BECOME A MEMBER
PPAC Members benefit from networking, exhibit, and performance opportunities, Courses for Creatives artist education, MicroGrants, and so much more! Join us today to link with your community of local Pikes Peak creatives!
In honor of the Pikes Peak Arts Council's 50th year (1968-2018), we're undertaking the digitization of all of our 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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17TH ANNUAL PPAC AWARDS
Click here for photos, highlights, and a list of nominees and winners from the 2017 PPAC Awards. Click here to nominate outstanding arts experiences year-round!
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!
Our next Member Mixer will be held in March 2018. Stay tuned!
ArtPOP! 2017In October 2017, the Pikes Peak Arts Council and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region invited arts patrons to explore the incredible talent of over 70 regional artists from all disciplines in geographically diverse locations across six ZIP codes! 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 so much 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!
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 2017 Courses for Creatives class schedule here, and stay tuned for the 2018 class schedule, coming soon!
Members can apply for MicroGrants to help fund special endeavors and projects. Read about recent MicroGrant winners here!