Frequently Asked Questions

How often are Cultural Partner Program proposals reviewed?

Proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  You may expect a response within two weeks from the time the proposal was recieved by the programing team.

I would like to display artwork or showcase an exhibit at McNichols. What is the process?

You can submit a proposal to showcase an exhibit through our Cultural Partner Program. Exhibit proposals are accepted from artists, galleries, community organizations, businesses and individuals. For more information on exhibit guidelines and to complete our proposal form, please visit our Cultural Partner Program page . 

Can my band/dance group/theater troupe perform here?

Yes! The McNichols Civic Center Building is perfect for live music, includes a dance floor and can be customized to host a ticketed theatre production. Contact Antonnio Benton at for more information.

​Do nonprofits get special rental rates?

Yes. Nonprofit organizations that hold 501(c)(3) status receive a discounted rate. Rent discounts are not provided for organizations with 501(c)(6) status. See our Rental Rates page for additional information.

​What is the Cultural Partner Program?

The Cultural Partner Program was designed to cultivate collaboration among Denver Arts & Venues and local organizations, business entities and individuals aspiring to present arts and cultural performances and exhibitions at the McNichols Building. The Denver Arts & Venues Cultural Programs team offers a variety of opportunities to develop these partnerships, including discounts, promotional and implementation support and open calls for participation. Visit our Partnerships page to learn more.

​Can I host a meeting/workshop/class at McNichols?

The McNichols Civic Center Building is open to the public Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m if there isn't a private event taken place. . If you are interested in hosting a larger corporate meeting, class or workshop and need private meeting space, contact Antonnio Benton at or 720-865-5555 or visit our Meetings page.

Can I extend my event to include Civic Center Park?

The park is considered a “Public Access” park. Unless your event is open to the public, you would not be able to permit or restrict the public from your event. If your event is open to the public, the we can extend your park event to include the McNichols building.

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