2019 Grants Panel Application

In 2019, $675,000 in grant funds will be offered for general operating support, community projects, arts education projects, professional development, venue rental assistance, and more. The Boulder Arts Commission seeks volunteer panel members to support the selection procedure of the cultural grants program by contributing expertise to the decision making process. Apply today.

About us

The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is currently implementing Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan. Through a set of programs including cultural grants, public art, initiatives that support artists and the creative economy, and research, the office supports the community-created Vision for Culture: Together, we will craft Boulder’s social, physical, and cultural environment to include creativity as an essential ingredient for the wellbeing, prosperity, and joy of everyone in the community.

Arts Commission

Boulder Arts Commission Meeting / Annual Retreat
Wednesday, October 17
4 p.m.
CU Boulder Museum of Natural History (15th and Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309), Paleontology Hall

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

Public Art

SPOTLIGHT: Mary Mattingly’s “Experiments in Public Art” project, Everything At Once, was one of 49 projects honored by Americans for the Arts (AFTA) as an outstanding 2017 public art project through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Learn more about AFTA’s Year in Review here.

NEW: Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program – find out more!

2017 Annual Report

See how the City of Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan has progressed in our 2017 Annual Report.