This is the final blog in our series dedicated to showcasing the collective vision in IMAGINE 2020 – Denver’s soon-to-be-completed cultural plan.  The plan will be completed by year-end.  From now through November 22nd, Denver residents are invited to share their thoughts by visiting

Vision #7:  Collective leadership is committed to high impact results across Denver.

Leaders across civic, business, government, and philanthropic sectors have joined together to pursue opportunities and address challenges for Denver.  Shared commitment, pooled resources, and joint accountability achieve results otherwise unattainable.  Information sharing, joint planning and collaborative programming define how we achieve results for our community.  Along the way, we strengthen the network of relationships between individuals, organizations, and sectors.  As a result, collective leadership advances arts, culture and creativity for Denver.

How will we achieve this vision by 2020?  Here are a few of the recommended strategies.

  • Launch an alliance of organizations committed to advancing inclusiveness and eliminating barriers to engagement for Denver residents
  • Convene arts-supporting leaders and elected officials annually to advance arts-centered policies and practices
  • Inspire arts funders to invest in the implementation of Imagine 2020

What’s up next blog-wise?  A series highlighting the insights and research findings from the vast array of public outreach undertaken in IMAGINE 2020.

To whet your appetite a bit, here’s a fun fact from the statistically valid survey Corona Insights conducted on behalf of Denver Arts & Venues with 800 Denver residents in August 2013.  When we asked them how they think of their city we were thrilled to see that 84% consider Denver to be an arts town.  Imagine that.

Is Denver a …..?

We ART Denver.  Yes, indeed.

Read all the blogs in this 8 part series:
Part #1: What do you imagine for Denver?
Part #2: We envision a Denver that oozes arts, culture and creativity
Part #3: Let’s get braggadocious
Part #4: Let’s be the city that solves this problem by 2020
Part #5: Lifelong learning inspires us all
Part #6: Denver supports all of its artists and creatives
Part #7: Denver’s economic expansion is fueled by arts, culture and creativity
Part #8 Wanted: Collaborative leaders