Denver arts and culture lost nearly $1 billion during pandemic, threatening growth

In addition to erasing a decade of growth in Denver’s art scene, with nearly $1 billion in losses in 2020 as compared with 2019, last year’s venue closures and stay-at-home orders could continue to threaten the metro area’s creative economy for years to come.

That’s one of the takeaways from a new report compiled by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, which found that key metrics for financial health in Denver arts and culture plummeted by double-digit percentage points in most categories — some by nearly 50%.

The 2021 Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture, typically released every two years, complies self-reported data from the roughly 300 members of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District for 2019 and 2020. The SCFD is the seven-county metro area program that injects about $60 million annually into cultural nonprofits, thanks to a voter-approved sales tax.

“(The study) illustrates years of

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Norway, One of the Most Robust Economies to Come Out of the Pandemic, Builds Luxury Scene

Norway has managed to temper the effects of COVID-19-related lockdowns and it’s coming out of the pandemic with one of the most robust economies in the world. Local consumers are shopping confidently on home turf, international shoppers are slowly but surely returning, and there’s an array of new developments across Oslo, from new museums to the new arts and culture center Oslobukta.

This has created a newfound appetite for luxury fashion, still a relatively new market for Norway — and both local and international labels are reaping the rewards.

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“Norway is gaining confidence and becoming more explorative when it comes to fashion; Norwegians were already early adopters in terms of tech and lifestyle, but are now moving into fashion and leisure at an increasing rate,” said Annette Lund, chief executive officer of the luxury real estate manager Promenaden.

The Norwegians are also looking to make the most

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North Texas arts groups face new pandemic challenges

Editor’s note: Reconnecting after a traumatic year of separation and loss is a work-in-progress. KERA and The Dallas Morning News are collaborating to document how North Texas’ arts and culture scene is emerging from the pandemic. The News’ Tim Diovanni and KERA’s Jerome Weeks report on how performing arts groups and museums are grappling with state laws, CDC guidelines and a rise in coronavirus cases.

Canceling shows. Extending mask requirements. Testing staff and performers for COVID-19.

As coronavirus infections spike across the region due to the highly contagious delta variant, North Texas arts groups are again finding themselves on uncertain ground as they did in the pandemic’s earlier days.

But now there are major differences.

New state laws and executive orders restrict what businesses can do in response to COVID-19. And vaccinations are readily available.

Under an executive order signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, government entities — including

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The Pandemic Has Forever Changed The Health Business Here’s What To Know.

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