The Creamery Arts Center and Mountain Harvest Creative are among the recipients of Colorado Creates grants for fiscal year 2019. A total of 93 grants were awarded in 25 counties across the state totaling $699,000. Colorado Creative Industries grants benefit both small and large communities, with 40 percent of grant funds awarded in communities located outside the Denver metro area.
Colorado Creates is CCI's largest grant program that offers non-profit cultural organizations and government agencies financial assistance to produce and present cultural activities that create jobs and enhance 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, 2019.
"The state is experiencing healthy growth in the creative economy, due in large part to combined state, local and regional efforts to advance support for artists, nonprofit arts organizations and creative place making efforts," said director of Colorado Creative Industries Margaret Hunt. "We applaud the talented and hard-working groups that contribute to our state's vibrant economy and, just as importantly, to our amazing quality of life. We are glad to support their work with the Colorado Creates grants each year."
A complete list of this year's grant recipients by county is available online at http://coloradocreativeindustries.org/.