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Welcome!

The City of Boulder Arts Commission (BAC) allows individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations in the cultural community to apply for funding through Grants Online, a Colorado-based Internet service.

New to the site and applying for a grant? Click on the “Sign Up” tab. Note: For non-profit organizations and for profit cultural organizations, we recommend that the person with primary responsibility for submitting and managing grants is the person to initiate your account.

Returning user? Click on the “Sign In” tab.


Need help with the application tool? Click on the “Help” or "Video Help" tabs above. Applicants are encouraged to attend BAC meetings to observe the grant review process.

Meetings generally take place on the third Wednesday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library. Please check for the meeting room location. See the grants calendar below for meetings where funding decisions are made by the Arts Commission.

NOTICE: All of the guidelines or procedures outlined on this site function in service to the City of Boulder Arts Grant Program Ordinance (City of Boulder Revised Code, Chapter 14-1, Ordinances 4954 [1985] and 5541 [1993]). No guideline or procedure shall supersede the directive provided in the Arts Grant Program Ordinance.


Grant Categories & 2017 Application Deadlines
Note: Categories and deadlines may change each calendar year.
      
  2017 Grants    2017 Application Deadlines   Schedules and Funding Decisions
  OPERATIONAL GRANTS 
  Large Organizations  
  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5 p.m.
  April 27 – May 7 Review by staff for eligibility. Revision by applicants if necessary.
  May 8 – June 4 Preliminary review and score by jury panel. 
  June 5 – 14 Score processing by staff.
  June 14 Preliminary scores posted online.
  June 14 – 21 Applicants prepare 3-minute optional presentation.
  June 21 Arts Commission Meeting –
  Presentations by applicants; jury rescore; discussion and final decisions on grants.
  Small / Mid-sized Organizations
  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5 p.m.
  April 27 – May 7 Review by staff for eligibility. Revision by applicants if necessary.
  May 8 – June 4 Preliminary review and score by jury panel. 
  June 5 – 14 Score processing by staff.
  June 14 Preliminary scores posted online.
  June 14 – 21 Applicants prepare 3-minute optional presentation.
  June 21 Arts Commission Meeting –
  Presentations by applicants; jury rescore; discussion and final decisions on grants.
  PROJECT GRANTS 
  Community Project Grants   Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 5 p.m.    January 5 - 11 Review by staff for eligibility. Revision by applicants if necessary.
  January 12 – February 1 Preliminary review and score by jury panel. 
  February 2 – 8 Score processing by staff.
  February 8 Preliminary scores posted online.
  February 8 – 15 Applicants prepare 3-minute optional presentation.
  February 15 Arts Commission Meeting –
  Presentations by applicants; jury rescore; discussion and final decisions on grants.
  Arts Education   Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5 p.m.   February 23 – March 5 Review by staff for eligibility. Revision by applicants if necessary.
  March 6 – 31 Preliminary review and score by jury panel. 
  April 1 – April 12 Score processing by staff.
  April 12 Preliminary scores posted online.
  April 12 – 19 Applicants prepare 3-minute optional presentation.
  April 19 Arts Commission Meeting –
  Presentations by applicants; jury rescore; discussion and final decisions on grants.
  STRATEGIC FUNDS 
  Risk Capital Fund   Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5 p.m.
  Deadline for one-page Letter of Interest  (LOI).
  February 23 – March 14 LOI Review by jury panel. 
  March 15 Arts Commission Meeting – Discussion and selection of LOIs for Full Proposal.
  March 16 – April 5 Applicants complete Full Proposal.
  Wednesday, April 5, 5 p.m. – Deadline for Full Proposal.
  April 6 – 10 Review by staff for eligibility. Revision by applicants if necessary.
  April 11 -- May 2 Preliminary Full Proposal review and score by jury panel.
  May 3 – 9 Score processing by staff.
  May 10 Preliminary scores posted online.
  May 10 – 16 Applicants prepare 3-minute optional presentation.
  May 17 Arts Commission Meeting –
  Presentations by applicants; jury rescore; discussion and final decisions on grants.


  Rental Assistance
  (Macky Free Rental & Supplementary
  Funds)


 
  1st of each month, 5 p.m. beginning January  1, 2017   Reviewed by staff and announced at the next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following
  the deadline


  Rental Assistance (Boulder Venues)

 
  1st of each month, 5 p.m. beginning January 1, 2017   Reviewed by staff and announced at the next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following
  the deadline   
  SCHOLARSHIPS 


  Professional Development

 
  1st of each month, 5 p.m. beginning January  1, 2017   Next Arts Commission Meeting after the deadline