Through the Elevated Heartbeat Campaign, MCA DENVER SEEKS TO RAISE THE CREATIVE PULSE OF DENVER, and we invite you to join us on this journey. As our city grows, we’re compelled to assure that art and artists are always valued in Denver and that MCA Denver continues to be a cultural hub for residents and visitors. Simply put, we want to continue to be an awesome, accessible place for anyone to be. And speaking of our community, (yeah, we’re talking to you), it’s expanding. With more and more people attending our exhibitions, programs, and events, our annual visitation is booming, and we need to keep up. That’s where the Elevated Heartbeat Campaign comes in.
Elevated Heartbeat Campaign, our $18 million comprehensive campaign, will support the museum in its next phase of institutional growth and strengthen our leading role in channeling the city’s creative and youthful energy. It will fund the renovation of certain parts of the building to better serve the museum's growing audience and programs, expand MCA’s exhibition and programming platform, and continue to support our civic art share initiative (Octopus Initiative) that nurtures Denver area artists. The campaign will also substantially increase the endowment and thereby ensure the longevity and future of the museum.
This is our final year of our campaign, and we are doing great so far, but we still have about 5 million more dollars to raise. WE NEED YOUR HELP to get there. Whether you want to give $5 or $1 gallizon, every gift has an impact. So make an impact where you want, by selecting where you’d like your gift from the four options below. All gifts received by June 30, 2019, count toward the campaign. Oh, and by the way, you are totally amazing, and we love you.
Our exhibitions, programs, and events are amazing (if we do say so ourselves) and with a gift to this bucket, you’d be helping us make them even bigger, better. Currently, MCA Denver’s Exhibitions, Adult & Teen Programs, and Events are our greatest area of need. So an investment in this bucket will support all that we do here at MCA and will ensure that we are turbo charged.
We’ve been in our beautiful David Adjaye building for 10 years now, and in that decade, we’ve seen tremendous visitor growth (which is awesome). Like 132% visitor increase since 2017, kind of growth. In order to meet the needs of our community and to provide an enhanced visitor experience, we need to make some building upgrades. If architecture and HGTV is your jam, this is the gift for you.
We believe that cultivating the artistic community of Denver is vital for our city, that’s why we created the Octopus Initiative. Our goal with this initiative is to demonstrate a commitment to Denver artists by supporting them with commissions, while also deepening the connection between Denver audiences and the art and the artists working in their city. In addition to their commission fee, these artists also receive a stipend to support their studio and material costs. So if you love artists, art, and Denver, give your support to the Octopus Initiative with a gift. Please, and thank you.
MCA Denver has already secured the museum’s financial future by exceeding the endowment goal of $2 million. Endowments are crucial to the longevity of cultural institutions, so if financial security is your thing, donate here to keep the momentum going!Endowment Growth (We already met our goal!)