2022 Business for the Arts Awards Luncheon

Japanese Arts Network performing at 2020 Awards Luncheon. Image by Amanda Tipton Photography

Presented by EY and PNC Bank, the 2022 Business for the Arts Awards luncheon honors exemplary collaborations, philanthropy and leadership to advance the arts across Colorado. This annual event is Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA)’s largest fundraiser and celebration. This high-energy, arts-infused awards presentation is back in person at the Seawell Ballroom – tickets sell out every year! Table/ticket purchases and other contributions made during the event are partially tax-deductible. 

Table Descriptions

Premier Table

Benefits:

  • Table for 10 guests
  • 2 tickets to VIP Reception before luncheon
  • Preferred table placement in ballroom
  • Company logo on your table sign
  • Highlighted recognition in the luncheon program
  • Recognition in the event slideshow
CBCA Member and Non-Member Table

Limited number available for the 2022 luncheon. Check if you or your company is a CBCA Member.

Benefits:

  • Table for 10 guests
  • Company name on your table sign
  • Recognition in the luncheon program

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Congratulations to the 2022 Honorees

2022 Arts & Business Partnership Award Honorees

The Arts & Business Partnership Award honorees are exemplary organizations that have gone above and beyond to support the arts and creative industries.

  • Artwork Archive, based in Denver with a global reach, goes beyond their core art inventory software platform to advance creative careers, including a robust blog and business accelerator grants and trainings.
  • The Colorado Chautauqua, a Boulder icon, partnered with Cal-Wood Education Center for Art in the Park, raising awareness for wildfire protection and recovery through creative benches built by local artists from fire damaged trees.
  • Conscious Alliance, of Broomfield, is a network of creatives working to end hunger through food drives and artistic posters at music concerts that fuel meals across Colorado and the U.S.
  • FCI Constructors, of Grand Junction, leverages their skills and resources to install downtown Grand Junction’s annual Art on the Corner sculptures, in addition to renovating the Avalon Theatre and philanthropically supporting the arts in Grand Valley.
  • Holiday Twin Drive-In, in Fort Collins, partnered with Fort Collins Musicians Association in 2020 to provide a safe place for live music during the pandemic with a weekly concert series supporting dozens of bands and hundreds of musicians.
  • Meow Wolf Denver’s new Convergence Station has been investing in Denver’s diverse creative community with a focus on social impact, accessibility and the needs of the Sun Valley neighborhood where they’re located.
  • PNC Bank has proven to be a champion of arts and culture partnerships through impactful sponsorships, significant grantmaking and employee leadership opportunities since entering the Colorado market in 2018.
  • Urban Peak’s downtown Denver youth shelter created a new music studio, spearheaded by a University of Colorado Denver songwriting professor, in order to provide youth experiencing homelessness with a cathartic and expressive outlet.
EY Next Wave Leadership Award

The EY Next Wave Leadership Award honors rising professionals who are leading the future of our cultural community.

  • Tara Rynders, Registered Nurse, Artistic Director and Founder of You & Me and The Clinic, is harnessing the power of dance to combat compassion fatigue and build resiliency for healthcare workers through immersive performances and art-based workshops.
PNC Bank Cultural Leadership Award

The PNC Bank Cultural Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding graduate of CBCA’s Leadership Arts program who has made an impact on arts and culture in Colorado.

  • Roopesh Aggarwal, Senior Director – Business Innovation at Xcel Energy, joined the Board of Central City Opera after graduating from Leadership Arts in 2016 and has provided extraordinary leadership, guidance and vision as Board President and now Co-Chairman during a transformative time for the organization.
Volunteer Attorney Impact Award

The Volunteer Attorney Impact Award recognizes an outstanding attorney who has provided pro bono legal services to Colorado creatives and advanced CBCA’s Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) program.

  • Dave Rein, Attorney at Erickson Kernell IP, is an advocate for the arts through his pro bono legal service and education with CAFTA, as well as volunteer roles with 40 West Arts, Jefferson County Cultural Council and Mi Casa Resource Center.
John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award

Named for CBCA’s founding chairman, the John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award recognizes a lifetime of extraordinary leadership and a legacy of support for the arts.

  • Richard Carter is a renowned artist and activist and has been spearheading creative development in the Roaring Fork Valley since the 1970s, including founding the Aspen Art Museum and supporting Anderson Ranch Art Center, Art Base and the new The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) in Basalt.

2022 Awards Judges

The 2022 Arts & Business Partnership Award honorees, EY Next Wave Leadership Award, PNC Bank Cultural Leadership Award and John Madden, Jr. Leadership Award were selected by an independent panel of judges.

  • Lance Burch, Senior Financial Consultant-Vice President, Charles Schwab
  • Kathy Kranz, Chief Financial Officer, Pinnacol Assurance
  • Claudia Moran, Executive Director, Museo de las Americas
  • Christine Quintana, Partner – Assurance Services, EY
  • Armando Silva, Artist / Creative Consultant
  • Kendall Smith, Director of Programming, The Arts Center at Willits (TACAW)
  • Tara Thomas, Director, Bemis School of Art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

The Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award was selected by the CAFTA Advisory Committee.

COVID Regulations and Considerations

In order to protect your health and the health of our community, CBCA has implemented the following safety protocols for this event, which may be updated in accordance with CDC, state and local recommendations.

All attendees in person must by fully vaccinated (i.e., have completed the full course of COVID-19 shots 14 days before attending), and must provide proof of vaccination along with their photo ID at the door (i.e., original or photo of CDC vaccination card, copy of Colorado CIIS vaccination record, or myColorado app).  Persons who are not vaccinated may attend by bringing proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event start time.  Masks will be worn by attendees when not actively eating or drinking and attendees should socially distance to the extent possible. If you have any questions on these policies, please contact CBCA at main@cbca.org.

Photography/Video Notice

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event, you consent to your image/likeness, voice, and/or name being used in photographs and/or film, and any reproductions or adaptations thereafter, by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) for utilization in any and all print and digital media in perpetuity. If you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed, please contact CBCA at main@cbca.org.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Presenting sponsors

Award Artwork Underwriter

Centerpiece Underwriter

Entertainment Underwriter

Networking Reception Underwriter

VIP Reception Underwriter

In-Kind and Media Partners