State Creative Industries adds to the working artist relief fund
The Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) division announced last week that it will contribute $127,500 to the Colorado Artist Relief Fund to support artists, musicians and other creatives financially impacted by COVID-19.
“Arts and culture makes up 4.5% of the state’s GDP,” Margaret Hunt, director of Colorado Creative Industries, said in a news release. “It is important for Colorado’s creative workers to have access to essential funding during this economic interruption.”
Grants of up to $1,000 can help cover basic needs such as food, rent, medical costs and childcare, she said.
The CCI operates as a division of the state’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
The grants are being made available on a rolling basis to individual artists in all media who live in Colorado and whose incomes have been adversely affected by the pandemic due to cancelation of events, classes, performances and other creative work.
The Colorado Artist Relief Fund prioritizes lower-income artists and artists who have no other source of income.
CCI has partnered with RedLine Contemporary Arts Center to seek business and philanthropic donations to expand its funding capacity and increase its reach. Individual donations of $5,000 or less can be made on the RedLine website.
Applications for the Colorado Artist Relief Fund opened on April 1 and 571 applications were submitted in its first week alone. The application is now open to applicants residing outside of the Denver metro area. Applicants should visit https://redlineart.submittable.com/submit to apply. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first-served basis.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Aspen Skiing Co. is making changes to some areas of its operations to comply with Pitkin County’s stricter rules to stop the spread of COVID-19.