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Our Mission

Why we do this.

“Take the collective memory from our museums; remove the bands from our schools and choirs from our communities; lose the empathetic plays and dance from our theatres or the books from our libraries; expunge our festivals, literature and painting, and you’re left with a society bereft of a national conversation … about its identity or anything else.” – Sir Peter Bazalgette; chair of Arts Council England

You call yourselves many things: Arts Managers, Event Planners, Theatre Practitioners, Marketing Professionals, Experience Makers, Educators, Business Owners, Cultural Curators, and Artists.

You bring people together.

You do this in many ways and for many reasons. You grow brands, make art, celebrate life, and affect change. You bridge industries, countries, cultures, ideas, and languages. You do it for lots of money or none at all. You fill many roles in these endeavors. And all of it is critical in building and cultivating connections, ideas, understanding, and innovation.

By planning events of all types you enable connection in a world where division is common. The only way we can combat this division is to bring people together. That is why what you do is so important, no matter your role in the process.

We want to take a moment to tell you how very much we appreciate your hard work. It inspires us each and every day and is, at the heart of it, the reason we built this company.

Our mission is to support the people and organizations whose life’s work is to bring people together. It is the foundation of our species and the most important thing we can do.


– Ryan, Melissa, & Derek

Land Acknowledgment

Propared recognizes, publicly and intentionally, that we live, work, and organize on stolen and occupied traditional land that is just one piece of a larger, boundless terrain for Indigenous Peoples, Native Americans and First Nations peoples; Ute Tribe, Jicarilla Apache, Arapaho, Comanche, and the Diné Nations, and others. We acknowledge that 48 contemporary tribal nations are historically tied to the lands that make up the state of Colorado. Propared would like to pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and choose to honor and acknowledge the original stewards of this land in hopes of building mutual respect and understanding across all cultures – those that reside here and those that pass through here today and in the future.

While this land acknowledgement is not enough, it is an important social justice and decolonizing practice that helps us see ourselves as settlers on indigenous land.

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