Arts Month Proclamations

Arts Advocacy

Each year, Arts Month creates the perfect opportunity to advocate in support of our region’s arts & cultural community. Since the start of our annual celebration in 2014, the Cultural Office has secured official Arts Month proclamations from a number of city and county governments, as well as several local school districts. 

This year, the Cultural Office’s executive director, Andy Vick, will receive Arts Month proclamations from the Colorado Springs City Council, and the El Paso County Board of Commissioners. To help make his brief presentation more memorable and impactful, Andy will be joined on both occasions by 2021-2023 Pikes Peak Poet Laureate, Ashley Cornelius. Ashley will perform a poem that she has composed specifically for these two Arts Month 2022 proclamation events.

Please follow this link to read Ashley’s poem. You may also watch the video in the adjacent frame to see and hear Ashley read her poem in front of the Colorado Springs City Council. The Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project is a program of the Pikes Peak Library District. Thanks to the members of the Colorado Springs Public Arts Commission who were also in attendance for the September 27 proclamation event. 

Requesting Arts Month proclamations from local municipalities is part of the Cultural Office’s ongoing effort to cultivate strong working relationships with our elected leaders, to highlight the importance of our creative sector, and to raise awareness for the Arts Month celebration that takes place across the Pikes Peak region each October.

2022 Proclamation Schedule

Arts Month proclamation presentations are conducted during scheduled, public meetings; usually towards the beginning of the agenda. Local artists, arts supporters, and interested community members are encouraged to attend either of these brief proclamation readings to lend their support for arts & culture in our region.

Colorado Springs City Council

Tuesday, September 27, 10AM
Colorado Springs City Hall
107 N. Nevada Avenue, #300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

El Paso County Board of Commissioners

Tuesday, October 11, 9AM
Centennial Hall
200 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


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