Colorado Creative Industries to Receive $808,100 Partnership Award from the National Endowment for the Arts

Denver — Colorado Creative Industries has been approved for an $808,100 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) FY 2021 partnership agreement to address priorities identified at the state level. These funds will support the arts in areas such as cultural tourism, community revitalization, economic development, education, and health and human services.  

“As the country and the arts sector begin to work towards a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to fund the work of our partners,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “These agreements such as the one to Colorado Creative Industries leverage federal funds for regional, state, and local impact, reinforcing the network of support that is vital for a healthy arts ecosystem.” 

In addition to CCI’s partnership agreement, 27 grants were awarded to recipients spanning from Aspen to Alamosa and represent a wide array of creative disciplines. These organizations will be able to use these funds to strengthen their communities and provide arts and culture programming to individuals of all ages.

“We are grateful for the continued support from the National Endowment for Arts. As Colorado’s economy builds back post-pandemic these funds will cultivate a stronger statewide arts infrastructure for the organizations that have suffered through the past year,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of the Colorado Creative Industries.

Colorado funded projects

Adams State University
$16,000 Alamosa, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Visual Arts

Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. (aka Aspen Music Festival and School)
$10,000 Aspen, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Folk & Traditional Arts

Vail Valley Foundation (aka Vail Dance Festival)
$30,000 Avon, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Dance

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra (aka Boulder Phil)
$15,000 Boulder, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Music

JLF Colorado
$10,000 Boulder, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Literary Arts

LOCAL Theater Company (aka LOCAL)
$10,000 Boulder, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Musical Theater

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (aka NCECA)
$25,000 Boulder, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Visual Arts

University of Colorado at Boulder (on behalf of Colorado Shakespeare Festival)
$15,000 Boulder, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Theater

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs
$10,000 Colorado Springs, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Music

Colorado College
$15,000 Colorado Springs, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works

Sprinkle Art Inc. (aka Imagination Celebration)
$30,000 Colorado Springs, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
$10,000 Colorado Springs, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Theater

Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc.
$10,000 Creede, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Theater

Art Students League of Denver
$30,000 Denver, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Visual Arts

cmDance
$10,000 Denver, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Dance

Colorado Symphony Association (aka Colorado Symphony)
$15,000 Denver, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Music

Denver Brass, Inc.
$10,000 Denver, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Music

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Inc.
$25,000 Denver, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works

Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Inc.
$32,000 Denver, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Literary Arts

Mercy Housing California
$100,000 Denver, CO
Our Town - Design

Museo de las Americas
$25,000 Denver, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Museums

University of Denver, Colorado Seminary
$30,000 Denver, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Media Arts

Western States Arts Federation (aka WESTAF)
$2,175,193 Denver, CO
Partnerships (State & Regional) - State & Regional

City of Lone Tree, Colorado
$20,000 Lone Tree, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works

Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation
$10,000 Snowmass Village, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Visual Arts

Telluride Society for Jazz
$10,000 Telluride, CO
Grants for Arts Projects - Music