Release Date: December 15, 2020

Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Individual Artists and Business and Organizations

Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Individuals and the Colorado Arts Relief Fund for Business and Organizations!

This funding initiative was passed by the State of Colorado Legislature during the First Extraordinary Session of the 72nd General Assembly from the Small Business Relief Program created in Section 4-48.5-316, enacted by Senate Bill 20B-001.


Online applications will be accepted through 4:00 PM MT on January 8, 2021, on the grant portal


The Colorado Arts Relief Fund for individuals will provide grants up to $2,500 designed to assist arts, culture, and entertainment artists and crewmembers who are experiencing income loss due to government-mandated closures and have been unable to generate meaningful income to replace income lost through the cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other related work.  


The Colorado Arts Relief Fund for businesses and organizations will provide general operating support grants to arts, culture, and entertainment organizations who operate under a business model in which ticket sales and/or physical foot traffic direct a significant portion of total annual revenue that has been financially affected by venue closures due to the pandemic.