Voters give resounding Yes to support arts and culture in Denver metro area

Passage of measure continues successful Scientific and Cultural Facilities District for 12 more years (Denver, Nov. 8, 2016) – Voters in the seven-county Denver metro area overwhelmingly approved continuing the SCFD, a critical source of funding for hundreds of arts and cultural organizations. For the…
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Ballot Issue 4B in Denver: What you need to know about the Science and Cultural Facilities District tax extension

Ballot Issue 4B is the one with the cute polar bear. You have certainly seen these yard signs. The bear supports extending the tax that supports the Denver Metropolitan Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) for another 12 years. This ballot measure also changes the way…
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The Arts Mean Business: CBCA Study Shows Big Economic Impact

The Colorado Business Committee on the Arts 2016 report showed a sizable creative economy on the upswing in Denver. The numbers are impressive, but they don't tell the whole story. What's the value of culture? That's a question that arts advocates must constantly answer in…

4B calls to extend 1-cent tax used to fill the coffer for arts, culture

Metro area voters will be asked to re-approve the longstanding Scientific and Cultural Facilities District tax, which helps fund about 300 arts and culture organizations in the seven-county Front Range corridor The future fitness of stages, museums and galleries across the metroplex will be appearing…
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Art helps drive local economy

Business panel looks at effect of SCFD funding The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts has issued its most recent report, called “Economic Activity Study of the Metro Denver Culture” which reports on statistics from activities completed in 2015. Results were compiled from reports by…

ENDORSEMENT: Yes on 4B: SCFD tax provides art and science for all

Cultural opportunities in the Denver metro area are robust, growing and available to all. But this profound community of art and science is fragile. Civic leaders across the nation work to create facilities and events that draw people together and many struggle. Voters in seven…
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4B: Pennies add up to something beautiful

"Life without the collective resources of our libraries, museums, theatres and galleries, or without the personal expression of literature, music and art, would be static and sterile - no creative arguments about the past, no diverse and stimulating present and no dreams of the future."…

Cultural Tourism In Metro Denver Is Up, Arts Business Report Says

Artists of the Colorado Ballet in the Battle Scene from "The Nutcracker."(Photo: Courtesy of Mike Watson) Colorado often touts its mountains and beer as tourist attractions. But a new study finds that more people than ever came to the Denver area to attend arts events…
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Metro Denver’s culture packs a $1.8 billion economic punch

Nearly 14 million people attended cultural events in metro Denver in 2015 and their attendance, coupled with operations and capital spending within the cultural industry, packed a $1.8 billion economic punch. “It reinforces that the arts and culture are a huge economic driver,” said Deborah…
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