Pikes Peak Arts Council

TO HONOR, CONNECT, AND ENRICH LOCAL ARTISTS

Since 1968

Our vision: Artists are thriving in and essential to the Pikes Peak Region

MICROGRANTS

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

2017 MicroGrants

May 2017

Sandra Knauf - $200


Sandra Knauf is the one-woman-show behind Colorado Springs book and magazine publisher Greenwoman Publishing. She is currently working on her second novel. Sandra writes fiction and non-fiction with themes of gardening and earth stewardship. You can read more about Sandra and her work here.


April 2017

Peach Press - $500


Peach Press is a radical small press dedicated to publishing writers and artists who have been historically marginalized, striving to represent under-published voices and to produce works at low or no cost to artists and authors. 

Peyton Davis (right) is an artist/printmaker with a BFA in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston whose work has been shown in galleries throughout the Boston Metro Area and Colorado Springs, including a recognition from the Boston Printmaking Biennial. Han Sayles (left) is a self-taught printmaker who has led print-based fundraising campaigns for local and national organizations including Inside Out Youth Services and the Audre Lorde Project, often collaborating with the Press at Colorado College and Ladyfingers Letterpress.

March 2017

Roma Ransom - $200

Musicians


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

Photographer




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!


MicroGrant Archives

December 2016

Mitchell Macura - $200

Musician 



November 2016

Julie Shavin - $200

Poet and Visual Artist



October 2016

Lisa Fabiano - $200

Visual Artist



September 2016

Brian Elyo - $200

Musician



August 2016

Thom Phelps - $200

3D Artist



July 2016

Sean O'Meallie - $500

Sculptor



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

Photographer



January 2016

Erin Gillespie- $200

Painter


December 2015

Kate Hudgens - $200

Visual Art


Jessy Randall- $600

Poet and Writer


November 2015

Rodney Howe- $200

Videographer


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

Photographer


July 2015

Jesse Maddox- $200

Taiko Performer and Musician


June 2015

Nancy Bonig- $600

Glass Artist and Arts Administrator


Steven Sabell - $200

Filmmaker


Marisa Cutlip - $200

Photographer


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

Photographer


February 2015

Stephanie Von Fange - $200

Visual Artist and Curator


January 2015

Wanda Veltkamp- $200

Painter


December 2014


Jeri Jorgensen- $600

Violinist


Idris Goodwin- $200

Writer, Performer, Playwright


November 2014

Laura BenAmots- $200

Visual Artist


October 2014

Peter Zurla- $200

Photographer


September 2014

Rhonda Van Pelt- $600

Photographer and Arts Administrator


Joseph Bishop- $200

Painter


August 2014

Sallie Maxwell - $200

Sculptor


July 2014

Patricio Cordova - $200

Painter

 

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 

Director

   

 James Miller - $200 

Screenwriter


February 2014


Zisa Moglen - $200    

Author

     

Matt Chmielarczyk - $200 

Photographer


January 2014


Marie Bogan - $200

Filmmaker  

   

Elizabeth Stanbro - $200     

Art Support for Marginalized Teens 

 




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