Steeped in culture and heritage, the town of Breckenridge provides a unique mix of creative opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Generations of artists, makers, musicians and writers have chosen to live in or visit this beautiful Rocky Mountain destination, its inspiration reflected in their work. Through visual and performing arts, heritage and museum activities, craft education, culinary and healing arts, design, film and literature, the community offers a scenic mountain environment with diverse opportunities for individual self-expression and cultural exploration.

At the core of the Breckenridge creative community are a number of long-standing cultural organizations, including: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge Film Festival, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Breckenridge Music Festival and National Repertory Orchestra.

Established in 2014, Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA)—or BreckCreate for short—was developed by the Town of Breckenridge to support and promote arts, culture and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. This multidisciplinary nonprofit organization is responsible for the successful management of a series of programs, properties and partnerships that collectively animate and populate a cultural corridor in the heart of downtown Breckenridge. From quality performing and visual arts to the development of one of the region’s newest arts districts, Breckenridge Creative Arts is a transformative force for Breckenridge and the greater Summit County community.

BCA leads the creative economic development of the Town of Breckenridge by:

  • Cultivating the town’s cultural assets and promoting the community as a leading year-round creative destination
  • Supporting and collaborating with local artists, organizations and businesses that are mission-aligned and foster mutually beneficial relationships
  • Maintaining exceptional venues for resident companies, special event partners, promoters and rental groups
  • Presenting high-quality performing arts events and visual arts exhibitions
  • Providing education and community engagement opportunities with a focus on art-making experiences and opportunities for creative play
  • Curating and organizing public art projects, culture walks, studio visits and residency programs

It is BCA’s hope that, amidst the stunning vistas and spectacular landscape of Breckenridge, visitors and residents will find an interdisciplinary arts environment allowing them to exchange ideas and find collaboration and inspiration in the most unique of places.

Vision

Our vision is to see Breckenridge as a world-leading creative destination.

Mission

Our mission is to promote Breckenridge as a vibrant, year-round creative destination by developing inspiring collaborative experiences that attract visitors and enrich the lives of our citizens.

Values

To achieve our vision and mission we are guided by the following values:

  • Excellence and relevance
  • Engagement and interactivity
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Collaboration, cooperation and communication
  • Respect for our natural and cultural environment

Scope + Focus

Breckenridge Creative Arts supports and serves artists, creatives, cultural enthusiasts, tourists and the community by providing a year-round schedule of performances, exhibitions, screenings, classes, workshops and other engagement opportunities within the five cultural facilities that BCA manages and operates, as well as in public gathering spaces throughout Breckenridge.

In support of its mission, Breckenridge Creative Arts curates ideas, spaces and talent to enable artistic visions and creative collaborations to flourish. As a multidisciplinary organization, BCA presents work that cuts across music, dance, film, spoken word, literary and visual arts, education, and the creative and technology sectors.

Core program activities offered by BCA include:

  • Fine Art and Studio Craft Curriculum: A program that focuses on year-round education and enrichment on the Breckenridge Arts District campus, including classes, workshops and open studios in media such as painting, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and more.
  • Artist-in-Residence: A program designed to offer artists the time, space and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their respective practice. Guest artists are chosen on the basis of artistic merit, and live and work on the Breckenridge Arts District campus for approximately two-to-four weeks. Additionally, BCA offers affordable studio space to local artists.
  • BCA Presents: A program of ticketed concerts, lectures and performances with regional, national and international talent.
  • BCA Curates: A program of temporary installations, interventions and art happenings within the Breckenridge Arts District and other public spaces; as well as the acquisition, conservation and preservation of the growing Town of Breckenridge public art collection; and festivals, exhibitions and special events that feature curated content.

In addition to our self-produced and presented programs, BCA serves as an umbrella and advocacy organization, working to leverage and grow artistic and creative assets and resources throughout Breckenridge. In order to involve the community comprehensively in our mission and draw on the strengths of our peer creative community, we frequently collaborate with local artists, organizations and businesses who offer relevant programming, services and support. Our growing community-based alliances foster diversity, inclusion and growth.

With an emphasis on authenticity, culture and singularity of place, all BCA programs and partnerships are designed to promote community-building, placemaking and economic development in Breckenridge.

Board

Deb Kelleher Spiers, Chair
Marsha Cooper, Vice Chair
Kenneth Nelson, Secretary + Treasurer
Michelle Bushey
Lindsay Eland
Amy Evans
Debra Fox
Rick Holman, Ex-Officio
Felice F. Huntley
Elisabeth Lawrence
Bob Lowe
Robb Woulfe, Ex-Officio

Staff

Robb Woulfe, President + CEO
Rachael Anderson, Studio Assistant
Kate Ankeny, Studio Manager
Jenn Cram, Director of Public Programs + Engagement
Saam Golgoon, Director of Operations + Facilities
Matthew Karukin, Venue + Artist Relations Manager
Reese Kempter, Public Information Assistant
Neal M. Kerr, Director of Production + Technical Services
Susan Lyon, Director of Administration + Sales
Ken Miller, Event Production Manager

Becca Spiro, Director of Learning + Innovation
Dana Wissmiller, Patron Services Manager 
Vicky Young, Studio Assistant

Credits + Consultants

GatherHouse
Design + Publications

Fresh Consulting
Website Development

NRPR, LLC
Public Relations

Erica Marciniec
Content Writer

Liam Doran Photography
Photography

House of Signs
Signage

Pioneer Printing
Printing

Lisa Gamber, CPA
Accounting Services

Yanari Watson McGaughey PC
Auditors + Tax Advisors

Management Team

Robb-WebRobb Woulfe, President + CEO
robb@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 1

Robb is responsible for providing vision, leadership, curatorial oversight and management expertise in the areas of program development, financial planning, operations, marketing and public relations. As an advocate for arts, culture and creative industries in Breckenridge, he serves as chief spokesperson on behalf of BCA and an entrepreneur identifying strategic opportunities and alliances. Together with BCA’s board and staff, Robb works with local artists, creative businesses and cultural organizations to develop opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships within the themes of collaboration, capacity-building and creative tourism.


kate-ankeny-headshotKate Ankeny, Studio Manager
kate@breckcreate.org | 970 547 3116

Kate is responsible for managing seven working studios and two guest artist live/work spaces on the Arts District campus, serving as liaison with artists, studio assistants and technicians, and other BCA staff. In addition, she assists in developing promotional materials that support campus activities and increase brand awareness, including web content management, graphic design and digital marketing.


Jenn-WebJenn Cram, Director of Public Programs + Engagement
jenn@breckcreate.org | 970 547 3116

Jenn is responsible for managing the participatory public programs and engagement strategies for guests of all ages and experience levels within BCA’s educational and enrichment curriculum. In addition to overseeing the Breckenridge public art collection and campus programming for the Breckenridge Arts District, she guides the conceptualization, development and implementation of program offerings in visual art and craft media, including studio workshops, exhibition opportunities, lectures, symposia and conferences to help further BCA’s goal of bringing artists and the public together.


Saam-WebSaam Golgoon, Director of Operations + Facilities
saam@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 2

Saam is responsible for managing venue rentals, scheduling, house services, information technology and maintenance for all of BCA’s cultural facilities. He works and collaborates with various industry and community constituencies, including resident arts companies, special event partners, commercial promoters and other facility users. In addition to assisting with talent buying and program development, Saam is responsible for contract compliance, facility administration and providing general management support to the programs presented and produced by BCA.


rocko-webMatthew Karukin, Venue + Artist Relations Manager
matthew@breckcreate.org

Matthew is responsible for managing a variety of facility and program needs, including venue and house management, artist services and event operations. In addition to providing production support on various programs, he also oversees volunteer recruitment, usher coordination and training, and the maintenance of a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment for all patrons and visitors to BCA venues.


Neal-WebNeal M. Kerr, Director of Production + Technical Services
neal@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 4

Neal is responsible for managing event production and technical operations within BCA’s portfolio of programs and venues, most specifically at the Riverwalk Center. This includes oversight of stage operations, equipment maintenance and upgrades, design and structural needs, and onsite artist support. Neal works closely with production staff from resident and visiting companies in all technical aspects of advancing performances and ensures the successful execution of production requirements.


Susan-WebSusan Lyon, Director of Administration + Sales
susan@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 5

Susan is responsible for managing the administrative, financial, human resource and business operations of BCA. In addition, she oversees all sales activities, including event ticketing, class registration and customer service for both self-presented programs as well as other events within BCA facilities. With a focus on enhanced guest service, Susan directs a unified and personalized customer experience across all channels of BCA’s business strategy, driving patron satisfaction and financial results.


ken-webKen Miller, Event Production Manager
ken@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 3

Ken is responsible for managing the planning and execution of variety of BCA special programs. He handles all aspects of production and project management, including: communications, event logistics and on-site support. In addition to working with town and community representatives on event infrastructure needs, Ken also provides technical and production support for other department initiatives.


becca-webBecca Spiro, Director of Learning + Innovation
becca@breckcreate.org | 970 453 3187 ext 7

Becca is responsible for managing initiatives in education, research and outreach in order to connect programs, tours, studio classes, exhibitions and other BCA content to a wide variety of audiences, on-campus, online and offsite. As part of the curatorial team, Becca develops new methods for aiding visitors’ understanding of art, encouraging interdisciplinary thinking and promoting creative, participatory learning experiences for diverse audiences.


dana-webDana Wissmiller, Patron Services Manager
dana@breckcreate.org | 970 547 3100

Dana is responsible for managing ticketing operations, customer service and sales support for both BCA programs and parter events, while also promoting membership and group sales opportunities. With a focus on guest relations, she and her team work to create a consistently positive experience for patrons and visitors in a manner consistent with BCA’s mission and brand.


Jack-Kennedy-01Jack Kennedy, Executive Assistant + Office Mascot

Jack is responsible for greeting visitors to the Riverwalk Center ticket office, making daily rounds to staff offices to get attention, sharing his toy bone during team meetings and generally sleeping on the job. He was adopted by BCA President, Robb Woulfe, and his wife from Golden Retriever Rescue of Michigan.

Rentals

Breckenridge Creative Arts is contracted by the Town of Breckenridge to manage and operate all of its cultural facilities, including the Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge Theater, Speakeasy Theater, Old Masonic Hall and the studios on the Arts District campus.

RIVERWALK CENTER

150 W. Adams Avenue
Breckenridge, CO 80424

750-seat heated indoor performance venue. The space is flexible with pitched removable seating and glass doors that open onto a lawn adjacent to the Blue River.

Download the Riverwalk Center Venue Policies + Procedures Manual and Technical Specs.

Click here for the Riverwalk Center online rental application.

ARTS DISTRICT

136 S. Main Street
Breckenridge, CO 80424

A new multi-facility arts campus that hosts workshops, exhibits, artists-in-residence, and a variety of other activities for locals and visitors alike.

Click here for the Arts District online rental application.

 

BRECKENRIDGE THEATER

121 S. Ridge Street
Breckenridge, CO 80424

An intimate 100-seat theater used for a variety of performances and houses an art gallery in its lobby.

Click here for the Arts District online rental application.

 

SPEAKEASY THEATER

103 S. Harris Street
Breckenridge, CO 80424

A newly-renovated, 150-seat state-of-the-art movie theater that screens first-run, commercial titles as well as present classic, independent, and art house films.

Click here for the Speakeasy Theater online rental application.

Booking and Hold Policies:

At Breckenridge Creative Arts, we will make every effort to provide you with the dates you need to make your event a success. In cases where two parties wish to book the same date, the following policies and procedures will govern how dates are placed on “hold” and how “held” dates can be “challenged.”

DATES WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL RENTAL APPLICATION IS APPROVED.

 

  • Placing a Hold on a Date: 

    • Holds may be placed on any date (up to one year in advance) for which a lease has not been executed. Any hold on the calendar more than one year in advance will be considered tentative until the final scheduling of priority events.
    • We will place a “hold” on any date you request, provided there is not a rental agreement already executed with another party for that date.
    • If you are the first to request a date, you are given the “first hold” for that date. This gives you first right of refusal so that we will not sell the date to another party without first giving you the opportunity to execute a lease agreement and secure the date.
    • If a hold already exists for a date in which you are interested, we will place a “second hold” (or third, etc.) on the date. This gives you the option to execute a rental agreement should those with holds above yours not finalize arrangements for the date. This applies to dates held for ALL Priority Events.
 
  • Hold Policies:

    We will hold your date at no cost until:

    • Either ninety (90) calendar days after the date the hold was first placed,
    • Or ninety (90) calendar days prior to the event, whichever comes first.

At that time, or if the hold is placed within ninety (90) calendar days of the proposed event, you will be required to execute a rental agreement for your date and provide full payment for all deposits and advance fees. Rental agreement and deposits must be returned within fourteen (14) calendar days. Acceptable forms of payment will be at the discretion of the Breckenridge Creative Arts.

 

  • Challenging a Hold Date:

    Should you wish to secure a date that is being held by another party, the following procedures will apply:

    • Notify the Director of Operations and Facilities that you wish to challenge the party holding the date you want. Upon approval of rental application, we will prepare a rental agreement for your signature and inform you of all deposits and advance fees due under the terms of the agreement. N.B.: Not all held dates are subject to challenges.
    • Upon receipt of the signed rental agreement and all deposits, we will inform the first party holding the date that they have seventy-two (72) hours in which to secure the date through the execution of a rental agreement and payment of deposit fees. Should the party release the date or not meet the 72-hour deadline, the date will be yours (under the provisions of the executed rental agreement).

Should the first party secure the date, your deposit will be refunded in full and your rental agreement will be destroyed.


Contact Information
Ticket Office 
Arts District


Breckenridge Creative Arts
150 West Adams Avenue
Post Office Box 4269
Breckenridge, CO 80424
info@breckcreate.org
970 453 3187
150 West Adams Avenue
Post Office Box 4269
Breckenridge, CO 80424
ticketoffice@breckcreate.org
970 547 3100

Hours:
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday – Sunday | June – August
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday | September – May
* Hours are subject to change

136 South Main Street
Post Office Box 4269
Breckenridge, CO 80424
info@breckcreate.org
970 453 3364