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Denver Arts & Venues accepting nominations for Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture

Jul 19 - Events & Programs

Nominations for the 2017 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture are now being accepted through Friday, Sept. 1. In the spirit of IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s Cultural Plan, Mayor Michael B. Hancock will recognize individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions to the artistic, cultural and

Denver Public Art summer tours return, expands to DEN

May 22 - Denver Public Art

Denver Public Art tours return for the 2017 summer with new sites, additional architectural focuses, and more tours offered than ever before. New tour sites include Union Station, Denver International Airport (DEN), and the Denver Public Library/Denver Art Museum campus. “We are excited to have widened our scope in terms

Mayor Hancock declares October National Arts and Humanities Month

Oct 18 - About A&V

NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH OCTOBER 2016   Whereas, the month of October has been recognized as National Arts and Humanities Month by thousands of arts and cultural organizations, communities, and states across the country, as well as by the White House and Congress for over 30 years; Whereas, the

Proposals for IMAGINE 2020 Fund now being accepted for 2016-17 projects

May 25 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are now accepting proposals for the second year of the IMAGINE 2020 Fund. Applications are due Friday, June 24 at 5 p.m., and award notification will be mid-July. The funding and implementation period is August 2016 through December 2017.

Mayor Hancock reveals 2016 Youth One Book, One Denver summer reading program selection

May 20 - Events & Programs

Mayor Michael B. Hancock unveiled the winning selection for the 2016 Youth One Book, One Denver (YOBOD) program Friday morning inside Cole Arts & Science Academy. “Book Scavenger” from local author, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman was selected by more than 1,500 youth voters and is currently on the New York Times’

Funding and Governance executive team, working groups announced for The Next Stage

Apr 26 - About A&V

Denver Arts & Venues announced the executive team and four working groups of community, business and arts leaders appointed by Mayor Michael B. Hancock to advance work on The Next Stage, the recently revealed vision plan for the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The Funding and Governance group – FunGov –

“White Mirror” commissioning a first for Denver’s Public Art Program

Sep 10 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues’ Public Art Program is pleased to announce the commission of “White Mirror” an original site-specific public dance performance for Babi Yar Park, by internationally renowned choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. “White Mirror” will be performed by Lemon Sponge Cake dancers and collaborator,


Sep 10 - Create Denver

Artspace study finds critical need of affordable live/work housing for creative sector in River North Denver Affordable space for the creative sector is needed throughout Denver and the need is especially critical in the River North (RiNo) area, according to a feasibility study conducted by Artspace – the nation’s leading

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 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