2017 Arts Education Project Grants

Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing

Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing


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.  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.


Total Funds:  $30,000
Awards: 8 @ maximum $3,000 each; ***Opportunity Grant – 2 @ maximum $3,000 each.
Details: The award amount of $3,000 is a maximum funding guideline. Smaller requests will be accepted.
Cycle:  Annually

***Opportunity Grant: This grant is open to first time applicants or applicants who have not received a BAC grant in the last 5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

General Eligibility. Meets all general eligibility requirements.

Open to Educators, Administrators, and Presenters.  Classroom teachers and school administrators in public schools, private schools, home school associations, and non-traditional classroom settings, as well as artists/ individuals/organizations collaborating with schools on programming are eligible.

Service Area and Programming. Projects must have a demonstrated benefit to school children in the City of  Boulder.

□ Projects must take place after the grant deadline and end before the end of the 2018 spring semester.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Benefit to Students
  • Complementing Curriculum
  • Proposed Outcomes and Evaluation Strategy
  • Artistic Excellence
  • Boulder Focus
  • Equity

The full scoring system and rubric for the Community Project Grant can be found at http://boulderarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Scoring-System.pdf

Appeals Process

Written Appeals Process. The deadline for a written appeal is 14 days after funding decisions has been made by the Boulder Arts Commission (BAC). The appeals process can be found at http://boulderarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Appeals-Process.pdf


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION:  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.


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