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 May 2024)

NEWS AND RECENT UPDATES:

FAMILY RESOURCES

FOOD

FUNDS/GRANTS/TAXES

  • ALL ARTISTS:
    • Emergency Help for Artists and Musicians — 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.
    • 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.
    • Tax Guide for Artists The Larimer Small Business Development Center has a helpful tool for artists and their taxes.
  • 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 & UTILITIES

JOBS

LOCAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

STATE BUSINESS RESOURCES

  • COLORADO BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS:
      • Colorado Creative Industries  has arts grants, programs, the latest statewide resources and ways people can support the arts
      • CBCA: Colorado Business Committee for the Arts has many resources for artists, arts nonprofits, as well as, the business community in general
      • Colorado Nonprofit Association 
      • 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

NATIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCES