Denver Arts & Venues Now Accepting Nominations For Mayor's Awards For Excellence In Arts & Culture

Denver Arts & Venues Now Accepting Nominations For Mayor's Awards For Excellence In Arts & CultureDenver Arts & Venues is accepting nominations for the Denver Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, and proposals for IMAGINE 2020 Fund grants now through Aug. 10.

"Denver's cultural landscape is strong and thriving," said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, "and both the IMAGINE 2020 Fund and the Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture represent the support, endorsement and recognition that Denver has for our artists and cultural organizations."

New this year, each winner of a Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture will receive a $1,000 stipend.

The IMAGINE 2020 Fund provides up to $7,500 for programs inspired by one or more of the seven vision elements outlined in IMAGINE 2020 - Denver's Cultural Plan: Integration, Amplification, Accessibility, Lifelong Learning, Local Talent, Economic Vitality and Collective Leadership. Proposals indicating collaboration among multiple groups are strongly encouraged. Eligible applicants can apply for programs that are new or have been in development since the launch of the IMAGINE 2020 Cultural Plan (Spring 2014). Grantees will be announced in September.

The Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture recognize individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions to the artistic, cultural and creative landscape in the City and County of Denver. Nominations are being accepted in the following categories: Arts & Culture Youth, Arts & Culture Impact, Arts & Culture Innovation, Arts & Culture Global and IMAGINE 2020. Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. The award winners will be announced in November.

Denver Arts & Venues' mission is to amplify Denver's quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region's most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver's Cultural Plan. Denver Arts & Venues is committed to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.

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