About the Colorado Council of Arts, Science & Culture
The Colorado Council of Arts, Science & Culture (CASC) started the Parker Oktoberfest eight years ago to celebrate the German culture in Parker and to help raise funds for CASC for their other events during the year.
The CASC was formed in 2003 by a group of professionals--musicians, artists, teachers, directors, and business leaders--who wanted to bring more opportunities for citizens to experience and participate in the arts. The CASC received 501(c)(3) non-profit status in early 2004 and received their first funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) in October 2004. The CASC has received SCFD grant monies to enrich their program offerings in each subsequent year.
Since its inception, the CASC has produced at least two theatrical productions each year, introduced new community programs for all ages and various interests, and produced events which celebrate the unique cultures of other nations. The CASC is always seeking new ideas and cultivating their relationships with local businesses. The Council plans to continue these alliances as well as develop new associations with businesses to further enhance their programs.
The CASC relies on community support to sustain its programs in Douglas County. The CASC truly appreciates the generous support it receives from its sponsors and would like to thank them for their continued support.