BECOME A MEMBER
PPAC Membership allows for creative networking, exhibit and performance opportunities, free artist education courses, a MicroGrant application, and so much more! Join us today to connect with your community of Pikes Peak creatives!
In honor of the Pikes Peak Arts Council's 50th year (1968-2018), we're undertaking the digitization of records! Do you have any PPAC memorabilia or documents you'd like to contribute? Write us at:
2018 ARTS EDUCATION AWARDS
In 2017, Pikes Peak Arts Council honored District 12 Arts Educator and Concrete Couch Board President Leah Lowe, Nathan Halvorson's work with the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Youth Repertory Theatre, and Printer Aaron Cohick from the Press at Colorado College (pictured) at the 2017 ABE Awards. Read more about each awardee here.
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18TH ANNUAL PPAC AWARDS
The 18th PPAC Awards will be held at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Click here to nominate outstanding arts experiences for the 2018 PPAC Awards!
Click here for photos, highlights, and a list of nominees and winners from the 2017 PPAC Awards.
The Arts Council hosts quarterly member mixers for members to engage alongside fellow creatives in a stimulating environment while enjoying performances and exhibits by local artists and learning more about upcoming PPAC programs and events. Non-members are always welcome to come learn more about the organization.
Submissions now open for ArtPOP! 2018In October 2018, the Pikes Peak Arts Council and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region will once again invite arts patrons to explore the incredible talent of regional artists from all disciplines. Click here to apply for ArtPOP 2018!
Last year, ArtPOP! presented 20 specialty pop-up installations, literary events, concerts, theatre performances, dance projects, film showings, visual art exhibits, sculptures, photography exhibits, printing workshops, and more -- all fascinating local work by local artists. Check out the Facebook listing here, and start thinking about what you could submit for ArtPOP! 2018! The deadline for applications is August 10, 2018.
COURSES FOR CREATIVES
Artist marketing and branding, telling your unique artist's story, taxes, copyright, and more! PPAC hosts quarterly artist educational courses in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center with support from Colorado Creative Industries. See the 2018 Courses for Creatives class schedule here!
Members can apply for MicroGrants to help fund special endeavors and projects. Read about recent MicroGrant winners here!