Programs and Funding

  • This annual trade show helps businesses showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • This grant funds projects that help arts organizations and artists find solutions to civic and social challenges facing Colorado communities.
  • This program is a 6-month mentoring program to help small minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses understand and win government bids.
  • This program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves.
  • This do-it-yourself program helps communities prepare to become Colorado Creative Districts.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • These grants provide $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • This program teaches cultural and community leaders how to handle change in organizations, communities, and their daily lives.
  • This grant finances various projects across the state that create or revitalize mixed-use commercial centers.
  • This grant helps organizations and communities create art and cultural activities through general operating support funding.
  • This grant provides grants to individual artists for specific, definable projects that connect artists and organizations to local initiatives.
  • This program certifies communities that contribute to our state’s economy through creativity, culture, and the arts.
  • This annual event is for Colorado creatives to connect, learn, and be inspired.
  • This registration is offered to businesses with at least 20% of the company owned by workers of the business.
  • This position recognizes and supports Colorado musicians whose public service improves Colorado economically, socially, and culturally.
  • This program commissions artwork for people to enjoy in publicly accessible areas inside and outside of state buildings.
  • The laureate advocates for poetry, literacy, and literature by participating in readings and other events at the state capitol, schools, libraries, and literary festivals.
  • This program offers free help, through English and Spanish speaking consultants, to start or expand a business in Commerce City.
  • This program helps Colorado artists by highlighting their work through rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol building.
  • This program places creative arts therapies in the Pikes Peak region for veterans, service members, and their families and caregivers.
  • This grant provides funding to Colorado businesses that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and did not receive meaningful access to federal loans and grants under the CARES Act.
  • The consultant can answer questions you may have about becoming an employee-owned company.
  • The peer network connects businesses considering employee ownership with already converted companies.
  • This grant reimburses businesses the funds to offset transition costs for Colorado businesses converting to an employee ownership structure.
  • This four-month training program helps minority-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses develop and implement their global trading strategy.
  • These awards honor community members for civic leadership and volunteerism in creative industries.
  • This award recognizes minority-owned for-profit businesses that contribute to the economic diversity and success of minority communities in Colorado.
  • This toolkit provides resources and information on employee ownership to introduce you to the various business models.
  • Minority-, women- or veteran-owned businesses can receive free one-on-one consulting services to help you understand all of the certifications available to you.