Rural Recipients of Colorado Creates Grant Funding

RAN logo_300 dpiColorado Creative Industries recently announced its recipients for the 2013–2014 Colorado Creates grant program. 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.

A total of 150 grants were awarded in 26 counties across the state totaling $1,125,000. The agency’s grants benefit both small and large communities, and over 50% of grant funds are awarded in towns and cities located outside the Denver metro area. The grant awards are for activities that take place between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014. See a list of awards made in Colorado’s rural communities. A complete list of this year’s grant recipients can be found at:

Archuleta County Grantee

Folkwest, Inc.-$8,500

Chaffee County Grantee

Tenderfoot Transmitting, Inc-$4,000

Delta County Grantees

Blue Sage Center for the Arts-$6,500

Celebrate the Beat-$7,500

Eagle County Grantees

Bravo! Colorado at Vail-Beaver Creek Inc-$10,000


Wyly Community Arts Center-$7,500

Garfield County Grantee

Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities-$7,500

Grand County Grantees

Grand County Concert Series-$4,000

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre-$8,500

Gunnison County Grantees

Crested Butte Music Festival-$8,500

Gunnison Council for the Arts-$7,500

Western State Colorado University-$10,000

La Plata County Grantees

Durango Arts Center, Inc-$8,500

Durango Chorale Society-$4,000

Music in the Mountains, Inc-$8,500

San Juan Symphony-$7,500

Mesa County Grantees

Colorado Mesa University-$10,000

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra-$8,500

Western Colorado Center for the Arts-$7,500

Western Colorado Writer’s Forum-$4,000

Mineral County Grantees

Creede Arts Council-$4,000

Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc-$10,000

Montrose County Grantees

Delta/Montrose Youth Services, Inc-$7,500

Pitkin County Grantees

Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation-$10,000

Aspen Art Musuem-$10,000

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet-$10,000

Music Association of Aspen, Inc DBA Aspen-$10,000

Rio Grande County Grantees Grantee

South Fork Music Association-$4,000

Routt County Grantees

Bud Werner Memorial Library-$10,000

Friends of Perry-Mansfield Inc-$10,000

Strings Music Festival-$10,000

San Miguel County Grantees Grantees

Ah Haa School for the Arts-$8,500

Mountainfilm, ltd-$10,000

Telluride Academy, Inc-$10,000

Telluride Repertory Theatre Company-$6,500

The National Film Preserve-$6,400

Saguache County Grantee

Crestone Performances Inc-$6,500

Summit County Grantee

Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts-$8,500