In early 2018, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and the Pikes Peak Community Foundation launched a competitive grant initiative, the Peak Arts Prize
, aimed at funding the pursuits of local artists and art organizations.
In three categories — large organizations, small organizations and individual artists — the program chose three finalists and opened voting to the public to choose winners. These winners were awarded prizes ranging from $2,500 to $7,500 to fund their pursuits.
Locals who want to get in on some of that sweet funding action might consider attending an information
session on Dec. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center for Public Media. Last year’s winners
will be on-hand to answer questions, including representatives from the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs (large organization), Colorado Street Art Company (small organization) and Jasmine Dillavou (individual artist).
While the Peak Arts Prize will not begin accepting applications until Jan. 10, this Q&A and info session should help artists begin to shape their ideas.
More information, including application requirements and last year’s winning video applications, can be found on the Peak Arts Prize website