City of Boulder: 2022 Arts Education Project Grants for Colorado

The Arts Education Project Grant provides opportunities for children in the City of Boulder to have unique experiences with practicing artists, access to tools and techniques, or improved instruction in the creative professions.

Donor Name: City of Boulder

State: Colorado

City: Boulder

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/09/2022

Grant Size: $3,000


The goal of the grant is to increase the exposure of students to unique and memorable experiences that may shape their future in cultural participation and creative careers.

In 2022, it is also important to the Boulder Arts Commission that the Cultural Grants Program is responsive to current pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are no questions directly related to the pandemic on the application. However, the Commission asks the community to apply with projects, emphasizing collaborations, that directly address those most impacted by the pandemic. The goal is an equitable distribution of resources throughout the community in a way that supports economic and social recovery.

Funding Information

  • Total Funds: $30,000
  • Awards: Approximately 10 awards at $3,000 each
  • Details: The award amount of $3,000 is a maximum funding guideline. Smaller requests will be accepted.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Contractual age. All applicants must be of legal contractual age as defined by the state of Colorado (18 years). They encourage those younger than 18 years of age to collaborate with an eligible artist or organization in order to apply.
  • City of Boulder Conflict of Interest policy. City employees are not eligible to receive grant funding.
  • Good standing. Applicants must be in good standing with the Boulder Arts Commission having met agreed-upon deadlines for any previous Boulder Arts Commission-sponsored project, and/or can demonstrate good faith efforts to comply with Boulder Arts Commission requests regarding previous projects.
  • Compliance with law and policy. All applicants, organizations, and the content of all projects must comply with the ordinances and policies of the City of Boulder.
  • Service area. The product (performance, piece of art, etc.) funded in whole or in part by the Boulder Arts Commission must be provided for and accessible to the Boulder community. Any product that receives other funding may be held in another municipality or area, provided that at least one performance is provided within Boulder Valley, as defined in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, and is for the direct benefit of the Boulder community. As a shorthand, office staff use addresses with the zip code starting with 803— to determine if it is in the acceptable area.
  • Civil Rights Act compliance. All applicants must comply with Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to the end that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, physical or mental handicap, sex or religion, be excluded.
  • Exclusions. Funds will not be provided for: projects that have occurred before the grant funding decisions have been made, the purchase of alcohol or marijuana, debt reduction, creating or building endowments, political activity, programming that promotes a single religion over others, re-granting of the funds, or for capital construction or acquisition of real estate unless exceptionally approved by the Boulder Arts Commission with a showing of a significant public purpose.

For more information, visit Arts Education Project Grant.