Creative Industries & Artists

Creative Industries & Artists

We take pride in celebrating the vibrant personalities of our communities and creating places in which creative entrepreneurs and artists can thrive. These three Colorado Creative Industries grants provide artists and creatives with resources that can help increase economic activity and attract visitors to Colorado’s uniquely colorful town and neighborhoods.

Commercial Historic Preservation Tax Credit: A program jointly administered with History Colorado for owners of designated commercial properties that do a certified rehabilitation of their property. Learn more. 

Colorado Creative Districts: This program offers vetted districts across the state access to grant funding, tailored technical assistance, networking and training programs, and access to advocacy tools to support the growth and infrastructure of the state’s creative economy. Learn more.

Creative District Community Loan Fund: A program designed to promote growth and sustainability in the creative industries by providing Colorado’s creative districts access to capital to increase sector employment and infrastructure. Learn more.

Space to Create: This program is the first state driven initiative in the nation to develop affordable housing and workspaces for artists and art organizations. Designed to position Colorado as the leader in artist-led community transformation in rural communities, this program will facilitate the development of nine projects over the course of eight years. Learn more.

Sheila Sears Deputy Director, Colorado Creative Industries sheila.sears@state.co.us