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
  • Online creative directory & makers map listings
  • Free admission to professional development events
  • Exclusive members mixers + NFVCC event benefits
  • Exclusive sales and exhibit opportunities
  • Art & Ag Tour involvement
  • Vote at annual membership meeting
  • NFVCC member sticker

IDEA MAKER

$ 125

Per Year
  • Business Member
  • Online creative directory & Makers map listings
  • Free admission to professional development events
  • Exclusive members mixers + NFVCC event benefits
  • Exclusive sales and exhibit opportunities
  • Art & Ag Tour involvement
  • Vote at annual membership meeting
  • NFVCC member sticker, PLUS
  • Newsletter spotlight
  • Social media spotlight
  • Listing on Paonia Creative District map

MONEY MAKER

$ 250

Per Year
  • Money Maker Business Member
  • Online creative directory & makers map listings
  • Free admission to professional development events
  • Exclusive members mixers + NFVCC event benefits
  • Exclusive sales and exhibit opportunities
  • Art and Ag Tour involvement
  • Vote at annual membership meeting
  • NFVCC member sticker
  • Newsletter spotlight
  • Social media spotlight
  • Listing on Paonia Creative District map, PLUS

Exclusive marketing opportunities

A Letter to Our Members

Are you as excited about 2020 as we are? We hope so!

Things are really taking shape for the creative coalition, and we want you to know about all the amazing opportunities we have lined up for you. On February 2nd, the organization had a day-long strategic planning session where we outlined our priorities for 2020. At the center of everything we do is YOU, OUR MEMBERS.

You may know that we moved into an office at 130 Grand Ave, Paonia (formerly the Hive building) and we’re working on filling the space with creatives like you. This space will be our creative hub in 2020. We’re hosting Pop-Up Art Shows every Final Friday Frolic from February through December – this is an opportunity for you to showcase your work for one-night only during the busiest evening downtown. The only requirement to participate is an updated 2020 membership and an 80/20 commission split with the coalition.

We’re planning professional development workshops that will assist you in establishing and growing your creative business. We’re calling the series CREATE::SUCCESS. Members receive a discounted registration fee. Other exclusive opportunities for members include participation in our annual North Fork Valley Art and Ag Tour (September 5-6) and Paonia Holiday Art Fair (December 4-5).

Plus, your standard member benefits, including: a creative directory listing, a feature in our eNews blast, and unlimited social media promotion. If you feel compelled to get to know other creatives in the valley, network with the community, build your business, and support the creative coalition while supporting yourself, then it’s time to INVEST IN YOURSELF and JOIN THE CREATIVE COALITION TODAY! 

We value creativity and are advocating for you at the local, county, and state levels.

If you have any questions, please let me know. Otherwise, make a check out to the NFVCC and pop it in the mail to: PO BOX 143, PAONIA, CO 81428.

Creatively yours,
Susie Kaldis Lowe
Executive Director 
North Fork Valley Creative Coalition
Email: director@northforkcreative.org
Phone: 970-275-3453

2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Hired a new Executive Director
  • Hired a VISTA intern to further our capacity
  • Hosted our 3rd Annual North Fork Valley Art & Ag Tour with 55 local businesses
  • Promoted the Final Friday Frolics across the state of Colorado
  • Commissioned a new mural on Grand Ave
  • Worked with Town of Paonia on the pre-development phase of Space To Create
  • Hosted the Kids’ Art Zone at Pickin’ in the Park
  • Completed a successful application to Colorado Humanities to bring the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street Crossroads: Change in Rural America to Paonia in January 2021
  • Worked with our partners in Carbondale, Crested Butte, Ridgway, and Salida to develop the Colorado Creative Corridor project