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Change Leader Program

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Developing leadership skills that better equips cultural and civic leaders.

The Change Leader Institute and Certification three-day leadership development program that better equips cultural and civic leaders to manage environmental and organizational change by developing leadership skills create a support and mentoring network to reduce geographic isolation and become catalysts for change in their communities.


Rolling Deadline

Eligibility Snapshot
  • Any Colorado resident interested in using the arts to make a change.
  • Designed for cultural and community leaders.

Change Leader Story

An important part of the Change Leader program is continual engagement with growing the statewide network. Colorado Creative Industries wants to know stories that are taking place in your communities whether it’s adapting to COVID-19, a certification project, or inspiration you’d like to share with your fellow cohorts which can be incorporated in a special edition Change Leader newsletter. All you have to do is fill out the form below to submit your story! * 500-word count limit.

Photos, video and audio submissions

Please provide a downloadable link for media, via Dropbox or other file sharing site.

File Formats for photo, video and audio submissions.

PHOTO (maximum of 3)

File formats: jpg, jpeg, png, gif. Optimal image size is 1920 pixels on the longest side, 1200 pixels on the smallest side at 300 dpi. Images can be a digital photograph or a digital scan. Maximum file size: 15 MB.

AUDIO (maximum 5 minutes)

File formats: mp3, wav, aac, aiff. Bit rate: minimum 96 kpbs, maximum 320 kbps. Maximum file size: 50 MB

VIDEO (maximum 5 minutes)

File formats: mov, mp4 (h.264), m4v, wmv. Minimum dimensions: 488 x 360, maximum 1920 x 1080. Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9. Frame rate: minimum 12 fps, recommended 30 fps.

Maximum file size: 250 MB

Naming files: Please name your files firstname_lastname.file extension in lower case (eg john_doe.jpg, john_doe2.jpg, john_doe.mp4)

Captions/Credits: You must submit a caption and a credit* with any submitted photo, audio, or video.

Creative Industries
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
(303) 892-3840 | Fax (303) 892-3848 |
1600 Broadway, Ste. 2500 Denver, CO 80202