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CBCA announced the winners of the 2013 Business for the Arts Awards on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 to a sold-out crowd!

The event featured pre-entertainment by Denver School of the ArtsDenver International Airport’s Terminal Kings ProjectSwallow Hill Music’s Instrument Petting Zoo, and Scientific & Cultural Facilities District’s Popsicle the Bear.Ark Life3rd Law Dance/TheatreDenver Center Theatre Company’s A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, and members of the Colorado Symphony gave outstanding performances during the event.

2013 Business for the Arts Awards Winners

These five winners were chosen from fifteen finalists:

Create Award (new in 2012) acknowledges an outstanding, for-profit creative business that has made a significant impact on Colorado’s creative economy

  • I Heart Denver Store for its innovative retail model featuring locally-designed goods from the best of Colorado’s creative sector

Impact Award 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

  • Denver International Airport for the DIA Art & Culture Program, which elevates the airport experience while highlighting Colorado’s cultural communities

John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award recognizes a business sector individual who has made significant contributions to advancing arts and culture in Colorado

  • Chuck Morris for his support of Colorado’s music community by attracting world-class acts, building exceptional venues, and supporting local artists and nonprofits

Philanthropy Award honors exemplary corporate citizenship and generosity to arts and cultural projects and organizations

  • CBS4 for its financial, in-kind, and editorial contributions to the arts that have raised cultural awareness for over twenty years

Workspace Award pays tribute to an exceptional work environment that advances business objectives

Newmont Mining Corporation for using art to strategically display its global presence while highlighting international connectivity in its newly expanded corporate offices

 

2013 Judging Panel

Lead sponsors are Ernst & Young and Pinnacol Assurance and additional sponsors of the 2013 Business for the Arts Awards include Delta Dental of ColoradoDenver Arts & VenuesKaiser PermanenteGE Johnson Construction CompanyJohn Madden CompanySnell & WilmerThe Publishing HouseCBS4ColoradoBiz Magazine and The Denver Post Community.

 

Colorado artists Theresa HaberkornMark LunningJim Milmoe and Tony Ortega have created unique prints as part of CBCA’s PrintFolio project, an initiative of CBCA’s Leadership Arts Alumni Network. A complete set was awarded to each winner and every finalist received a print from the suite. Additional information about the project is available at www.cbca.org.

 

2013 Business for the Arts Awards Finalists

Create Award (new in 2012) acknowledges an outstanding, for-profit creative business that has made a significant impact on Colorado’s creative economy

  • I Heart Denver Store for its innovative retail model featuring locally-designed goods from the best of Colorado’s creative sector
  • NINE dot ARTS for its imaginative use of art consulting to drive Colorado’s visual arts economy for artists, businesses, and nonprofits
  • Zeppelin Development for its use of creative placemaking as a hub for economic activity with the TAXI and FREIGHT developments in RiNo

 

Impact Award 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

  • Raydean Acevedo for her exemplary, ten-year long involvement with Colorado Ballet, especially Colorado Ballet’s Academy and education programs, and her performance outreach efforts
  • Amy Cara for her outstanding commitment to PlatteForum and its constituents and her leadership that helped grow the organization into a national model
  • Chuck Morris for his support of Colorado’s music community by attracting world-class acts, building exceptional venues, and supporting local artists and nonprofits

 

Philanthropy Award honors exemplary corporate citizenship and generosity to arts and cultural projects and organizations

  • CBS4 for its financial, in-kind, and editorial contributions to the arts that have raised cultural awareness for over twenty years
  • KeyBank for its philanthropic support and sponsorship of dance, film, music, literature, and visual arts institutions across Denver and Colorado
  • Wells Fargo for allocating hundreds of thousands of dollars from its philanthropic and sponsorship funds to arts and cultural organizations across Colorado

 

Workspace Award pays tribute to an exceptional work environment that advances business objectives

  • Cactus for the renovation of its building that generated an inherently fun, engaging, interactive environment for both employees and clients
  • Newmont Mining Corporation for using art to strategically display its global presence while highlighting international connectivity in its newly expanded corporate offices
  • Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell for the significant investment in an art collection for its new offices that reflects the firm’s entrepreneurial and independent spirit