TIME TO GET CREATIVE

 VALUE STATEMENT
The Loveland Creative District values and welcomes inclusive community engagement, which inspires innovation, elevates quality of life and delivers meaningful experiences for locals and visitors alike. 

-- Reviewed and accepted by Loveland Creative District Working Group on May 1, 2019


October 8, 2019:  The Loveland Creative District certification application has been submitted to the Colorado Creative Industries for consideration.  The application is currently under review.  If selected to continue through the certification process, a site visit will be conducted in late November.  A final decision by the State is expected in December 2019.  


In the meantime, the Working Group will continue to meet and address short-term and long-term goals as well as develop the Creative district Board bylaws.


We are thrilled to report that City Council approved a collaboration between the City of Loveland and the Loveland Downtown Partnership to create a downtown Creative District, and the proposed boundaries.  


ANNOUNCEMENTS and IMPORTANT DATES:

Tuesday, October 1:  2019 Application Deadline to apply for Creative District certification through the Colorado Creative Industries.


Wednesday, September 11, Downtown Development Authority Offices, 350 Cleveland Avenue

The  following items will be discussed by the Working Group:

City Council Meeting Results

Colorado Creative Industries application

Feedback gathered at the 8/28 Open House

Next Steps and Future Meetings

Volunteers will be asked to assist with data gathering 


Tuesday, September 3rd, City Council Meeting, 6pm:  An update on the Loveland Creative District, its proposed boundaries, goals and governance structure, will be presented to City Council.  


Wednesday, August 28,  Downtown Development Authority Offices, 350 Cleveland Avenue

An Open House for all interested in the Creative District!  Get an update on the proposed Loveland Creative District, its proposed boundaries, goals and governance structure..  Your feedback is  important! 


May 28, 6pm, City Council Study Session - City Council Chambers in City Hall

An overview of the Loveland Creative District process and progress was presented at the May 28th City Council Study Session.  An update on the Creative District will be presented to City Council in late summer 2019.


If you live/work/visit/play in Loveland, we want to hear from you! 

Loveland is known for its art and the artists that stretch their creative wings against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Our history has a rich tapestry of entrepreneurs, creatives, and artists of all media that make Loveland unique. It’s time to tell OUR CREATIVE STORY. It’s time to officially GET CREATIVE. 


In fall 2019, the City of Loveland will apply for the State of Colorado’s official designation as a creative district.  Several public meetings were held in February, March and April to gather information about the application process for the State of Colorado's Creative District designation.  Thank you to everyone who

participated in this process! 


If you haven't been part of the conversation, we invite you to view the Loveland Creative District presentations (below).  Additional meetings will be held in April through September as we shape the direction of our future downtown creative district.    


Remember, everyone is welcome to be part of the conversation. Your voice matters and we want it to be heard. In fact, community voices are critical to the long-term success of a district that will support and promote Loveland’s creative enterprises. Stop in. Learn what a downtown creative district would mean for Loveland and YOU!

CURRENT UPDATE

NEXT MEETING

Late October - Exact date TBA

6pm start

Loveland Downtown Partnership 

350 N. Cleveland Avenue


The Working Group will continue determine bylaws for the Creative District Board and prioritize short-term and long-term goals as determined at the September meeting.  


Public Open House 

Wednesday, August 28

4:30-6pm

Downtown Development Authority 

350 Cleveland Avenue.   

6:30pm-8pm The Foundry Plaza


Highlights include the district boundaries, she proposed goals and governance structure for the district.  Speak with the members of the Working Group, receive answers to your questions and share your feedback. We want to hear from you! 


Committee and Group meetings will continue through September (exact dates TBA). All scheduled meetings are open to the public.


We look forward to meeting with more community creatives and gaining valuable insight from your thoughts, opinions, and experiences.


Colorado Creative Districts Overview and Benefits

Public Stakeholder meeting information

 UPCOMING CREATIVE DISTRICT MEETINGS 

Wednesday, August 28:

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Downtown Development Authority Office, 350 N. Cleveland Avenue

Event Details

Wednesday, August 28:

Working Group Meeting

Wednesday, September 11

6pm start

Downtown Development Authority 

350 Cleveland Avenue


Public Open House 

Wednesday, August 28

4:30-6pm

Downtown Development Authority 

350 Cleveland Avenue


6:30-8PM

The Foundry Plaza - Final One Sweet Summer Concert!!

Catch up on the actions of the Creative District Working Group over the past four months.  We'd love your feedback!

All are welcome.




4:30pm - 6:00pm

Downtown Development Authority Office, 350 N. Cleveland Avenue

PAST CREATIVE DISTRICT MEETINGS

Past Working Group Meetings

April 17 * May 1 * May 22 * June 5 * June 29 * July 31

Event Details

Past Working Group Meetings

April 17 * May 1 * May 22 * June 5 * June 29 * July 31

July 31:  It's all about the Action Items!  Well, almost.  Committees will review/finalize all goals and action items; the Governance Committee will share their recommendations for the Creative District; Next Steps will be determined; and, there will be a discussion of the Colorado Creative Industries application timeline. 


June 29:   The Working Group met on Saturday, June 29th for a 4-hour session to develop an Action Plan for the Creative District.  All committees will present an update on their respective committee tasks and proposed strategies for meeting their goal.  The Working Group will discuss  each committee's direction and develop strategies.


June 5th:  The Working Group broke into the following 6 committees:  Cultural Assets/Facilities, Programming, Marketing/Branding, Educational Outreach, and Restaurants/Breweries/Retailers.  Each committee refined their tasks and establish future meeting dates and times.  

The Working Group discussed and refined the proposed Creative District boundaries.  A revised map will be shared at the June 29th meeting.  


May 22:   This week, the Working Group refined the Creative District their goals and established tentative boundaries.  The boundary recommendations will be revisited at the June 5th Working Group meeting. for the Creative District Goals. 


The Working Group is defining the goals, boundaries and direction of the Loveland Creative District and make a vital contribution to the DIY: Call Yourself Creative application process.  We dive deep into the elements of the district and establish committees to address the District's needs.


 If you wish to be involved in the Working Group, please commit to this process by the May 1st Meeting.  

Past Community Meetings

February 22 * February 25 * February 26 * February 27 * March 6 * March 9 * April 1 * April 3

Event Details

Past Community Meetings

February 22 * February 25 * February 26 * February 27 * March 6 * March 9 * April 1 * April 3

The initial meetings started conversations about a downtown district, answering general questions about the Creative District process, discussing the application timeline and defining district boundaries.  As we move through this process, there will be many more opportunities for public feedback.  


View the loveland creative district presentationS

MORE ABOUT COLORADO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

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Colorado Creative Industries

  

Colorado Creative Industries’ (CCI) vision is to support and expand the impact of creative industries, artists, and entrepreneurs, connecting communities to advance a thriving and vibrant Colorado. 

Learn more about CCI, their mission, and programs by visiting  www.coloradocreativeindustries.com

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