The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR) is a nonprofit organization, governed by a diverse board of community leaders from the arts, nonprofit, public and business sectors. COPPeR takes a strategic view of the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller Counties) to ensure that cultural services reach all people and that the arts are used to positively address issues of economic development, education, tourism, regional branding and civic life. We provide an umbrella service encompassing areas such as marketing and communication, broad-based data gathering, strategic planning and programming, and advocacy for the creative industry in its entirety.
At COPPeR, we aim to efficiently and cost-effectively achieve immeasurably more than any one gallery, artist or performance group can do independently. The arts are an ecosystem – and at COPPeR we want to ensure that all parts of that ecosystem are healthy, thriving and fully integrated into the fabric of our community.
Connecting residents and visitors with arts and culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region.
A community united by creativity.
- Build cultural participation in the region
- Foster sustainability of the region’s creative sector
- Advocate for the region’s cultural vitality
- Leverage cultural assets to promote a positive regional brand and image
- Foster authenticity