In July 2010, Colorado’s new Creative Industries Division merged the former Council on the Arts, Office of Film, Television and Media, and Art in Public Places program to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to drive economic growth in Colorado. Part of the state Office of Economic Development, Colorado Creative Industries sees a future where Colorado is a premiere “Creative Economy” with a strong brand identity, a Top 10 reputation, and significant and sustained investment in the creative sector, and where Creative entrepreneurs and enterprises will flourish and we will “grow our own” creative workforce.
Based on input gathered from the creative sector and from government, business and education leaders over the past two years, the Division has established a strategic plan to serve as a road map for the next four years. The plan identifies outcomes, strategies and implementation activities that will result in educational advancement, economic growth and improved quality of life in Colorado.
To promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life.