COVID-19 Arts Response
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COVID-19 Arts Response
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As the community response to COVID-19/coronavirus sweeps the United States, the creative sector is being deeply affected. As your local arts agency, the Cultural Office will continue to share resources, tips and “best practices” from our colleagues across the nation and here in the Pikes Peak region. We’ll be updating this page as frequently as possible to help ensure that our local arts community has as the information it needs to survive and persevere during this unprecedented public health crisis.

Help Americans for the Arts track the national impact on our sector by taking the 2020 National Impact of Coronavirus Survey.

NEW! Artist Recovery Fund for El Paso & Teller Counties 
To support our artists and meet the unmet need, Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Bee Vradenburg Foundation partnered to create the Artist Recovery Fund. The Artist Recovery Fund is designed to provide emergency support for individual artists and creative professionals in the Pikes Peak region.

Tips for Local Arts Supporters ...

You can help your favorite local artists and arts organizations to weather these challenging times by:

  • Donating back the cost of any cancelled tickets.
  • Taking an online class or workshop.
  • Purchasing artwork, memberships, or gift cards now for future giving.
  • Volunteering your time or in-kind services.
  • Making a financial contribution!

Tips for Local Arts Groups ...

Move anything that you can to an online/digital format. Across the country, artists and arts organizations are live-streaming performances, hosting online art sales, conducting remote interviews, and leading virtual art tours. In support of our creative sector, the Cultural Office has setup a special landing page at, and we’re ready to help you to promote your online offerings through the power of the Peak Radar platform. For guidance on listing your online events click here, or email for additional assistance.

Protect earned revenue from cancelled events by encouraging patrons to credit tickets toward future events, OR by asking them to donate the cost of those tickets back to your organization in exchange for a tax receipt.


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