Grant Awards

2018

Professional Development Scholarships

Awarded June 20, 2018

Nicholas Caputo, Musicological Study of Bulgarian Folk Music in Breznitsa, Bulgaria, $1,000

Awarded May 16, 2018

Alex Milewski, Flow Movement teacher training in Boulder, CO, $500
Alysha Perrin, American Circus Educators Bi-annual Conference in Decatur, GA, $1,000
Andrew Neely, Intermediate Writing with the Onion online, $465
Bailey Harper, Emanuel Gat Dance Summer Intensive in Rome, Italy, $1,000
Cynthia Sliker, Alliance of Artists Communities Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, $1,000
Diana Sabreen, Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO, $500
Emily K. Harrison, United Solo Festival in New York City, NY, $1,000
Julia Joun, Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO, $500
Kathleen Spencer Johns, The New Solarplate in Santa Fe, NM, $1,000
Kelley Ann Walsh, LABAN 2018 International Conference in New York City, NY, $1,000
Leah Woods, Bates Dance Festival in Portland, ME, $1,000
Lisa Nesmith, Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO, $500
Merlyn Holmes, Turning the Wheel Summer Intensive, “The Body Now” facilitator training in Whidbey Institute, Whidbey Island, WA, $1,000
Molly Kathleen Kittle, 2018 Alexander Technique Congress in Chicago, IL, $1,000
Parisa Tashakori, 15BICM (15th International Biennial of Poster in Mexico) in Mexico City and Xalapa / Mexico, $1,000
Stephen Weitz, National New Play Network Showcase in Sacramento, CA, $1,000

Arts Education Grants
Awarded April 18, 2018

Boulder Community School of Integrated Studies, Understanding Democratic Engagement through Drama, $2,500
Boulder International Film Festival, BIFF 2019 Youth Pavilion/Cinema to Schools/Youth Advisory Council, $3,000
Boulder Metalsmithing Association, Enhancing Art Through Metalsmithing, $3,000
Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare & Violence Prevention, $3,000
Friendship City Projects, Taller Artistico Xuchialt Art and Culture Exchange, $3,000
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, Midori Project, $3,000
Museum of Boulder, Teen Corps: 3D Printing Artifacts for the Blind (Seeing Through Touching), $2,900
Nii Armah Sowah, African Arts & Cultural Workshop Series: A Participatory Experience Through the Arts, $3,000
Public Works Theatre Company, Home, $3,000
Studio Arts Boulder, Pottery with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation, $3,000

Community Project Grants
Awarded March 21, 2018

Organizations Awarded
BaoBao Foundation, Akoma, Beat of the Heart, $10,000
Boulder Symphony, GLOW Project, $5,000
EcoArts Connections, OASIS: A Gathering Place for Opportunities, Arts, Science, Inspiration, and Sustainability, $10,000
Motus Theater, UndocuAmerica Performance & Radio Project, $10,000
Museum of Boulder, Da Vinci Machines, $10,000
Right Relationship Boulder, Welcome the Arapaho People Home, $10,000

Individuals Awarded
HOVAB / Jennifer Heath, Imaginary Maps: Expeditions to Uncover the Typography of Apocryphal Places, $2,815
Joanna Rotkin, Dog Dance, $5,000
Patti Bonnet, We’re Still Here: Boulder’s Original Natives, $5,000
Patti Bruck, River Beginning: A Journey From the Edge, $4,000

Professional Development Scholarships
Awarded February 21, 2018

Crystal Polis, Grantmakers in the Arts 2018 Conference in Oakland, CA, $1,000
Ashley Hanson, Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit in Charleston, WV, $1,000
Carol Taylor, Americans for the American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO, $1,000
David Kansuke Wheeler, World Shakuhachi Festival London 2018 in London, Great Britain, $1,000
John Jungerberg, 81st Annual Conference for Community Arts Education in Baltimore, MD, $1,000
Leah Quiller, American Music Therapy Association National Conference in Dallas, TX, $1,000
Maren Waldman, Body Mind Centering Association Conference in Northampton, MA, $1,000
Patti Bonnet, Americans for the Arts Annual Convention 2018 in Denver, CO, $500
Rebecca Remaly Weitz, Theatre Communications Group National Conference in St. Louis, MO, $1,000
Rita Valente-Quinn, Americans for the Arts Annual Convention 2018 in Denver, CO, $500
Sondra Blanchard, Festival de Casteliers of Puppetry for Adults and Children in Montreal, Canada, $1,000

Rental Assistance

3rd Law Dance / Theater, Un-Still Life: A collective performance inspired by a central theme from April 10 to 15, 2018, Venue – Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
Block 1750, The Black Tie Block Party, on August 31, 2018, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Boulder Bach Festival, B Minor Mass – A Dance of Life on November 11, 2018, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Boulder Ballet, Giselle from May 15 to May 20, 2018, Venue – Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Family Concert: The Music of Star Wars on May 4, 2018, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Boulder International Fringe Festival, 14th Annual Boulder International Fringe Festival from August 11 to 27, 2018 – Pine Street Church, $1,000
Boulder Opera, Cosi fan Tutte by Mozart program from March 20 to March 25, Venues – Dairy Arts Center and Nevei Kodesh, $1,000
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, “A Song for Swans” on April 7, 2018 and “West Side Story” on April 28, 2018, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Colorado MahlerFest, MahlerFest XXXI on May 19 and May 20, 2018, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Danse Etoile, The Little Mermaid on June 10, 2018, Venue – Gordon Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
Flatirons Food Film Festival, October 13, 2018, Venue – Canyon Theater and Gallery, Boulder Public Library, $1,000
Future Arts Foundation, Bluebird Music Festival on April 21, 2018, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, GBYO Season Finale concert on May 6, 2018 and Midori Residency Performance on November 5, 2018, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Green Room Artists, Le Voile du Bonheur: An Evening of French Chamber Music, March 23, 2018, Venue – eTown Hall, $1,000
Jihad Milem, Mosque: a staged reading on May 20, 2018, Venue – Studio 9190 at Naropa University, $313.00
Maji Safi, Celebrate Health – Maji Safi Group, December 2, 2018, Venue – eTown Hall, $1,000
Maputo Mensah, Ongoing Community African Drumming and Dance Classes from February to December 2018, Venue – Kakes Studios, $1,000
Parlando School of the Arts, Little Shop of Horrors, the Musical, June 16, 2018, Venue – the Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
T2 Dance Project, SPRINGboard ChoreoFest 2018, March 30, 2018, Venue – the Dairy Arts Center, $490
The Catamounts, Rausch, an outdoor immersive theatre experience from May 25 to June 17, 2018, Venue – departing from Wild Woods Brewery, $1,000
The Upstart Crow Theatre Company, “The Playboy of the Western World” by John Millington Synge, April 8, 2018, Venue – the Dairy Arts Center, $1,000

2017

Large Organization General Operating Support Grants – awarded annually for two years
Awarded June 21, 2017, Approved by City Council July 18, 2017

Boulder Philharmonic, $20,000
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, $20,000
Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, $20,000

Small / Mid-sized Organization General Operating Support Grants – awarded annually for two years
Awarded June 21, 2017

3rd Law Dance/Theater, $10,000
Boulder MUSE, $10,000
Boulder Samba School, $10,000
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, $10,000
Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet, $10,000
square product theatre, $10,000

Risk Capital Fund Grant
Awarded May 17, 2017

square product theatre & Local Theater Company, The War on Women: a Cross Company Exploration, $30,000

Arts Education Grants
Awarded April 19, 2017

Ashley Shires, Creative Writing Club at Casey Bilingual School, $3,000
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, ARTlab, $3,000
Boulder MUSE, Expansion of Boulder MUSE, $3,000
Colorado Film Society, BIFF 2018 Youth Pavilion/Cinema to Schools Program, $3,000
Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare and Violence Prevention, $3,000
Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc., Horizons Flyers, $3,000
Manhattan Middle School, Manhattan Instrument Garden – Phase 2, $3,000
Parlando School of Musical Arts, Music and Visual Art Outreach, $3,000
Studio Arts Boulder, Clay Classes at the Lab: Partnership with YSI project, $3,000
Todd Mitchell, Boulder Books for Change, $3,000

Community Project Grants
Awarded February 15, 2017

Barrio E’, World Drum Jam, $10,000
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, MediaLive, $10,000
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Community Matinee with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, $10,000
Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, CMF Pop-up Concerts, $10,000
EcoArts Connections, Arts On a Sphere, $10,000
JLF Boulder, JLF@Boulder Festival 2017, $10,000
Motus Theater, Let’s All Be Americans Now Part 1, $10,000

Professional Development Scholarships
Awarded February 15, 2017

Nicole Dial-Kay, Impakt Festival 2017: Haunted Machines, Wicked Problems, Utrecht, Netherlands, $1,000
Ana Maria Hernando, Women and the Ñusta, in the Andes Mountains of Peru, $1,000
Sarah Longpre, NonfictioNOW 2017 Conference, Reykjavíck, Iceland, $1,000
Merlyn Holmes, Creative Industries Summit, Breckenridge, CO, $450
Hannah Hanssens-Reed, 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts – Conference; Portland, Oregon, $1,000
Margaret Josey-Parker, 2017 National Council on the Education for Ceramic Arts Conference, Portland, OR, $1,000
Kate Weiner, Woodland Keep Residency in the San Juan Islands, WA, $800
Colleen McCarthy, 2017 National Council on the Education for Ceramic Arts Conference, Portland, OR, $1,000
Amy Lynn Herman, IMERSA Summit 2017, Denver, Colorado, $500
Felice Fenwick-Smith, Catamounts Developmental Workshop, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, Colorado, $450

Awarded March 15, 2017

Cindy Sepucha, Community Resource Center: NonProfit Leadership and Management Program, $500
Leah Brenner Clack, Colorado Creative Industries Summit 2017, $400

Awarded August 16, 2017

Devin Patrick Hughes, Solti International Conducting Competition, Budapest, Pecs, Hungary, $1,000
Kelley Ann Walsh, ATI Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, $883.10

Rental Assistance

And Art Space, Endless Summer Art Party, Venue – Boulder Creative Collective, $725
Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Ode to Joy – Beethoven 9, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Boulder Chorale, Carnival Brazil, Venue – First United Methodist Church, $1,000
Boulder Opera,  Zarzuela and Goyescas by Enrique Granados, Venue – Dairy Arts Center, $947.50
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Boulder Samba School, Colorado Brazil Festival,  Venue – Fox Theater, $1000
Boulder Taiko Hibiki, Taiko Summit Colorado 2017, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Brian Jack, Boulder Bassoon Quartet Ten Year Anniversary, Venue – eTown Hall, $1,000
Colorado Mahlerfest, Colorado MahlerFest 30, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, GBYO Fall Concert, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, GBYO Season Finale, Venue – Macky Auditorium, $1,000
Kate Moore, My Days with D, Venue – as part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival, $420
Open Studios, Boulder Plein Air Festival, Venue – Boulder Creative Collective Warehouse, $1,000
Parlando School of Musical Arts, Production of The Sound of Music, Venue – Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
Rocky Mountain Revels, An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice, Venue – Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
square product theatre, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, Venue – Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
Tammy Meneghini – Goddess Here Productions,  The Testament of Mary performance and talks, Venue – Dairy Art Center, $1,000
The Catamounts, Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, Venue – Dairy Arts Center, Carsen Theater, $1,000
The Great Perhaps Performance Collective, The Real, Venue – Community Dance Collective, $450

Cultural Field Trips Fund

Elizabeth McCord, Creekside Elementary to the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Discovery, $475
Kent McClannan, Whittier International Elementary School to the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Discovery, $350
Maria Comparini, Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer to the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Discovery, $975
Queta Martinez, University Hill Elementary School to a performance by Boulder Dinner Theatre Academy Kids Kabaret, $1,130
Rachelle Weigold, Alicia Sanchez International School to the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Discovery Concert, $490
Sara Nelson, University Hill Elementary School to a performance by the Center Stage Theatre Company at the Dairy Center for the Arts, $1,450
Sarah Kowalchuk, University Hill Elementary School to Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance, $2,000
Stephanie Fida, Columbine Elementary School to the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Discovery Concert, $710

2016

Large Organization General Operating Support Grants – Awarded annually for three years
Awarded February 17, 2016, Approved by City Council April 5, 2016

The Dairy Arts Center, $50,000
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, $50,000
eTown, $50,000
Parlando School for the Arts, $50,000
KGNU, $20,000
Colorado Film Society, $20,000
Frequent Flyers Productions, $20,000
Open Studios, $20,000

Small / Mid-sized Organization General Operating Support Grants – awarded annually for three years
Awarded March 16, 2016

Boulder Chorale, $10,000
Boulder International Fringe Festival, $10,000
Motus Theater, $10,000
Boulder Opera, $10,000
Colorado Hip Hop Collective, $10,000
NoBo Art District, $10,000
LOCAL Theater Company, $10,000
The Boulder Chamber Orchestra, $10,000
The Catamounts, NFP, $10,000
Band of Toughs, $10,000

Community Project Grants
Awarded April 20, 2016

JLF Boulder, Jaipur Literature Festival @ Boulder, $10,000
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Music for Everyone: from the Outdoors to Macky, $10,000
Boulder Samba School, 2016 Colorado Brazil Fest: Brazil Comes to Boulder, $5,000
Bridge House, 2016 Community art Show, $5,000

Arts Education Grants
Awarded April 20, 2016

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, ARTlab, $3,000
Jan Osburn, Classroom Curriculum Through a Drama Lens, $3,000
Parlando Inc., BVSD On-Site Music Lessons, $3,000
Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare and Violence Prevention, $3,000

Innovation Fund Grants
Awarded June 15, 2016

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Tech Tuesdays Event Series, $5,000
square product theatre, Season on a Theme: Power & Privilege, $7,000
Additional funding (awarded July 20, 2016) to square product theatre, Season on a Theme: Power & Privilege, $2,000

Professional Development Scholarships

Cindy Sepucha,  Americans for the Arts Conference, $1,000 (Awarded 3/16/16)
Emily K Harrison,  Statera Conference, $455 (Awarded 3/16/16)
Alexa Allen, School of Shoemaking and Design, $1,000 (Awarded 4/20/16)
Amy Buckler, Statera Conference, $450 (Awarded 4/20/16)
Christopher Seelie, Nonprofit Stotytelling Conference, $1,000 (Awarded 4/20/16)
Cynthia Sliker, League of American Orchestras 2016 Conference, $1,000  (Awarded 4/20/16)
Ethan Hecht, Chorus America Conference, $1,000 (Awarded 4/20/16)
Emily Norman, Alliance Theatre’s Toddler Takeover: An Arts Festival for the Very Young, $1,000 (Awarded 4/20/16)
Brenda Alderete,  Moog Festival, Durham NC,  $1,000 (Awarded 6/15/16)
Forrest Lotterhos,  Alliance of Artist Communities, Portland, OR, $1,000 (Awarded 7/20/16)
Sue Boorman, Movie Maker Academy- 9 week online course, $500 (Awarded 7/20/16)
Marda Kirn, COP22 Climate Conference in Morocco and American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco, $1,000 (Awarded 9/28/16)
Leah Brenner Clack, To engage Madeleine Pollak of Pollak Productions for speech coaching, executive presence consulting and public speaking skills, $500 (Awarded 9/28/16)

Rental Assistance – Macky Auditorium Free Rental & Supplementary Funds

Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra, GBYO Winter Concert (1 free rental), $1,000
Colorado Mahlerfest,  Colorado Mahlerfest XXIX (1 free rental), $1,000
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, 2015/2016 Season Finale & 2016/2017 Opening Night (2 free rentals)
Boulder Ballet, Sensory Friendly Nutcracker 11/19/16 & 11/20/16 (2 free rentals), $1,000
Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra, GBYO Season Opener (1 free rental)