By Hassan Salem, U.S. Bank Head of Commercial Banking, and Trustee & Capital Campaign Chair, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Now more than ever, arts and cultural organizations in the cities and towns where we live need our support, and here’s why. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis has hit the arts and […]
Hassan Salem is a mile-high banker who loves the great outdoors, enjoys golf, is an accomplished skier (not to mention one of the top bankers in the skiing industry), and an avid football fan who never misses a Broncos game if he can help it. He’s also engaged in the theater, predominantly behind the stage, where he is intent on keeping the arts alive and healthy – even in the middle of a global pandemic.
On March 13, 2000, the world as we in nonprofit theatre knew it, stopped. In response to COVID-19 and a subsequent City mandate, our theatres were forced to close.
While numerous national reports note that the live events industry was the first to close and likely to be the last to reopen, the impact hits even closer to home.