The Art of the Rural a collaborative multimedia organization with a mission to promote diverse, interdisciplinary narratives of contemporary rural arts and culture.

M12 Collective is a Colorado-based interdisciplinary group on the American High Plains that creates context-based art works, research projects, and education programs and is known for groundbreaking and award-winning creative projects that explore the aesthetics of rural cultures and landscapes.


ArtPlace America grants provide support for projects in which artists and arts organizations play an explicit and central role in strategies to help shape their communities’ social, physical, and economic futures.

Colorado Creative Industries Colorado Creates Grant provides financial support to help nonprofit cultural organizations and communities produce arts and cultural activities, bringing jobs to their communities and enhancing the quality of life.

Colorado Tourism Office Matching Marketing grant program provides assistance to the tourism industry for marketing efforts. Travel regions throughout the state are eligible for, as well as statewide associations, organizations and other nonprofit entities that engage in promoting travel throughout the entire state. 

Laura Jane Musser Fund Rural Initiative Program provides funding for rural development and the arts to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in a number of civic areas including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements, and education.

NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grants offer support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations – those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

NEA Our Town grants provide funding to organizations for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. An organization may request a grant amount from $25,000 to $200,000.