TIM GILL CENTER FOR PUBLIC MEDIA
The Tim Gill Center for Public Media is a collaboration established in 2012 between 22 partner organizations, all working to connect people, expertise and resources to create and distribute new content that tells stories that would otherwise go untold. Rocky Mountain PBS is the convening partner with the following collaborators: Pikes Peak Library District, KRCC 91.5FM, UCCS, Pikes Peak Community College, and Rocky Mountain Community Radio (a consortium of 17 community-owned radio stations around the state of Colorado). The Tim Gill Center Collaboration produces programs to increase citizen participation in public media and foster citizen journalism.
Tim Gill Center Staff
The Tim Gill Center for Public Media staff manages not only the building activities but all Southern Colorado events by Rocky Mountain PBS with the help of the KTSC Staff in Pueblo and a group of helpful volunteers. [More…]
Additional Occupants at the Tim Gill Center
In addition to Rocky Mountain PBS, the Tim Gill Center for Public Media also contains offices for other community organizations. Please check out the additional occupants of the Tim Gill Center [More…]
The Tim Gill Center for Public Media is housed in the former Colorado Springs home of the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Denver-based Gill Foundation. The building used to be two separate spaces housing a tire station built in 1925 and a horse barn built before the turn of the century. In 1986, pioneering real estate developer and investor Tom Hudson began work to join these two historical buildings to create an 8,500 square foot office and retail “spec” space to be called “The Metro.”
When Hudson closed on the space in 1984, he said he always liked the the property, noting that its “importance is not in the value of the land but in the building itself,” he stated. “We’ll be looking for creative type tenants who can use unstructured open spaces.” Hudson didn’t know at the time that the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado would be just such a tenant for more than a decade, bringing to life his vision of a building that would join together an entire community.
In 2011, the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado offices were transitioned to Denver and in 2012 the Gill Foundation awarded Rocky Mountain PBS the building, which had become known throughout the state as a place to convene, collaborate and create positive change for a greater community. The Tim Gill Center for Public Media carries on the vision of Tim Gill and the Gill Foundation by ensuring the space is always available free of charge to community nonprofits, and the Center itself is a collaboration between 21 organizations throughout the state, all working to inform, engage and elevate citizens in dialogue vital to building a better Colorado.
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