DENVER— Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced today recipients for the Colorado Creates Grant program for fiscal year 2022. The 122 grants totaling $907,000 were awarded in 28 counties across the state. These grants benefit both small and large communities, with 38% of grant funds awarded in communities located outside the Denver metro area.
Colorado Creates is CCI's oldest grant program, providing critical financial support that helps nonprofit cultural organizations and government agencies produce and present arts and cultural activities, bringing jobs to their communities and enhancing the quality of life. CCI has implemented an extended 21-month grant cycle for the Colorado Creates program, allowing funded organizations to receive a second round of funds by submitting a mid-cycle report. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and provide a seal of excellence that helps organizations leverage local and national funds. The next application deadline for Colorado Creates is June 6, 2022.
"Colorado is experiencing healthy growth post-pandemic thanks to the influx of funds being allocated across the state’s creative economy,” said Director of Colorado Creative Industries Margaret Hunt. “We admire the strength and dedication of these hard-working individuals and groups who stayed committed through one of the hardest years our economy has faced. Arts contribute significantly to our well-being and sense of community, and we are proud to continue supporting their work with the Colorado Creates grant.”
A complete list of this year's grant recipients by county is below, and available online.
A Child’s Song
Ascend Performing Arts Inc.
Inside the Orchestra
Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation
Platte Valley Players
City of Aurora Cultural Services Division
Colorado Bach Ensemble
Englewood Cultural Arts Center Association
Feel the Beat, Corp.
Mizel Center for Arts and Culture
Vintage Theatre Productions, Inc
Young Voices of Colorado
ACE: Arts Culture & Education
Boulder Bach Festival (DBA: COmpass Resonance Ensemble)
Boulder County Arts Alliance
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
Boulder Metalsmithing Association
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Colorado Film Society
Frequent Flyers® Productions, Inc.
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras
LOCAL THEATER COMPANY
Longmont Chorale, Inc.
Parlando Incorporated (DBA Parlando School of Musical Arts)
Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra
T2 Dance Company
The Arts Studio D.B.A. Firehouse Art Center
Broomfield Symphony Orchestra
Salida Circus Outreach Foundation
Wet Mountain Broadcasting Corp.
Blue Sage Center for the Arts
Mountain Harvest Creative
The Coyote School DBA Elsewhere Studios
Art from Ashes
Art Students League of Denver
Celebrate the Beat
Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
COLORADO CHAMBER PLAYERS INC
Colorado Children's Chorale
Creative Strategies for Change
Curious Theatre Company
Denver Art Society
Denver Brass, Inc.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver Children's Choir
Denver Philharmonic Orchestra
Denver Pops Orchestra
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Mirror Image dba Mirror Image Arts
Phamaly Theatre Company
Youth on Record
Audience of One Youth Theater Inc.
Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation
City of Lone Tree dba Lone Tree Arts Center
Performing Arts Academy
South Suburban Community Orchestra
Bravo Colorado at Vail Beaver Creek
Colorado Springs Children's Chorale
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
Green Box Arts
Opera Theatre of the Rockies
5Point Adventure Film Festival
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre
Museum of Friends
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
City of Lakewood
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Evergreen Chamber Orchestra
Evergreen Music Festival
Evergreen Players Inc.
Morrison Theatre Company
Tesoro Cultural Center
The Center for the Arts Evergreen
Be FRANK Foundation
Community Concert Hall @ Fort Lewis College - Fort Lewis College
Durango Arts Center
Durango Film Institute dba Durango Independent Film Festival
KSUT Public Radio
San Juan Symphony
Still Water Foundation, d.b.a. Stillwater Music
City of Fort Collins - Lincoln Center
KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins
Poudre River Public Library District
Grand Junction Symphony
Creede Arts Council Inc.
Creede Repertory Theatre Inc.
Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center
Delta Montrose Youth Services, Inc.
Weehawken Creative Arts
Aspen Music Festival and School
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp
Steamboat Art Museum
Steamboat Symphony Orchestra
Crestone Performances Inc.
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
National Repertory Orchestra Inc