COPPeR and arts in the news!
General Arts News:
Gazette Editorial about why Colorado Springs should embrace the arts
Colorado Springs is a City of the Arts
A one-time infusion of $30,000 in federal stimulus money will be divided evenly among three Colorado Springs arts groups
$30,000 in federal stimulus money goes to local arts groups
Q&A with Executive Director Bettina Swigger
Arts Crucial to Dynamic Local Economy
Local arts leaders discuss 2009 trends and big ideas, including a segment by Executive Director Bettina Swigger
2009 State of the Arts (July 24, 2009)
10 lessons other communities have learned that have potential implications for the Pikes Peak region, including insights from COPPeR
DREAM CITY 2020: 10 lessons we can learn from other cities (July 5, 2009)
A list of grant recipients from the Downtown Development Authority of Colorado Springs, including COPPeR and others.
Agency’s $124k grants help give downtown a facelift (June 18, 2009)
DREAM CITY 2020: 10 lessons we can learn from other cities
Article on marketing for non profits, focusing on several agencies, including COPPeR (Interview with Executive Director Bettina Swigger)
Mission possible: Not your father’s marketing plan (May 22, 2009)
Guest columnists Executive Director Bettina Swigger and Robert Lynch explain why supporting the arts will help the economy.
Arts a part of economic solution (April 13, 2009)
One on One series featuring Executive Director Bettina Swigger
Swigger sees Springs in the midst of cultural renaissance (March 27, 2009)
Summary of 2008 Arts Summit, hosted by COPPeR
Arts summit looks ahead (October 23, 2008)
Summary of awards bestowed by Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and COPPeR to honor collaborations between the arts and business communities.
Arts, Business communities laud supporters(October 6, 2008)
Introduction to live blog roll with arts advocates in the community, including Executive Director Bettina Swigger and follow up from previously published State of the Arts.
Heavyweights discuss state of arts in Springs (July 16, 2008)
Sculptor Chris Weed talk about, among other things, his hope for arts in Colorado Springs, and credits COPPeR with the “thriving” arts scene in Colorado Springs.
Sculptor has hope in city that displays his giant work (July 16, 2008)
American Way Magazine feature on Colorado Springs with interviews from community leaders, including Executive Director Bettina Swigger.
Colorado Springs: Toss the guidebook and listen to these locals as they show you around their mountain town. (June 15, 2008)
CSBJ’s annual class of rising stars in Colorado Springs, featuring executive director Executive Director Bettina Swigger.
CSBJ Rising Stars (May 2, 2008)
Information on $15,000 matching grant from the Colorado Tourism Office
COPPeR, Experience Springs win state grant (February 7, 2008)
Announcement and brief history of Executive Director Bettina Swigger and COPPeR
COPPeR hires first executive director (October 29, 2007)
Honoring Susan Edmonson as best Arts Advocate for her work as executive director of Bee Vradenburg Foundation and vice chair of board for COPPeR
Best of 2007: Power Players (October 25, 2007)
Overview of arts in Colorado Springs, with a special section on the formation and mission of COPPeR
STATE OF THE ARTS: OVERVIEW (July 27, 2007)
Summary of study regarding economic impact of arts in the community
Arts, the economy and giraffe biscuits: COPPeR’s new report encompasses more than paintings and Shakespeare (June 28, 2007)
• Arts enrich the Springs culturally, economically (June 20, 2007)
o Preview of study regarding economic impact of arts, released by COPPeR
The story of Charitable Ventures Partners, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and where their money is going (COPPeR)
Profiting from nonprofits (October 5, 2006)
Michael Zahler, leadership arts, specifically work for the board of COPPeR
The Art of Board Leadership (April 31, 2006)
COPPeR News by Program
Sounds of the Pikes Peak Region
The Showcase at Studio Bee kicks off its second season on Thursday night with a who-woulda-thunkit coupling of Americana artists The Mitguards and funk-rock party boys Low Down High.
Second Studio Bee Showcase series kicks off with Americana (September 16, 2009)
The story of Lindsay Weidmann, who got her start with “Sounds of the Pikes Peak Region,” a CD assembled by COPPeR, and is now opening for Grammy award winner Boz Scaggs at the Pikes Peak Center. Also discusses the Sounds of Pikes Peak Concert Series in Studio Bee and interview with Executive Director Bettina Swigger.
Regional CD, Studio Bee lead band to big stage (May 8, 2009)
Introduction to the Showcase at Studio Bee (sponsored by COPPeR) and features on each performer
Showcase lines up artistic acts (March 19, 2009)
Extremely positive review of “Sounds of the Pikes Peak Region” by Bill Reed.
Compilation features local music worthy of pride (October 16, 2008)
As the organizers of Dream City: Vision 2020 plan for a massive community summit on July 18 at Coronado High School, they’re looking for inspirational ideas to move the city forward.
Ten Lessons We Can Learn from Other Cities (July 5, 2009)
Launch of Dream City, sponsored by COPPeR
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, Colorado Springs (March 8, 2009)
Review of “Dream City 2020: Through the Eyes of the Artist – Past, Present and Future” and interview with Executive Director Bettina Swigger and other artists regarding the role of the arts in the community.
A wide-angle view of art (December 5, 2008)
Review of the Poetry While You Wait Program.
Poetry slams downtown walls (April 10, 2009)
Call for submission of poetry for “Poetry while you Wait,” a project of the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project.
Poets of all ages: Submit your work (February 9, 2009)
Story and interview of poet laureate and list of events relating to the Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project.
Poet has all the zeal of a preacher (April 7, 2008)
Story about poet laureate in Colorado Springs, sponsored by COPPeR
Springs area gets its first poet laureate (April 2, 2008)
Discussion of ways to make poetry more accessible and introduction to Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project.
The reason for rhyme: Proponents say the time is right for a poet laureate to … um, do what, exactly? (February14, 2008)
Happy Birthday to peakradar and announcement of fundraising campaign
Will beg for art (June 10, 2009)
Announcement of the launch of peakradar.com and brief overview of the website
Don’t let arts events fly under your radar (July 21, 2007)