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     Michelle Shedro
     Education Director


Grant Opportunity for Colorado Schools

Denver, August 17, 2015 - Think 360 Arts for Learning and Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, announce the opening of the second cycle of Colorado Arts Partnership (CAP) Grants.  CAP Grants are designed to support public schools and local artists.

Colorado public and public charter schools serving PK-12 students have the exclusive opportunity to apply for funding that supplements and supports arts instruction for students during the school day. CAP Grants will support innovative projects that demonstrate strong collaboration among community arts partners and teachers in order to provide arts instruction to students. Schools may apply for funding for a wide variety of projects including, but not limited to: arts days, installation projects, performing arts productions, and artist residencies. Schools must commit matching funds of at least 30% of grant funding received. Schools may apply for up to $3,000 in CAP Grant support.

The application window will close Friday, October 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm, and notifications will be announced by October 26, 2015.

For more information about CAP Grants, to view eligibility requirements and guidelines, and to submit a proposal, please visit
About Think 360 Arts

Think 360 Arts is a leading provider of arts education programs and services in Colorado and is an affiliate of Young Audiences Arts for Learning. Think 360 Arts serves as a resource for teacher professional development, a liaison between schools and teaching artists, and a clearinghouse of best practices and research in arts integration. 

About Colorado Creative Industries

Colorado's Creative Industries Division, Colorado's state arts agency, is a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential of our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission statement for the Colorado Creative Industries, "to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado's economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life."