Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture

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Learn more about our 2018 winners.

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. 

This year we asked those attending the Mayor's Awards luncheon to think and talk about how they would describe Denver's art and culture in one or two words. 

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About the Awards

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.

CONTACT

For additional questions and information please contact Brooke Dilling: [email protected] or 720-865-5558