Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) works to advance Colorado’s creative economy by connecting business and the arts. We accomplish our mission through year-round advocacy, research, training, and arts engagement efforts. Become a CBCA Member today!

Dan Frost with SCFD Bear       Ark Life at 2013 Awards


Congratulations to the Winners of the

2015 Business for the Arts Awards

CBCA announced the winners of the 2015 Business for the Arts Awards at their annual luncheon held on March 11, 2015 at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This sold-out luncheon is Colorado’s signature event honoring companies and individual’s for their exemplary partnerships and engagement with the arts.

2015 Business for the Arts Awards Winners

Create Award

  • Boulder Digital Arts is a vital resource for digital artists and creative professionals through workshops, classes and events in this ever-changing field.

Impact Award

John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award

  • Bill Marino spearheaded the creation and development of the Lakewood–West Colfax creative corridor.

EY Next Wave Leadership Award (NEW IN 2015)

  • Katie Kruger galvanizes young professionals’ involvement in the arts through board service and leadership of Cross-Cultured

Philanthropy Award

  • Janus Capital Group’s innovative Student Art Buying Program engages students with the creative economy and the value of art in their schools.

Learn more here about the Annual Business for the Arts Awards.


Metro Denver arts & culture generated $1.85 billion 

in economic activity, revealed in new CBCA study

CBCA’s biennial Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture demonstrates the financial and social impact of arts & culture on the Denver Metro area. Learn more about how SCFD-funded arts, cultural and scientific organizations act as economic drivers in to create and fuel jobs, attract tourists, spur business development, generate tax revenue, and help educate our children – now and into the future. You can read or download the full 2014 study.