Grand Junction orchestra among grant recipients

The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra is among the recipients of nearly $700,000 in grants awarded to organizations across Colorado.

Colorado Creative Industries awarded a total of 93 grants in 25 counties under its Colorado Creates program.

Colorado Creates offers non-profit organizations and government agencies financial assistance to produce and present cultural activities that create jobs and enhance quality of life. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and provide a seal of excellence that helps organizations leverage local and national funds. The next application deadline is June 6, 2019.

“The state is experiencing healthy growth in the creative economy due in large part to combined state, local and regional efforts to advance support for artists, nonprofit arts organizations and creative placemaking efforts,” said Margaret Hunt, director of Colorado Creative Industries. “We applaud the talented and hard-working groups that contribute to our state’s vibrant economy and, just as importantly, to our amazing quality of life.”