Catalyst Grant Program

Two dancers with Chinese traditional costumes on dancing on a stage.Boise Chinese Traditional Dancers

 

The Boise City Department of Arts & History Catalyst Grant program is a one-time funding opportunity that will support small-scale and mid-sized arts, history, and cultural activities such as public programs, events, projects, exhibitions, and tours throughout the year. With a standard award size of $2,000, applications will be accepted in four (4) rounds, and activities must be completed with final reports submitted prior to September 30, 2024.

The Catalyst Grant Pilot Program supports the Department of Arts and History’s (A&H) mission to cultivate a distinct sense of place which reflects Boise’s rich past, diverse communities, and unique natural setting by creating opportunities that nurture and sustain Boise’s creative economy. We envision the program helping to bring people together and build positive relationships that help create A City for Everyone.

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Guidelines
Application 
Eligibility 
Timeline 
Information Sessions & Office Hours 
Templates 
Questions

Guidelines

Review the Catalyst Grant Program Guidelines.

Application

Round 2 Opens March 4

The Department of Arts & History uses the ZoomGrants platform for Grant applications. Need help with creating an account or have other ZoomGrants questions? Review a ZoomGrants Tutorial or head to ZoomGrants HELP & FAQs

Eligibility

To be considered for funding through the A&H grant program, proposals must:

*Individuals may apply, but this grant does not fund professional development or creation of individual work without a public component (that is, having the work accessible for free or low cost to the public).

Timeline

Information Sessions & Office Hours

All individuals or organizations applying for funding through the 2024 Catalyst Grant Pilot Program are encouraged, but not required, to attend a grant information session offered by the Boise City Department of Arts & History. Department staff will walk through the guidelines and answer questions about the application process. Currently, all Information Sessions are being offered via Zoom, and advance registration is required. Information sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the website and YouTube for those unable to attend:

Do you have an idea for a proposal, looking for feedback on an application, or questions about the application process? Book a meeting with the Grants Manager.

Meeting times are offered during each application round on Wednesdays between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. If there are no times available that fit your schedule, please reach out to Emily Chivers directly at echivers@cityofboise.org or 208-608-7049. In the email, please indicate if there are any specific dates or times that work best for you.

Templates

Questions?

Please reach out to Emily Chivers, Grants & Public Programs Manager at echivers@cityofboise.org or 208-608-7049.