Recipients of FY19 Colorado Creates Grants Announced

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Recipients of FY19 Colorado Creates Grants Announced

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

  • Arapahoe County
    • Aurora Singers
    • City Of Aurora – Cultural Services Division
    • Colorado Bach Ensemble
    • Mostly Strauss Orchestra
    • Vintage Theatre Productions
    • Young Voices Of Colorado
  • Archuleta County
    • Folkwest Inc.
  • Boulder County
    • Boulder Chorale
    • Boulder County Arts Alliance Inc.
    • Boulder International Fringe Festival, Inc.
    • Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art
    • Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Colorado Film Society
    • EcoArts Connections
    • Frequent Flyers Productions Inc.
    • JLF ColoradoLocal Theater Company
    • Nobo Art District
    • Openarts Inc.
    • Parlando Incorporated
  • Chafee County
    • Articipate
    • Salida Circus Outreach Foundation
  • Delta County
    • Creamery Arts Center
    • Mountain Harvest Creative
  • Denver County
    • Art From Ashes Inc.
    • Ballet Ariel, Inc.
    • Cherry Creek Arts Festival
    • Colorado Chamber Players Inc.
    • Colorado Honor Band Association
    • Colorado Symphony Association
    • Curious Theatre Company
    • Denver Brass Inc.
    • Denver Film Society
    • Denver Performing Arts Complex
    • Denver Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Lighthouse Writers Workshop Inc.
    • Metropolitan State University Of Denver Foundation Inc.
    • Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver
    • Phamaly Theatre Company
    • Platteforum
    • Redline
    • Su Teatro Inc.
    • Swallow Hill Music Association
    • The Bug Performance And Media Art Center
    • The Robert And Judi Newman Center For The Performing Arts
    • VSA Arts Of Colorado/Access Gallery
    • Wonderbound
    • Youth On Record
  • Douglas County
    • City Of Lone Tree – Lone Tree Arts Center
    • Performing Arts Academy
    • South Suburban Community Orchestra
  • Eagle County
    • Bravo Colorado At Vail Beaver Creek
    • The Vail Jazz Foundation, Inc.
  • El Paso County
    • Colorado Springs Choral Society
    • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
    • Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association
    • Opera Theatre Of The Rockies
  • Garfield County
    • Stage Of Life Theatre Company
  • Grand County
    • Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
  • Hinsdale County
    • Lake City Arts Council
  • Jefferson County
    • Arvada Center For The Arts And Humanities
    • Colorado Environmental Film Festival
    • Evergreen Children’s Chorale
    • Evergreen Players Inc.
    • Pro Musica Co Chamber Orchestra
    • Sculpture Evergreen
    • The Venue Theatre
    • Voices West
  • La Plata County
    • Durango Arts Center Inc.
    • KSUT Public Radio
    • San Juan Symphony
  • Larimer County
    • City Of Fort Collins – Lincoln Center
  • Mesa County
    • Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra
  • Mineral County
    • Creede Repertory Theatre Inc.
  • Otero County
    • Picketwire Players
  • Pitkin County
    • Aspen Film
    • Music Associates Of Aspen, Inc.
    • Theatre Aspen
  • Pueblo County
    • Chamber Music With The Veronika
    • Grupo Folklorico Del Pueblo Inc.
    • Pueblo Childrens Chorale Inc.
    • Pueblo Symphony Association Inc.
  • Rio Blanco County
    • The TANK Center For Sonic Arts
  • Routt County
    • Friends Of Perry-Mansfield Inc.
    • Steamboat Art Museum
    • Strings Music Festival
  • Saguache County
    • Crestone Performances Inc.
  • San Miguel County
    • Palm Arts Inc.
    • Telluride Choral Society
    • Telluride Repertory Theatre Company
  • Summit County
    • Lake Dillon Foundation For Performing Arts
    • National Repertory Orchestra

ABOUT COLORADO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
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.

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