Pikes Peak Arts Council

The Pikes Peak Arts Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to honor, connect, and enrich local artists, working to ensure that artists are thriving in, and essential to, the Pikes Peak region. Join today!


Courses for Creatives 

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Courses for Creatives offers a variety of free and low-cost interactive workshops each year to help emerging and established artists with comprehensive, arts-focused training, information, and business skills. These courses are a collaboration of the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and the Pikes Peak Arts Council with support from Colorado Creative Industries!

See Below For the 2018 Courses For Creatives Schedule!

March 20: Courses for Creatives: Legal Issues 

For Creatives

Tuesday, March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak SBDC Conference Room

Contracts, copyright law, taxes, and other common legal issues. 

June 12: Courses for Creatives: Artist Cooperative Panel

Tuesday,  June 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tim Gill Center Conference Room.

A synergistic approach on how artists work together and independently to create a successful business. 

September 11: Courses for Creatives: Perspectives On Auditioning For Performing Arts

Tuesday, September 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  at Funky Little Theater Company. 

Experienced advice on landing your desired role. 

Topics that will be discussed include:

How to enter the room and slate, Material that is overdone and shouldn’t be used, Preparing your music and working with a pianist when auditioning for a musical, How to make an audition package and be ready for any audition, Current process for auditions and getting hired in the modern and contemporary dance world, What can I expect after an audition, and other topics

Click here to see bios for each panelist. 

Free for PPAC Members. There is an initial $5 registration fee, but that money is refunded if you sign in the day of the course. 

$10 general admission (Non PPAC Members). 

PPAC Members Register Here

Non PPAC Members Register Here

$5 Student Discount Tickets Register Here.

If you would like to become a PPAC member before registering for this course please click here

December 11: Courses for Creatives: Funding Options For Creatives

Tuesday, December 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak SBDC Conference Room

Financing options including grants, crowd funding, and other funding methods. Free for PPAC Members. $10 general admission. Register Here

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