Business Opportunities

Denver Arts & Venues (DAV) is a division of the City & County of Denver's Department of General Services. DAV’s mission is to amplify Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through our premier public venues, public art collection, and free entertainment events and programs. DAV is responsible for the maintenance, repair, management and operation of the City's theatre, concert, auditorium or arena venues, supports a variety of free and paid programming and events, and oversees the City’s public art program and creative sector business development initiatives.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Request for Proposals (RFP) Exclusive Airline Partner of Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Date Issued: Aug. 17, 2017 
Submission Deadline: Sept. 8, 2017 5:00 p.m. MST

Denver Arts & Venues is requesting proposals from domestic and international air carriers for exclusive marketing rights with respect to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select one partner for exclusive marketing rights in the airline sponsorship category. The City has a current exclusive sponsorship agreement with an air carrier at Red Rocks Amphitheatre that is ending on December 31, 2017.

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Request for Proposals (RFP) Colorado Convention Center Theater / Performing Arts Space (Bellco Theatre) Naming Rights Sponsor

Date Issued: August 15, 2017
Submission Deadline: September 15, 2017, 4:00PM MST

Denver Arts & Venues is requesting proposals for an exclusive Naming Rights Sponsor for the Colorado Convention Center Theater and Art Space, currently known as the Bellco Theatre. The incumbent, Bellco Credit Union, may also choose to respond to the RFP.The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select an exclusive Naming Rights Sponsor for a five (5) year term.

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Call for Applications: 2018 NEA Our Town Grant

Submission Deadline: Monday, Aug. 14, 5:00 p.m. MST

Every year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) accepts applications from up to two organizations per municipality for the Our Town grant program. The highest ranking official of the local government – in Denver’s case, Mayor Hancock -- is required to submit a formal statement of support designating the project as the one of the up to two applications being submitted for the local government. If your organization intends to apply for an Our Town grant and seeks a formal letter of support from the Mayor’s Office, please submit a two page Abstract containing the following information to Arts & Venues: description of the project; proposed project budget; what public dollars, if any, might be requested; diversity/equity/inclusion objectives; name and describe partners; and, liveability goals (see www.arts.gov for details). Arts & Venues and the Commission on Cultural Affairs will vet proposals and recommend one organization to the Mayor’s Office to receive a formal letter of support. 

Please submit the summary by Monday, Aug. 14 to [email protected].

Request for Proposals (RFP) Exclusive Spirits Partner(s) of Denver Arts & Venues

Date Issued: Aug. 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: Sept. 1, 5 p.m. MST

Denver Arts & Venues is requesting proposals from producers and distributors or spirituous liquors for exclusive marketing rights with respect to City of Denver owned and operated public assembly facilities to include the following: Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) to include the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Boettcher Concert Hall; the Denver Coliseum and the Colorado Convention Center. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select one or multiple Spirituous Liquor Partner(s) for exclusive marketing rights for individual liquor categories to include whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, gin or other spirits.

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Request for Proposals (RFP) Exclusive Malt Beverage Partner of Denver Arts & Venues

Date Issued: Aug. 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: Sept. 1, 5  p.m. MST

Denver Arts & Venues is requesting proposals from producers and distributors of malt beverages and hard cider products for exclusive marketing rights with respect to City of Denver owned and operated public assembly facilities to include the following: Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) to include the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Boettcher Concert Hall; the Denver Coliseum and Colorado Convention Center. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select one Malt Beverage Partner for exclusive marketing rights in the malt beverage and hard cider product categories for a 3-year term.

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Request for Proposals (RFP) Exclusive Wine Partner of Denver Arts & Venues

Date Issued: Aug. 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: Sept. 1, 5 p.m. MST

Denver Arts & Venues (“A&V”) is requesting proposals from organizations in the wine production and distribution business for exclusive marketing rights with respect to City of Denver owned and operated public assembly facilities to include the following: Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) to include the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Boettcher Concert Hall; the Denver Coliseum and Colorado Convention Center.The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit and select a Wine Partner for exclusive marketing rights for a 3-year term. 

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Request for Proposals (RFP) Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre Mobile Application (iOS / Android)

Date Issued: Aug. 2, 2017
Submission Deadline: Aug. 16, 5 p.m. MST

Denver Arts & Venues is requesting proposals for an exclusive multi-platform mobile application for Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a partner for the design, development, testing, launch and maintenance of a mobile application supporting Red Rocks Amphitheatre’s concert, retail, concessions and recreational amenities.  Project is intended to be downloadable for free by Red Rocks fans with iOS and Android devices.  Project will take into account the needs of fans, venue management, concessionaires, promoters and band management.

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