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!

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On My Own Time Multi-Company Art Show

Join us in celebrating workforce creativity through this collaborative employee art exhibition. CBCA’s On My Own Time (OMOT) program provides an opportunity to recognize and encourage employee creativity, stimulate dialogue and connections, and enhance your company culture. CBCA facilitates juried employee art exhibitions at participating companies. Winners of the individual shows compete in the Multi-Company Art Show at Republic Plaza, hosted by Arts Brookfield and Brookfield Properties.

Featuring artworks from the employees and families of:
City of Boulder
Delta Dental Colorado
Denver Water
Kaiser Permanente Colorado
Pinnacol Assurance
Republic Plaza Tenant Companies/Brookfield Properties


Connecting creative individuals and groups to
pro bono (free) legal services

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts


Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) will be rolling out across the state in summer 2015. 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. Colorado’s vitality depends on the growth, self-sufficiency and overall success of our artists, creative businesses and cultural nonprofits.

Learn more about Colorado Attorneys for the Arts.

Sign-up for the CAFTA Mailing List.


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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.