Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC)

774 Santa Fe Dr Denver, CO

Since 1978, the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council has supported and recognized Chican@ and Latin@ artists. With bi-monthly exhibitions and performances of artists, poets, singers, dancers, actors and writers, CHAC aims to promote visibility and representation of marginalized communities and their experiences. CHAC has received various awards for their accomplishments in public outreach and  representations of Latin@s. They hold tours of their facilities and reach out to teachers in Denver Public Schools to educate youth in art and Chican@ history.

~Amy Hernandez


Daniel Salazar 1985 CHAC Award

As a movie maker, Daniel Salazar has produced, directed, and written various films, many incorporating his Latin@ identity and the experiences in this community. Along with painter and muralist, Manuel Martinez,  Salazar was recognized at a ceremony at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council on August 31, 1985. Salazar received a Creative Arts Fellowship for filming "After Joaquin: The Crusade for Justice" following the efforts of Rodolfo Gonzales' accomplishments in creating the organization for the advancement for Latin@s in the 1970s. Salazar eventually went on to work at the Council and was quoted in the Westword as saying, "CHAC has done a really good job of introducing a certain kind of sensibility within the larger aesthetic." ~Amy Hernandez

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