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RiNo Arts District dedicating $200,000 to help support artists during COVID-19 crisis

The nonprofit will award grants ranging from $500 to $2,500 to artists and local business during the pandemic.

DENVER — The River North (RiNo) Arts District has announced a $200,000 micro-grant fund to help support local artists during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Anyone in the diverse community of artists, makers, performers and local businesses can apply for the grants, which range from $500 to $2,500.

"These individuals and organizations are truly the heart and soul of RiNo, making it the vibrant, engaging, and independent place that we all love," the RiNo Arts District said in a statement.

Organizers said preference will be given to applications received before April 10, and that funds will be distributed within 30-40 days of selection.

Funding will be available to: 

  • Galleries, artists, makers, creators, musicians, performers, teachers, and creatives in all disciplines
  • Small locally owned businesses such as coffee houses, bars, restaurants, and independent gyms, etc.
  • All applicants must currently be and plan to remain in the RiNo Art District

Grant recipients will also be given a free year of membership to the RiNo Art District, which comes with its own perks.

The grant was created through the RiNo Support Fund. Anyone who would like to donate to the cause can do so at this link.

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