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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

Denver Music Summit Offers National Exchange and Collaboration

Apr 03 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues’ (A&V) Create Denver initiative and Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) announce the Denver Music Summit taking place Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 located at the McNichols Civic Center Building. National in scope and local in focus, the Denver Music Summit brings together musicians, industry

Live Event Series leads up to 2015 Five Points Jazz Festival

Mar 12 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues has announced Five Points Jazz Presents: Rendezvous Sessions, an event series of live performances and a film screening leading up to the 2015 Five Points Jazz Festival Saturday, May 16. The series features three events and will be hosted on Thursdays at the McNichols Civic Center

100 Urban Arts Fund Murals

Jan 22 - Public Art

100 Urban Arts Fund Murals The Urban Arts Fund (UAF) is a graffiti prevention and youth development program which facilitates the creation of new murals in perpetually vandalized areas throughout the City and County of Denver. The UAF provides access to positive, creative experiences for youth and transforms dilapidated areas

Denver’s P.S. You Are Here Creative Placemaking Projects – Are Here!

Jan 22 - Create Denver

Denver's P.S. You Are Here Creative Placemaking Projects – Are Here! #PSYOUAREHERE In April 2014, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues launched P.S. You Are Here, a creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization program for creative, physical projects in public spaces such as parks, alleys, streets and sidewalks.

Red Rocks Breaks Records Again

Jan 05 - Venues

For the fifth consecutive year, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre has broken records for events and attendance. Red Rocks hosted a record 104 concerts in 2014, plus 10 films and nine graduations. The amphitheatre was also the setting for 12 fitness events, including the Red Rocks Fitness Challenge and Yoga

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