The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (a.k.a. COPPeR) is the nonprofit local arts agency that serves the City of Colorado Springs and the greater Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller Counties). 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 Colorado’s Pikes Peak region to ensure that cultural services reach all people, and that the arts are leveraged to positively address issues of economic development, education, cultural tourism, and quality of life. We provide an umbrella service encompassing areas such as marketing and communication, broad-based data gathering, strategic planning and programming, and advocacy for our creative sector in its entirety.

Below, you will find the highlights from our current Strategic Plan, including the mission, vision and goals that will guide our organization through 2025. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Our Mission

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region champions our diverse creative community as a vital part of the region’s identity and economy through service, connection, and advocacy.

Our Vision

A thriving community united by creativity.

Our Goals

  • ADVOCATE…serving as a respected and recognized leader in advocacy for our creative sector.
  • PROMOTE…presenting our region as a vibrant cultural destination, and a hub for artists and creatives to live, work, and thrive.
  • CONVENE…bringing together the arts, cultural, and creative community to foster collaboration, networking, and innovation.
  • LEAD…growing our capacity as the local arts agency for the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.

As the region’s local arts agency, we aim to efficiently and cost-effectively achieve immeasurably more than any one artist or cultural organization could 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.


The COPPeR Guild is a group of arts patrons and community leaders who understand that a vibrant and dynamic creative sector requires the strong and effective leadership of a local arts agency, like the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. Click here to learn more.

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