CCAH, The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, was founded 40 years ago by community members who saw the arts as essential to the heart & soul of Carbondale. Through the promotion of the arts, artists, arts education, cultural activities and events, CCAH has been instrumental in forming Carbondale’s unique identity as an arts & culture hot spot in the Rockies. CCAH believes collaboration with state and local governments, schools, artists, business and other nonprofits is the key to building community through art and increasing economic growth.

Today,  CCAH is leading Carbondale in the development of a Creative Plan. This plan follows a state initiative identifying communities, like Carbondale, as Creative Districts. This program is part of the Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the state Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Authenticity, heritage, creativity and collaboration dominate the Carbondale vision. Please visit us in our new home, The Launchpad, which houses our office, the R2 Gallery, Artique and performing arts studios, located on the 4th Street Plaza downtown or at our Educational Studios in the Third Street Center.

Volunteerism is a huge part of what keeps CCAH going and rooted to the needs of this community. We are incredibly grateful to all who lend a hand whether on a recurring basis with the R2 Gallery or once a year at the Mountain Fair. Some of CCAH’s most devoted volunteers are our Board of Directors. CCAH’s board includes Dan Giese & Sarah Wood (Co-Chairs), Erkko Alm, Annie Bell, Evan Cree, Alix Knipe, Alejandra Rico, Pam Rosenthal, Beth Wysong. If you are interested in getting more involved with CCAH or the community, you can find more information below. CCAH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Be sure to check out this magical video (created by CCAH staff!) promoting our 2015 Membership Drive: https://vimeo.com/128502931