Exciting news--the Next Stage Collaborative will be featured tonight (Friday, Feb. 17th) on Rocky Mountain PBS at 8:30 pm Mountain Time. Comcast Channel 658 (HD) or online at www.rmpbs.org/ The program is called Arts District and they interviewed CAM student Brandon Vargas, Arts & Venues Deputy Director Ginger White Brunetti and others. Part of its uniqueness is the opportunity for people to stop by and interact with Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and other forms of digital media. Chancellor Horrell's connections with Denver Arts & Venues made this space and initiative possible, and it is jointly sponsored/supported by CU Denver and the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
“On behalf of the CBCA Board of Directors, we are thrilled to have Christin join the CBCA management team,” said Mark Davidson, CBCA Board Chairman and Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie. “We had many qualified applicants for the position. Christin’s marketing and development background, her experience with nonprofits, including being a CBCA Leadership Arts graduate, and the enthusiasm she exhibited during the selection process quickly elevated her to the top of the list of candidates.”
Crampton Day brings a strong background in communications, fundraising, management, and strategic planning having been co-owner at Schenkein and, most recently, Senior Director of Public Relations at Barnhart. She was also Executive Director of Ballet Nouveau Colorado. Crampton Day is a life-long advocate for the arts, serving on the Colorado Ballet Board of Trustees for 13 years, among numerous other volunteer leadership roles. A graduate of CBCA’s inaugural Leadership Arts class, Crampton Day was honored with CBCA’s Cultural Leadership Award in May, 2016.
“I am delighted to join CBCA, an organization I have admired for many years,” said Crampton Day. “Perhaps more than ever this is a pivotal time for the arts in Colorado; the importance it has on our lives and livelihood, enriching our community, and providing people with passion and purpose, heart and soul, as well as diversity, acceptance and healing. Colorado’s creative industries drive our economy and CBCA is a critical leader, connector, facilitator and community partner for arts advocacy and engagement; and I am inspired to champion CBCA’s mission at the intersection of arts and business,” she added.
Crampton Day’s first day at CBCA will be February 23, 2017.
So how do you solve the issue? One key is to erase the idea that producers who don’t live in New York or Los Angeles are “outsiders.” Members of a panel that featured producers and executives from Knoxville, Tenn.; Denver; St. Louis and Minneapolis said although plenty of networks are interested in shows from the flyover states, there’s definitely still a “cool kid” mentality of certain coastal brands. Some people still ask, “Why is your company there?”
“If we’re trying to bridge this divide between the urban and the rural and try to tell stories, post-November, about our world, that mind-set within our group has to change,” said Jager, who runs the Denver-based CORE Innovation Group.