Denver Arts and Venues Announce 2017-2018 P.S. You Are Here Grantees
Denver Arts & Venues is excited to reveal the 2017-2018 "P.S. You Are Here" (PSYAH) grantees. As part of IMAGINE 2020, Denver's Cultural Plan, Arts & Venues' PSYAH program is a citywide neighborhood revitalization initiative that cultivates collaborative, community-led outdoor projects in Denver's public spaces. PSYAH funds help support creative, short-term physical improvement projects that aim to transform our underutilized urban spaces to increase collaboration, honor heritage, build civic engagement, beautify neighborhoods, enrich communities and inspire long-term change.
"As we reevaluate Denver's cultural landscape at the midway point of IMAGINE 2020, we continue to hear people express the desire for more art in their neighborhoods," says Arts & Venues Deputy Director Ginger White. "A program like P.S. You Are Here which generates surprising neighborhood pop-up art experiences is one way we are actively bringing art to our public spaces."
2017-2018 PSYAH will fund $65,500 to eight grantees:
- Balfour at Riverfront Park, "This Land Over Time" - $10,000
- Birdseed Collective, "Creative and Cultural Integration of Art" - $7,500
- Broadway Partnership, "The Heart of Broadway" - $10,000
- Walk Denver, "Vision Zero Community Art Project" - $10,000
- Nine Dot Arts, "Happy City" - $10,000
- RedLine, "It Takes a Tiny Village - $8,500
- South Pearl Street Association, "South Pearl Street Fairy Neighborhood" - $3,500
- Thomas Jefferson High School, "SxSE Community Mural Installation" - $6,000
Projects will be located in outdoor, public spaces within the City and County of Denver throughout 2018 and will remain on display for a minimum of three months and up to one year. These projects are free and open to all members of the public.
For more information and for updates on funded programs, please visit artsandvenues.com/psyah
About Denver Arts & Venues
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.