Welcome to our first blog post! We are extremely honored to announce that Tuggle Designs was chosen to receive the Career Advancement Award from Colorado Creative Industries last fall. CCI is the states art agency, whose vision is “to support and expand the impact of creative industries, artists and entrepreneurs, connecting communities to advance a thriving and vibrant Colorado.”
We support and encourage the innovators, creators, change-makers and dreamers who improve our quality of life and make Colorado creative. We focus on strengthening the vitality of visual, performing and literary arts through promotion, resources and funding opportunities. We believe in bold innovation and the invaluable contributions the arts bring to this beautiful state.
Over the last 6 months, Tuggle Designs used the grant award to build a booth to exhibit at fine art and craft shows, both locally and nationally. Our first show is the Downtown Aspen Arts Festival, coming up on July 20-21st. This is just the first of many shows we plan to participate in over the coming years. We are excited to reach new audiences and connect with our community in this way!
We also used our award to form a cohesive, branded appearance for our business. We were able to redesign our packaging to be fully branded with our business name and logo, and were be able to purchase promotional materials that help us spread the word about our jewelry company to the public.
Ultimately, this grant allowed us to take our business to the next level. Our goal has been to expand and sell our jewelry directly to the public through retail fine art and craft shows, allowing us to create more of our passion - handcrafted jewelry. We are proud and extremely honored to have been chosen and are thrilled to see what the future holds. Thank you CCI for your support of our small business!