Artists, Musicians & Performers

ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & PERFORMERS:

Please note that the inclusion of these links and sources does not constitute an endorsement by the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District. (updated June 2022)

NEWS AND RECENT UPDATES:

  • The Colorado Change Leader Program teaches cultural and community leaders how to handle change in organizations, communities, and their daily lives. The institute is a biannual three-day course to prepare leaders for a certification project. If your certification project meets certain requirements, you may receive a $500 stipend to implement the project. The network provides participants a way to continue engagement with current and past participants of the program.
  • Be Part of CBCA’s Leadership Arts Program: For 25 years, CBCA has built a pipeline of leaders in the arts through Leadership Arts. This unique nine-month program prepares people to serve on nonprofit boards of directors and increase their civic engagement in the arts. The Leadership Arts curriculum focuses on building the necessary skills to be an effective volunteer leader and exploring relevant topics in Colorado’s arts sector. Applications are due by Friday, August 12. We are seeking a diverse cohort that reflects our community and includes a wide range of personal and professional backgrounds. Applications for the 2022-2023 Leadership Arts cohort are open now!

FAMILY RESOURCES

FOOD

FUNDS/GRANTS

  • ALL ARTISTS:
    • Help for Artists and Musicians Affected by the Fires and COVID – Emergency Relief for Artists Working In Craft Disciplines — CERF+’s emergency assistance includes grants and/or brokered assistance, such as booth fee waivers and discounts or donations of supplies and equipment. To learn more about our eligibility requirements and guidelines, visit the website or contact us at relief@cerfplus.org.
    • Art-Train brings together artists and creatives with municipalities, agencies, and organizations to create culture-based collaborations. With separate tracks for artists and agencies, Art-Train helps you use American Rescue Plan and American Jobs Plan funding to support locally-rooted, culture-based collaborations.
  • MUSIC INDUSTRY:
    • NoCo Music Event FundApply for a grant for your event through Bohemian Foundation
    • Take Note Colorado, a responsive, competitive opportunity for individuals and organizations statewide to offer highly inclusive, culturally relevant and student-centered music instruction. Individuals can apply for up to $10,000 to develop programming that meets Take Note’s goals.
  • SPECIFIC ARTIST GROUPS:

HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH

HOUSING

JOBS & MARKETPLACES

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • How to File for Unemployment
  • Get the latest on applying for unemployment at (303) 860-5881 or oedit_sbnavigator@state.co.us
  • HOW TO VIDEOS from the Unemployment Office —  How to Apply for benefits, How to Protect Yourself From Fraud,…

LOCAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

THE LAUNCHPAD SERIES- by The Music District

  • Episode #3 Level up Your Livestream – tune into this workshop to learn more about accessible tech and tactics to improve your livestream game.
  • Episode #5 Play it Safe! Evaluating Today’s Live Music Opportunities – Join us for a discussion between local and regional musicians and music workers about how artists, hosts, talent buyers, and promoters are evaluating live performance opportunities, keeping themselves and their audiences safe, and navigating new types of challenges to playing live.
  • Episode #6 – Sync Licensing – placement of music in film, television, video games, and advertisements can be a huge asset in an artist’s career, but the sync world is often difficult to navigate without the proper network, music supervisor-friendly tunes, and business acumen required. Discussion about breaking into the world of sync licensing.

STATE BUSINESS RESOURCES

NATIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCES