Annual Grant Program Criteria

The City of Boise’s Arts & History Annual Grant program funds quality arts, history, and cultural projects that benefit Boise residents. Grant criteria provide applicants with guidance in preparing a strong application that meets program goals. Reviewers evaluate applications based on these criteria. Read the criteria descriptions closely and refer to them as you answer the application questions. 

Criterion 1: QUALITY (30% of score)

For purposes of this grant, reviewers will look for the following information when evaluating your application for quality.

Criterion 2: COMMUNITY BENEFIT (40% of score)

Describe how your proposal is accessible to Boise residents and how it will benefit them and contribute to our cultural community. Be sure to clearly explain the following:

Criterion 3: MANAGEMENT (30% of score)

You want to assure the reviewers that you will accomplish what you have proposed. Answer application questions carefully, and be sure to clearly explain the following: 

Reviewers may also take under consideration: 

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Contact Emily Chivers, Grants & Public Programs Manager.

We encourage persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to apply. If you anticipate needing accommodation, please contact as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the application is due. To request assistance, you may also dial TTY 1-800-377-3529.