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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 DENVER CARES ARTIST RELIEF FUND APPLICATION

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recognizes that “the arts industry is an important sector of America’s economy.” Denver Arts & Venues is once again directing up to $150,000 of CARES Act funding towards the Denver CARES Artist Restart and Recovery Fund. Selected applicants will be eligible to receive a one-time award of up to $1,000.

Applications will be accepted Aug. 24, 8 a.m. through Sept. 24, 11:59 p.m.

Please see complete Guidelines on our website: https://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/covid-support/cares-artist-restart-recovery-fund 

DENVER CARES ARTS AND CULTURE RESTART AND RECOVERY FUND
APPLICATION

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recognizes that “the arts industry is an important sector of America’s economy.” Denver Arts & Venues has directed up to $850,000 of CARES Act Funding to the Denver CARES Arts and Culture Restart and Recovery Fund. Selected applicants will be eligible to receive a one-time award of up to $25,000.

The purpose of the Denver CARES Arts and Culture Restart and Recovery Fund is to provide these grants to operators of small organizations and creative businesses located in the City and County of Denver who suffered losses as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis and have reopened or plan to reopen. Denver Arts & Venues also aims to provide funding for organizations and creative businesses that remain financially vulnerable to COVID-19 impacts owned or led by members of historically and/or systemically marginalized communities, or organizations supporting programming for historically and/or systemically marginalized communities.

Applications will be accepted Aug. 24, 8 a.m. through Sept. 24, 11:59 p.m.

For full Guidelines, please visit: https://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/covid-support/cares-arts-culture-restart-recovery-fund

Five Points Jazz Activation Grants

Denver Arts & Venues, the agency that has been bringing you the Five Points Jazz Festival for nearly two decades, is committed to honoring and supporting the history and culture of jazz in the historic Five Points neighborhood. Due to COVID-19 health guidelines and event restrictions, as well as the difficult financial state of the agency, Arts & Venues was not able to host the Five Points Jazz Festival in person in 2020 and 2021.

Despite that, in 2021 Denver Arts & Venues will fund programs and initiatives that celebrate jazz and ensure that the legacy of jazz lives on in the Five Points neighborhood. Arts & Venues is asking for your ideas for programs and initiatives. (An example of similar activation that Arts & Venues has funded is First Friday Five Points Jazz Hop (https://www.milehighfestivals.com/first-friday-five-points)).

A total of $15,000 has been allocated for Five Points Jazz Activation Grants. Applicants may apply for grants up to $5,000. Applications for funding will be open Tuesday, Sept. 7 through Thursday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. MST.

The Five Points Jazz Festival committee will review applications and determine projects to receive funding.

Projects that are funded must be completed in the 2021 calendar year. Denver Arts & Venues will support the promotion of the programs and events and as such, grantees should provide Arts & Venues with detailed program and event information.

Additionally, Denver Arts & Venues is partnering with the Council District 9 Office for a second cycle of Five Points Jazz Activation grants. If you are not selected for this first grant cycle, but are interested in being considered for the second cycle, please note that on your application. When the second cycle opens later in the year, the same application will be reviewed; you will not need to apply again.