Arts Commission

The next Arts Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 p.m. in the North Meeting Room, Main Boulder Public Library.

Rent-Free Space at Macky Auditorium: Deadline 5:00 p.m. on the first of each month.

Spark Grants Round 4: Deadline Wednesday, October 1, 5:00 p.m.

Public Displays of Affection Grants


•    Three $1,000 grants are available for temporary public projects that will happen in the Boulder Civic Area.
•    Deadlines to submit are by Tuesday at 5pm: Sept. 2, Sept. 9 and Sept. 15. One grant will be awarded each week.
•    The goal: Propose an unique event, happening, visual project, or flash mob style intervention that expresses your love of Boulder, and inspires that passion in others.
•    The proposed project will be reviewed by a panel of city staff based on the goal above, as well as the following criteria:
o    That it takes place in the Civic Area (between Canyon Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. and 9th & 14th Sts.),
o    Is very temporary, and is complete by October 15, 2014,
o    Has a light touch on the environment, and
o    Surprises us!
•    Please describe your project, goals, materials and community involvement / interaction in 500 words or less.
•    Submit your ideas via an email to:
•    For more information, please contact Matt Chasansky, 303-441-4113,

Funding for these grants comes from the Boulder Civic Area Project, Boulder Parks & Recreation Department and the  Library & Arts Department.

Boulder Public Library Cultural Events

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Cinema, Concerts and Dance Fall 2014 in the Boulder Public Library.