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Professional Development for Individuals

Grants to Idaho Artists and Arts Administrators to
Attend Career-Advancing Workshops and Activities

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Idaho Commission on the Arts (ICA)

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Grants of up to $750 to Idaho professional artists and arts administrators to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Applicants must receive approval in the online grant system prior to applying. Funding will support costs associated with attending a workshop, conference, or other form of professional development.

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GrantWatch ID#: 179021

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $750

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility and Restrictions:
-Applicant must be a practicing artist or arts administrator.
-Applicant must be at least 18 years old.
-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.
-Fellowship, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, and Writer in Residence recipients are not eligible for a QuickFunds grant during their award year or term.
-Individuals who currently are enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program may apply only if the opportunity is not directly related to their degree program.
-Applicant will not be eligible for consecutive attendance at annual events.
-Multiple Professional Development applications for the same event or opportunity will not be accepted from members or staff of single organizations with budgets over $50,000. Two applications for the same event will be allowed from members or staff of organizations with budgets under $50,000.

Not Funded:
-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.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants require a cash match of 1:1.

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 March 12, 2018.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Idaho Commission on the Arts
2410 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho