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NEA Awards $10K for Arts Month 2017

COPPeR Board Celebrates County ProclamationThe Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to announce that it has just been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help grow community engagement during the 2017 Arts Month initiative. Because of the NEA’s timing parameters for this particular grant cycle, the funds may not be used for the 2016 program year.

Every fall, the Pikes Peak region celebrates Arts Month as a way to elevate the visibility and importance of arts & culture in our community. The official call to action during Arts Month is to have at least one new cultural experience with family or friends during the month of October. Orchestrated annually by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, our local Arts Month initiative coincides with National Arts & Humanities Month, which was established in 1985 and is observed every October throughout the United States. This national program was initiated to encourage Americans to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives, and to begin a lifelong habit of participation in the arts and humanities. Over the past two decades, it has become the nation’s largest collective annual celebration of the arts. October 2014 was the first time that the Pikes Peak region joined in this national effort.

“This grant from the NEA is a validation of the work that we are doing to build a dynamic and engaging Arts Month initiative here in the Pikes Peak region,” said Cultural Office executive director Andy Vick. “These NEA grant funds will enable next year’s Arts Month celebration to be even bigger and better!”

For more information about Arts Month 2016, visit www.PeakRadar.com/ArtsMonth.