2017 Rental Assistance Fund (Boulder Venues)

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To facilitate and assist community cultural groups with access and affordability of performance venues, the Boulder Arts Commission is offering support in the form of rental assistance grants to individuals, artists and organizations.





Funding: Up to 50% of all rental costs to a maximum of $1,000. One grant per applicant per year.

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • General Eligibility. Meets all general eligibility requirements.
  • Open to All. Anyone may apply once the General Eligibility Guidelines are met.
  • Projects must take place after the grant funding decision and be completed by the end of the year during which they are applied for.
  • Venues must be in Boulder, as described in the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan, and may include non-traditional locations. You must include a confirmation from your hosting venue that the project is approved and scheduled. See sample.

Review Process

Deliberation. Proposals for Rental Assistance are approved through administrative review by staff of the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture and awards are announced at the next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following the deadline.

Evaluation of Applications. Proposals for Rental Assistance 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.


Applications for 2017 Rental Assistance Grants are now closed. Awarded proposals can be found on this page. Check back in winter 2017 for the new deadlines.


The report form for Rental Assistance (Boulder Venues) 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

Rental Assistance Fund (Boulder Venues) Guidelines  / Process
General Eligibility Requirements
2017 Grant Application Schedule, General Guidelines & Process
Grant FAQs