2018 Professional Development Grants

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Description

PURPOSE: Encouraging leadership and the sharing of good practices through professional development will advance our creative economy, support professionals and businesses, and enhance cultural dialog.

Details

Total funds: $10,000. Round one: $7,000. Round two: $3,000.

Cycle: Annually. Opportunities must take place in the calendar year the application is submitted.

Maximum Amounts for Scholarships:  The costs of registration, travel and expenses up to $500 for programs which take place in Colorado, or up to $1,000 for programs that take place out-of-state, or $500 for on-line opportunities.

Details: Individuals may apply for any professional development opportunity they wish.  In addition, we encourage participation in two specific programs:

Eligibility Criteria

Review Process

Deliberation. Applications are approved at the next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following the deadline.

Evaluation criteria

  • Contribution to Boulder culture
  • Professional experience (resume)

Deadlines

Round One: Friday, Jan. 19, 5 p.m.
Round Two: Wednesday, April 18, 5 p.m.

Decision timelines:
Professional Development Scholarships, Round One
Friday, Jan. 19, 5 p.m. – Deadline for applications
Jan. 20 to Jan. 26 – Review by staff for eligibility. Revision by applicants if necessary
Jan. 26 to Feb. 21 – Review by Arts Commission (27 days)
Feb. 21 – Arts Commission meeting. Final decisions on scholarships

Professional Development Scholarships, Round Two
Wednesday, April 18, 5 p.m. – Deadline for applications
April 18 to April 25 – Review by staff for eligibility. Revision by applicants if necessary
April 25 to May 16 – Review by Arts Commission (21 days)
May 16 – Arts Commission meeting. Final decisions on scholarships

Apply

To preview the application and apply, log on to the Boulder Arts Commission grants software and complete the online grant application. The software is new for the Arts Commission as of Fall 2017, so you may need to make a new profile.

Reporting

2017 grant report forms 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.

2018 grant report forms are on the Boulder Arts Commission grants software. Log onto the same account used to apply for the grant, and look under ‘Follow Up Forms’ for the reporting form. 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 from either system.

More Information

Professional Development Scholarships Guidelines / Process
General Eligibility Requirements
2018 Grant Application Schedule
General Grant Guidelines & Process
Grant FAQs