With billions in arts funding, businesses play a key role in ensuring the health and vitality of the nation’s arts sector. In it’s third year, ABI introduced Aesthetics and Business, a course developed by visiting artist/lecturer, Diane Ragsdale, for BBA students in the School of Business, along with activity and experiences meant to help the development of the personal aesthetic for COMPASS, the BBA leadership training program.
CBCA Economic Activity Study of Arts & Culture in Metro-Denver: Denver metro area nonprofit arts, cultural and scientific organizations generated $1.85 billion in Total Economic Activity, according to this study conducted by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA).
Non-Profit Board Leadership class was developed to teach board skills to graduate students through the Wisconsin School of Business, but was opened to all graduate level students recognizing that many students will, at some point in their careers, serve on a non-profit board or work for one.
Now with a clear mandate, and a focus on our culturally rich metropolitan area, there are real opportunities for him to celebrate what is happening at grass-roots level alongside the offer of our bigger cultural players, whilst investing in culture and the arts as social determinants of health and wellbeing, for long-term social change.
The event was in part, about sharing new ideas and innovative practice that bridges substance misuse and recovery, with the arts – moving away from cliched representations of addiction, and critically about exploring ways in which art and artists might have a part in the research agenda.