The City of Boise’s Arts & History Grant program funds high-quality cultural opportunities to create, engage, and connect with the community. Funded projects bring an arts, history or cultural focus to benefit people living in Boise’s city limits. Follow along using #AHgrant.


FY2018 A&H Grant Recipients

Ballet Idaho: $5,000 | Learning through Dance education outreach and scholarship program
Basque Museum & Cultural Center: $4,000 | Basques in the military exhibit
Big Tree Arts: $5,000 | Loud Writers’ workshops and community slam events
Boise All Ages Movement Project: $4,000 | Concert series targeted to youth and young adults ages 13-24 years
Boise Baroque Orchestra: $5,000 | 2017-2018 season support
Boise Contra Dance Society: $1,000 | Participatory contra dance series with callers and live music
Boise Film Foundation: $3,000 | Workshops and community events related to film and filmmakers
Boise Gay Men’s & Women’s Choruses: $5,000 | General operating support for 2017-2018 concert series
Boise Music Week: $5,000 | Free public events and performances for 100th Anniversary season
Boise Philharmonic: $5,000 | Musicians in the Classroom 2017-2018 (Boise School District 2nd-graders)
Campfire Theatre: $3,000 | Community theater 3-day festival in 2018 with staged readings, workshops, and guest performances
Christian Winn: $5,000 | Storyfort, literary and storytelling program series
Common Ground Community Chorus: $2,000 | Operational and production support for 2017-2018 season performances
Elizabeth Rodgers: $5,000 | Short narrative film centered on theme of Boise as a Welcoming City
*Global Lounge: $10,000 | World Village Fest, a 3-day multicultural event
HomeGrown Theatre: $4,000 | Horrific Puppet Affair performances
i48: $3,000 | Documentary project focused on Boise-related subjects
Idaho Dance Theatre: $5,000 | All Embracing-themed 2017-2018 season performances
Idaho Horror Film Festival: $5,000 | Multi-faceted film festival to showcase and support local emerging filmmakers
Idaho Japanese Association: $2,000 | Japanese Day 2018 featuring cultural performances, food, vendors, and art
*Idaho Office for Refugees: $6,000 | World Refugee Day, free community and cultural event
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: $5,000 | Access Program, educational and experiential opportunities for underserved audiences
Idaho Writers Guild: $4,000 | Idaho Writers Conference presenting workshops, seminars, consultations, and youth writers track
Janet Lo: $5,000 | Madam Mao theatrical performances exploring the story of Chairman Mao’s widow 
Land Trust of the Treasure Valley: $3,000 | Les Bois Film Festival featuring locally produced nature films
LED: $5,000 | Waters into Wilderness performance combining dance, original live music, and film
Migration Theory: $5,000 | small matters: a big project about little things, immersive live-art performances
MING Studios: $5,000 | Artist in Residency program, local artist exhibitions, Artist Talks series, and monthly workshops  
Opera Idaho: $5,000 | André Previn’s, A Streetcar Named Desire contemporary opera performances
Preservation Idaho: $2,000 | History of Randolph Robertson Neighborhood and its residential architecture
Radio Boise: $5,000 | Live in-studio community programs featuring musicians, performers, writers, and artists
Rock on Wheels: $2,000 | Outreach education programs for veterans and at-risk youth
Story Story Night: $5,000 | Storytelling programs and events in Boise for 2017-2018 season
Vivid Artist Spaces: $2,000 | Support to launch new work space for artists 
Wingtip Press: $5,000 | Print Boise III: free printmaking workshops exploring Boise neighborhoods’ history and culture

* WELCOMING CITY RECIPIENTS - Two organizations received additional funding for their proposals’ alignment with the spirit of the City of Boise’s Welcoming City Resolution (71-17) approved January 31, 2017.

FY2018 A&H Grant Program

The Department of Arts & History welcomes applications for its grant program from individuals, nonprofits, and organizations. Successful applicants will articulate how their proposal will benefit the Boise community through building and reinforcing a strong and equitable cultural foundation. The A&H Grant program also aligns with the recently adopted City of Boise Cultural Master Plan

Quick Notes

The Arts & History Grant (FY2018) Grant Program closed June 19, 2017. The next cycle (FY2019) is expected to open on May 1, 2018.

Quick Links

ZoomGrants Link - for Grant Applicants in current FY2018 cycle. 
ZoomGrants Tutorial 1 (General) 
ZoomGrants Tutorial 2 (Uploading Files) 

Other Grant Program Information

READ GRANT GUIDE - General Tips 
MANAGE YOUR FY2017 GRANT - access applications from FY2015-FY2017