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! 

Read our February 2016 Inside Track Newsletter


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CBCA’s annual Business for the Arts Awards honor businesses and individuals for their exemplary partnerships and engagement with the arts.  This arts-infused, high profile Awards Luncheon is attended by 700 arts, business and civic leaders. This year, Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), will give the keynote address at the luncheon. There will also be outstanding music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the event.

Annual Business for the Arts Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
11:15 – 1:30 pm
Seawell Ballroom, Denver Performing Arts Complex 

*The Awards Luncheon is sold out. Please contact Meredith Badler at or 303-282-5135 if you’re interested in attending. 

Learn more about this exciting event and the award categories.



Cultural Leadership Award

Call for Nominations!

Leadership Arts Alumni Network is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Cultural Leadership Award.  The Cultural Leadership Award recognizes an alumnus/na of CBCA’s Leadership Arts program who has made a significant impact on arts & culture in Colorado through a personal commitment to the arts.  All nominations are due by Friday, February 26, 2016.

Watch this video to learn more about the nomination process and how to ensure a successful application.




Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) supports the growth of Colorado’s vibrant creative sector by matching qualified artists with volunteer attorneys ready to address discrete legal matters by lending their expertise.

Register to be a CAFTA Volunteer Attorney

CAFTA is recruiting volunteer attorneys. Your legal expertise is a valuable resource to Colorado’s creative economy!  CAFTA provides a unique opportunity for attorneys to work directly with Colorado’s creative community by helping artists, cultural nonprofits and creative businesses that are unable to pay with a variety of legal issues.

Download the Volunteer Attorney Registration Form. Submit your completed form via email to or mail it to 130 West 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80204.

Learn more about Colorado Attorneys for the Arts.




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.