News from Colorado Creative Industries
Now accepting applications for intent to apply from Southwest region
Colorado Creative Industries is accepting “Intent to Apply” applications for the Space to Create Colorado program for communities in the Southwest Region of Colorado. The Southwest Region includes the counties of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan and San Miguel. These communities are eligible to submit their application from Jan. 12-Feb. 12, 2015. Only online applications will be accepted. Learn more.
GOVERNOR’S CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARDS
Accepting nominations through February 5th
The Governor’s Creative Leadership Awards recognize individuals that have demonstrated a significant commitment to Colorado’s creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism including advocacy, vision, collaboration, or innovation. The deadline for 2016 nominations is Friday, February 5 at 4pm. Learn more.
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SUMMIT
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available
The annual Creative Industries Summit is a two-day conference that targets creative entrepreneurs, emerging creatives, municipal and non-profit cultural workers, and creative district leaders.Topics address practical, nuts-and-bolts approaches to creative business and how-to’s for working collectively with creatives, municipalities and businesses.Over 300 attend from 60+ communities in Colorado. Registration and preliminary lineup will be announced soon. Limited sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are available. Learn more or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our sponsors – Small Business Development Center Network, University of Denver Arts & Culture, Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Lending Source.
FREE BUSINESS TRAINING FOR ARTISTS
CCI partners with Artists Who Thrive to offer free business training webinars
Colorado Creative Industries has partnered with Artists Who Thrive to offer a FREE live business and marketing training series for artists. The first session of a four part webinar series, Why Some Artists Are Famous & Others Not (Art History Revised), begins Monday, January 18 at 2pm MST. Learn more and register.
COLORADO MUSIC CONVERGENCE
Presented by BreckCreate and SpokesBUZZ in partnership with Colorado Creative Industries
Two enterprising Colorado arts organizations are joining forces in February 2016 to create performance and continuing education opportunities for Colorado musicians. February 19 – 21, 2016, Breckenridge Creative Arts aka BreckCreate, and SpokesBUZZ will launch the Colorado Music Convergence, a weekend gathering and showcase for independent artists, bands and industry professionals from around the state. Featuring career development workshops, mentoring sessions, networking events, and performances, the weekend will also introduce Detour, a statewide touring program run by Colorado Creative Industries. Learn more.
CAREER ADVANCEMENT HIGHLIGHT
Something Underground’s new album “Live”
Something Underground is pleased to announce the release of their much-anticipated live album “Live”. Please join us for a concert on Feb. 26, 2016, at 8 p.m. at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. You can purchase tickets at AXS.com.
Titled simply “Live,” this new album showcases the energetic stage performances, unique takes on familiar pop songs and surprising way of juxtaposing originals with recognizable covers that Something Underground has become known for. “Live” was funded in part by a Career Advancement grant from Colorado Creative Industries. Learn more.
COLORADO CHANGE LEADER INSTITUTE
Through a workshop-style setting, Change Leader participants learn the tools necessary to assess their communities for needs and opportunities, leverage their power and passion to bring their community together, and utilize communication and facilitation skills to help implement change. The next Change Leader Institute will be held in April, 2016. To be considered for the spring institute, apply before February 1st. Click here to apply.
GRANTS FOR WOMEN AND MINORITY OWNED BUSINESSES
The Colorado Minority Business Office announced a third round of export grants are available to minority and women-owned small and medium-sized businesses in Colorado. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to companies that are new to exporting or are expanding into new export markets. Learn more.
THINK 360 ARTS
Think 360 Arts for Learning is offering several exciting professional development workshops for educators in the coming weeks:
Creative Learning Lab, Tuesday, February 9
“Art for Social Change” 9 – 11:30am
“So All May Learn: Differentiating Instruction & Honoring Cognitive Diversity” 1 – 3:30pm
Learn more and register.
Practices in Arts Integration, Saturday, March 5 from 8am – 3pm.
The focus of the day will be on STEAM and digital arts.
CDE credit hours are available as well as Adams State University graduate credits.
Learn more and register.
FLOWH CALENDAR NETWORK
Flowh, a Colorado company, is working with Colorado Creative Industries to build an integrated calendar network that promotes all the Colorado Arts/Culture/Music/Innovation venues and events in a new and innovative way.
· As a member, your events are shared across the network and can be discovered by patrons from many websites and social media outlets.
· Flowh Basic is always free.
· It’s possible that we already have a calendar prepared for you. Go to CCI Calendars and see if you are already listed. If not, sign up! You can also click the “Follow” button on the CCI calendar and sign up right there.
We’ll help you get started too. Our goal is to have everyone join the network. The more members we have the greater the community outreach! Learn more or contact Eric Darst, President email@example.com.
TOURISM DAY AT THE CAPITOL
Save the date
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:30am
Colorado State Capitol, Old Supreme Court Chambers
Spend the morning at the Capitol with fellow tourism industry partners to increase the awareness of tourism’s economic impact in Colorado. This event provides a great opportunity to hear from elected officials and receive updates on the current legislative session and legislation that may affect the industry.
DYAO TO PERFORM AT CARNEGIE HALL
DYAO honored with World Premiere and invitations to perform in two concerts at Carnegie Hall in June of 2016
The Young Artist Orchestra (YAO) of Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) was chosen to perform a program including the only World Premiere at Carnegie Hall for the 2016 New York Sounds of Summer International Music Festival (NYSSF). The ensemble was chosen through an application process that included a recording as part of their annual World Projects Composition Competition. The composer chosen for the World Premiere is Kayvon Emtiaz and the program will also include works by Rimsky-Korsakov, and Abels. Learn more.
Colorado organizations should know that the National Endowment for the Arts offers informational webinars for potential grant applicants. Upcoming webinars include information about the Art Works, Creativity Connects and Challenge American grant opportunities. Learn more.
Accepting project proposals
Artplace America has $10.5 million available to fund projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities. Applications can be submitted here by Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (and you will need to register no later than Tuesday, February 16, 2016). Learn more.
Subsidies to present Latin American touring artists
Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America brings exemplary contemporary and traditional performing artists from Latin America to audiences across the United States. Grants are available to nonprofit presenters based anywhere in the United States or its territories who book artists from a curated roster. Learn more.
2017 U.S./JAPAN CREATIVE ARTISTS PROGRAM
Artist residencies in Japan
The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program is extremely competitive; applicants should have regional or national recognition and anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work.
Artists will receive a grant award in the amount of up to $24,000 to cover housing, living, and professional expenses for either 1 artist or a collaborative team plus up to $2,000 for round trip transportation. The next deadline for this program is February 1, 2016 for residencies in 2017. Learn more.
COPPER PRESENTS AIR SHIFT
As part of an ongoing effort to provide meaningful professional development for area creatives and other community leaders, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region will present an AIR:Shift™ Workshop over the weekend of January 22-24, 2016. Learn more.
NAHYP PROGRAM AWARDS
The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. Learn more.
LEAP INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS
Offers Arts Management courses in Denver
The LEAP Institute for the Arts at Colorado State University offers both courses and degree programs for arts leaders wishing to gain training in management, entrepreneurship, and community engagement.
Beginning in Spring 2016, LEAP courses will be offered in Denver especially for working professionals. Courses include skills training in grant writing, project management, arts policy and advocacy, law and the arts, and community collaboration. Courses are available for both non-degree and degree seeking students. Learn more or contact LEAP Director Constance DeVereaux at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-491-3902.