At the heart of MCA Denver’s vision is our effort to make Denver an awesome place for artists to make art and for our visitors to have a place in which to celebrate it. Thanks to philanthropic support, we can offer cutting-edge exhibitions, sell-out events that have become a national model for innovation and creativity, teen programs that draw more than 11,000 Denver teens annually through the museum, and a building that offers a stylish place to appreciate it all.
As a non-profit, MCA Denver relies on community support to maintain its building, exhibitions, programs, staff, and events. Though we have made great strides in making the museum more affordable (free access to all youth under 18 and free memberships for artists), there is still so much we would like to do to continue making our museum and our city the best it can be for the contemporary art experience.
The largest part of our annual operations comes from our fans. Every gift has an impact.
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 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.
When we launched our ambitious Elevated Heartbeat Campaign three years ago, we aspired to add greater reach and impact to a program that continues to gain recognition as a leader in our field. We are thrilled to report that we far-surpassed our goals, notably by exceeding the $18.1million financial goal. Our attendance has skyrocketed. We raised a significant endowment. We are enhancing our world-class building. And, we did all of this through our uniquely creative voice.