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CBCA’s Arts + Industry Forum Series aims to educate, inspire an inclusive dialogue, and cultivate partnerships and innovative approaches to society’s significant challenges, such as climate change, healthcare, affordable housing and real estate, accessibility, and transportation. Each forum explores the intersection between the arts and a distinct business sector relevant to Colorado’s economy.

Based on community input, CBCA will deepen its focus on two primary themes going forward: Arts + Health & Wellness and Arts + Environmental Sustainability. CBCA will host two Forums in 2023. The first was on Arts + Health in June 2023. The second is on Arts + Environmental Sustainability on October 18 at eTown in Boulder. Register here!

By fostering a community dialogue, these interdisciplinary Forums highlight timely issues, inspire action and raises awareness on how arts interact and influence specific industries. The goal is that the Forums will help foster innovative business solutions and a more collaborative society, one where scientists, engineers, bankers and real estate developers are working with designers, creatives and artists for positive social change. These events also shed light on how businesses can further their economic opportunity development through arts partnerships, as well as foster cross-sector understanding and collaboration.

Check out the Denver Business Journal‘s follow-up article on the Arts + Transportation Forum. Recordings of the three virtual Forums in 2020 and 2021 are available below.

Upcoming Forums

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Recorded Virtual Forums


Arts + Agriculture Forum

Speakers: Kate Greenberg, Colorado Department of Agriculture; Audrey Sayles, Some Girls and a Mural; Richard Saxton, M12 Studios; Harrison Topp, Topp Fruits & Rocky Mountain Farmers Union; Chef Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita, PhD; Grace Hanover, National Western Center

Arts + Transportation Forum

CBCA Arts + Industry Forum Series

Speakers: Ashley Hairston Doughty, Design Kettle, LLC; Alexis Moore, City of Lakewood; Ben Stone, Smart Growth America; Marcus Young, Minnesota Department of Transportation; Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal

Arts + Wellness Forum: Resiliency for Healthcare Workers

Speakers: Abby Ahmad, Musician, Artist, Educator; Katie Glowacki, Children’s Hospital Colorado; Kelly GreenLight, Artist; Michael Henry, Lighthouse Writers Workshop; Marc Moss, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Gabby Mundie, RN, PACU, Nurse; Katherine Reed, Children’s Hospital Colorado; Tara Rynders, The Clinic; Hillary Sinn, Children’s Hospital Colorado

2023 Arts + Industry Forum Series Sponsor

2023 Arts + Industry Forum Series Media Partner