Pikes Peak Arts Council

Enriching the Pikes Peak creative community since 1968


The Pikes Peak Arts Council offers MicroGrants to individual member artists working in any discipline -- including visual, performing, media, literary, craftwork and interdisciplinary arts. $40,000 has been granted to individual artists in our community since the program began in 2009.

PPAC Member artists of all genres are eligible to apply for $200 and $500 MicroGrants for specific projects, to attend coursework or trainings, to prepare for an exhibition or improve a studio feature, toward a publication or performance, or for any other purpose. Artists who have not yet been awarded a MicroGrant are encouraged to submit a new application every six months. Click to apply or become a member.  (This document denotes past awardees.)

January 2016 MicroGrant Recipient visual artist Erin Gillespie and PPAC Executive Director Kate Perdoni


March 2017

Roma Ransom - $200


Congratulations to March MicroGrant awardees Roma Ransom! Grace and Gordon are working on a new album in 2017. Their previous EPs, recorded in Minneapolis and mixed and mastered by Emmy Award winning producer Taylor Lewin, have earned the duo recognition through the COMBO singer-songwriter awards. We are pleased to have Roma Ransom performing March 21 at the Pikes Peak Arts Council 2017 Spring Member Mixer -- please join us there! In the meantime, you can listen at https:// romaransom.bandcamp.com/

February 2017

Katherine Colvin - $200


January 2017

Nico Wilkinson, Idris Goodwin and Han Sayles - $500

Poets and Printmakers of Inauguration

Local spoken word performance poets Idris Goodwin and Nico Wilkinson along with printing press publisher and artist Han Sayles were awarded a $500 Pikes Peak Arts Council MicroGrant for their poetry book "Inauguration." Idris and Nico will use these funds to help support their current speaking tour throughout Colorado and New Mexico, and to help offset printing costs. Congratulations, and thank you for representing Colorado Springs as you travel with this beautiful work!

Archive of Awards

December 2016

Mitchell Macura - $200


November 2016

Julie Shavin - $200

Poet and Visual Artist

October 2016

Lisa Fabiano - $200

Visual Artist

September 2016

Brian Elyo - $200


August 2016

Thom Phelps - $200

3D Artist

July 2016

Sean O'Meallie - $500


June 2016

Chelsea Boucher - $200

Visual Artist and Youth Arts Instructor

May 2016

Karen Standridge - $200

Owner, Gallery 113

April 2016

Patti Harden - $200

Book Binder and Paper Maker

March 2016

Bryan Ostrow - $600

Music Promoter

February 2016

David Bieda - $200


January 2016

Erin Gillespie- $200


December 2015

Kate Hudgens - $200

Visual Art

Jessy Randall- $600

Poet and Writer

November 2015

Rodney Howe- $200


October 2015

Amy Seltzer- $200

Visual Artist and Writer

September 2015

Beth Carlson- $200

Kids in Motion and Dancer

Sandra Knauf- $600

Novelist and Journalist

August 2015

Mike Pach- $200


July 2015

Jesse Maddox- $200

Taiko Performer and Musician

June 2015

Nancy Bonig- $600

Glass Artist and Arts Administrator

Steven Sabell - $200


Marisa Cutlip - $200


May 2015

Hellen Eberhardie Dunn- $200

Visual Artist

April 2015

Chris Medina - $200

Actor and Director

March 2015

Teri Brown- $600

Visual Artist

Jeff Cloutier- $200


February 2015

Stephanie Von Fange - $200

Visual Artist and Curator

January 2015

Wanda Veltkamp- $200


December 2014

Jeri Jorgensen- $600


Idris Goodwin- $200

Writer, Performer, Playwright

November 2014

Laura BenAmots- $200

Visual Artist

October 2014

Peter Zurla- $200


September 2014

Rhonda Van Pelt- $600

Photographer and Arts Administrator

Joseph Bishop- $200


August 2014

Sallie Maxwell - $200


July 2014

Patricio Cordova - $200



June 2014

Lisa Fabiano - $200

Visual Artist

May 2014

Dale Pittock- $200

Painter and Sculptor

April 2014

Joshua Kennard - $600

Visual Artist


Beth Carlson- $200

Dance Instructor

March 2014

Jonathan Andujar - $200 



 James Miller - $200 


February 2014

Zisa Moglen - $200    



Matt Chmielarczyk - $200 


January 2014

Marie Bogan - $200



Elizabeth Stanbro - $200     

Art Support for Marginalized Teens 


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