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. Story Story Night is the current City of Boise Cultural Ambassador. View current & past City of Boise Cultural Ambassadors

To learn more about Cultural Leadership or the City of Boise Cultural Ambassador program, please contact Jennifer Yribar at 208.608.7051.


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 current & past Award Recipients

To learn more about Cultural Leadership or the Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Arts & History, please contact Jennifer Yribar at 208.608.7051.