The Creative Colorado Industries is proud to play a role in celebrating excellence in creative industries across the state. Each spring, during the Creative Industries Summit, Creative Leadership Awards are presented to community members that have demonstrated a significant commitment to Colorado’s creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism including advocacy, vision, collaboration, or innovation.
Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced that three nominees were selected to receive the 2016 Governor's Creative Leadership Award. The winners are Tim Schultz of Denver, Maureen Hearty of Joes, and Francisco "Paco" Nevarez-Burgueño of Carbondale. A total of 20 individuals were nominated for the 2016 awards.
The Governor's Creative Leadership Awards honor Coloradans who have demonstrated a significant commitment to the state's creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism including advocacy, vision, collaboration and innovation. Winners will receive an original work of art created by Glenwood Springs artist Vallee Noone.
"This award seeks out those that are providing selfless service within the creative sector in Colorado, and inspires others by honoring their process and celebrating achievements," said Margaret Hunt, Director of CCI.
Francisco "Paco" Nevarez-Burgueño, Carbondale - Nominated by Zander Higbie in the arts and community action category for his commitment to developing the award-winning Ballet Folklorico program of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. With Mexican folk dance as the vehicle, Paco promotes Latino cultural awareness and cultivates young leaders in the Roaring Fork Valley.