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.
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
• 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
• 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
to Botanic Park, Strings, and Perry Mansfield.