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Arts & Venues Announces 2021-2022 Denver Music Advancement Fund Grantees

Jan 27 - Create Denver

Launched in 2018, as part of the Denver Music Strategy, the Denver Music Advancement Fund (DMAF) supports initiatives that build a more equitable and connected city, drive economic vibrancy and create positive social change through music-centered programs. In 2021-2022, The DMAF will fund 49 projects across Denver through $457,500 in grants, the largest number of grantees and biggest financial investment to date.

Arts in Society Grantees Announced for 2021/2022 Grant Cycle

Jan 14 - Create Denver

Grantees have been announced for the 2021 Arts in Society grant program. After reviewing over 220 applications, this year’s panel has selected 22 Colorado artists and organizations to receive a total of $450,000 in funding in 2021. Denver Arts & Venues contributed $100,000 to this fund.

Arts & Venues Announces 2021-2022 P.S. You Are Here Grantees

Dec 13 - Create Denver

In 2014, Arts & Venues launched P.S. You Are Here (PSYAH), a grant program supporting neighborhood-based community-led projects that activate outdoor public spaces, build civic engagement, honor heritage, beautify neighborhoods, and enrich communities. In response to the pandemic, PSYAH funds were diverted in 2020 to several grant programs supporting artists and organizations impacted financially by COVID-19. In 2021, however, Arts & Venues reinstated the PSYAH grant program and has selected 14 grantees for a total of $120,000 in grants of up to $10,000 each.

Arts & Venues Opens Applications for $125K in Grants to Support Denver Music Initiatives and Community-led Outdoor Projects

Oct 14 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the continuation of the Denver Music Advancement Fund (launched in 2018) and the P.S. You Are Here program (launched in 2014). A total of $125,000 will be made available for 2022 programs and initiatives.

Denver Arts & Venues Releases Reports on Denver’s Creative Economy and Colorado Music Industry: Reports Show Initial Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis

Aug 10 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues, in partnership with Colorado State University, today announced the release of two reports related to the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on Denver’s creative industry: 2020 City of Denver Creative Economy Report with Initial Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis, and, along with Colorado Creative Industries, Initial Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Music Industry in Colorado and the Denver Metropolitan Region.

Denver Arts & Venues announces 2019-2020 “P.S. You Are Here” grantees - Eleven projects selected; $79,000 provided in funding

Dec 23 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues is excited to reveal eleven 2019-2020 “P.S. You Are Here” (PSYAH) funded projects designed to revitalize neighborhoods through collaborative and community-led outdoor experiences.

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 2017 P.S. You Are Here funding applications

Aug 23 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting applications for 2017 P.S. You Are Here (PSYAH) funding opportunities through 5 p.m. Thursday. Sept. 28. 

DCOCA Letter Regarding Rhinoceropolis

Jan 25 - Create Denver

As Denver natives, residents, artists, cultural workers and more, the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs was extremely concerned after hearing the news of a surprise inspection and mandatory evacuation order that was carried out for 3553 Brighton Blvd last evening. 

Proposals For IMAGINE 2020 Fund Now Being Accepted for 2016-17 Projects

May 25 - Create Denver

Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are now accepting proposals for the second year of the IMAGINE 2020 Fund. Applications are due Friday, June 24 at 5 p.m., and award notification will be mid-July. The funding and implementation period is August 2016 through December 2017.

2014 - 2015 Artspace Study Preliminary Results

Sep 10 - Create Denver

Artspace study finds critical need of affordable live/work housing for creative sector in River North Denver Affordable space for the creative sector is needed throughout Denver and the need is especially critical in the River North (RiNo) area, according to a feasibility study conducted by Artspace – the nation’s leading