City for Champions
COPPeR issued a public statement in support of City for Champions as a driver for cultural tourism in the Pikes Peak region on Feb. 27, 2014:
Press Release – City for Champions Good for Our Creative Community
City for Champions Forum with the Arts
On Feb. 17, 2015, over 250 citizens packed Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center to explore how the creative sector can influence and amplify the C4C initiatives’ “ripple effects” in our community. Eight arts leaders from diverse organizations offered intriguing perspectives on what these developments can mean to our cultural life and inspired attendees to imagine what is possible beyond the 4 projects.
Click to read the notes for each speaker’s live remarks:
- Cultural tourism is an economic driver in the Pikes Peak region. – Andy Vick, Executive Director, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR)
- Arts & culture are central to our heritage and civic identity. – David Dahlin, President & CEO, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
- Cities use arts & culture to transform public spaces and build community. – George Preston, General Manager, Classical 88.7 KCME-FM
- A dynamic cultural core makes arts accessible and helps the “edges” to thrive. – Jon Khoury, Executive Director, Cottonwood Center for the Arts
- Great architecture integrates the arts early and seamlessly into the design. – Marta Lacombe, 2015 Colorado South President, American Institute of Architects
- Public art is an essential element of good city planning. – Lara Holman Garritano, Creative District Manager, Downtown Partnership. View Lara’s slideshow.
- Bold initiatives like City for Champions will be our generation’s legacy. – Nathan Newbrough, President & CEO, Colorado Springs Philharmonic
- Arts & culture build community and drive economic development. – David Siegel, Executive Director, Bee Vradenburg Foundation
- View our slideshow of inspiring public art ideas from around the world.
Gazette: Colorado Springs’ arts and cultural community says it will benefit from City for Champions
KKTV: Update on City for Champions Projects, Feb. 18
KOAA: Colorado Springs Cultural Community comes out in force in support of City for Champions, Feb. 17
IndyBlog: Arts community backs City for Champions
KDRO: City for Champions project gets new support