Recipients of 2014-2015 Colorado Creates Grants Announced
More than $1 million awarded to support arts and culture activities in 32 counties
Colorado Creative Industries today announced recipients for the 2014-2015 Colorado Creates grant program. A total of 162 grants were awarded in 32 counties across the state totaling $1,076,500, an increase from the 150 grants awarded in 26 counties last year. The agency's grants benefit both small and large communities, and 48% of grant funds were 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.
"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 Margaret Hunt, Director of Colorado Creative Industries. "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 theColorado Creates grants each year."
The grant awards are for activities that take place between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, 2015. A complete list of this year's grant recipients by county is below, and is available online at www.coloradocreativeindustries.org.
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