In 2014, Colorado Creative Industries and Think 360 Arts for Learning joined forces to launch a new collaborative grant-making program: Colorado Arts Partnership Grants. The purpose of CAP Grants is to provide schools throughout Colorado with the opportunity to apply for grant money ($2,000 – $5,000) for collaborative programming with a community artist that sparks innovation, creativity, and joy.
As of September 13, 2021, CAP Grants are available again! APPLY HERE
- September 13, 2021 CAP Grant application opens
- November 12, 2021 CAP Grant application deadline
- December 7, 2021 Award Notifications will be sent
- May 1, 2022 Final Report due
**We have created a helpful Webinar presentation with lots of tips and suggestions for writing a successful CAP Grants proposal. It is highly recommended that you view this presentation before you dive into writing your grant.
Note: This presentation includes audio narration that will only work if downloaded as a PowerPoint – not in Google Slides. In order to listen to the audio, view the file as a slideshow presentation, or click on the speaker icon at the bottom of each slide.
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- Applicant must be a faculty or staff member of a Colorado school that serves K-12 students. Private and religious schools are not eligible.
- Project awards are between $2,000 and $5,000. School must provide a financial match of at least 30% of the amount requested. The match can come from numerous sources; i.e. school funds, PTA/PTO funds, grants, foundations, and/or student fees.
- The majority of the project must occur during the academic school day.
- The project must impact students surrounding innovation and creativity.
- The project must involve a Colorado artist/s or arts organization.
- Schools that had previously received funding from Colorado Creative Industries and/or Think 360 Arts must be in good standing with respect to final reports and evaluations.
- Please limit your proposals to one per school.
We will not fund:
- Private/religious institutions, schools or projects
- Capital improvement projects
- After/before school programs or clubs
- Summer programs
- Professional development for teachers
- Scholarships for students to participate in off-site activities
- Fundraising projects
- Lobbying expenses
- Debt reduction
- Grant processing fees
School Reporting Procedure
Schools will be required to document the project through narrative description, testimonials, photography, video, and artifacts if applicable. Schools will upload documentation of the completed project to the Think 360 Arts website as soon as the project is completed in order to receive the second half of their CAP Grant award.
Download the CAP Grant Application Questions – CAP Grant Application Questions
Download the CAP Grant Scoring Rubric – CAP Grant Rubric
Download the Project Budget Template – CAP Grant Budget Template
Download a sample Project Budget – CAP Grant Sample Budget
About Colorado Creative Industries
Colorado’s Creative Industries Division, Colorado’s state arts agency, is a division of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential of our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission statement for the Colorado Creative Industries, “to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life.”
If you need any assistance, please contact Jason Diminich.