2023 Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture Community Roll-Out

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Join us at the free community roll-out event to release CBCA’s latest Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture, presented by U.S. Bank. Hear the latest data, stories and impact of the regional arts, cultural, and scientific sector, especially as we rebound from the decade of growth lost due to the pandemic.

This public event on November 2 at Denver Art Museum will feature a presentation of the new data and research, an engaging panel discussion, networking, and creative surprises. Media, elected officials, business leaders, cultural organizations, and arts advocates are all invited to attend.


  • 9:30 am Event Opens with Networking and Light Refreshments
  • 10:00 am Opening Remarks
  • 10:10 am Presentation of Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture
  • 10:25 am Panel Discussion
  • 10:50 am Closing Remarks and Call to Action
  • 11:00 am Event Concludes

Panelists include:

  • James Holmes, Executive Director, Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation
  • Meredith Leighty, Mayor, City of Northglenn and Principal, Belmar School of Integrated Arts
  • Marcia Romero, Vice President | Community Development/Relations, U.S. Bank
  • Philip Sneed, President & CEO, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities


Did you know that CBCA has been publishing this biennial Economic Activity Study since 1993? The latest study analyzes data from arts, cultural, and scientific nonprofits organizations in the seven-county metro area who receive funding from the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) in the 2022 calendar year. Key metrics include overall economic activity, cultural tourism, jobs, attendance, philanthropy and educational outreach. For the last 30 years, this study has been a key advocacy tool to demonstrate the relevance and impact of the arts & cultural sector on our region.

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