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About the Program

The DAV Cultural Partner Activation Program supports arts and cultural events at our venues, combat the financial impacts of COVID-19, and advance the DAV mission to enrich and advance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through the advancement of arts, cultural, and entertainment opportunities for all. These ARPA funds will be used to subsidize the costs of producing events between June 1, 2023 and Dec. 31, 2024 at City of Denver-owned venues operated by Denver Arts & Venues. ARPA funding will be applied directly against costs typically billed back to the event or program organizer such as security, ushers, janitorial services, stagehands, on-site ticketing staff, etc. Additionally, DAV may reduce some rent costs for these events and programs. 

Through this program, Denver Arts & Venues will support music, visual arts, dance, film, theatre, educational activities and more. 

SINCE 2012

DAV has offered waived and reduced rent and additional financial support for events at McNichols Building through our cultural partner program.

SINCE 2016

DAV has also offered waived or reduced rent and additional financial support for events at Arts Complex.

SINCE 2022

In 2022, DAV utilized $1.2M of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to provide financial support by paying for hard costs through the DAV ARPA Venue Reactivation Program. In 2023-2024, DAV will utilize an additional $800,000 of ARPA funding for the ARPA Cultural Partner Activation Program.