Lost Walks performing at CBCA's 2020 Business for the Arts Awards. Image by Amanda Tipton Photography

We are living in unprecedented, uncertain times. Just like you, we at CBCA are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, as well as our local, state and national governments, and adhering to their recommendations in order to slow the spread of this novel Coronavirus and the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of CBCA’s upcoming events have been postponed, canceled, or will be moved to virtual platforms. Please check our website for updates.

CBCA is dedicated to advancing Colorado’s creative economy. In these challenging times, we will continue to compile and share resources to help artists, creative professionals and nonprofit cultural organizations manage the impact of this crisis. There are also numerous ways that the rest of our constituents can support the creative sector and ensure that the arts remain a part of our lives.

It is now that we need the arts most as a society to unite us, provide comfort, and ease stress in troubling times. We must do our part with positivity, hope, compassion and action.

Resources for Artists, Creative Professionals, Businesses and Cultural Organizations

Informational Webinars and Virtual Discussions

How can you support the creative sector?

  • If you had tickets to an upcoming cultural event (i.e., performance, concert, exhibition, lecture), consider donating that ticket back to the organization.
  • Purchase a gift certificate now for a future arts event or experience. Invest in your own cultural future by supporting arts organizations today.
  • Make a financial donation directly to a cultural organization. You can find a list of SCFD organizations in the Denver metro or search statewide through ColoradoGives.org
  • Hire an artist! This is a crowd-sourced database of Colorado artist with various skills. Do you need some web design done? Social media? Tutoring? Translation? Babysitting? Career coaching?
  • Donate to one of the local crowd-funded artist-organized Artist Relief Funds: Denver Metro Area Artist Relief Fund and the Colorado Artist Relief Fund
  • Did you know that you can donate your Colorado state refund to a nonprofit? Use this opportunity to support the arts through ReFund CO.
  • If you’re an organization that typically hires artists, please consider continuing to support those professionals (For example, check out Youth on Record’s response).
  • Springboard for the Arts’ principles for ethical cancellations (if you had to cancel events due to social distancing precautions)
  • CPR’s Indie 102.3 lists 10 ways you can help Colorado’s music scene

We need the arts in our lives more than ever! What else can you do to feed your soul and benefit from the power of creativity?

*This is not an exhaustive list! Email main@cbca.org to let us know about other resources, virtual events or other ideas are out there. We will continually update this list.