Applications for Colorado Creative Corps ARP Grant Now Open

DENVER— 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 Creative Corps American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant for individual artists.

“We're deeply appreciative to the National Endowment for the Arts for providing this funding to support the recovery of Colorado's creative sector,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of Colorado Creative Industries. “Arts and culture have always been essential to resilience during times of crisis. These funds will support Colorado artists and strengthen communities as we continue to build back stronger post-pandemic.” 

The Colorado Creative Corps ARP Grant provides funds to individual artists for specific, definable projects that connect artists and organizations to local initiatives. Funded by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, a total of $500,000 is dedicated to support employment opportunities for artists impacted by COVID-19 through this funding by building new structures and partnerships that will help to sustain Colorado’s creative sector.

Grant awards are a one-time flat amount between $2,500 and $25,000 to support artist fees/stipends associated with the project. Matching funds are not required. Grant amounts will be determined and distributed based on the submitted budget and scope of the project and may differ from the requested amount. View the guidelines and other information on the Colorado Creative Corps ARP grant page.

Online applications open today. Applications will be distributed in two separate funding cycles through the Colorado Creative Industries grant portal. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2022. 

  • Cycle A: Mid September, 2021 to November 1, 2021 at 4 pm MST
  • Cycle B: November 2, 2021 to Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 4 pm MST

No extensions will be granted, so we encourage all applicants to submit applications with plenty of time before the deadline.

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