Join the 2018 Grants Panel

The Boulder Arts Commission is seeking volunteer panel members to support the selection process in the cultural grants program by contributing expertise to the decision making process. Apply now! Deadline: Sunday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m., 2017.

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.

Arts Commission

Boulder Arts Commission Retreat
Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m.
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

Grant Opportunities

The Macky Free Rental Fund offers rent-free opportunities for cultural groups to perform at the CU Boulder Macky Auditorium.

Public Art

Visit the newest public art in town!
Mary Mattingly’s “Everything At Once” is a site-specific project in Boulder as part of the Office of Arts and Culture’s Experiments in Public Art Program. Her work is now on view at the Boulder Creative Collective. “Everything at Once” combines charred wood from a U.S. public school, a military trailer used in Afghanistan, an agricultural tank, plants, and light to build a bridge for communication and a platform for contemplation.

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.