The 2019 class of Imagine 2020 fund grantees includes local theaters, historical sites and other local organizations enriching the city’s cultural tapestry.
A release from the Denver Arts & Venues this week said the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs will provide $130,000 in funding for programs running from 2019 through 2020. The release said 31 recipients were selected out of more than 90 applications submitted.
The Imagine 2020 Fund provides up to $7,500 in funding to support creative programs. The fund is now in its fifth year. Each recipients aligns with Imagine 2020’s vision to develop, “creative landscape and bring Denver’s collective vision a reality.”
FloraJane DiRienzo, commissioner on the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, was a member of the selection panel this year. She called the amount of “passion, dedication and hard work” the cultural community put into the application process “inspiring.”
“Given the number of well deserving individuals and organizations, the selection process is really challenging to narrow down award recipients,” DiRienzo said in the release. “I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s Imagine 2020 projects and visions come to life.”
The 31 fund recipients include:
Alliance Française de Denver, L’Alliance & Co.
Art Students League of Denver, Modern Indigenous Living
Blues Behind Bars via Living Fire Arts Network, Songs from Behind Bars
Breaking Barriers, Afro Latin Roots of Hip Hop
City Roots TV + Palm Wine Collective, Let’s Talk About PanAfricanism Series
Collective SML | k, CounterART
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), Hidden No More
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 2019 Veterans Workshop Series
Creative Strategies for Change, Community Cypher
Curious Theatre Company, Staging Justice: Denver Faces its KKK History Through Theatre
Denver Arts and Technology Advancement (DATA), 3R Immersive Digital Dome and VR Workshop
Edgar L. Page, Feel the Movement, The Intersection of Truth and Beauty
Emily vonSwearingen, New De’VIA (Deaf View/Image Art)
Genevieve Waller, DARIA: Denver Art Review, Inquiry, and Analysis
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Inc., Reclaiming Ancestral Connections: A Virtual Homecoming for Our Diasporic
Jacob Miller & Lauren McCune, THE MOTEL PROJECT