Creative Stays is a digital series of weekend getaway itineraries curated by a diverse group of creatives from the Colorado Springs arts community. Led by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region and created by the storytellers at Spring Media, the Creative Stays series is funded by a grant from the Colorado Tourism Office. For questions about Creative Stays, email info@CulturalOffice.org.
About the Creative Stays Program Partners
The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (a.k.a. COPPeR) is the nonprofit local arts agency that serves the City of Colorado Springs and the greater Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller Counties). The mission of the Cultural Office is to champion our diverse creative community as a vital part of the region’s identity and economy through service, connection, and advocacy. Our work at the Cultural Office is all about elevating the visibility, value, and impact of the creative sector here in our community. The Cultural Office takes a strategic view of Colorado’s Pikes Peak region to ensure that cultural services reach all people, and that the arts are leveraged to positively address issues of economic development, education, cultural tourism, and quality of life.
Springs Media LLC is the publishing company for Springsmag.com, the Insider’s Guide to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, covering the best things to do and places to go, from hiking trails and restaurants to arts, music, festivals and more. Springs magazine has been recognized for its award-winning design and high-quality editorial focusing on outdoor adventure, arts, dining and people making a difference in our community. Springs Media also publishes the Colorado Springs Relocation Guide, a comprehensive guide to Colorado Springs, offering prospective and new residents an essential resource for moving to the Pikes Peak region and making decisions on homes, neighborhoods, schools, healthcare and more.
Jason Fleming is a multi-disciplinary creative consultant and media producer based in Colorado Springs. After working in the non-profit space as a graphic designer and communications director for nearly a decade, Jason co-owned and ran a small mobile and web app shop for several years. Now a freelance creative consultant and creative services provider, Jason works in a host of roles for Springs Media and additional clients and partners including creative consulting, art direction, photography, videography, podcast production, and more. From concept to completion, Jason combines and aligns creative disciplines to bring projects to life.
The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and host of Colorado.com. The CTO’s mission is to generate traveler spending through the promotion of Colorado as a four-season, four-corner, world-class travel destination and the development of compelling, sustainable travel experiences. At its height before the pandemic, Colorado travelers directly spent $24.2 billion, generating $1.49 billion in local and state revenues, saving each Colorado household $707 in additional taxes last year. Tourism is one of Colorado’s largest employers and is a priority industry for the state. For more information, please visit oedit.colorado.gov/tourism.