Dance Industry Day at the Arts Complex - Photo by Ocean Exile



As the City’s arts and cultural agency, we have a responsibility to support the creative community in metro Denver and throughout Colorado. We partner with agencies, non-profits and cultural funders to facilitate a collective path forward with more access and opportunity for artists and arts organizations to thrive.

  • Advocacy: Liaison/advocate for artist community, cultural and creative sector, the Mayor, City agencies, the State, Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and partner organizations
  • Education: Invest in education: Bringing national talent to join recognized cultural leaders in local panels for free educational series targeting artists and organizations
  • Research & Strategy: Invest in research: Local industry research strategies for live/work spaces for artists, cultural sector data studies, local arts consumption and Denver's Cultural Plans 
  • Funding: Administer Denver’s Tier III SCFD funds, Federal relief funding, investments in City-wide cultural initiatives, collective funds and our own grants
  • Services: Invest in artist resources, waive rental and operational fees at our venues, sponsor programs led by other cultural groups and organizations