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Arts & Venues Now Accepting Applications for Performances for the 2020 Five Points Jazz Festival

Sep 17 -

Applications are now being accepted for jazz musicians for the 2020 Five Points Jazz Festival taking place in the historic Five Points Neighborhood on Saturday, May 16. 

Arts & Venues Presents New Exhibitions and Related Programming at McNichols Building

Sep 17 -

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce fall art exhibitions at McNichols Civic Center Building.

Denver Arts & Venues Makes Funding Available for Creative Neighborhood Projects

Sep 10 -

Denver Arts & Venues is accepting applications for 2019-2020 P.S. You Are Here (PSYAH) funding opportunities through Friday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m. In 2019-2020, Arts & Venues aims to fund 7-10 projects, up to $10,000 per project.

DenverPublicArt.org visitors can win a mini Blue Bear, private Public Art tour

Aug 23 - Denver Public Art

With more than 400 pieces in the Denver Public Art collection and 350 Urban Arts Fund murals, DenverPublicArt.org visitors are sure to find new pieces and hidden gems, as well learn more about the artwork they see every day. Points will be tallied on the DenverPublicArt.org website from Sept. 1-30, and three winners will be selected.

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists, businesses to connect with others through Art Drop Day Denver

Aug 16 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues calls for local artists and businesses to delight and surprise Denver residents, and create positive connections through art by committing to participate in World Art Drop Day Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Colorado to host global Music Cities Convention in 2020

Jul 31 -

Civic leaders, government representatives, members of the music industry and academics from around the world will gather in Denver Sept. 23-25 and in Fort Collins Sept. 25-26, 2020 as the ninth Music Cities Convention brings an international conversation about building vibrant music communities to the Mile High City.

Denver Arts & Venues announces 2019 Denver Music Advancement Fund grantees, $100,000 to support music programs

Jul 10 - Create Denver

The Denver Music Advancement Fund was created as a means to acknowledge the vital role music plays as an agent for economic vibrancy, education, community innovations and positive social change, and will provide $100,000 to individuals and organizations that spur growth in the local music ecosystem as well as grow new audiences, particularly youth audiences. The grants are funded through a public/private partnership between Denver Arts & Venues and Illegal Pete’s. Grantees are awarded up to $7,500 to support Denver’s music ecosystem. Out of an applicant pool of almost 100, 24 grantees were selected.

Denver Arts & Venues accepting nominations and applications for significant contributors to Denver’s cultural scene, proposals for $130,000 in IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants

Jun 26 - Events & Programs

Denver Arts & Venues presents two opportunities for support and recognition for programs that further arts and culture in Denver. Arts & Venues is now accepting applications for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants through July 31 and nominations and applications for Denver Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture through August 9.

Arts & Venues Announces 2019 Urban Arts Fund Grantees

Jun 24 - Denver Public Art

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Urban Arts Fund (UAF) Grants as well as the third year of Urban Arts Fund: Engage.

UAF projects continue to grow in 2019 with more murals and more funding than in previous years, with at least 26 murals planned and more than $100,000 in funding. 

Denver Public Art calls for qualified artists for a new project at National Western Center

Jun 20 - Denver Public Art

The City of Denver’s Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or artist team to work with the National Western Center (NWC) Campus Plaza design team to explore public art opportunities in the NWC Main Campus Plaza. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the National Western Center design team and Denver Public Art Program staff and help finalize designs for the plaza and create public artwork(s) for the site.

Denver Public Art calls for qualified Colorado artists for a new Hentzell Park project

Jun 10 -

The City and County of Denver is pleased to announce a Hentzell Park Denver Public Art commission.

The Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for Cherry Creek Trail at Havana Street, near the Joe Shoemaker School (3333 S. Havana St.). This Public Art project offers an exciting opportunity to engage students at Joe Shoemaker in the creative process.

Denver Arts & Venues Announces Summer 2019 Next Stage NOW Programs and Events at Denver Performing Arts Complex

Sunset Cinema 2019 300

May 30 -

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce 2019 Next Stage NOW summer programming at Denver Performing Arts Complex, including the return of Sunset Cinema, Sterling Vineyards Galleria Bar, Buell Balcony Concert Series, a new immersive show that takes patrons throughout the Arts Complex and a new exhibition at the Next Stage Gallery.

Denver Public Art Summer Tours Return

May 3 - Denver Public Art

Denver Public Art tours return for summer 2019 with more tours offered than ever before – all of which are free.

Navigated on foot or by bike, Denver Public Art tours allow attendees to fully immerse themselves in the city’s Public Art collection as they learn more about how the city commissions new pieces, the history of the program and the stories behind the artworks. Tours are led by Public Art Docents and Public Art Administrators and happen throughout Denver’s many neighborhoods.

Arts & Venues’ Cultural Advisory Board Seeks Candidates

May 2 -

The Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs (DCCA) is seeking candidates for open commission positions to oversee the 1% for public art program, serve as trustees of Denver’s cultural plan, IMAGINE 2020, advise on arts and cultural issues and act as ambassadors to the community.

McNichols Civic Center Building 2019 summer exhibitions

May 2 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce summer art exhibitions at McNichols Civic Center Building.

Leang Seckon: Prophecy (first floor, through May 31)
Electric Chaco (first floor, July 17-28)
Translating the Building (first floor, Aug. 2-25)
Making Faces (Boettcher Cultural Pavilion, second floor, through Aug. 25)
Of Places and Spaces (third floor, through Aug. 25)