So that all may thrive, Arts & Venues enriches and advances Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts, cultural 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. The agency also oversees multiple programs, cultural investments and grant opportunities. Arts & Venues is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.

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Launched in 2018, as part of the Denver Music Strategy, the Denver Music Advancement Fund supports initiatives that build a more equitable and connected city, and create positive social change through music-centered programs.

The Denver Music Advancement Fund (DMAF) will provide $75,000 in grants up to $10,000 each to fund 2021-2022 Denver-based, music-centered projects driving economic vibrancy, building a more equitable and connected city, and creating positive social change. Denver Arts & Venues is accepting grant proposals Oct. 15 through Nov. 12.

Programs must:

•    Advance a music-centric program or initiative
•    Provide fair pay for all artists
•    Take place in the calendar years 2021-2022
•    Support justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and access


In April 2014 and inspired by Denver’s Cultural Plan, Denver Arts & Venues launched P.S. You Are Here (PSYAH), a grant program supporting neighborhood-based community-led projects that activate city-owned, outdoor public spaces. PSYAH projects build civic engagement, honor heritage, beautify neighborhoods, and enrich communities.

A PSYAH project must be led by an individual, entity or organization that is connected to the neighborhood where the project will be implemented. PSYAH projects should be physical in nature and be on display in a public space from three months up to one year. These can include but are not limited to: design interventions, community projects, artistic interpretations and public art, streetscaping, landscaping, and functioning public amenities such as decorative benches, tables and bicycle racks.
Please note:
•    Projects must be located in an outdoor, public space within the City and County of Denver and be consistent with city policies and adopted neighborhood plans
•    Public space is defined as an area that is accessible, free and open to the public, such as an alley, park, plaza or street
•    Projects must be on display for a minimum of 3 months and up to 1 year (timelines may be flexible on a case-by-case basis)