Cultural Ambassador

The City of Boise Cultural Ambassador program is designed to share Boise’s cultural and creative community with other cities across the globe and foster connection to global audiences. Acting as Boise’s honorary representative to the world, the Cultural Ambassador engages with national and international audiences through the public expression of culture that helps develop, document, research, share, or reflect upon Boise’s culture and help make Boise the most livable city in the country.

The Boise City Department of Arts & History (A&H) manages the program, and the Boise City Mayor presents the honorific title to the selected Cultural Ambassador.

Overview

The Cultural Ambassador program will be awarded at the Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Arts & History,
held in September of odd-numbered years, and will run for a term of two years.

Goals

The goals of the Cultural Ambassador are to:

Eligibility

Expectations

The City of Boise and Cultural Ambassador will agree on a plan for goals and activities during the term of the award. The Cultural Ambassador program funding will support the agreed upon goals and activities. The City and Cultural Ambassador will meet in the fall of each year during the term to discuss how the money has been and will be spent, as well as make any amendments to the agreement as needed. The Cultural Ambassador will submit a final report on

  1. the activities taking place during their ambassadorship
  2. the impact the role had on their person or organization
  3. any economic benefit that can be seen in the community
  4. any activities/events/promotions/publicity held/reported in other cities.

Funding Amount

The City of Boise will award a monetary stipend offered in varying amounts depending on financial availability.

Application

The application period for the FY18-19 term is closed. Applications for FY20-21 will open in May of 2019.

Review Process

Applications are evaluated based on responses to the online application and related attachments and how the following components are addressed:

Current Recipients

2017

Global Lounge
Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts

Past Recipients

2015

Treefort Music Fest
Anthony Doerr

2013

Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Trey Mcintyre Project

2010

Trey Mcintyre Project

**The Department of Arts & 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, disability, gender identity, and source of income or disability status.