Idaho Commission on the Arts (ICA)
Grants of up to $750 to Idaho K-12 teachers, teaching artists, and educators to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Applicants must request approval in the online grant system prior to applying. Funding will reimburse costs associated with attending a workshop, conference, or other form of professional development.
GrantWatch ID#: 179020
Up to $750
Eligibility and Restrictions:
-Applicant must be a K-12 teacher, educator, or ICA Teaching Artist.
-Applicant must be a United States citizen, legal resident, or refugee, and be an Idaho resident for at least one year.
-Applicant must have submitted all final reports for past Commission grants and awards.
-Applicant may receive one QuickFunds grant in a fiscal year.
-Establishment of or contributions to an endowment.
-Fundraising projects that do not raise funds for the arts.
-Prizes, scholarships, or free tickets.
-Projects or programs to generate or attract audiences.
-Offsetting of debt, payment of fines, penalties, legal fees, or indirect costs.
-Activities that are primarily promotional or created for mass distribution, such as duplication of CDs, portfolios, gallery announcements, self-published books, brochures, or websites.
-Student exhibitions, anthologies, publications, or performances, unless those activities document an arts education grant.
-Costs associated with any degree or professional certification, such as tuition, fees, and teaching materials.
-Projects or activities already completed or beginning before the eligible start date.
-Documentation of projects except for arts education activities.
-Projects primarily recreational, therapeutic, vocational, rehabilitative, or religious.
-Activities restricted to an organization’s membership.
-Cost for the applicant to attend activities or consecutive annual activities that should be built into an organization’s budget; for example, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Americans for the Arts, Northwest Booking Conference, or other professional conferences.
-Pageants, festivals, or celebrations unrelated to arts, ethnic, or cultural activities.
-Historical or academic documentary film and electronic media arts that do NOT demonstrate significant artistic emphasis, consideration, and distinction.
-Scholarly or academic works in history, languages, archeology, and political science.
-Lobbying expenses or political activities.
-Hospitality expenses such as food and drink, alcohol, flowers, and so on.
-Capital expenditures for individuals.
-Writing intended for youth.
Grants require a cash match of 1:1.
Recipients must submit a final report to receive reimbursement.
Applications are accepted online on a quarterly basis.
If you’re a first-time applicant you will need to create a user account and be approved before you can apply. Once approved, login and select the appropriate funding opportunity to begin a new application.
Applicants may request a courtesy review three weeks prior to submission. Staff will review your application and offer suggestions for improvement. This process does not guarantee funding, but may strengthen the proposal.
The deadline to apply is June 11, 2018.