2020 Professional Development Scholarships

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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.

How to Apply

  1. Review the below information in full.
  2. Log onto the Boulder Arts Commission online grant portal. If you have not logged on before, make a profile. Applications must be submitted using our online grant applications. We encourage you to watch this training video for instructions on registering and applying online.
  3. Complete the application by 11:59 p.m. on the day of the deadline. The application consists of:
    1. Online application form.
    2. Resume.
  4. Look for an automated email message confirming receipt of your application.
  5. Professional Development Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Arts and Culture staff.
  6. Staff reviews applications and notifies applicants on the date noted below. Awards are announced at the next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following the notification of decision.
  7. When a grant is awarded, staff from the Office of Arts and Culture will contact the successful Applicant to complete any necessary paperwork.

Details

Total funds: $18,000. Round one: $10,000. Round two: $8,000.

Cycle: Twice 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.

Professional Development Grant applications are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have met all the requirements of application. Staff may take applications to the Arts Commission for review should they have questions.

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

DEADLINES: Two deadlines. These are awarded by Office of Arts and Culture staff. Staff reviews applications and awards are announced at the next meeting of the Boulder Arts Commission following the notification of decision.

Professional Development Grants, Round One

  • January 1, 2020 – Applications open
  • Monday, February 17 at 11:59 p.m. – Deadline for applications
  • February 17 to March 3 – Staff review of applications (15 days)
  • March 3 – Notification of decisions

Professional Development Grants, Round Two

  • Tuesday, February 18 – Applications open
  • Monday, May 18 at 11:59 p.m. – Deadline for applications
  • May 18 to June 2 – Staff review of applications (15 days)
  • June 2 – Notification of decision

Eligibility Criteria

  • General eligibility.  Meets all general eligibility requirements.
  • Open to all.  Anyone may apply once the general eligibility requirements are met.
  • Professional development opportunities must take place after the grant funding decision and within the calendar year the grant is awarded.
  • Award Limitations. One scholarship per individual will be awarded each year. Consideration will be given to maximize the number of organizations participating.

Review Process

  • Deliberation. Proposals for Professional Development Scholarships 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. Professional Development Grant applications are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to those who have met all the requirements of application. Staff may take applications to the Arts Commission for review should they have questions.
  • Evaluation criteria.
    • Contribution to Boulder culture
    • Professional experience (resume)

Apply

Log onto the Boulder Arts Commission online grant portal to preview and apply. If you have not logged on before, make a profile. Applications must be submitted using our online grant applications. We encourage you to watch this training video for instructions on registering and applying online.

Appeals Process

Written Appeals Process. The deadline for a written appeal is 14 days after funding decisions has been made by the Boulder Arts Commission. The appeals process can be found here.

Reporting

If awarded a grant, Grantees will need to complete a grant report at the Boulder Arts Commission online grant portal. After logging in, go to Dashboard then Follow Up. Use the Edit button to review and complete the final report. The report due date is in your grant application.

More Information

General Eligibility Requirements
2020 Grant Application Schedule
General Grant Guidelines & Process
Grant FAQs