$699,000 awarded to support arts and culture activities in 25 Colorado counties
|DENVER – Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced recipients for the Colorado Creates grant program for Fiscal Year 2019. A total of 93 grants were awarded in 25 counties across the state totaling $699,000. The agency’s grants benefit both small and large communities, with 40% of grant funds awarded in communities located outside the Denver metro area.
Colorado Creates is CCI’s largest grant program, providing critical financial support that helps nonprofit cultural organizations and government agencies produce and present arts and cultural activities, bringing jobs to their communities and enhancing their quality of life. CCI has implemented an extended 21-month grant cycle for the Colorado Creates program, allowing funded organizations to receive a second round of funds by submitting a mid-cycle report. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and provide a seal of excellence that helps organizations leverage local and national funds. The next application deadline for Colorado Creates is June 6, 2019.
“The state is experiencing healthy growth in the creative economy, due in large part to combined state, local and regional efforts to advance support for artists, nonprofit arts organizations and creative place making efforts,” said director of Colorado Creative Industries Margaret Hunt. “We applaud the talented and hard-working groups that contribute to our state’s vibrant economy and, just as importantly, to our amazing quality of life. We are glad to support their work with the Colorado Creates grants each year.”
The grant awards are for activities that take place between October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019 and October 1, 2019—June 30, 2020. A complete list of this year’s grant recipients by county is below, and available online at http://coloradocreativeindustries.org/
ABOUT COLORADO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION
Colorado’s Creative Industries Division, Colorado’s state arts agency, is a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of Colorado Creative Industries is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life.