Veterans Workshop Series: Apply by May 24, 2022

Image: Whatever It Takes (Detail) by Marie Miller, 2019 Veterans Workshop Series Graduate


CPAC is now accepting applications for the 2022 Veterans Workshop Series (July 2022 – January 2023). If you are a U.S. military Veteran with a passion for photography, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Please submit applications no later than May 24, 2022.

About the Program

Launched by CPAC and our partners in 2017, the Veterans Workshop Series provides advanced photographic education to Denver-area military Veterans, free of charge.

Over 5 months of workshops and one-on-one mentoring sessions, participants learn to refine technical skills, hone ideas into a body of work, create a portfolio, write about their work, and present their projects to the community in a public exhibition at CPAC’s gallery.

The program includes training in digital editing software; composition, lighting, and design; marketing; portfolio development; preparing for an exhibition; and much more. Courses are taught by established artists and leaders in Denver’s photography community. The program was developed in partnership with local veteran-led organizations including Art of War Project and Task Force ISO.

After completing the program, students can enter the professional fine art photography world, develop a photographic business, or further their artistic practice at an advanced level. Graduates have gone on to sell work, attend professional portfolio reviews, and exhibit at local galleries.

Workshops start in July 2022 and will culminate in an exhibition at CPAC in January 2023. Guided by a team of experienced instructors and artists, participants will:

  • Strengthen creative, visual, and technical skills
  • Create a personal body of work
  • Edit and print work using Adobe Lightroom and high-end printers
  • Prepare a professional portfolio
  • Write a statement to be published in an exhibition catalog
  • Participate in an exhibition at CPAC’s gallery in January 2023