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New IMAGINE 2020 Fund Now Accepting Proposals

Jun 04 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs launched the new IMAGINE 2020 Fund providing up to $5,000 in funding support for new, creative and innovative programs inspired by one or more of the seven vision elements outlined in IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s Cultural Plan – that

Denver Arts & Venues announces 2015 IMAGINE 2020 funding

Apr 03 - About A&V

Denver Arts & Venues (A&V) is proud to announce 2015 funding opportunities in support of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan (I2020). The City and County’s community-based cultural plan presents strategic vision and implementation support for arts, culture and creativity that contributes significantly to Denver’s economy and quality of life. There

Arts Complex economic impact tops $141 million

Nov 21 - Venues

The Denver Performing Arts Complex has an annual economic impact of more than $141 million and corresponds to approximately 2,500 jobs in Denver, according to an analysis recently completed by BBC Research & Consulting. Denver Arts & Venues retained BBC to estimate the annual economic impact of the arts complex

Mayor Hancock Announces Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture

Nov 18 - Events & Programs

Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture. Since 1986, the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture have annually recognized individuals and organizations that

Mayor Hancock announces team to lead Denver Performing Arts Complex Re-imagining Project

Oct 23 - Events & Programs

Mayor Michael B. Hancock has appointed an Executive Leadership Team of arts, business and civic leaders to launch a robust community input process to help determine a comprehensive vision for the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Boettcher Concert Hall. Denver Arts & Venues is leading the arts complex re-imagining project

City to lead Denver Performing Arts Complex re-imagining project

Sep 18 - Venues

Mayor Michael B. Hancock will appoint an Executive Leadership Team of arts leaders, planning experts and Denver residents to launch a robust community input process and help determine a comprehensive vision for the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Arts & Venues announced today.    “Arts, culture

City awards Initial P.S. You Are Here project grants

Aug 26 - Create Denver

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues have announced the grantees of the $40,000 P.S. You Are Here creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization program. “From La Alma-Lincoln Park to Whittier and in neighborhoods across the city, these projects will create more livable communities for many Denver residents,” Mayor

Denver Unveils First Cultural Plan in 25 Years

Mar 04 - Arts Education

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues have released Denver’s first cultural plan in 25 years. IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan provides a strategic vision for the city’s arts, culture and creativity, and sets a bold agenda to achieve in seven years. Through an inclusive, data-driven public input