Arts & Resiliency Gathering offers performances, workshops

Get ready for a transformative week of multidisciplinary workshops, concerts, and performances at the Arts & Resiliency Gathering, taking place from October 25-29, 2023. This extraordinary event brings together world-renowned, trauma-informed artists and promises to be a unique opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds to explore the healing and empowering aspects of art.

The Arts & Resiliency Gathering is a series of three evening performances and eighteen workshops that focus on art-making for resiliency and community well-being. The nightly performances include Contemporary New York Dance Company David Dorfman Dance, Cellist Stephanie Winters and Multi-instrumentalist Katie Down. In addition to these talented artists, the workshops will also include Poet Laureate Ashley Cornelius and Photographer Robert Gray.

Whether you’re an experienced artist or a beginner, the workshops are designed to engage and inspire. The event is open to all, with a special emphasis on engaging with LGBTQ+, Veteran, military, people with disabilities, healthcare, and caregiver populations in the Pikes Peak region.

Tickets for the Arts & Resiliency Gathering are on sale now and are reasonably priced to ensure community accessibility. Prices vary by event but range from $20 to $35 per ticket, with significant discounts available for seniors, military members, educators and students. Limited seating is available for the workshops, so be sure to reserve your spot early. You can purchase tickets at the Ent Center for the Arts box office at or by calling 719-255-8181. For more information on the event, visit

The Arts & Resiliency Gathering is made possible by the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS, the National Endowment for the Arts, Visual & Performing Arts at UCCS, the El Pomar Foundation, Kyle and Sally Hybl, the Bee Vrandenburg Foundation, the Kirkpatrick Foundation, Green Box Arts, Inside Out Youth Services, The Independence Center, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, the Colorado College Creativity & Innovation Office, and the Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities at UCCS.

About the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS

The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS is a research institute focused on advancing human resilience to adversity by designing evidence-based solutions through interdisciplinary research, healing therapies, and community training and empowerment. Through scientific discovery and strength-based innovation, the Institute empowers individuals and communities to build resilience and heal from trauma. Learn more about the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS. 

About UCCS Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts houses programs in Art History, Film Studies, Museum and Gallery Practice, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Visual Arts. These programs share a mission to explore interdisciplinarity and artistic innovation. Cultivating a thriving student experience is the reason we are here; Our classes remain small and individual mentorship is our mantra.

About Ent Center for the Arts

This first-class arts facility, located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus serves the community as a hub for the arts and an inspiration in academics. The vision for the facility is to foster a creative environment to house arts that will serve the Pikes Peak region, allowing artists to inspire and amplify one another. Art brings together diverse people and ideas in ways no other discipline can, and the Ent Center is a pillar of the arts community within Colorado Springs.