Small Business Resources: Promotional and Financial


New RESOURCES page in the ART section of the RiNo website posts various resources, including recordings of previous Tools for the Creative Life workshops.


City of Denver

Temporary Outdoor Expansions for Restaurants and Bars
Submit your proposal Extended through October 2022

Support Services - 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Aggregated List of Resources


State of Colorado

Colorado COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a new call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine. The new toll-free number is 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).


Federal Assistance

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries. The SVOG application opened April 8, 2021.

Small Business Resources


Specifically For Restaurants

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation
Resources for restaurants and workers coping with the COVID-19 emergency, including relief funds, financial assistance, unemployment information, and more.

To Go Denver
List of takeout, delivery, and curbside options in Denver.


Artist Resources

Artwork Archive Complete Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities
All the best art grants, residencies, and opens calls for 2021!
Plus, artist relief funds and ongoing grants for artists affected by COVID-19.

Creative Capital Artist Resources
List of resources, including grants, emergency funds, and other assistance for artists working in all disciplines, as well as arts philanthropists, and arts professionals.

Colorado Creative Industries List of Resources
List of national and state resources. They are also working with federal, state, and local partners to secure potential recovery funding and technical assistance opportunities

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Resource List
Resources plus webinars and virtual events.