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
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