We've closed our doors. But it's good news!
Colorado Artists (COA) was founded in 2014 as a statewide granting and service 501(c)(3) organization for visual artists. For five years, artist volunteers worked together to organize networking events, artist lectures and art marketing workshops; award art supply grants and coaching scholarships; increase exposure for members' artwork on the internet; secure business discounts for members; and organize an online art supply exchange.
Since its founding, many other Colorado arts organizations have increased their grant programs for artists, launched low-cost career education programs and provided increased exhibition opportunities for artists. This was partly in response to COA's broad dissemination of its visual artist survey results in 2015 and again in 2018. It has always been COA's aim to support organizations that champion artists and not compete with them. We are happy to say that we worked our way out of a job.
We want to thank the board members, artists and community volunteers who gave of their time and talents to this effort. You have made a lasting difference in strengthening the arts in Colorado.