Community Revitalization Grant Boosts Economic Development in 3 Arts Communities Across Colorado

Today, the Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) Division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced three new recipients of the Community Revitalization Grant, including one in Gunnison, Colorado. This program is intended to help creative districts, historic districts, main streets and neighborhood commercial centers across Colorado revitalize community spaces.

Colorado’s New Certified Creative Districts of Durango, Loveland and Sterling Announced

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced the five-year certification of three new Creative Districts in Durango, Loveland and Sterling. 

In addition, 40 West Arts District Lakewood, Downtown Colorado Springs Creative District, Greeley Creative District, Downtown Longmont Arts and Entertainment District and RiNo Art District were approved for recertification.

Colorado’s New Certified Creative Districts Announced Latest Additions Expand Colorado’s Creative Districts to 26 Statewide

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced the five-year certification of three new Creative Districts in Durango, Loveland and Sterling.

In addition, 40 West Arts District Lakewood, Downtown Colorado Springs Creative District, Greeley Creative District, Downtown Longmont Arts and Entertainment District and RiNo Art District were approved for recertification.

Etsy Names Pueblo a 2019 Maker Cities Grantee

Coloradans have a knack for discovering their passion and utilizing it to support an economic future. Pueblo is one of the many examples of communities that have found this balance and are being recognized for it. 

Pueblo was recently named a 2019 Maker Cities Grantee by Etsy. The Maker Cities initiative seeks to unlock the potential of creative entrepreneurship to drive local economic development, revitalize cities and help traditionally underrepresented groups participate in the creative economy.

Colorado Creative Corridor: Offering Travelers a New Creative Lens to Explore Rural Colorado

A new way to tour Colorado invites travelers to explore five rural destinations as part of a unique itinerary highlighting arts and cultural experiences. The Colorado Creative Corridor is a 331-mile trail that links the mountain towns of Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte Ridgway, and Salida. These five towns combine to offer a collective experience of unique event programming and activities alongside mountain eclecticism, majestic vistas and outdoor recreation, and authentic Colorado mountain culture.