2017 Professional Development Grants

Shoes made by Alexa Allen at the School of Shoemaking and Design in Ashland, Oregon.

Shoes made by Alexa Allen at the School of Shoemaking and Design in Ashland, Oregon.


Encouraging leadership and the sharing of good practices through professional development will advance our creative economy, support professionals and businesses, and enhance cultural dialog.

Total Funds: $10,000

Cycle: Annually – Applications are accepted by the first of each month, year round or until all professional development funds are awarded.




Individuals may apply for any professional development opportunity they wish. In addition, we encourage participation in two specific programs:

Colorado Creative Industries Summit

Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

Maximum Amounts for Scholarships: The costs of registration, travel and expenses up to $500 for programs which take place in Colorado, or up to $1,000 for programs that take place out-of-state, or up to $500 for on-line opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

General Eligibility. Meets all general eligibility requirements.
Open to All. Anyone may apply once the General Eligibility Guidelines are met.
Professional development opportunities must take place after the grant funding decision and within the calendar year the grant is awarded.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Contribution to Boulder Culture
  • Professional Experience (Resume)


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATION: The first of each month beginning January 1, 2017, year round or until all funds run out.

Awards Announced: Next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following the deadline.


To apply you must either sign up or log in on the grants system. NOTE: You must be signed in as an individual to see this application.

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