Denver-based guitarist, El Javi, collaborates on stage in the Galleria | Sunset Cinema - Jonathan Phillips Photography
Denver Arts & Venues invests in our creative communities through research, exploring where we’ve been to set the course for where we're going.
Denver Music Strategy
To capitalize on Denver’s rich musical past and foster continued, sustainable growth as a music city, Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to offer the Denver Music Strategy: a forward-thinking, community-led platform rooted in collective leadership and leveraging resources and influence. This plan was developed with insights from participants in the region’s music ecosystem including musicians, businesses, government representatives, nonprofit leaders, and educational institutions.
Colorado Film Study
The Colorado Film Study was commissioned in 2019 by Colorado Creative Industries and Denver Arts & Venues to better understand the needs and opportunities of Colorado’s and Denver’s filmmakers. This four-year study of Denver and Colorado’s film industry found it growing rapidly and delivering significant economic benefits to the city and state, but a lack of investment in infrastructure, support programs and incentives has made it difficult for members of the industry to grow their projects, companies and careers. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated these challenges and made the need to address them even more urgent.
The study found that although there are challenges, Denver and Colorado’s film, television and media industry is one of large and growing potential, waiting to be unlocked.
2020 CREATIVE ECONOMY REPORT
The 2020 City of Denver Creative Economy Report with Initial Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis details the scale, scope, and growth of the Denver metropolitan region’s creative economy between 2010 and 2019. The report also estimates the initial effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the region’s creative economy.