It was announced Monday that The Town of Parker’s Parker Arts, Culture and Events Department received a matching grant of $8,500 from the Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), a state agency. Parker is the only Douglas County based organization to receive this very competitive grant and is one recipient of 132 total grants awarded in Colorado. The Program helps nonprofit cultural organizations and government agencies produce and present arts and cultural activities, bringing jobs to communities and enhancing quality of life. The Town of Parker is the only Douglas County-based organization selected for fiscal year.
“This grant signifies that the Town of Parker’s Parker Arts, Culture and Events Department provides a high level of quality in its programs, community service and administrative ability. The funds will support programming and the general operating costs of the Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center, opening in downtown Parker in October.”
“We are honored to receive this grant award, especially with the opening of the PACE Center this year,” said Jeannene Bragg, Cultural Director. “Public support enables us to provide quality programming, reach new audiences and foster community development.”
The PACE Center is home to a 536-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, art gallery, event room, dance studio, full working and teaching culinary kitchen, the first harmony park in the Denver metro area and several classrooms. For more information visit www.PACEcenteronline.org.
Colorado’s new Creative Industries Division, within the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, was established in July 2010 to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to drive economic growth in Colorado. The Division merges the former Colorado Council on the Arts, the Office of Film, Television and Media, and the state’s Art in Public Places program and renames the governor-appointed, 11-member Council on the Arts the Council on Creative Industries.
Source: Press Release Town of Parker