2017 Macky Free Rental & Supplementary Funds

Boulder Philharmonic at Macky Auditorium

Boulder Philharmonic at Macky Auditorium


To facilitate and assist community cultural groups with access and affordability of performance venues, the Boulder Arts Commission and the University of Colorado offer up to sixteen days per calendar year of rent-free space at Macky Auditorium.




The grant is for rent only; the applicant will be fully responsible for any and all additional fees required by the University, including but not limited to equipment rental, direct labor costs for technical staff, ushers, security personnel, etc. You may apply for a maximum of two days free rental.

*Supplementary Funds are no longer available for the 2017 grant cycle.

All applicants must have the requested dates confirmed with Macky Auditorium at the time of the application, and supply a letter of verification from the University with the pertinent date information included. Receiving a grant from the BAC does not guarantee the award of a specific date or dates. The actual date(s) awarded will depend on availability of the space. It is the applicant’s responsibility to inquire about availability and pay for additional costs at Macky. The contact number for Macky is 303-492-8423.

Total Number of Free Rentals: 16 days annually (Maximum 2 days per applicant)
Cycle: Annually – Applications are accepted by the first of each month, year round or until all rental dates are awarded.

Eligibility Requirements

  • General Eligibility. Meets all general eligibility requirements.
  • Open to All. Anyone may apply once the General Eligibility Guidelines are met.
  • Time Frame. Macky Rental projects must take place after the grant funding decision and within the calendar year during which they are applied for.
  • Venue Confirmation. All applications must include a letter of commitment from the Macky management indicating the project date(s). Letters should follow the normal business standard, on letterhead when possible and signed by the author; email correspondence is not accepted. A contract with Macky including the project dates and rental fees is an acceptable alternative.

Review Process

Deliberation. Proposals for free rental of Macky Auditorium are approved through administrative review by staff of the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture and awards are announced at the next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following the deadline.

Evaluation of Applications. Proposals for free rental of Macky Auditorium are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have met all the requirements of application, including the venue confirmation and budget summary. Award in previous years does not imply continued support. Each application is reviewed anew in the context of current policies and applications.


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

Awards Announced: Reviewed by staff and announced at the next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following the deadline.


Follow this link to apply.


The report form for Macky Free Rental and Supplementary Funds Grants can be found through this link. After you you submit the report you’ll receive email confirmation and copy of the report via the email that you have included in the report. Contact Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org or 720-564-2355 if you do not receive email confirmation.

More information

Macky Free Rental Grant Guidelines  / Process
General Eligibility Requirements
2017 Grant Application Schedule, General Guidelines & Process
Grant FAQs