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Arts Incubator of the Rockies

logo - airThe Arts & Culture task group identified the need for a cultural incubator to provide artists and creatives with business skills to grow and sustain their careers, improving the quality of life, and adding to economic vitality.

Beet Street, the City of Fort Collins Cultural Services Department, and Colorado State University School of the Arts  LEAP Institute , the Downtown Development Authority, and Bohemian Foundation  joined together to find solutions to the problems facing the arts community in our small city in Northern Colorado. The group researched professional development programs and arts and business incubators across the country, and explored new distance learning and social networking technologies. They also reviewed the challenges facing the arts communities in other states in the Intermountain West region and discovered that we had common problems to solve.

Fort Collins has some incredible assets – strong local political and community support for the arts, creative financing from our Downtown Development Authority, a city-owned Carnegie Library Building, progressive university administrators at LEAP, and talented staff and passion. In the spirit of shared prosperity, we realized that our local assets could be leveraged to cultivate the arts in a much larger area. Economies of scale and technological advancements could enable our local investment in curriculum, distance learning classrooms, expert speakers, and networking opportunities to serve the entire region.

The AIR curriculum is designed to encourage, model, and ensure systemic change in how our communities and society value the arts, artists, creatives, and creativity.

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