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Applications being accepted for funding from IMAGINE 2020

Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are accepting proposals for the second year of the IMAGINE 2020 Fund, which provides support for new, creative and innovative programs. 

Applications are due by 5 p.m. June 24 and award notification will be mid-July. The funding an implementation period is August through December 2017.

The IMAGINE 2020 Fund provides up to $5,000 per program. Eligible applicants can apply for programs that are new or in development since the launch of the IMAGINE 2020 Cultural Plan in the spring of 2014. Programs must demonstrate a 1:1 or more match of resources, including volunteer labor valued at $20 an hour, donated materials or cash. Programs must take place in the City and County of Denver during the calendar years of 2016-2017 and must have a project director who will initiate, plan, implement and track the impact of the program. 

Proposals indicating collaboration among multiple groups are strongly encouraged. Proposed programs should be inspired by one or more of the seven vision elements outlined in IMAGINE 2020: integration, amplification, accessibility, lifelong learning, local talent, economic vitality and collective leadership. City agencies, cultural institutions, businesses, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, neighborhood and community-based organizations and individuals located in the City and County of Denver are eligible to submit an application.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.
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