Recipients of Colorado Creates Grants Announced

Colorado Creative Industries today announced recipients for the 2013 – 2014 Colorado Creates grant program. A total of 150 grants were awarded in 26 counties across the state totaling $1,125,000. The agency’s grants benefit both small and large communities, and over 50% of grant funds are awarded in towns and cities located outside the Denver metro area.

Colorado Creates is Colorado Creative Industries’ largest 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 their quality of life. Grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis and provide a seal of excellence that helps organizations leverage local and national funds.

“These grants support the artists and creative entrepreneurs who are critical to Colorado’s economy,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of Colorado Creative Industries. “There are over 186,000 jobs in our state’s creative sector, making it the fifth largest employment cluster. By investing in this sector’s vitality, the state builds its reputation as a premier creative hub and reaps significant economic returns.”

The grant awards are for activities that take place between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014. A complete list of this year’s grant recipients by county is below, and is available online at www.coloradocreativeindustries.org.

Arapahoe County Grantees
Arapahoe Philharmonic Inc-$6,500
Cherry Creek Chorale-$6,500
City of Aurora, Cultural Services-$10,000
Colorado Humanities-$10,000
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts-$7,500
Littleton Children’s Chorale-$7,500
Littleton Town Hall Arts Center-$10,000
Vintage Theatre Productions, Inc-$7,500

Archuleta County Grantee
Folkwest, Inc-$8,500

Boulder County Grantees
Ballet Nouveau Colorado-$10,000
Boulder Chorale-$6,500
Boulder County Arts Alliance $7,500
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art-$8,500
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra-$8,500
City of Longmont-$8,500
Colorado Film Society-$8,500
Colorado Music Festival-$10,000
CU Dept of Theater and Dance-$10,000
Frequent Flyer Productions, Inc-$7,500
Longmont Council for the Arts-$6,500
Longmont Symphony Society, Inc $6,500
Motus Theater-$6,500
Parlando Inc-$10,000
Pro Musica Colorado Chamber-$4,000
Stories on Stage-$6,500
The Broomfield Council on the Arts-$4,000
Third Law Dance/Theater, Inc- $4,000
YMCA of Boulder Valley-$10,000

Chaffee County Grantee
Tenderfoot Transmitting, Inc-$4,000

Delta County Grantees
Blue Sage Center for the Arts-$6,500
Celebrate the Beat-$7,500

Denver County Grantees
Art from Ashes, inc- $7,500
ArtReach Inc-$8,500
Augustana Arts, Inc-$6,500
Central City Opera House-$10,000
City and County of Denver-$10,000
Colorado Ballet Company-$10,000
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts- $7,500
Colorado Chamber Players, Inc- $4,000
Colorado Hebrew Chorale-$4,000
Colorado Symphony Association-$10,000
Curious Theater Company-$10,000
Denver Art Museum-$10,000
Denver Botanic Gardens-$10,000
Denver Center for the Performing Arts-$10,000
Denver Film Society-$10,000
Flobots.org-$7,500
Friends of Arts Streets- $6,500
Hannah Kahn Dance Company-$4,000
Kim Robards Dance, Inc-$6,500
Lighthouse Writers Workshop-$8,500
Metropolitan State University of Denver, Africana- $4,000
Metropolitan State University-$10,000
Mexican Cultural Society-$7,500
Museo De Las Americas-$7,500
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver-$10,000
Phamaly Theatre Company-$7,500
PlatteForum-$7,500
Redline-$8,500
Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network-$10,000
Sisters of Color United Education-$7,500
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir-$6,500
Su Teatro, Inc-$8,500
Swallow Hill Music Association-$10,000
TEPE Incorporated-$4,000
The Denver Brass, Inc-$8,500
The Gift of Jazz-$4,000
VSA Arts of Colorado-$6,500

Douglas County Grantees
City of Lone Tree-Lone Tree Arts Center-$10,000
The Wildlife Experience-$10,000
Town of Parker, Cultural Dev-$10,000

Eagle County Grantees
Bravo! Colorado at Vail-Beaver Creek Inc-$10,000
Spellbinders-$6,500
Wyly Community Arts Center-$7,500

El Paso County Grantees
Business of Art Center, Inc-$6,500
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs-$6,500
Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale-$8,500
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center-$10,000
Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra-$10,000
Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association-$8,500
Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble-$4,000
Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region-$6,500
Milibo Art Theatre-$6,500
Ormao Dance Company-$6,500
Pikes Peak Art Council-$4,000

Garfield County Grantee
Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities-$7,500

Grand County Grantees
Grand County Concert Series-$4,000
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre-$8,500

Gunnison County Grantees
Crested Butte Music Festival-$8,500
Gunnison Council for the Arts-$7,500
Western State Colorado University-$10,000

Jefferson County Grantees
Art for the Mountain Community-$4,000
Arvada Council for the Arts and Humanities, Inc-$10,000
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival-$7,500
Colorado Photographic Arts Center-$6,500
Conifer’s StageDoor Theatre-$6,500
Evergreen Chorale-$6,500
Evergreen Players, Inc-$6,500
Golden History Museum-$7,500
Lakewood Symphony Orchestra-$4,000
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum-$7,500

La Plata County Grantees
Durango Arts Center, Inc-$8,500
Durango Chorale Society-$4,000
Music in the Mountains, Inc-$8,500
San Juan Symphony-$7,500

Larimer County Grantees
Bas Bleu Theatre Company-$7,500
Canyon Concert Ballet-$8,500
City of Ft. Collins-Lincoln Center-$10,000
College of Liberal Arts at Ft. Collins-$7,500
Dance Express-$4,000
Ft. Collins Museum of Art-$7,500
Ft. Collins Museum of Discovery-$6,000
Ft. Collins Symphony Association-$8,500
Friends of the Gardens on the Spring Creek-$4,000
IMPACT Dance Company-$4,000
Larimer Chorale Society-$6,500
Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow-$4,000
OpenStageTheatre & Company, Inc-$7,500

Mesa County Grantees
Colorado Mesa University-$10,000
Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra-$8,500
Western Colorado Center for the Arts-$7,500
Western Colorado Writer’s Forum-$4,000

Mineral County Grantees
Creede Arts Council-$4,000
Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc-$10,000

Montrose County Grantees
Delta/Montrose Youth Services, Inc-$7,500
Pitkin County Grantees
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation-$10,000
Aspen Art Musuem-$10,000
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet-$10,000
Music Association of Aspen, Inc DBA Aspen-$10,000

Pueblo County Grantees
Chamber Music-the Veronika String Quartet-$4,000
Grupo Folklorico del Pueblo Inc-$4,000
History Colorado-El Pueblo History Museum-$7,500
Pueblo Children’s Chorale-$4,000
Pueblo City-County Library District-$ 4,000
Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, Inc-$6,500
Sangre del Cristo Arts and Conference Center-$10,000

Rio Grande County Grantees
South Fork Music Association-$4,000

Routt County Grantees
Bud Werner Memorial Library-$10,000
Friends of Perry-Mansfield Inc-$10,000
Strings Music Festival-$10,000

San Miguel County Grantees
Ah Haa School for the Arts-$8,500
Mountainfilm, ltd-$10,000
Telluride Academy, Inc-$10,000
Telluride Repertory Theatre Company-$6,500
The National Film Preserve-$6,400

Saguache County Grantee
Crestone Performances Inc-$6,500

Summit County Grantee
Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts-$8,500

Weld County Grantee
Colorado Dance Theatre-$4,000

*Note: These are estimated awards pending verification of organization’s cash operating budget.

ABOUT COLORADO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION
Colorado’s Creative Industries Division, Colorado’s state arts agency, is a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of Colorado Creative Industries is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life.