for the local arts scene. Our work is directed by ACRD's Values, Purpose, and Mission, the ACRD Strategic Plan (PDF), the City’s Comprehensive Plan, the City's Downtown Vision Plan, and collaborations with Lafayette's many arts and cultural organizations.

  1. Poet Laureate City of Lafayette

    City of Lafayette Poet Laureate application is open

    The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department is seeking applications for the next Poet Laureate for the City of Lafayette. Read on...
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    ACRD receives History Colorado award

    The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department (ACRD) has been bestowed with a History Colorado award for its Racism and Discrimination at the Lafayette Swimming Pool – 1934 exhibit. Learn more...

    Public Art Committee openings

    Volunteer for Your Arts Town! Do you love the sculpture in our town? Do you believe that arts can be used to create community? Become a member of the Lafayette Public Art Committee. Read on...
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ACRD's Values, Purpose, and Mission Statements

  • ACRD's Core Values

    • Creative Collaboration
    • Meaningful Work
    • Community Connection
    • Inclusive Impact
    • Equity Orientation
    • Read ACRD's complete Values (PDF)
  • Purpose

    To enrich the lives of the Lafayette community through arts and cultural opportunities that make our City a thriving, diverse, connected, and creative community.
  • Mission

    To cultivate a vibrant and connected Lafayette community, with opportunities to engage in the arts and culture in a meaningful way.

Thank you sponsors!

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Arts Lafayette is a local nonprofit that supports the arts