What we do
Connecting residents and visitors with arts and culture to enrich the Pikes Peak region.
A community united by creativity. 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 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 and strategic programming, and advocacy for the arts 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 and thriving.
- Build cultural participation in the region
- Foster sustainability of the region’s cultural arts industry
- Advocate for the region’s cultural vitality
- Leverage cultural assets to promote a positive regional brand and image
- Foster authenticity