Donating to the La Veta Creative District allows us to inspire, amplify, and develop arts and creative endeavors in the La Veta community and surrounding area. With your support, we are able to support local art workshops for creatives of all ages, award arts scholarships, provide financial support for local arts projects and festivals, and assist creative partners with marketing arts events.
As we transition into our first year as a certified Creative District, the LVCD is requesting monetary support for the following projects:
La Veta Creative District Spring 2021 Arts Award
In connection with the La Veta Junior-Senior High School 2021 graduation, the LVCD will award one graduating arts-focused senior a $250 cash award to be used toward their post-secondary education costs.
$250 for Arts Award for 1 graduating student
La Veta Zine Project
Zines (pronounced "zeens" like "magazines") are do-it-yourself publications, made from collections of images and text. As small-circulation publications, they include art, appropriated images, poetry, stories, and other ephemera. Communities can use zines as tools for information literacy, civic engagement, and creative self-expression
The LVCD will partner with the La Veta Public Library, the La Veta Schools Art program, and other community organizations to hold zine-making events and promote community around zine-making
$5000 to launch the project and purchase supplies for Zine starter kits; host an out-of-town Zine expert; and provide resources for recording, printing, and distributing Zines
La Veta: Cultivating a Creative Destination
La Veta and the surrounding area is home to many talented artists from many different creative genres, including nationally- and even internationally-renowned artists along the Scenic Highway of Legends
The LVCD will partner with local artisans, galleries, businesses, and dining establishments to offer a creative destination for exploring numerous activities, including culinary arts, woodworking, metalworking, crafting, theatre, music, graphic design, stained glass, photography, ceramics, and anything else our imaginations can conjure.
$5000 to launch Spring 2022 to support assistance for creatives to design workshops, lectures, and experiences; graphic design and marketing materials; digital and online business presence
$500 for insurance to occupy the La Veta Tourist Center during 2022
Spanish Peaks Business Alliance 1 year membership - $100
Donors who give $100 will receive a painted bluebird nest box (see photos above).
Donors who give $250 will be able to commission a bluebird nest box that is painted in the likeness of your gallery, business, or home.
Please contact us at 719-742-3059 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your nest boxes.
La Veta Creative District
La Veta Creative District was formed in late 2019 as a Colorado non-profit corporation and was approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) in February 2020. The LVCD also occupies a physical district in our small rural town, with a high concentration of artists, arts and cultural events, galleries, performance venues, public art, and more.
After years of brainstorming, research, fundraising, and collaborative discussions about our vision for our rural creative economy, the LVCD was designated as a certified Colorado Creative District in November 2021! We extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who has supported this effort in all the myriad ways throughout these processes.