Veterans Workshop Series: Apply by April 5, 2024

Image: The Dawn’s Early Light (Detail) by Rich Cancellare, 2022 Veterans Workshop Series Graduate


CPAC is now accepting applications for the 2024 Veterans Workshop Series (July 2024 – January 2025).

If you are a U.S. military Veteran with a passion for photography, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Please download fillable PDF and email application with materials to no later than April 5, 2024.

– 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 6 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.

– Program Outcomes –

Workshops start in July 2024 and will culminate in an exhibition at CPAC in January 2025. 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 2025