Denver Public Art Urban Arts Fund



Artist: Jaime Molina at Confluence Park & Cherry Creek Trail  
“The Urban Arts Fund (UAF) program is a perfect example of how the City is committed to implementing IMAGINE 2020, Denver’s Cultural Plan.UAF supports our key vision elements, from integrating art, culture and creativity into daily life, to making art accessible to all, to supporting local talent.”
-Tariana Navas-Nieves, Director, Cultural Affairs, Denver Arts & Venues


Call for Applications: February 22 – March 18, 2016
Application Submission Deadline: 5 p.m. on March 18, 2016 
Award Notification: Mid-April 2016 

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Urban Arts Fund Mission

In the Spirit of IMAGINE 2020. 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 into well-tended and active community gathering spaces.  As of 2016, with the help of over 2,000 youth, 500 community participants, the program has facilitated approximately 115 new murals and abated over 200,000 square feet of walls from vandalism.


Check out video coverage from previous UAF projects:
2012 UAF Projects
2013 UAF Projects
2013: Jolt with PlatteForum Youth Group
2014 UAF Projects
2015: Muralist Jet Martinez in collaboration with Black Book Gallery and Denver Public Art Program

NEW! Denver 8 ArtScene episode featuring VSA Colorado's UAF 2015 Project