Colorado Change Leader Institute Cohort announced for Spring 2018

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced the participants for this year’s Spring Change Leader Institute, which is taking place April 9-11 in Colorado Springs. The Institute creates a statewide network for creative professionals and community leaders, and supports CCI's goal of enabling cultural and community leaders to work through environmental and organizational change.

Keynote Speakers Announced for the 7th Annual Creative Industries Summit

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced the keynote speakers for the seventh annual Colorado Creative Industries Summit held May 10-11, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley Lincoln Park in Greeley, Colo. The annual Summit is the only statewide convening for Colorado’s creative community leaders, artists and organizations to connect, learn and get inspired.

New Work by Colorado Poet Laureate Supported by Term Extension

Governor John Hickenlooper introduced Joseph Hutchison as Colorado’s most recent Poet Laureate in September of 2014. In this role, Hutchison serves as an advocate for poetry, literacy and literature in Colorado. Activities of the Poet Laureate include visiting local schools and libraries, participating in Arts & Humanities Month, and reading at literary festivals.

Colorado Creative Industries and DOLA Announce Space to Create Paonia

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Colorado Creative Industries division (CCI) and the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) along with Boettcher Foundation, Artspace and the town of Paonia gathered yesterday at the annual Mountain Harvest Festival to announce Paonia as the community selected for Space to Create in northwest Colorado.

NEA Awards $2.8 Million in Grants to 16 Colorado Organizations

As the only funder in the country to support arts activities in all 50 states and five U.S. jurisdictions, the National Endowment for the Arts announces its second round of funding for FY 2017. This funding round includes partnerships with state, jurisdictional, and regional arts agencies. The NEA will award 16 grants totaling over $2.8M to support Colorado organizations that employ artists and cultural workers to provide programs for thousands of people.