Marking its 20th Anniversary, 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 benefiting people living in Boise’s city limits.

A diverse range of projects and initiatives have been funded, including performances, presentations, festivals, planning and research, script development, multimedia installations, community murals, walking tours, short films, festivals, poetry slams and more. Funds may be used to support administrative costs and operations.

A&H is seeking Boise’s most creative, innovative ideas! Boise City Department of Arts & History invites individuals and organizations (non-profits and businesses) to propose projects and initiatives that develop, document, research, share, or reflect upon Boise's culture, helping make Boise the most livable city in the country. 

Grants are funded in increments of up to $1000 - $10,000. Successful applicants may expect to receive the full amount requested, though in some cases a percentage may be awarded. Funding requests should not exceed 50% of the total budget, and the final 20% of the grant will be disbursed upon project completion and submission of a final report. Your participation in one of our informal 90 minute Grant Workshops is advised to help build a budget, strengthen your proposal, and for advance Q/A with Arts & History senior staff.

The Arts & History Grant program is in support of the City of Boise’s key strategic goal to foster an environment where learning, the arts, culture, and recreation thrive.

The Arts & History Grant (FY17) is currently closed. 

FY18 A&H Grant Opens: May 2017
FY18 A&H Grant Deadline: June 2017