This winter, Peak Arts Prize returns – bigger and better than ever – to fund projects that amplify local arts to new audiences!
Peak Arts Prize funds projects that amplify local arts to new audiences. Eligible applicants can apply on PeakArtsPrize.org between January 6 – February 6 at noon. Rules & eligibility are clearly explained here. Peak Arts Prize is a program of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, powered by The Fund for the Arts, a fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Brief video + entry form applications are invited in three categories:
LARGE ARTS ORGANIZATIONS*
Prize: $10,000 Grant
SMALL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Prize: $7,500 Grant
Prize: $4,000 Grant
Originally, the judging panel vetted and selected nine finalists and the ultimate grantees were chosen by public vote. Starting in 2020, a panel of expert judges will select the Prize grantees and 2 honorable mentions in each category. These nine will advance to a special People’s Choice round, February 25-March 10 at noon, where the community can vote to award a special $1,000 “People’s Choice” prize and donate directly to the projects from the ballot. Regardless of the ultimate results, all participants in this round will benefit from the positive visibility and fundraising opportunity for their projects. The results of the judging panel’s granting decisions and People’s Choice Prize will be shared with the top nine applicants on March 10 and made public on March 11. Winners of category grants will receive special PR support and visibility for their projects from program partners.
Learn more at PeakArtsPrize.org.