Idaho Commission on the Arts (ICA)
Grants of up to $1,500 to Idaho practicing artists to carry out artist-initiated activities and projects. First-time applicants must request approval in the online grant system prior to applying. Examples of supported activities include the staging of performances, the creation of public art, readings, residencies, and release time to create and exhibit a body of work.
GrantWatch ID#: 179654
Up to $1,500
Eligibility and Restrictions:
-Applicant must be a practicing artist.
-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.
-Artists working in collaborations must file one joint application whereby one person will be considered the primary applicant.
-Individuals who currently are enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program may apply only if the project is not directly related to their degree program.
-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 1:3. For example, a $500 cash is required to match a $1,500 request.
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.
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.
The deadline to apply is March 12, 2017.