The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is “Connecting residents and visitors with arts & culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region.” Governed by an engaged Board of Directors, and with the leadership and passion of a small but dedicated staff, our work at the Cultural Office is all about elevating the visibility, value and impact of the creative sector here in our community.

The Cultural Office takes a strategic view of the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller Counties) to ensure that cultural services reach all people, and that the arts are used to positively address issues of economic development, education, tourism, regional branding and civic life. We provide an umbrella service encompassing areas such as marketing and communication, broad-based data gathering, strategic planning and programming, and advocacy for the creative industry in its entirety.

As the region’s designated local arts agency, we aim to efficiently and cost-effectively achieve immeasurably more than any one gallery, artist or performance group can do independently. The arts are an ecosystem – and at the Cultural Office we want to ensure that all parts of that ecosystem are healthy, thriving and fully integrated into the fabric of our community.

Please follow this link to view a copy of our recently released five year Strategic Plan, including goals and strategies to guide our organization through 2020. You may also follow this link for copies of past Annual Reports.

Our Vision
A thriving community united by creativity.

Our Mission
Connecting residents and visitors with arts & culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region.

Our Goals

  • Cultivate robust participation in arts & cultural experiences throughout the Pikes Peak region
  • Advocate for investment in the region’s cultural vitality
  • Leverage arts & cultural assets to help brand our community as an innovative and vibrant destination
  • Foster collaboration and cross-sector partnerships



Announcing: The COPPeR Guild, a new giving circle for arts patrons
and community advocates in the Pikes Peak region.
Click here to learn more.




Special thanks to Stellar Propeller Studio for the photography used throughout our website. Learn more at www.stellarpropellerstudio.com.