Welcome to The Pikes Peak Arts Council
The Pikes Peak Arts Council (PPAC) supports and encourages individual artists working in all disciplines. Since 1968, PPAC's mission has been to advocate for the artists and arts organizations of the Pikes Peak Region in order to enrich community life for all of our residents and visitors.
A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we offer PPAC microgrants to individual artists working in the visual, performing, media, literary and interdisciplinary arts. Since the program started in 2009, nearly $27,000 has been granted to individual artists right here in our community!
Our signature events include the Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards for Excellence in the Arts created in 2000 to recognize and honor the artists, performers and arts collaborators in our community.
The Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival is in its 11th year and provides an unequaled opportunity to showcase our inspiring and diverse arts community. Held on 4th of July weekend, this event is known as the downtown Colorado Springs arts and entertainment festival of the summer. This festival takes place in the shadow of Pikes Peak in America the Beautiful Park and is a great chance to show off our beautiful community to visitors, family and friends.
We invite you to learn more about the Pikes Peak Arts Council (PPAC), our mission and our history. The more you know about PPAC, the more you can help tell the story of why the arts are critical in defining our community and our region. We endeavor to produce the highest quality programming meant to recognize, honor and support our regional artists and arts organizations.
We are involved with artist's matters, because artists matter!