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Idaho Commission on the Arts Announces 2019 Arts Grants

Harrison Berry Jul 2, 2018 14:54 PM
Each year, the Idaho Commission on the Arts disburses hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to small groups and high-profile organizations across the state. This year, the commission announced on July 2 that grants totaling nearly $545,000 will be awarded to 71 arts groups across the Gem State, and as in years past, Boise's arts scene was a major recipient, receiving almost 40 percent of all grant money.

Here were the big Boise grant awardees, by category:

Arts Education Grants, which support schools, individuals and organizations that offer arts education:
Ballet Idaho: $9,680
Boise Art Museum: $10,522
Boise Contemporary Theater: $9,365
Boise Philharmonic: $9,470
Idaho Parents Unlimited: $9,470
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: $9,259
The Cabin Literary Center: $9,996
Opera Idaho: $4,377
Writers @ Harriman, Friends of Idaho State Parks: $7,828


Entry Track Grants, which provide stable but lower-dollar-value support for professional arts organizations:
Boise Community Radio Project: $5,075
Boise Music Week: $3,913
Boise Philharmonic: $12,392
Global Lounge: $2,589
Rock on Wheels: $2,630
Story Story Night: $3,947
Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance: $2,423

Public Programs in the Arts, which offer funding to legacy arts organizations:
Artisans 4 Hope: $3,868
Ballet Idaho: $11,092
Basque Museum & Cultural Center: $7,938
Big Tree Arts: $2,231
Boise Art Museum: $13,054
Boise Baroque: $3,087
Boise Contemporary Theater: $8,530
Boise Department of Arts & History: $9,606
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: $14,637
Idaho Songwriters Association: $2,897
The Cabin Literary Center: $8,184
Opera Idaho: $7,998
Surel's Place: $4,001
Writers @ Harriman, Friends of Idaho State Parks: $2,517

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