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CRAFT Mentor (Formerly Champ)

Provides up to 50 hours of mentoring for organizations or tourism-related businesses wishing to advance a specific tourism-related goal or strategy.

CRAFT Mentor exists to stimulate the development of high-quality cultural, heritage, agricultural and outdoor adventure tourism experiences for travelers in Colorado.

CRAFT Mentor provides up to 50 free hours of mentoring for organizations or businesses wishing to advance a specific tourism-related goal or strategy

Duration: 50-hour timeframe determined by participant and mentor

Recommended for: Organizations, nonprofits, tourism-related businesses

Cultural & Heritage Case Studies:

SLVMA Case Study >>
Crestone Case Study >>
Montrose Historical Case Study >>
History Connections of Pueblo >> 
Rio Blanco County Historical Society >>

Culinary & Agritourism Case Studies

Horse & Hen Case Study >>
Loveland Farmers’ Market >>
Berry Patch Farms >>
Mancos Project >>

Need a Mentor?

Could you benefit from the expertise of a peer mentor to help improve or expand your plans to offer a cultural, heritage, agricultural and/or outdoor adventure tourism experience?

CRAFT Mentor Application Information >>

Fill Out a CRAFT Mentor Project Application: Application >>

Mentors may come from any region of the state.

Want to Be a Mentor?

Are you a subject expert with practical experience in a particular aspect of cultural, heritage, agricultural and outdoor adventure tourism?

Peer Mentor Application Information >>
Fill Out Our Application >>

Contact

Contact Kara Penn for both mentor and project questions or assistance.

CRAFT Mentor Implementation Grants

After successful completion of CRAFT Mentors, participants are eligible to apply for funding to implement a key priority determined during program.

Up to $1,000 available for a CRAFT Mentor Implementation Grant

  • Rolling online applications throughout year
  • Apply >>
  • Applications open on December 1, 2017
  • Eligible for a maximum of a $1,000 grant to implement a key priority determined during the CRAFT Mentor process

More funding information >>

Back to main CRAFT page >>

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Questions?
Please contact Jill Corbin, CTO Director of Destination Development, jill.corbin@state.co.us
Elizabeth O’Rear, CTO Manager of Destination Development, elizabeth.orear@state.co.us
Sarah-Jane Johnson, Destination Development PR Strategist, media@sjpr.net