BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NORTH FORK VALLEY CREATIVE COALITION

We are a creative valley – a community nurturing a thriving economy with diverse businesses, vibrant towns, and people supporting their families by their passionate and creative labors.

We are a group of genuine, engaged, talented, resourceful, and inspired people who value our sense of place and each other.

Membership Levels

All of our members enjoy the benefits listed below. Members above the basic Maker Level receive additional benefits. Thank you for becoming a member!

MAKER

$ 50

Per Year
  • Individual Member
  • Webpage + Listing in Online Creative Directory
  • Online Maker map
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Opportunity to participate in Art+Ag Tour
  • Newsletter + Social Media
  • Vote at Annual Membership Meeting
  • NFVCC sticker or window decal
  • JOIN OR RENEW

MAKER + 1

$ 75

Per Year
  • Family or Nonprofit
  • Maker level benefits for you and yours
  • Webpage + Listing in Online Creative Directory
  • Online Maker map
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Opportunity to participate in Art+Ag Tour
  • Newsletter + Social Media
  • Vote at Annual Membership Meeting
  • NFVCC sticker or window decal
  • JOIN OR RENEW

MONEY MAKER

$ 125

Per Year
  • Business Member
  • Maker Level Benefits plus:
  • Networking + Mixer opportunities
  • Newsletter + Social Media Marketing opportunities
  • Webpage + Listing in Online Creative Directory
  • Online Maker map
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Opportunity to participate in Art+Ag Tour
  • Newsletter + Social Media
  • Vote at Annual Membership Meeting
  • NFVCC sticker or window decal
  • JOIN OR RENEW

IDEA MAKER

$ 250

Per Year
  • Money Maker Level Benefits plus:
  • Paonia Creative District Map (online + print)
  • 1 Ticket to Annual Art+Ag Tour
  • Webpage + Listing in Online Creative Directory
  • Online Maker map
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Opportunity to participate in Art+Ag Tour
  • Newsletter + Social Media
  • Vote at Annual Membership Meeting
  • NFVCC sticker or window decal
  • JOIN OR RENEW

A Letter to Our Members

Dear Friend of the Creative Coalition,

On behalf of the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition Board of Directors, we want to wish you a joyous holiday season filled with quality time with family and friends. During this season of giving, we hope you will consider a year-end gift to the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition. We greatly appreciate your generosity as such sustains our organization and is vital for work we do.

2018 was a successful year for the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition, and on behalf of the non-profit 501(c)3 organization serving Colorado’s North Fork Valley since 2012, we would like to thank you for your contributions. Our non-profit continues to demonstrate upward momentum by completing successful projects, increasing membership levels and community engagement. Our impact is real.

In 2019, we have several important projects that need your support, as we strive to:

  • Fabricate signage and an information kiosk for Paonia to develop better sense of place to encourage visitors to stay awhile
  • Increase our capacity to deliver exciting programs such as Space to Create
  • Commission murals by local artists to enhance downtown Paonia
  • Purchase art supplies for kids’ activities at Pickin’ in the Park
  • Promote North Fork Valley Art & Ag Tour, Final Friday Frolics and Colorado Creative Corridor to drive tourism to our area

North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is unique in the needs we address and the services we provide. We design our programs to build economic resilience by enhancing and focusing on creative industries including visual, performing, literary, healing and culinary arts.

North Fork Valley Creative Coalition manages Paonia Creative District, offering professional development services, promoting our members and the Creative District through strategic marketing campaigns, and advocating for the creative industries as an economic driver at the local, county and state levels.

Thank you for considering a year-end gift. We look forward to welcoming you as a 2019 member of North Fork Valley Creative Coalition.

Sincerely,
Susie Kaldis Lowe
Board President
North Fork Valley Creative Coalition
Email: susiekaldis@gmail.com
Phone: 970-275-3453

2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Hired a new Program Manager, Spencer Lightfoot
  • Submitted a successful Creative District recertification application for Paonia
  • Developed a new logo for Paonia Creative District; modified NFVCC logo
  • Developed a Signage & Wayfinding Master Plan for Paonia that was officially adopted by the Town
  • Implemented Sales Force for the organization
  • Hosted four Members’ Mixers
  • Hosted NFV Art & Ag Tour on Saturday of Labor Day weekend
  • Hosted Kids Art Activities at Pickin’ in the Park
  • Hosted a Marketing Workshop with Downtown Colorado Inc.
  • Hosted a Kids’ Pasta Project dinner that raised $600 for signage project
  • Promoted Final Friday Frolics
  • Partnered with Carbondale, Crested Butte, Paonia, Ridgway & Salida on Colorado Creative Corridor ($50,000 marketing project)
  • Partnered with Town of Paonia on Space to Create; conducted feasibility study & arts market survey
  • Presented at Colorado Creative Industries Summit in Greeley in May
  • Presented at Colorado Tourism Office Conference in Vail in October
  • Attended Creative District Convening and Community Building Workshop at CU Boulder
  • Received a $5,000 grant from the Anschutz Family Foundation
  • Received a $10,000 technical assistance grant from Colorado Creative Industries
  • Received a $10,000 grant from the Colorado Tourism Office for FY2019
  • Received $2,500 from the Delta County Commissioners for economic development
  • Received a $1,000 grant from West Elk Community Fund for Colorado Creative Corridor project
  • Increased our annual Budget to $48,000 (and growing!)