History of Colorado Creative Industries

In July 2010, Colorado’s new Creative Industries Division merged the former Council on the Arts and Art in Public Places program to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to drive economic growth in Colorado.

Colorado Creative Industries sees a future where Colorado is a premiere creative economy.

We strive to:

  • create a strong brand identity
  • be in the top 10 states for our creative industry
  • provide significant and sustained investment in the creative sector
  • help Colorado grow its own creative workforce

Based on a 2008 Creative Economy Study and input from the Creative Economy Advisory Panel, we established a strategic plan to identify outcomes, strategies, and implementation activities that will result in educational advancement, economic growth, and improved quality of life in Colorado.