FoCocreates: Arts and Culture Master Plan

What do the arts and culture need to thrive in Fort Collins over the next decade?

The City has been seeking community input for over a year and is about to close the feedback period. Tell us your big idea, put art on the map and read the plan draft summary!

What have we heard so far?

  1. We should be known as a Creative City.
  2. A desire for excellent programming and services at venues.
  3. There should be arts and learning experiences for residents of all ages.
  4. There should be more arts opportunities in every neighborhood.
  5. A desire for a wider variety of performance and rehearsal/work spaces.
  6. Need for focus on equity, inclusion and access both for artists/creatives and the community as a whole.

Feedback closes Nov. 9

What do the arts and culture need to thrive in Fort Collins over the next decade?

The City has been seeking community input for over a year and is about to close the feedback period. Tell us your big idea, put art on the map and read the plan draft summary!

What have we heard so far?

  1. We should be known as a Creative City.
  2. A desire for excellent programming and services at venues.
  3. There should be arts and learning experiences for residents of all ages.
  4. There should be more arts opportunities in every neighborhood.
  5. A desire for a wider variety of performance and rehearsal/work spaces.
  6. Need for focus on equity, inclusion and access both for artists/creatives and the community as a whole.

Feedback closes Nov. 9

  • Thank You for all the Input and Guidance

    about 1 month ago
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    Thank you for all your input! Thank you to all of the hundreds of people who shared their voices, visions, observations and skills in the planning process for the FoCocreates: Arts and Culture Master Plan. It has been over a year of community and stakeholder involvement. It takes a community effort with diverse voices to make a plan of this scope for the next ten years. Thank you to all who participated and to the following groups and organizations for their additional leadership and support in the planning process.


    Thank you for all your input! Thank you to all of the hundreds of people who shared their voices, visions, observations and skills in the planning process for the FoCocreates: Arts and Culture Master Plan. It has been over a year of community and stakeholder involvement. It takes a community effort with diverse voices to make a plan of this scope for the next ten years. Thank you to all who participated and to the following groups and organizations for their additional leadership and support in the planning process.


    And to all the hundreds of artists, residents, cultural institutions, donors, musicians, businesses, community leaders and creative businesses. Thank you for your hundreds of hours, survey input and ideas contributed to this planning effort.


    We are not done yet...the draft is being revised, council has had an update and input is still being captured until November 9th. Thank you for all your ongoing energy and help in creating our community's updated Arts and Culture Plan Master Plan.


    (Image: FoCocreates Plan: Graphic Note Taking artwork by Noted By Ellen)

  • City Council Work Session - a chance to show your support!

    about 2 months ago
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    Coming up on October 23, 2018 the draft outline and plan will be reviewed by the City of Fort Collins' council members. This work session is open to the public, although no public comments are allowed due to the format of work sessions. The work session starts at 6:00 PM, at City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521.


    This is an opportunity to show your support of the arts and culture ecosystem and hear the questions from your council members as they review the FoCocreates Plan.

    Coming up on October 23, 2018 the draft outline and plan will be reviewed by the City of Fort Collins' council members. This work session is open to the public, although no public comments are allowed due to the format of work sessions. The work session starts at 6:00 PM, at City Hall, 300 Laporte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521.


    This is an opportunity to show your support of the arts and culture ecosystem and hear the questions from your council members as they review the FoCocreates Plan.

  • "The Creative Cafe" feedback event this Wednesday!

    2 months ago
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    The first week of October will be host to a visit from our consultant Louise Stevens from Arts Market and the first public feedback event. Ms. Stevens will be rolling out the draft outline and talking through priorities with various stakeholder groups, boards, as well as, leading the overview at the "The Creative Cafe". This event is open to the public and will take a deeper dive look into the details of each of the plan's proposed goals and initiatives. Please join in the conversation and feel free to RSVP at 970-221-6733

    The first week of October will be host to a visit from our consultant Louise Stevens from Arts Market and the first public feedback event. Ms. Stevens will be rolling out the draft outline and talking through priorities with various stakeholder groups, boards, as well as, leading the overview at the "The Creative Cafe". This event is open to the public and will take a deeper dive look into the details of each of the plan's proposed goals and initiatives. Please join in the conversation and feel free to RSVP at 970-221-6733
    • “The Creative Cafe” Event - FoCocreates

    • October 3, 2018

    • Located at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center

    • 417 Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521

    • 5:30-7:30 PM

    • Food and Beverage provided


  • FoCocreates Draft Plan Overview Ready for Feedback

    3 months ago
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    The FoCocreates Draft Plan Overview is ready for public feedback!

    After nearly a year of interviews, a community survey and focus groups the primary goals and initiatives are ready for public prioritization and feedback. Please read over the Draft Pal Overview by clicking this link FoCocreates Draft Plan Overview or available below in the Document Library. You can share your feedback through the Sign the Guestbook feature.

    And share your feedback in person at the two community events in October 2018. See "Timeline" and "Key Dates" for details.


    The FoCocreates Draft Plan Overview is ready for public feedback!

    After nearly a year of interviews, a community survey and focus groups the primary goals and initiatives are ready for public prioritization and feedback. Please read over the Draft Pal Overview by clicking this link FoCocreates Draft Plan Overview or available below in the Document Library. You can share your feedback through the Sign the Guestbook feature.

    And share your feedback in person at the two community events in October 2018. See "Timeline" and "Key Dates" for details.


  • Share Your Feedback: Upcoming FoCocreates Events

    3 months ago
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    The FoCocreates Plan is underway and your voices need to be a part of the plan. We will soon be rolling out a summary of focus areas and goals for the FoCocreates: Arts and Culture Master Plan Update. Your voice and feedback is essential to the process and we want to hear from all Fort Collins citizens, artists, organizations, business owners, and leaders. Please join us at some of the community outreach events. Once the summary is available, please share your feedback at these events, at our many physical feedback boards located throughout the community, and through the Guestbook portion...

    The FoCocreates Plan is underway and your voices need to be a part of the plan. We will soon be rolling out a summary of focus areas and goals for the FoCocreates: Arts and Culture Master Plan Update. Your voice and feedback is essential to the process and we want to hear from all Fort Collins citizens, artists, organizations, business owners, and leaders. Please join us at some of the community outreach events. Once the summary is available, please share your feedback at these events, at our many physical feedback boards located throughout the community, and through the Guestbook portion of this website.


    The community event dates are below, details are to come:

    • October 3, 2018 - “The Creative Cafe” Event - FoCocreates - Located at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center 417 Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521 6:30-8:30 PM (a deeper dive into the draft plan)

    • October 10, 2018 - Community Issues Forum - FoCocreates - Located at the Fort Collins Senior Center 1200 Raintree Drive Fort Collins, CO 80526 (General overview of the draft & feedback session)


    Please come join in the conversation and help shape your community's future in arts, culture, music and creativity.