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“P.S. You Are Here” funding opportunity open for proposal submission

Sep 10 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues is currently accepting proposals for the next round of “P.S. You Are Here” (PSYAH) funding until Friday, Sept. 18, 5 p.m. for residents with a creative idea that could transform an underutilized space in a Denver neighborhood. As part of IMAGINE 2020, Denver’s Cultural Plan, Arts

“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,

Denver’s Public Art Program Upcoming Installations: September/October 2015

Sep 10 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues’ Public Art program is gearing up for a busy fall with at least five new installations taking place across the City and County of Denver. These five installations are adding to the already impressive public art collection featuring more than 380 artworks commissioned over the past


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

Historic McNichols Civic Center Building Temporarily Closing to Improve Connectivity and Access

Aug 20 - Venues

McNichols Civic Center Building will close its doors for construction on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 as the building prepares for operational upgrades as well as implementing a new front courtyard offering better connectivity to Civic Center Park and universal access to the building. Arts & Venues staff will vacate the

Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Named National Historic Landmark

Aug 04 - Venues

Red Rocks Park and the Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp today were designated National Historic Landmarks by the National Park Service and Department of the Interior. The designation recognizes sites that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. “Being awarded

Now Accepting Nominations for Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture

Aug 03 - Events & Programs

Nominations for the 2015 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture are now being accepted through Friday, Aug. 28. 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

Creative Youth Take Flight: La Alma Connection

Jul 27 - Events & Programs

National Endowment for the Arts, Rose Community Foundation and Denver Arts & Venues join hands with Denver youth at Arts Street Through Arts Street’s LA ALMA CONNECTION project, Denver's underserved high school to college-age youth will participate in sustainable Urban Design and Creative placemaking to improve the traffic congestion along

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

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 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

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