Idaho Commission on the Arts (ICA)
Grants of up to $1,500 to Idaho nonprofit organizations, schools, colleges and universities, and government agencies to support specific arts projects and events. First-time applicants must request approval in the online grant system prior to applying. Please note that applicants are required to compensate professional artists and administrators.
GrantWatch ID#: 179022
Up to $1,500
Eligibility and Restrictions:
-Applicant must be a nonprofit, IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization or be represented by a fiscal agent; or be a school, or a unit of local, county, tribal, or state government.
-Applicant must have been in operation in Idaho for at least one year.
-Applicant must compensate professional artists and administrators.
-Applicant must have submitted all final reports for past Commission grants.
-Applicant may receive one QuickFunds grant in a fiscal year.
-Organizations that receive Public Programs in the Arts or Entry Track funding are not eligible to apply for QuickProjects for Organizations.
-Quickfunds applications may not support a current Arts Education Annual Project grant.
Organizations that have not received tax-exempt status through the Internal Revenue Service may apply through an eligible tax-exempt organization. This Fiscal Agent becomes the legal applicant, redistributes the funds to the applicant organization, and is responsible for the grant requirements. Acting as a Fiscal Agent for another group will not exclude an organization from applying for grants. Though the Fiscal Agent receives the award (fiscal fees are not allowed), the sub-grantee will bear the primary responsibility for the project. The Commission will not act as arbitrator for any dispute between the two groups.
Colleges and universities may apply for support if they present and market their arts activities to the public and if the activity is supplementary to regular course offerings. Only one Quickproject grant may be awarded per university each 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 1:1 match (cash or in-kind). University applicants must match 1:1 with non-state cash.
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.