Grant Opportunities

In 2018, the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture grants program will offer $675,000 in funding for our cultural organizations, including over $170,000 in grants for community projects, arts education projects, professional development, venue rental assistance, and more. Grants are available for organizations, individuals, and classrooms.

Preview the cultural grants today.

Arts Commission

Boulder Arts Commission Meeting
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6 p.m.
Boulder Creek Meeting Room, Main Boulder Public Library

The Boulder Arts Commission and the Office of Arts and Culture have adopted the Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity and will take steps to align the work of cultural affairs to these principles:

To support a full creative life for all, we commit to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable nation.
Read the full Statement on Cultural Equity

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study

The Arts mean business in Boulder! Boulder’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $69.8 million in economic activity and 1,832 jobs annually according to the Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study.

Find more information and the full study here.

Public Art

Public Art Implementation Plan
Updates for the new year! View the 2018 Public Art Implementation Plan here.

New public art coming soon!
Spires by Dispersion will be installed March 1-8 at the Glen Huntington Bandshell in Boulder’s Central Park.

NoBo Public Art Semifinalists Announced:
DeWitt Godfrey, Earlville, NY
Joe O’Connell/Creative Machines, Tuscon, AZ
Sharon Dowell, Charlotte, NC
Luke Crawley/Owens + Crawley, Indianapolis, IN
Jodie Bliss, Monument, CO
More info here.

Take the Artist Census

Are you a professional artist that works and/or lives in the City of Boulder? Help inform our work by providing information about the role artists play in our local economy and society.

Take the census online here.

Find the printable census form here. Return printed form to the Office of Arts + Culture, Boulder Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302, attn: Mary Wohl Haan.