By The Numbers
Boise’s nationally-recognized Department of Arts and History has worked to deliver high community impact with a relatively modest public investment. Here’s a look at the numbers.
ARTS & HISTORY IMPACT
- 1 cent Of every City of Boise dollar is dedicated to Department of Arts & History budget
- 8 Full-time A&H employees
A&H programming puts hundreds of artists, construction workers, contractors & vendors to work and yields partnerships across the city.
- $4,200,000 Overall value of City’s art collection
- $2,200,000 Dollars of City funding via Percent for Art has shaped our city’s look and feel
- $1,200,000 Value of Public Art projects in process
- $900,000 in funding provided to 355 individuals and organizations since FY97
- $149,000 dollars awarded through the A&H Grant program in FY16
- $95,000 in grant funding was leveraged into $5,000,000 of investment during BOISE150
- 1.4% of all City Capital dollars reserved for Art
A&H’s local focus allows citizens to learn about and help shape the design of their community, while honoring and preserving cultural heritage.
- 2,038 documents and objects saved to date and collected
- 1,600 full-time jobs supported in Boise in the non-profit arts and culture sector worth $50,000,000
- 550+ Number of Artworks in City-owned collections
- 355 Individuals and organizations received grant funding since FY97
- 289 Number of Idaho Artists represented
- 216 Streets made vibrant (art on the streets)
- 112 individuals and organizations honored with the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & History for their outstanding contributions
- 150+ Boise citizen oral history interviews captured and transcribed
- 75 artists employed in FY15
- 66 Local contractors/fabricators/vendors hired in FY15
- 40+ Research requests fulfilled in FY15
- 19 Number of Out-of-State Artists represented
- 18 Oral history collections developed
- 5 Exhibits produced in FY15
- Implementing a citywide collections policy in FY16, ensuring Boise’s arts and history is saved for future citizens.
- Unveiling a City-wide Cultural Plan in FY17 with details on how to foster Boise’s art and cultural future.
- Purchased the James Castle House to open in 2017 with art and interpretive exhibits, educational programs and a yearlong international artist-in-residence.