Grants + Cultural Investments
Artist Frank Garza creates a series of murals inspired by hope, healing and transformation at the Denver Health Outpatient Behavioral Health Services with patients and staff | Urban Arts Fund: Engage - Photo by Lucia De Giovanni
GRANTS & CULTURAL INVESTMENTS
Denver Arts & Venues (DAV) believes in the strength and value of arts and culture in building healthy and inclusive communities. We are dedicated to supporting the health and vitality of Denver’s creative landscape - artists and culture bearers, non- and for-profit businesses, cultural districts, community-led development organizations and more.
DAV champions and partners on local-based research, policy development, educational programming and advocacy avenues. We administer federal and local grants and present our own funding opportunities and platforms.
We invest in Denver's arts, creative and cultural communities because we know they make our city great, they help our city thrive and make our residents proud.
We administer Denver’s Tier III SCFD funds, Federal relief funding and our own grants with the intention of building Denver as an inclusive city and a destination to live, work and visit. We strive to weave arts, culture and creativity into the fabric of our city, addressing historic inequities and creating access in every neighborhood.
We invest and partner on research, policy development and advocacy avenues on behalf of Denver's vibrant creative sector. From industry specific studies and local arts consumption surveys, to affordable housing and building code support for creative renters and owners, our goal is to help foster growth and sustainability.
Learn more about current opportunities for funding and ways to work with us.