Tilt West is a Denver-based nonprofit dedicated to stimulating inclusive community exchange about art, ideas, and culture. Several times a year, the Tilt West Journal commissions a range of cultural practitioners to respond to selected topics.

This issue was built on Quire, a multiformat digital publishing framework developed by the Getty.

In addition to its publishing activities, Tilt West regularly hosts roundtable discussions across the Denver metro area and beyond. Roundtable prompt materials, audio recordings, and articles can be found at tiltwest.org. Tilt West maintains an open invitation list for all its roundtables; sign up at tiltwest.org/join-us/.

Tilt West’s activities are supported by a talented group of volunteers culled from the region’s growing arts and culture sector. We thank board members past and present for their contributions: Olivia Abtahi, Tya Anthony, Ruth Bruno, Maria Buszek, Jaime Carrejo, Whitney Carter, Sarah McKenzie, Bianca Mikahn, Kate Nicholson, Gretchen Schaefer, Geoffrey Shamos, Marty Spellerberg, Derrick Velasquez, and Sarah Wambold.

Tilt West was born of a desire to elevate, amplify, and support the growing arts and culture scene in Colorado. We believe critical discourse—in verbal and written form—is vital to the health of an arts ecosystem. We are committed to supporting artists, writers, thinkers, and all cultural workers who make Colorado an interesting and inspiring place.

Contact us at info@tiltwest.org.

Cover image: Rick Griffith, A., 2019. Collaged text, graphite, ink, 11 × 14 inches (30.5 cm × 22.9 cm). Courtesy of the artist.