The mission of the Colorado Black Arts Festival (CBAF) is to seek to involve the total community in helping to establish self-reliance, believing that pride in one’s culture is the foundation for long- term stability and prosperity.  The Colorado Black Arts Festival strives to develop, promote and celebrate Black arts and culture in Colorado.

Towards the fulfillment of its mission, the CBAF is committed to the following objectives:

  • Raise the level of appreciation for the role that Black arts and culture play in the development, growth and well-being of the community.
  • Provide a medium for local Black talent in the area of visual and performing arts.
  • Educate and stimulate cultural awareness.
  • Cultivate harmony, pride, self-esteem, and unity.