Program Topic: Business and The Arts
Join us at our October Luncheon for a special panel discussion on business and the arts with Andy Vick, Christin Crampton Day, and Linda Weiss.
Executive Director, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region
The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (a.k.a. COPPeR) is the local arts agency for the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller Counties). The mission of our nonprofit organization is to champion our diverse creative community as a vital part of the region?s identity and economy through service, connection, and advocacy.
Andy Vick is an experienced leader and arts administrator who believes in the power of the creative sector to drive economic development, build community, grow tourism, and enhance quality of life for everyone. As the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Andy oversees the daily operation and financial management of the nonprofit, local arts agency that serves the City of Colorado Springs and the surrounding two-county region. In conjunction with his work at the Cultural Office, Andy has been appointed by the Governor of Colorado to serve as a Council member for Colorado Creative Industries (the State Arts Agency), and as a Board member for the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority. At the national level, he serves on the United States Urban Arts Federation (an advisory council for Americans for the Arts, composed of arts leaders from the 60 largest US cities). Locally, Andy is an ex-officio Board member of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, serves on the Colorado Springs Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) Citizen Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Regional Leadership Forum and the Downtown Colorado Springs Rotary Club. In addition, Andy is a graduate of the 2016 Colorado Springs Leadership Institute program, the 2015 Leadership Pikes Peak Signature program, and the 2015 Colorado Creative Industries Change Leaders program. Andy is also an experienced public speaker on the topic of leveraging the arts as a tool for economic development and community vitality.
Executive Director, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA)
Christin joined Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) as its Executive Director in February 2017. She led the organization to achieve 25% revenue growth during her first three years, and in 2020 led CBCA through a major sea change due to the pandemic to better serve the changing needs of the arts and business sectors. Christin has over 30 years? experience in non-profit leadership and in the private sector as a small business owner. Prior to CBCA, she led a performing arts nonprofit, as well as co-owned a public relations agency in Denver for over 10 years. Christin has served on the Board of Directors for The Dance Archive at University of Denver since 2016, is an Emeritus Board Member of Colorado Ballet, serves on the Theater and Dance Advisory Board of Red Rocks Community College, and in 2018 was elected to the Private Sector Council of Americans for the Arts.
President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Community Cultural Collective
The Colorado Springs Community Cultural Collective is a 501C3 dedicated solely to the preservation
and revitalization of the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium.
Linda Weise is the President and CEO of the Colorado Springs Community Cultural Collective, a 501C3 dedicated solely to the preservation and revitalization of the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium. She has dedicated her life to providing access to quality arts and cultural experiences and learning to young and old alike. The Cultural Collective is a $60+ million dollar adaptive reuse project that will ultimately provide access to cultural events, performances, classes and conferences to thousands of daily users.
Linda is also the creator of the PBS early childhood music and literacy program, Simple Gift Series. Created at the onset of COVID, she and six Colorado Springs Conservatory alumni were able to bring essential and creative learning to young children across Colorado and come January 2022, the rest of the nation. In 2022 the Conservatory and the Simple Gift Series team was awarded the Edward Ziegler Innovation Award from the National Head Start Association.
11:00 am - Registration & open networking
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