Inclusion

Inclusion

Our Official Statement of Inclusion

The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is a champion of activities, programs and philosophies that break down barriers to the arts, respect risk-taking and artistic freedom, enhance our community’s unique identity, commit to excellence and education, and are genuinely inclusive of all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, physical/mental abilities, geography, or sexual orientation.

Land Acknowledgement

The Pikes Peak region, our service area, is situated on the ancestral homeland of the Ute Peoples, who are the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, and Northern Ute. Other tribes who lived and hunted on this land include the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche, and Apache. Even through forced relocation and land dispossession, we recognize that the land still holds Ute traditions, language, stories, and history. Today, Indigenous people from many Native nations reside here and continue to make significant contributions to our community.

This language may be used for performances and creative events, and meaningfully customized by creative groups in our region. Read more here.

Accessibility

The Cultural Office integrates accessibility tools as plugins on all of our websites (see top right of pages), closed captioning on our multimedia, and other practices to serve the varied abilities of our community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and with the courtesy of at least 24 hours advance notice, all reasonable accommodations will be made for full participation in live events. The Cultural Office is pleased to partner with Access 2 Sign Language for ASL interpretation.

Anyone with questions or concerns is invited to contact Andy Vick, the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, at andy@CulturalOffice.org, or 719-634-2204.

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