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27th Annual Business for the Arts Awards
March 5, 2014 / 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Seawell Grand Ballroom, DCPA
Please join us as we honor Colorado companies and individuals for their exemplary partnerships and engagement with the arts through this annual high-energy, entertaining, arts-infused event.
The judges for the 27th Annual Business for the Arts Awards are the following business and cultural leaders:
- Raydean Acevedo, President, Research Management Consultants, Inc.
- Kim Day, Manager of Aviation, Denver International Airport
- Alan Lee, Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank
- Brian Vogt, CEO, Denver Botanic Gardens
Winners are selected from finalists for each award in the following five categories:
- Create: Acknowledges an outstanding, for-profit creative business that has made a significant impact on Colorado’s creative economy.
- Impact: Highlights the innovative use of the arts to propel business success, programs that engage employees with creativity and other community activities that support arts and business partnerships.
- John Madden, Jr., Leadership Award: Recognizes a business sector individual who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in Colorado.
- Philanthropy: Honors exemplary corporate citizenship and generosity to arts and cultural projects and organizations.
- Workspace: Pays tribute to an exceptional work environment that advances business objectives.
Learn more about the event HERE.
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts 2012 Study reveals
Metro Denver arts & culture generated $1.76 billion in Economic Activity
Denver metro area arts, cultural and scientific organizations rebounded from the economic crisis in 2011, generating $1.76 billion in Total Economic Activity and $527 million in Economic Impact, according to the 2012 Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver conducted by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA).
Highlights of the study, unveiled at a sold-out event on October 31st at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver, include:
- Attendance: A mix of big events (King Tut, Denver Art Museum) and new facilities (Lone Tree Arts Center) helped draw 14.6 million in 2011, a 30% jump.
- Capital Spending: It was a banner year with the opening of the Clyfford Still Museum, Lone Tree Arts Center, and Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center. In all, the year saw $49 million in Capital Spending, a 25% hike.
- Jobs: Strong growth continued at arts, cultural and scientific groups during 2011, as total employment increased by 7% with 9,354 total jobs.
PrintFolio is a limited edition suite of four original fine art prints by well-known Denver artists. This project aims to highlight Denver’s vibrant visual arts scene and encourage art collecting in the community. Proceeds benefit CBCA Leadership Arts, a training program for people interested in serving on nonprofit arts and cultural boards of directors. The Leadership Arts Alumni Network spearheaded this effort.
PrintFolio is $300. Click here to view the artwork and learn more about the project.