Idaho Commission on the Arts
Grants of up to $1,500 to Idaho nonprofit organizations, schools, and government agencies to obtain consulting services to enhance arts programming. First-time applicants must request approval in the online grant system prior to applying. Funding may be used for both artistic and organizational development needs.
GrantWatch ID#: 180650
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 may receive one QuickFunds grant in a fiscal year.
-Applicant must have submitted all final reports for past Commission grants.
Idaho Commission on the Arts Cannot Fund:
-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.
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 December 11, 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.