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Petitioning Steamboat Springs

Support Steamboat Creative District

What is a Creative District?

  •  A geographically contiguous area designated by Colorado Creative Industries and distinguished by physical, artistic, and cultural resources that play a vital role in quality of life. The district will be engaged in the promotion, preservation and educational aspects of arts and culture.

Why do we want it? 

  • stronger arts identity and community connection (sectors of tourism, economic development, government advocacy, business, artisans and non-profits working towards shared goals)
  • eligibility to apply for competitive Colorado Creates grants (up to $10,000)
  • recognition from the state
  • access to the state office of economic development
  • national and state wide marketing, advertising, and social media opportunities
  • distinctive signage
  • access to economic impact data
  • trainings, mentoring, coaching, consulting on a variety of topics including strategic planning, marketing, branding, community engagement, history and heritage from world renowned consultants

How do we get it?

  • go through the 3-phase application process, exhibit community buy-in and  local government support, communicate unique district characteristics, have a strategic plan
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Colorado Creative Industries goals:

  • increase funding for creatives
  • increase exposure to professional development
  • promote Colorado as a creative hub
  • increase access to arts and education
  • increase government support for creatives 
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