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 Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum, Loretto Heights 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.


                                                  How To Fill Out Your Application

Once you select a submission opportunity below, you can create a free Submittable account to get started.  Your application will automatically save, you may also save and review your work as you go.

Frequently asked questions and how-to on creating an account: http://help.submittable.com/knowledgebase/articles/225218-how-do-i-submit.

 Please nominate someone for the 2024 Denver Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture. Nominations are not required to submit an application.  If you are applying for yourself or your organization, please DO NOT complete a nomination form. Instead, complete the 2024 Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts and Culture Application Form:  https://artsandvenues.submittable.com/submit/267531/mayors-awards-for-excellence-in-arts-culture-application-2023.

ARTS & CULTURE YOUTH AWARD
       This award is presented to an organization or individual that has had a positive impact on youth in their community through the arts. This category is open to individuals ages 14 and up.


ARTS & CULTURE IMPACT AWARD
       This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made a significant and lasting impact on arts and culture in the City and County of Denver. This category requires that the nominee have at least 10 years of history in the arts in the City and County of Denver.


ARTS & CULTURE INNOVATION AWARD
       This award is presented to an individual or organization that is breaking new ground in the arts and whose contribution to innovation in the arts has been significant in 2023 or 2024.


ARTS & CULTURE JEDI AWARD
      This award is presented to an individual or organization that has focused their arts and culture work on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Nominees for this award have a demonstrated track record of integrating an equity practice into their day to day operations and programming, and in so doing work to support historically under-resourced communities.


ARTS & CULTURE GLOBAL AWARD
       This award is presented to an individual or organization whose work has had national and international significance – bringing the world to Denver and Denver to the world.
 

If you have been notified by Denver Arts & Venues that someone has nominated you or your organization for a Denver Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture, please use this form to apply. Please note, you do NOT have to be nominated before applying. You are welcome to apply directly. If you are interested in nominating another individual or an organization you are not affiliated with, you are welcome to do so at:

ARTS & CULTURE YOUTH AWARD 

This award is presented to an organization or individual that has had a positive impact on youth in their community through the arts. This category is open to individuals ages 14 and up.

 ARTS & CULTURE IMPACT AWARD 

This award is presented to an individual or an organization that has made a significant and lasting impact on arts and culture in the City and County of Denver. This category requires that the nominee have at least 10 years of history in the arts in the City and County of Denver.

 ARTS & CULTURE INNOVATION AWARD 

This award is presented to an individual or organization that is breaking new ground in the arts and whose contribution to innovation in the arts ahs been significant in 2022 or 2023.

 ARTS & CULTURE JEDI AWARD 

This award is presented to an individual or organization that has focused their arts and culture work on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Nominees for this award have a demonstrated track record of integrating an equity practice into their day to day operations and programming, and in so doing work to support historically under-resourced communities.

 ARTS & CULTURE GLOBAL AWARD 

This award is presented to an individual or organization whose work has had national and international significance – bringing the world to Denver and Denver to the world.
 

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