2014 UAF Project Application
Urban Arts Fund
2014 Project Application
Deadline: March 31, 2014
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 2013, the program has facilitated more than 70 new murals, abated 60,000 square feet of walls from vandalism and with the help of approximately 1,000 children.
Denver Arts & Venues (A&V) established the Urban Arts Fund in 2007 and allocates grants in amounts of $500 - $5,000 to artists or organizations who are able to serve as mentors to youth through the creation of a new mural, educational programming, or both.
Eligibility: UAF Applications are open to any artist or team working in the U.S. We encourage emerging artists and first-time applicants in a variety of media.
Locations identified as “graffiti hot spots” based on data provided by the Denver Police Department and Denver Public Works are given preference. Please see map online.
For questions regarding the Urban Arts Fund or suggested locations for projects, contact Mary Valdez at 720-865-4313 or email@example.com.
Please read carefully. Incomplete applications will be accepted.
- Fill out the online form here.
- All applicants must solicit and receive the support of City Council member in the specific district of mural project as a sponsor for any UAF project.
- Applications will be reviewed by the 2014 Urban Arts Fund steering committee with notification sent by March 31.
- Application review can take 1-2 weeks, and if approved, the city may require an additional 4-6 weeks to conduct background checks on participants, process invoices and draft contract agreements. Please make allowances for this review and processing period when planning your project.
- Applications may be recommended for funding at a level lower than requested.
- The UAF steering committee may give conditional approval for some projects pending additional information. Applicants receiving conditional approval may be required to engage surrounding community in an input and public comment phase before approval is finalized.
- UAF awardees will be required to document their project and submit a final report when completed.
- Projects must adhere to UAF policies.