2018 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.



Update 4/30/18: Rental Assistance funds are no longer available for 2018. 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS: Applications are accepted by the first of each month, year round or until all funds are distributed.

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

Eligibility Requirements

  • General eligibility. Meets all general eligibility requirements.
  • Open to all. Anyone may apply once the general eligibility guidelines are met.
  • Timeframe. Rental event dates must take place after the grant funding decision and within the calendar 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 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.


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.


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.

More Information

Rental Assistance (Boulder Venues) Grant Guidelines / Process
General Eligibility Requirements
2018 Grant Application Schedule
2018 Grant Scoring System and Rubric
General Grant Guidelines & Process
Grant FAQs