The Department of Arts & History offers the Performing Arts
for Cultural & Community Celebrations (PAC³) grant program as a
means to expand opportunities for performing artists in local
community-building events and celebrations. Organizers of such
events are encouraged to apply for funds to help pay performing
artists as well as any other costs associated with incorporating
them into an event (such as stage or equipment rentals).
Grant requests can be for up to $2000.
Grant allocations are based on available funding and a review
panel's evaluation score of the application.
View your 2012
Who Can Apply?
Those who apply for funding must be the organizers of an event
or celebration who will assume all legal liability.
Applicants do not need to be a non-profit organization or have
official tax-exempt status.
The following may apply for funding:
- Individuals, non-profits, businesses and informal groups.
- Arts, cultural, history and educational organizations (other
governemental organizations will be considered on an ad hoc
- Community organizations such as neighborhood associations,
local cultural groups, or service organizations.
Although the applicant need not be from Boise, the celebration
or event must be held within the Boise City Limits (see map).
PAC³ Grant Recipients
Applicants will need to meet the following eligibility
requirements to be considered for funding.
Applicants must be requiring funds to include performing artists
or representatives from cultural groups in a community-building
event or celebration. These events or celebrations must meet
the following requirements:
- Organizers must be making a sincere effort to provide a
communitiy-building experience; that is, the organizers' main
intent is to bring people together to celebrate our community and
share in a respectful and positive manner.
- Must take place within Boise City limits (see map).
- Must occur between March 23, 2012 and September 30, 2012.
- The performance component of the event or celebration must be
free to the public (although a limit on number of attendees related
to venue is acceptable).
- Funding requests must be for less than 50% of total event
- Performers must be paid. If performers are not being
paid, applicant must provide a detailed explanation.
Note: Although not a requirement, priority will be given
to events featuring performers who live in Boise or surrounding
Legal and Liability Requirements
- Applicants must assume full liability for their event. If
awarded funding, applicants must be willing and able to sign an
agreemnt to indemnify the City against any and all liability and
indicate applicant's full acceptance and assumption of
responsibility for all federal, state, local, and venue legal
responsibilities related to the event that apply, such as liability
insurance, workers' comp insurance, and permits.
- If awarded funds, the applicant must fill out a W-9 form
(either as an individual or organization).
- Grant recipients should include the Boise City Department of
Arts & History logo on all promotional materials produced after
award notification date and announce the Department's
support when possible at the event. Please note that the
Department will also promote the event through regularly scheduled
e-newsletters, periodic print advertisements, and the department
website as we are able.
The following types of applicants are ineligible and will NOT be
considered for funding:
- Organizations or events with a religious or political
affiliation. This includes efforts to influence elections directly
- Organizations that receive in-kind support from the City of
Boise such as facility rental.
- Organizations or individuals who receive funding from other
City of Boise grants during fiscal year 2012.
- Private events.
- Events for which high profits are the primary goal rather than
community-building. It will be up to the discretion of panel
review members to make this determination
The PAC³ 2012 grant was open from January 17, 2012
through Thursday, March 1, at 3:00pm. Applicants will be
notified about their final grant status no later than March
2012 PAC³ application
Please feel free to contact Amy Fackler for more
information about this grant program.
The Department of Art & History is committed to
supporting cultural endeavors in the City of Boise without regard
to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation,
military status, marital status, political opinion, national
origin, familial status, mental and physical disability, gender
identity, and source of income or disability status.
Grant Review Process