Fostering an inclusive, culturally rich, creatively vibrant and arts-engaged community#
FoCo Creates Arts and Culture Master Plan
Fort Collins is consistently and broadly recognized as a destination community to live, work, play and visit. Integral to the City’s reputation and established quality of life are the values and vitality that the arts, culture and creative sector bring to the community.
The Lincoln Center#
The Lincoln Center is Northern Colorado’s premier venue for special events and the performing and visual arts. Offering Broadway shows, concerts, comedy, dance, and nationally recognized exhibitions, The Lincoln Center is your community cultural center. The venue features two theaters, an art gallery, spacious conference rooms, and outdoor rental spaces that are truly extraordinary. Come Find Your Center!
417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery#
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is an interactive and immersive museum, dedicated to creating meaningful opportunities to learn, reflect and have fun through hands-on and collections-based explorations in science, history, and culture.
408 Mason Court, Fort Collins, CO 80524
The Gardens on Spring Creek#
With the mission to improve the lives of people and foster environmental stewardship through horticulture, the Gardens on Spring Creek is a botanic oasis situated in the heart of Fort Collins. Offering twelve acres of curated gardens and the first ever Butterfly House in northern Colorado, the Gardens on Spring Creek is an extraordinary place for all ages to connect with nature. Classes, camps and tours, community garden outreach, volunteer opportunities, summer concerts and special events are also offered.
2145 Centre Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80526
Art in Public Places#
Supporting artistic expression since 1995, the Art in Public Places Program enriches the city for both residents and visitors by expanding access to works of art. Public art contributes to the community’s civic pride, often giving opportunities to learn more about the location, history, and our community. Visit the Art in Public Places website to learn about current projects and find an artwork near you.
Cultural Community Program#
Envisioned as a key element of the FoCo Creates Arts & Culture Master Plan, the Cultural Community Program aims to integrate arts and culture into the Fort Collins community and throughout the City. Integration occurs through a curated approach to supporting externally coordinated events, co-creating with local artists and communities, and by presenting pop-up performances and events in unexpected public spaces. The program supports Fort Collins’ creative sector by curating a diverse selection of artists featuring various forms of art and expression. Cultural Community Program is currently funded by the American Rescue Plan Act for 2023-2024.
Carnegie Center for Creativity#
CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION
The Carnegie Center for Creativity is currently closed for renovations with an anticipated reopening mid-year 2024. After this major renovation of the historic 1904 Carnegie Library, the Center will continue to be a dynamic and affordable community space for gallery exhibitions, performances, classes, meetings, and more. The goal is to create an inclusive and vibrant environment that fosters creativity, innovation, and a sense of community and belonging.
200 Matthews Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Fort Fund Grant Program#
Established in 1989, the Fort Fund grant program supports arts and cultural events that enrich the creative vitality of the community, promote local heritage and diversity, and provide opportunities for arts and culture participation. Supported by lodging tax revenues, the grants help promote Fort Collins as a creative center, supporting the city as an overall tourist destination and promote the health and well-being of all residents and visitors. Local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. More information can be found in the link below.
Art to Live#
Art to Live is a grant for individual artists living in Fort Collins who’s artistic and creative opportunities were negatively impacted by Covid-19. The goal of Art to Live is to financially support and foster working artists in Fort Collins, who offer free opportunities for community residents to experience art. This program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).