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“Denver is full of talented artists and performers filling our galleries, museums, theatres and concert halls and enhancing our daily experiences with arts and culture. These award recipients exemplify Denver’s vibrant and diverse cultural and artistic scene. Through the work of these dedicated and inspiring individual and groups, the arts have become more accessible, visible, interactive and integrated into the lives of our residents and visitors.”
- Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Since 1986, the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture have annually recognized individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions to the arts in the City and County of Denver.
2018 Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture nominations are open July 9-Aug. 10. New this year, winners will receive a $1000 stipend.
ARTS & CULTURE YOUTH AWARD
This award is presented to a person under 18 that has made a noteworthy difference in the community through the arts or an organization that has significantly impacted the lives of youth in the City and County of Denver through the arts.
ARTS & CULTURE IMPACT AWARD
This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made a significant and lasting impact on arts and culture in the City and County of Denver. This category requires that the nominee have at least 10 years of history in the arts in the City and County of Denver.
ARTS & CULTURE INNOVATION AWARD
This award is presented to the individual or organization that is breaking new ground in the arts and whose contribution to innovation in the arts has been significant in 2017.
ARTS & CULTURE GLOBAL AWARD
This award is presented to an individual or organization that has brought Denver’s arts and culture to the national or world stage. Nominees for this category have received national or international recognition through collaboration, media coverage, or grant dollars received.
IMAGINE 2020 AWARD
An individual or organization that exemplifies the vision and goals of Denver’s cultural plan through their programs and initiatives. This individual or organization is setting an example for others to aspire to as we IMAGINE 2020.
For additional questions and information please contact Brooke Dilling: [email protected] or 720-865-5558