Cultural Leadership

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The City of Boise honors people and organizations in the city whose efforts help create and support a strong cultural foundation. Their work is important for its benefit to residents and visitors and how it is shared with the nation and world.

The Mayor of Boise appoints a local arts organization and/or individual as Cultural Ambassador to exemplify the best of Boise’s vibrant and diverse cultural community and to represent our city to the world. Awardees are offered funding for a two-year term of service and are appointed in odd-numbered years. 2017-2019 Recipients 

A Mayor's Award for Excellence in Arts & History is a high honor conferred by the city’s Mayor every two years. The purpose of these distinctive awards is to recognize exceptional contributions by individuals and organizations who have helped build and solidify Boise’s cultural infrastructure. View past Award Recipients and check back soon for application and event information on the upcoming Nominations for the 2019 Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & History. (The Awards are tentatively planned for early September 2019.) 

To view data related to the program, learn more about Cultural Leadership or the Arts & History Grant Fund, please contact Amy Fackler at 208.608.7049.