Advancing Creatives Intensive February 10-12, 2023
The Cultural Office is partnering with the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) to bring their Advancing Creatives Intensive (ACI) program to Colorado Springs over the weekend of February 10-12. ACI is a professional development curriculum designed to be a launch pad for creative entrepreneurs who want to articulate and take practical steps to achieve their business goals. With a cohort-based approach that incorporates peer learning and accountability, ACI is ideal for artists of all disciplines who are emerging in their creative careers.
Arts Month 2022 Report
Thanks to everyone who helped to make Arts Month 2022 a great success! It’s exciting to see how our annual celebration continues to grow, and has become one of the largest and most inclusive artistic collaborations in our creative community! Below, please find a summary report for this past year’s Arts Month campaign.
Farewell to Rebekah &
Program Coordinator Job Opening
Rebekah Hire-Santoro, our Program Coordinator, is leaving the Cultural Office to move back to Ohio to be closer to family. Rebekah’s last day at the Cultural Office will be Friday, December 23. Rebekah joined the Cultural Office in 2018, and has been an important contributor to programs such as Peak Radar, Military Arts Connection, and Artist-of-the-Day during Arts Month. She is immensely proud of the four years that she’s spent as a member of the Cultural Office staff, and so humbled and honored by the work she and the rest of the staff have done. The Cultural Office Board of Directors and staff wish Rebekah well, and are grateful for all that she has contributed to the organization!
Peak Radar Gallery Guide
Peak Radar’s Guide to over 60 galleries across the Pikes Peak region will inspire your holiday shopping and leave you thinking about great gift ideas all year long. The next few weeks is the perfect time to revisit your favorite venues and discover new gallery and retail destinations where you can shop, appreciate, and support local artists!
Peak Radar Holiday Guide
Welcome to the 2022 Peak Radar Holiday Guide! Explore dozens of activities and events in Colorado Springs and throughout the Pikes Peak region to help ring in the holidays and celebrate the spirit of the season!
New Creative Stays Itinerary: Natalie Johnson
The Creative Stays library continues to grow! The latest itinerary – “The Westside Is the Best Side” – features Natalie Johnson, a 20-year resident of Manitou Springs who is the Executive Director of the Manitou Art Center, a Manitou City Councilor, and a member of the Manitou Springs School Board. Natalie’s itinerary for a weekend stay will give you an insider’s view into the Westside’s creative culture.
Perfect for out-of-town visitors and local residents, Creative Stays will eventually feature 13 weekend getaway itineraries curated by a diverse group of local creatives. Keep your eye on cosCreativeStays.com to explore them all! #cosCreativeStays