Think 360 Arts for Learning Selected as a Grantee of Denver Arts & Venues 2018 Denver Music Advancement Fund

Think 360 Arts for Learning Selected as a Grantee of Denver Arts & Venues 2018 Denver Music Advancement Fund

DENVER – OCTOBER 12, 2018 – Think 360 Arts for Learning today announced that it is a grantee recipient of Denver Arts & Venues 2018 Music Advancement Fund. Denver Arts & Venues, Denver Music Advisory Panel and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are excited to reveal the 2018 Denver Music Advancement Fund recipients.

“Art, culture and music are vital parts of Denver’s community, economy, diversity and livability,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “We are dedicated to supporting and growing our cultural scene, and with these grants we can continue to sustain existing talent, as well as foster new programs and support emerging talent.”

While originally slated to provide $80,000 during 2018 (its pilot year), the Denver Music Advancement Fund will provide $100,000 to individuals and organizations that spur growth in the local music ecosystem as well as grow new audiences, particularly youth audiences. The grants are funded through a public/private partnership with Denver Arts & Venues, Illegal Pete’s and LivWell Enlightened Health. Grantees are awarded up to $7,500 to support Denver’s music ecosystem. Out of an applicant pool of almost 100, 30 grantees were selected.

2018 Denver Music Advancement Fund Grantees

7th Circle Collective: AV Club
Adam Baumeister: Colorado Audio Archive
Adrian H. Molina: Rap as Literature
Amber Blais: Zabiti – An Immersive Circus Adventure
Andre Carbonell: Insomniacs Live
ArtHyve: Escaping Erasure: A Musician’s Guide to Archiving
Birdseed Collective: Globeville Center “Visionary Music Program”
Black in Bluhm Project: The Black in Bluhm Project (BiBP)
Bring Music to Life: Instruments to Support Denver Public Schools
Catherine Beeson: Sensory Friendly Family Concerts
Denver Bass Squad: Double Bass Doubling
Denver Children’s Choir: Neighborhood Choir Program
Denver Public Library: United by Music / Unidos Por La Musica
Denver Young Artists Orchestra Association: DYAO Cultural Exchange Central European Tour
DocuWest Film Festival: Film and Music Festival
El Sistema Colorado: Profressional Development for Teaching Artists
Girls Rock Denver: Girls Rock After School Program
Lauren Kashuk: Denver
Levitt Denver: BandStart – Inspiring, Teaching, Engaging in Music (ITEM) Performance Series
Nathan Hall: Active Music
Patrick Riley: Mutually Detrimental – Denver Artists Fund
Su Teatro: Inclusive or Derivative Workshops and Performances
The Black Box, LLC: Studio and Career Exploration
The HadaNou Collective: Vocal Coalition presents Universo Holografico con 2MX2
The Hollow, LLC: Mental Wellness Meetup
The Newman Center: Musical Explorers
Think 360 Arts for Learning: Colorado Song Laboratory: Where History Meets Tomorrow
Toluwanimi Obiwole: Rhyme and Rhythms
West Community Economic Development Corporation: Músicos de Westwood
Youth on Record: My Youth on Record Podcast: The Past, Present, Future of the Colorado Sound


About Think 360 Arts for Learning

Think 360 Arts is a leading provider of arts education programs and services in Colorado. Think 360 Arts has continued to serve K-12 schools and community members in Colorado through teaching artist workshops and residencies, direct services in the classroom, teacher training, professional development, and community programs. Think 360 Arts is an independent affiliate of Young Audiences. For more information, please visit

About Denver Arts & Venues

Denver Arts & Venues’ mission is to amplify Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan. Denver Arts & Venues is committed to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.

Media Contact

City and County of Denver, Denver Arts & Venues, Amber Fochi + 1-720-865-4228 or


Think 360 Arts for Learning, Jen Olson + 1-720-904-8890 x 104