Colorado Creative Industries

722 Individuals, Businesses and Organizations awarded $7.4 million through the Colorado Arts Relief Grant

DENVER— Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) announced today that 722 grantees have been awarded $7.4 million in COVID-19 economic relief funding through the Colorado Arts Relief Fund. This fund was made possible by the Colorado legislature during the Colorado special session in December 2020. 

Applications for Colorado's $7.5M Art Relief Program for Individuals, Businesses and Organizations Now Open

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) today announced it is accepting applications for the Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Individuals and the Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Business and Organizations. The two funds are made possible by a General Assembly funding initiative passed during the Colorado Legislature’s December special session.

2020 Colorado Creative Economy Report Reveals Critical Role Creative Industries Play in State’s Recovery and Resiliency

DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) today announced the findings of the 2020 Colorado Creative Economy Report (PDF) with Initial Impacts of COVID-19. The report was prepared in collaboration with OEDIT’s Colorado Creative Industries division and Dr.

Stephen Brackett Announced as Colorado’s New Music Ambassador

DENVER -- Governor Jared Polis has named Stephen Brackett Colorado’s new Music Ambassador. As Music Ambassador, Brackett will serve as the state’s lead advocate for Colorado's diverse music scene and Colorado’s talented musicians. The music ambassador designation is derived from a thoughtful review of candidates who demonstrate a consistent, high-level commitment to public service whose efforts advance Colorado economically, socially and culturally through music.

Governor Polis to Announce New Music Ambassador Virtual Press Conference and Performance

DENVER -- Governor Polis will join Colorado Creative Industries Office, part of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), to announce Colorado’s New Music Ambassador on Thursday, October 15, 2020. 

Who: Governor Jared Polis, Colorado Creative Industries Director Margaret Hunt, leaders from Colorado’s diverse creative industries

What: Announcement of Colorado’s new Music Ambassador and a special youth performance

$495,000 Granted to 32 Colorado Artists and Organizations in Accelerated Second Round of Arts in Society Funding

Denver, CO (August 13, 2020) – The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced today that grantees have been selected for an accelerated second round of funding in 2020 through the Arts in Society Grant program, which is funded in part by OEDIT’s Colorado Creative Industries division.