Boulder Arts Commission 2024 Cultural Arts Grants
Boulder Arts Commission 2024 Cultural Grants are open for applications! Throughout the year, over $1 million in grant funds will be distributed to the community. Many funding opportunities are still accepting applications. NOTE (from director of Cultural Grants Program
Office of Arts + Culture Lauren Click) Boulder Arts Commission grants are open for anyone as long as the program/event is happening in the city of Boulder.
==Grant Writing Fund
Provides opportunities for first-time applicants and those who have not received a grant through the Boulder Arts Commission to get grant writing assistance. This grant is first come, first served.
==Community Project Grants
Encourages innovation and exploration in order to achieve progress on Community Priorities outlined in the Community Cultural Plan. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m.
==Arts Education Project Grants
Provides opportunities for children in the City of Boulder to have unique experiences with practicing artists, access to tools and techniques, or improved instruction in the creative professions. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 17 at 11:59 p.m.
Thank you to all who joined the 2024 Grant Program Info Sessions! For more information about cultural grant opportunities, watch a recording of the session. Vea la sesión informativa sobre subvenciones de 2024 para solicitantes en español aquí. == For opportunities outside of Boulder commission, watch this December 2023 conference video LINK featuring a summit of nine other organizations.
Resources and Opportunities
Please read the application rules to see if you quality. We aim to publish opportunities for Boulder County artists, but do not have the staff to read the dozens of pages of rules, and depend on the “news briefs” to chose the items we list.
ARTIST on the FARM
Jack’s Solar Garden is looking for their 2024 Artist on the Farm! They are open to any and all mediums and are looking for a great partner willing to go the extra mile to bring in community members to be involved in their art. Jack’s Solar Garden offers a modest stipend and access to their 24-acre farm. The only specified period they require for work to be done is between April and October – however, or whenever, you choose to ply your trade would be up to you and approved by their team. Applications are open now through Feb. 28, 2024.
SCIENCE / CLIMATE CHANGE
Artists are invited to submit 2D pieces to a juried show on the topic of “Exploring Climate Change Through Art.” Submissions are due Friday, March 22 and the show opens Friday, May 17. This show is a collaboration between Friends of the National Center, UCAR Center for Science Education and Museum of Boulder. The show will be displayed at the Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, CO. Please submit your art for consideration via the Exploring Climate Change Through Art submission form or contact Emma Byers with any questions.
LEARNING NEW LAW
Learn how a new anti-money laundering law impacts self-employed creatives in the U.S.
Save the dates for WESTAF’s Arts Leadership and Advocacy Virtual Learning Series! The first session “Advocacy Outside of Cultural Agency Budgets: Regulatory Advocacy for Arts and Culture” kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, from 2 – 3 p.m. Mountain Time. Stay tuned for more details on topics, speakers and how to register for the series.
BCCC COUNCIL MEMBER OPENING
The application period for new Boulder County Cultural Council (BCCC) members is open now through Jan. 19, 2024. The primary job of the BCCC is to allocate the SCFD Tier III funds that are collected in Boulder County.
The Boulder Chamber seeks to commission a professional local artist, illustrator and/or designer in association with Boulder County Arts Alliance, to create an original image that it can license for the 2024 Boulder Star Holiday Card, a wine label and other items. The selected artist will receive $1,000 under the terms of a license agreement to create an image of the Boulder Star that is reflective of Boulder. Applications are due January 31, 2024.
A preparedness grant opportunity is available from the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project: Grants of $5,000 – $25,000 each will be awarded for 4 projects to support both the development of new or emerging disaster preparedness networks that include performing arts and culture organizations, or the expansion of existing networks to increase participation among performing arts organizations. Deadline March 1, 2024.
GRANT for Nonprofits
Gates Family Foundation Capital Grants can transform the ability of nonprofit and community organizations to serve Colorado communities. The Gates Family Foundation invites nonprofit organizations with capital projects that benefit Colorado and its residents to apply.
The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is currently implementing Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan. Through a set of programs including cultural grants, public art, initiatives that support artists and the creative economy, and research, the office supports the community-created Vision for Culture: Together, we will craft Boulder’s social, physical and cultural environment to include creativity as an essential ingredient for the wellbeing, prosperity and joy of everyone in the community. More at boulderarts.org.
Professional Artist Forum.
Tuesday, Feb 6 from 5pm – 6:30pm at Junkyard Social Club (2525 Frontier Ave, Boulder, CO 80301). FORUM presented by City of Boulder Arts & Culture: Professional Artist Forum.
We used to hold these regularly, then COVID, and now we are excited to start the series back up again! The first one this year is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6. The forum is open to any artist in the Boulder County area (which, of course, includes Lyons!)
At this kick-off forum, we will be talking about the year ahead, how the series of forums can be most beneficial for artists, and the upcoming reboot to the Artist Census (which we initially completed in 2017). Please plan on joining us to share your thoughts about artist forums in 2024 and feedback on the upcoming census. Please rsvp to Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org