On March 4, 2014 Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues released Denver’s first cultural plan in 25 years. IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan provides a strategic vision for the city’s arts, culture and creativity, and sets a bold agenda to achieve in seven years.
Through an inclusive, data-driven public input process that asked residents to imagine the city’s cultural future, IMAGINE 2020 was created for Denverites by Denverites.
“From the small galleries along Santa Fe to the Big Blue Bear, to the trio performing at a bar on South Broadway or a headlining band stirring a sold out crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, arts and culture are the heart of this great city,” Mayor Hancock said, standing before a recently installed work of public art in the Colorado Convention Center. “They are a critical aspect of our economy, identity and global competitiveness. Moreover, they are a point of pride for residents. IMAGINE 2020 captures the aspirations Denverites have for their city and will help focus the support we and our partners provide to the city’s arts and culture.”