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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 31, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Colorado, we recommend that you visit Governor Polis’s COVID Dashboard, the Choose Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center or Philanthropy Colorado’s COVID-19 Relief Funds in Colorado.

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Description of Program and Relief

Denver IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund

Denver Arts & Venues has created the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund to support individual artists who are experiencing immediate, unforeseen emergency needs due to COVID-19. The Fund is also supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and RedLine Contemporary Art Center. The Fund has been allocated $190,000 to provide grants of up to $1,000 to individual artists who live in Denver whose incomes are being adversely affected due to cancellation of events, classes, performances, and other creative work, and need assistance with basic expenses such as food, rent, medical costs and childcare

Government or Lead Agency

Denver Arts & Venues

Dates Available

Effective 3/17/2020

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Individual artists must live in the City and County of Denver. Additional eligibility requirements can be found here.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact for More Information

If you have questions about the program, please email or

List of Additional Information

Visit the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund website here.

Details about Denver’s small business relief efforts, including the IMAGINE 2020 Artist Assistance Fund, are available here.

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