Colorado Creative Industries

Colorado Creative Industries announces 2021 Governor's Creative Leadership award winners

DENVER -- Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), today announced that Chrissy Deal of Denver, Mary Hockenbery of Hotchkiss and Kennedy Pugh of Pueblo were selected to receive the 2021 Governor's Creative Leadership Awards.

Applications for Colorado’s $15.5M Arts Relief Program for Individuals, Business and Organizations Now Open

DENVER (August 23, 2021) -- Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced today that applications are open for the Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Individuals and the Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Businesses and Organizations. 

“Arts in Society” Grant Program Opens Application Portal to Support Arts and Culture Cross-Sector Work in 2021

DENVER -- Applications are now being accepted for funding through the Arts in Society grant program. This program fosters cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. 

Colorado’s 2021 Poetry Out Loud Champion Aidyn Reid Heads to Nationals

DENVER -- Some of Aidyn Reid’s earliest memories are of being read poetry by her mother. 

“When I was young, my mom would read me “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein, so I have only fond memories of prose like this,” said Reid. “I definitely find myself attracted to satirical work and even silly poetic work like Seuss.”