At COPPeR, we invite residents and visitors to experience local arts through PeakRadar.com, the weekly Peak Radar Picks e-blast, Peak Radar Guides, our Walk-In Arts Information Space and outreach booths at local events because we know arts and culture make our community an exciting place to live and visit.
At COPPeR, we educate and advocate for our artists and arts organizations through trainings about national best practices, research about the local creative sector and relationships with elected officials and civic leaders because we know a strong, unified voice ensures a healthy creative community.
At COPPeR, we connect people and resources across sectors through the stewardship of our region's Cultural Plan, our business outreach program, the Art in Storefronts project, and leadership on diverse community boards and committees because we know creativity is a catalyst for regional innovation, growth, prosperity, and vitality.
Following a thorough regional and national search, the Board of Directors of COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew (Andy) Vick as Executive Director, starting February 1, 2014. Andy will … Continue reading
Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region is one of the newest local nonprofits to join Colorado Gives Day 2013! On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. Last year, a … Continue reading
“November is a festive, full month here at COPPeR, packed with exciting events. The momentum in our arts community, particularly the northern expansions we’ll explore at Coffee with COPPeR on Nov. 19, the energy at the Business and Arts Lunch last month, and the results … Continue reading
Don’t miss the party that everyone will be buzzing about. Hootenanny for the Arts returns transforming The Mansion nightclub into Brazilian Carnivale with daring cirque d’soleil performing artists on trapeze, Brazilian dancers, capoiera, authentic Brazilian tapas, complimentary signature cocktails and … Continue reading
Pikes Peak United Way spearheads an annual study that collects key data points, “quality of life indicators”, from across our region and comparable cities in the U.S. The full 2013 report was released on October 24 and includes a section … Continue reading
Ron Brasch and Una Ng-Brasch were recognized as the Business Arts Leaders of the year at the sixth annual Business & Arts Lunch. The lunch, co-presented by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the … Continue reading
Christina McGrath, Executive Director of COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, announced today that she will be leaving COPPeR at the end of the year and joining her fiancé, an Air Force Officer, on his next assignment … Continue reading
CRAFT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (CERF+) Artists’ emergency resources CERF+ would like to make sure that any professional craft artist seriously affected by the disaster is aware of the emergency relief assistance available from CERF+. If, as a craft artist, you … Continue reading
The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) are pleased to present the Business & Arts Lunch annually each October. Our organizations understand that a thriving and innovative business community succeeds only through … Continue reading
You are Cordially Invited Doesn’t it feel great to get a personal invitation? Here at COPPeR, one of the 3 pillars of what we do year round is INVITE residents and visitors to experience the arts. Walk with us as we explore … Continue reading
The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) proudly announces that the 2013 Peak Arts Fund Campaign has achieved its ambitious goal to raise $50,000 for 18 local nonprofit arts organizations. The united fund for the arts distributed checks … Continue reading
We’re taking to the airwaves to get the word out about Peak Arts Fund 2013! On June 15-19, tune in to KCME FM on one of these stations for local arts trivia to win a Peak Radar Pass each day at 1:30 … Continue reading
On June 26, Peak Arts Fund presented a building-wide fundraising luncheon with 4 companies who share 6 N. Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. Participating companies included Braxton Technologies, The Paramount Group, TechWise, Vladimir Jones and YoungWilliams Child Support Services. The companies combined their collective “giving power” … Continue reading
The Call for Artists for COPPeR’s Summer/Fall Art in Storefronts project has been extended! Applications will now be accepted until July 10th at 11:59 p.m. To learn more about the project and to download an application, visit our Art in … Continue reading
COPPeR is currently accepting submissions for the Summer 2013 season of Art in Storefronts! For more information about the project and to download an application visit our AIS page.
We are once again saddened by the news of the fires in Southern Colorado. But have been proud of how our community continues to come together and support one another. Our arts and cultural community can be deeply impacted by … Continue reading
It’s here! Our 2013 Guide to Free Outdoor Summer Concerts. Be sure to visit our Resources Page to find more information. Or download the Guide here today!
Nominations are now being sought for businesses and business leaders to be honored at the sixth annual Business & Arts Awards Luncheon, co-sponsored by the Regional Business Alliance and COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. Award categories … Continue reading
Join us for a free First Friday party and concert featuring music, art, food and drink and so, so many jelly beans! It all happens Friday, June 7 from 5-9 p.m. and is co-hosted by GOCA121 and COPPeR. Musician Alex Koshak will perform as part … Continue reading
On May 15 from 5-7 p.m., TRiNiTY Brewing Company welcomed Peak Arts Fund for their second Giving Beer night, a new program that contributes $1 from each TRiNiTY brew sold to a local nonprofit. The COPPeR crew showed up in force with balloons, table … Continue reading
On Monday, May 20, the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance invited Peak Arts Fund to visit their weekly staff meeting with an Arts Break and presentation about how to get involved with this spring’s campaign. The Arts Break was an elegant Bach violin … Continue reading
The 18 arts nonprofits that benefit from every dollar given to Peak Arts Fund 2013 are an impressive collection of leading arts organizations in the region. Together, they span artistic genres, communities and age ranges. They are historic centerpieces of the local … Continue reading
On Friday, May 3, Kirkpatrick Bank launched its Workplace Giving Campaign for Peak Arts Fund. Already lead sponsor for the 2013 Launch Party, the Bank invited Angela to present about the campaign to its employees and pledged to match employee gifts. What … Continue reading
This May, you’ll find an exciting spectrum of arts experiences across the region, all presented by the 18 arts organizations who benefit from Peak Arts Fund. Don’t miss the fun – and Peak Radar Pass benefits - at this month’s bonanza of … Continue reading
This past Monday, Angela presented about Peak Arts Fund to approx. 80 members of Velvet Hills Chorus. These inspiring women recently placed FIRST in our region and qualified for the Sweet Adelines International competition in Hawaii in November! The Chorus is … Continue reading
Peak Arts Fund is the 4th and newest giving option for employees of Colorado College. Last year, CC staff pledged nearly $38,000 to local charities. Isn’t that inspiring? Our thanks to Colorado College for its incredible contributions to its neighbors and its support … Continue reading
The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau kicked off their Workplace Giving Campaign for Peak Arts Fund this past Tuesday, April 2. COPPeR Development Officer, Angela Seals, presented about Peak Arts Fund and shared helpful talking points for the CVB staff to use … Continue reading
Regardless of today’s blizzard, it IS actually spring and ice cream season has officially returned. Our newest Peak Radar Pass benefit is 10% off at Pikes Peak Chocolate and Ice Cream! Show your pass at their location downtown or in Manitou Springs … Continue reading
Last Friday, Christina McGrath presented to the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs about arts and culture in the Pikes Peak region. The 80 attendees were particularly impressed by the arts nonprofit sector as an economic engine, generating $72 million in … Continue reading
Celebrate the launch of the 2nd Annual Peak Arts Fund Campaign with an evening of art and live performances, plus delicious beer, wine, and sweet treats provided by Bristol Brewing and Nosh.
February 26, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cottonwood Center for the Arts 427 E. Colorado Avenue RSVP to email@example.com Join COPPeR and the Downtown Development Authority for a discussion on Colorado Springs’ new state-designated Emerging Creative District. The hour-long conversation
EXPERIENCE! Performances by local greats while supporting CREEP! post production and Peak Arts Fund • ADMISSION! Includes three drink tickets and a swanky spread of delicious fare • SEE! Mayhem in the Dancehall with local legends such as: The Modbo Collective • Douglas Rouse • Taiko Society Drummers • Ormao Dance Company • MORE
We’ve always known that arts and culture contributes greatly to our quality of life. Now with the release of the Arts and Economic Prosperity Study we have compelling proof that it’s also a major industry in the Pikes Peak region and contributes significantly to our local economy. Here’s a great example of how your organization can share that story:
Interested in the opportunity to showcase artistic work in an exciting, unique, new type of exhibition site? Art in Storefronts is designed to repurpose vacant store windows by filling them with non-commercial art installations, artwork, creative businesses or pop-up shops
A big congratulations to our Business and Arts Lunch award winners! This Wednesday, 280 business leaders, community advocates, and artists gathered at the Antlers Hotel to celebrate the 5th Annual Business and Arts Lunch, co-presented the by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and COPPeR.
Amy Seltzer from Roll Exhibit will be the first artist featured for COPPeR’s newest program Art in Storefronts. She has contacted several Roll Exhibit artists and gathered pieces from her past exhibits.
Nominations are now being sought for businesses and business leaders to be honored at the fifth annual Business & Arts Awards Luncheon, co-sponsored by the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and COPPeR, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region.
What a great week to recognize Arts and Culture in our community. At The Mining Exchange this Tuesday, COPPeR released the Arts and Economic Prosperity Report, an economic impact study for the region’s nonprofit arts and culture industry.
The COPPeR Board of Directors invites you to join us for coffee and bagels as we release findings on the economic impact of arts and cultural groups in the Pikes Peak region.
At COPPeR, we’re looking forward to a summer full of exciting arts experiences. From Free Outdoor Summer Concerts and the Arts Walk with Mayor Bach to festivals and workshops, there are tons of things to keep you busy
Today we join scores of others in celebrating the 25th Annual Arts Advocacy Day. While we aren’t physically in Washington D.C. for the national event, COPPeR communicates the value of arts all year round to civic leaders, businesses, community groups, neighbors and friends in the Pikes Peak region.