he Colorado Creative Industries Creative District designation will connect our community through arts and culture, history and heritage, economic development and tourism.

What floats the ‘Boat’? 
A beautiful valley, hot mineral springs, mountains and ranches that sustain and inspire. A pioneering spirit, born in the old West and alive today. A long history 
of creative expression and innovation in a friendly community where Olympians, cowboys, innovators, and artists gather together in a shared love of place.
What?
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council and partners are seeking the Colorado Creative District Designation by the Colorado Creative Industries a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. It is:
a geographically contiguous area
distinguished by physical, artistic, and cultural resources 
that play a significant role in quality of life 
a concentration of artistic and cultural activity
engaged in the promotion, preservation and of 
arts and culture
Why?
it connects our community through collaboration between tourism, economic development, government advocacy, business, artisans and non-profits
makes us eligible to apply for competitive grants 
provides direct funding and the ability to leverage funding for additional partnerships
provides national and state wide marketing, advertising, and social media opportunities
distinctive signage
access to economic impact data and
trainings, mentoring, coaching, and consulting on a variety of topics including strategic planning, marketing, branding community engagement, history and heritage from world renowned consultants
How?
demonstrate community and city government support
communicate and reflect our unique story
go through a 2 year intensive candidacy upon acceptance
have a leadership organization 
match CCI grants with non-state funds
collect information on visitors, jobs, activities
leverage collaborations and partnerships
Proposed boundaries: (insert map below)
3rd Street to West Lincoln Park from Howelsen to Oak Street
Possible Expansion:
to Botanic Park, Strings, and Perry Mansfield.