DENVER MAYOR'S AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
IN ARTS & CULTURE
Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Arts & Venues and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the winners
of the 2021 Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture. Presented since 1986, the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & Culture
recognize programs, individuals and organizations that make significant and lasting contributions to the arts.
Impact Award: Innervision - Through live and recorded performances and vocational training in many aspects of the entertainment industry,
Innervision promotes personal services to aspiring broadcasters with disabilities.
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award: Color of Conversation - Floyd and Stephanie Rance have produced
"The Color of Conversation," a highly successful film series through which they amplify the voices of the African American, Latino and LBGTQIA+
communities through purposeful conversations and thought-provoking films.
Innovation Award: Edgar L. Page - Edgar L. Page comes from traditions celebrating the African Diaspora and legacies of Black Modern Dance.
He centralizes on storytelling and narration in his work.
Youth Award: Pop Culture Classroom - Pop Culture Classroom works with schools, youth-serving organizations, museums and many other partners
to offer innovative arts education programming.
Videos highlighting the honorees can be found on ArtsandVenues.com.
The mission of Innervision is to fund an after-school program for blind youth and a
continuing education program for blind adults; to teach the on-air and the business
side of running a community internet podcast station; to bring live and prerecorded podcasts,
featuring musical artists and disabled news programs, to enrich the Denver community.
Where are Innervision classes held?
All Innervision classes are virtual through our web site.
In 2021, Innervision will negotiate sharing physical space with
Denver Open Media located at 2101 Arapahoe St., Denver, Co 80205.
Innervision is also looking at collaboration for space at Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton, Co.
We will also continually partner with Youth on Records as they have many musical artists, which
Innervision will showcase on our internet community radio station!
Innervision Staff and Volunteers:
Johnnie Johnson, President and Executive Director:
Producer of podcasts and quality control of overall sound of Innervision FM.
Natalya Johnson, Vice President: Website Content Photographer and Volunteer Coordinator.
Peter Van Pelt, Board Member:
Website Developer, Editor and Secretary.
Brian Roberson, Board Member:
Christian Brothers Moving Company - Owner, JC Grounds Café Music Venue - Owner and Manager.
Debbie Chin, Board Member:
Curious Coffee, Restaurant Business Owner.
Alfonso Simental, Board Member:
Recording Engineer, Producer, Musician.
Registration is now open for our after-school podcast radio training classes.
There is an art to interviewing skills, mic technique, recording voice overs and editing of recordings.
Innervision volunteers from the broadcast industry will help in this process as we give our announcers
Innervision will also train students in marketing and how to create programming which our listeners will find informative and entertaining.
There will also be a talk show podcast for teens and young adults to air weekly.
This show will give our listeners a chance to communicate with their peers and audience.
All our equipment is virtual and at our soon-to-be-announced studios will be accessible for the blind!
At the end of these after school classes, our blind announcers will be able to earn revenue for the station and compensation for each of their shows.