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Opportunities & Updates from Colorado Creative Industries

By April 19, 2016February 23rd, 2018No Comments
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Colorado Creative Industries, the organization which certified the North Fork Valley as an Arts District, offers and shares opportunities for Colorado communities, nonprofit organizations, and creative entrepreneurs to boost their enterprises! For links and more information, visit:


Off the Hook Arts Summerfest 2016 Call for entries
Off the Hook Arts Summerfest is a collaborative arts event featuring classical chamber music performance and a juried professional art show. The show will take place at the Community Creative Center in Fort Collins from June 22-July 2. This is a collaborative show that pairs visual art and live chamber music performance. For more information, please visit: Off the Hook Arts

Brighton Art in the Park Call for Vendors 
Details: Looking for local, statewide and national artists to display and sell their artwork. This one-day festival June 25, 2016 will be held at Carmichael Park in Brighton, CO. Learn more.

McNichols Bike Art and Culture Celebration Call for Artists and Designers
Details: A tribute to Colorado’s bike culture. Denver Arts and Venues will reopen the newly remodeled McNichols Civic Center Building in September of 2016. The building’s opening exhibit will feature a tribute to Colorado’s bike culture through diverse art exhibitions and installations for three months. AVD wants to fund an outdoor bike installation that’s radically creative and high impact, think BIG, BOLD, BRILLIANT and BREATHTAKING, for installation in August.
Deadline: April 30th
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Colorado Creates
CCI’s largest grant program provides financial support to help nonprofit cultural organizations and communities produce arts and cultural activities. The program will now be a two-year grant funding period for successful applicants. Since there have been significant changes in the Colorado Creates program, please read the guidelines and information thoroughly.  Please note that there are staggered deadlines for the updated program.

Career Advancement Awards
Career Advancement awards support Colorado creative entrepreneurs and artists to help stimulate their commercial creative business. The goal is that awardees will achieve tangible business benefits such as increased revenue, new audiences or improved management practices. The next deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016, and though all arts disciplines are welcome, the CCI strategic priorities for the next round are Fashion Arts and Graphic Design. Learn more.

Americans for the Arts – ArtsU
Learn and connect with the arts field – anytime, anywhere! Are you looking for tools and resources for arts leaders and professionals? Are you looking to connect with your peers to discuss challenges and opportunities? ArtsU offers both the tactical tools you need to save time and the community you want to be a part of. Visit today and start your customized journey! To find more information, please click HERE.

Movies for Makers 
Creating videos to promote yourself and your creative business online. If you want to get started telling stories and sharing your creative work through video, you’re in a great place to begin. Subscribe below for links to the live Movies for Makers experience. Learn more.

These ongoing (non-deadline) opportunities listed below are also listed on our Member Resources Page