Who Won This Year's Imagine 2020 Grants? Here's the List.

The 19 recipients include familiar names, as well as a few surprises.
Last week, Confluence told you all about the Imagine 2020 grants awarded by the the City of Denver in support of fresh ideas meant to engage residents with the cultural opportunities around them. This week, the list of 2017 winners is out.

In all, 19 recipients were selected and they’ll split $75,000.

The list includes some familiar names in Denver culture, such as the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, whch will produce a symposium for women in music; the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, which plans to develop its film series; and the Swallow Hill music venue, which wants to create sensory-friendly concerts for folks uncomfortable at loud, light-enhanced performances.

But there are also some interesting new entries, such as ArtHyve, which is creating an archive for Denver artists across genres (read about that effort here), and the  Denver Public Library, which will bring on an in-house podcaster (namely Paul Karolyi, who also contributes great pieces like this to Confluence.)  

Here’s the list:

    Access Gallery:  Access Coalition,  $2,500

    Art from Ashes:  Creative Time Workshops, $5,000

    ArtHyve: Artists archives, $5,000

    Athena Project: Cross Pollinations: 24hr Women’s Artistic Action, $2,500

    Colorado Dragon Boat Festival:  Colorado Dragon Film Festival, $2,500

    Colorado Photographic Arts Center: Veterans Workshop Series,  $2,500

    Curious Theatre Company: Plays as Platforms: Issue-Focused Theatre for Denver’s Neighborhoods and Youth - $2,500

    Denver Public Library: Podcaster in Residence at DPL, $5,000

    Denver Young Artists Orchestra Denver Women in Music Symposium, $2,500

    ImaginASL Performing Arts: The Reluctant Dragon play,  $5,000

    Lisa Engelken:  Breaking Barriers, $3,950

    Loco Lane Filmworks: Document Ed., a documentary film, $4,850

    Mirror Image Arts: This Belongs to Us, $5,000

    MSU Denver Foundation: Creative Industries Internship, $5,000

    Phamaly Theatre Company: Accessible Site-Specific Theatre Production, $5,000

    Razalas Studios: Daniel Salazar, Movimiento Elders,  $5,000

    RedLine: Latin America: Endless Transformation exhibition and program, $3,200

    Swallow Hill: Sensory Friendly Concerts at Swallow Hill Music, $3,000

    Youth Employment Academy: Arts Street We Still Live: Youth exploring positive identity through the arts, $5,000

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