Local Arts Opportunities
 
Opportunities are plentiful for supporting creativity right now in our community. From new artist programs to unusual grants to fresh auditions and discounted advertising, read on for our roundup from the Pikes Peak "Land of Opportunity!"
ArtPOP 2017
Deadline: August 11

For Arts Month this October, the Cultural Office and the Pikes Peak Arts Council are partnering for a brand new initiative: ArtPOP 2017!  ArtPOP will be a series of 20 artist-driven pop-up performances and exhibitions in diverse locations across our region. Specialty performances will surprise citizens where they are, bringing art to everyday life and showcasing the talent of Pikes Peak artists. You are invited to enhance Arts Month by showcasing an impactful arts experience of any discipline!


The Art-o-mat is Coming!
Deadline: Ongoing

The Cultural Office is bringing the Art-o-mat® machine pictured here, titled "Carnival", to the Pikes Peak region! Art-o-mat® machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend small works of handmade art for $5. Over 100 machines have been hosted across the nation for 20 years. Art-o-mat®  builds public interest in the arts, provides local artists with a new outlet for creativity, and connects our community to a national network of fun! "Carnival" will be hosted at popular destinations for both locals and tourists, and move about every 6 months. 

We encourage local artists to apply to join the 300 contributing artists from 10 different countries currently involved in the Art-o-mat® project so that your work can be sold in here in our machine and across the United States! 

Calls, Auditions, & More
Here's our latest roundup of calls for artists, auditions, and other creative opportunities currently listed on PeakRadar.com.  (If you have others throughout the year, please remember to list them on PeakRadar.com!)
Grants You May Not Have Heard About

Laura Jane Musser Fund: Intercultural Harmony Initiative
Deadline: September 19 - October 19, 2017

The 2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards
Deadline: September 29

Levitt AMP YOUR CITY Grant Awards
Deadline: October 2 (Application Webinar on August 23)

Colorado Tourism Office Marketing Matching Grant Program
Deadline: September 15


Discounted Arts Advertising

If you're looking for some affordable ways to promote your work (and who isn't,) check out these special print advertising rates negotiated by the Cultural Office just for you!

Arts Month 2017 Cooperative Advertising: $150-$550
At deeply discounted rates, these ads run in colorful, weekly Arts Month spreads inserted within The Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs Business Journal, and 3 local military papers.  

2018 Peak Radar Pages: $100-$1,500
This year's directory to arts & cultural groups is BIGGER than ever before, with 70,000 copies being distributed in The Gazette, and around 500 organizations and groups listed! (But the prices are small.)



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