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NOW! Is the Theme for July Biennial -- But Artists Can Apply for Grants Now!

The Biennial of the Americas returns to Denver on July 14, 2015 -- months away, but still NOW! That's the theme for this third Biennial, which will feature festivals, exhibitions, events and dialogue over three themed days -- Generation NOW, Business NOW, and Community NOW -- culminating with Americas NOW!, a free festival in City Park on July 17. Additional activities will run until September 7, 2015. See also: Best Reason for the Biennial of the Americas to Return -- Denver Night

According to the Biennial, "The 2015 theme is a call‐to‐action that seeks a deep understanding of the current contexts, conditions, and challenges that exist across the Western Hemisphere today. From this position of knowledge, participants and observers will develop a platform for action toward a better‐informed future."

Once again, the Biennial will provide small‐scale grants to organizations and artists of all disciplines in the Denver metro area for public events or activities to take place during the 2015 Biennial. Proposals will be selected on the basis of their quality, practicality, and relevance to the Biennial theme, NOW! The deadline to apply is October 27; find more information here.

New this year is a Biennial ambassadors artist exchange program, created by the Biennial of the Americas and ArtPlant, in collaboration with SOMA, Mexico City. Two artists from each city will be selected for a ten-week residency and featured in an exhibition during the 2015 Biennial of the Americas. The deadline to nominate artists is 5 p.m. October 13; find more information here.

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