Grant Awards

2021

Professional Development
Round One, Awarded February 22, 2021

  • James Marienthal, Music and Dance Performance Coaching and Development Private Consultation in Boulder, CO, $500
  • Laura Mangus, Coaching on marketing and event production to ensure best CD and Book Release for “Becoming Honey”, Online, $500
  • Merlyn Holmes, Speaker’s Playground: Coaching on public speaking and Zoom presentation skills with Johanna Walker, Online, $500
  • Patti Bonnet, Annecy International Animation Film Festival in Annecy, France, $500
  • Savannah Ducharm, Berlin Drawing Room Online Workshop, Online, $500
  • Travis LaBerge, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion immersive training with Lori Pace, Online, $500

Rental Assistance

  • Future Arts Foundation, Bluebird Music Festival, CU Boulder Macky Auditorium Fee Waiver
  • Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, GBYO Fall 2021 Concert and 2022 Season Finale Concert, Macky Auditorium Fee Waivers

2020

University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration Scholarships
Awarded August 19, 2020

  • Elaine Waterman

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2021 Sponsorship Funding (through the Office of Arts + Culture)
Awarded Monday, October 26, 2020 through the Human Relations Commission

  • Dairy Arts Center, MLK & Afrofuturism, $800 from Human Relations Commission / $1,500 from the Office of Arts + Culture Sponsorship Program (Total $2,300)
  • MOTUS Theater, The Road From “Shallow Understanding” to “We Shall Overcome”: Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy in Relation to the Racism and Violence of the Criminal Justice System, $800 from Human Relations Commission / $1,500 from the Office of Arts + Culture Sponsorship Program (Total $2,300)
  • NAACP Boulder County, Why Can’t We Wait: Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, $800 from Human Relations Commission / $1,500 from the Office of Arts + Culture Sponsorship Program (Total $2,300)
  • Selaseee & The Fafa Family, The Black Experience in Boulder: Past and Present, $860 from Human Relations Commission / $500 from the Office of Arts + Culture Sponsorship Program (Total $1,360)

Arts Education Grants
Awarded August 19, 2020

  • Adriana Paola Palacios Luna, Arte consciente, identidad, bienestar y justicia social, $2,996.08
  • Block 1750, Breaking FUNdamentals: Online Hip Hop Dance Curriculum for Boulder Teachers, $3,000
  • Boulder International Film Festival, BIFF 2021 Youth Pavilion/Cinema to Schools/Youth Advisory Council, $3,000
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Virtual Contemporary Classroom, $3,000
  • Christopher Carruth, About Face, $3,000
  • Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts, SheBop Weekend Workshop, $3,000
  • Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare & Violence Prevention, $3,000
  • LOCAL Theater Company, LocalWRITES, from Local Theater Company, $3,000
  • Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Diverse Voices: Performance and coaching with Boulder MUSE, $3,000
  • The Catamounts, Save the Pollinators: A Multi-School Arts Residency, $3,000

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sponsorship Funding (through the Office of Arts + Culture)
Awarded Monday, August 24, 2020 through the Human Relations Commission

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Colorado Professional Chapter, $1,250 from Human Relations Commission / $2,000 from the Office of Arts + Culture Sponsorship Program (Total $3,250)
  • Our Sustainable Future, $2,000 from Human Relations Commission / $2,000 from the Office of Arts + Culture Sponsorship Program (Total $4,000)

Professional Development Scholarships
Round Two, Awarded June 2, 2020

  • Addrienne Amato, Christie’s Speak With Confidence About Contemporary Art, Online, $500
  • Ala Park, Website Management Courses with Dragosh Iarovoi, Boulder, CO, $500
  • Amée Villarreal, Lost Wax Casting at Boulder Metalsmithing, Boulder, CO, $500
  • Andrew Neely, Second City – Comedy Film Production, Chicago, IL, $1,000
  • Belgin Yucelen, Artist Residency at La Macina di San Cresci, Chianti, Italy, $1,000
  • Kebrina De Jesus, Orixa Intensive: Candomblé Song & Dance with Jorge Alabê, Online, $500
  • Laura Ann Samuelson, Artist Residency at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, TN, $1,000
  • Marla Schulz, Intimacy Choreography Training, Online, $500
  • Merlyn Holmes, Corporate Coaching Training with Lori Vanourek, Online, $500
  • Molly Kittle, Mentoring Trainer Post Graduate Development with the Contemporary Alexander School (CAS), Santa Fe, NM, $1,000
  • Savannah Ducharm, Berlin Drawing Room, Online, $500
  • Susanne Kianicka, Indigo classes with John Marshall, Online, $500
  • Trent Poulsen, Dale Carnegie Successful Public Speaking, Online, $249

Community Project Grants
Awarded April 15, 2020

Organizations Awarded

  • 90 Second Newbery, 90 Second Newbery Film Festival, $2,500 – View application
  • BaoBao Foundation, Sankofa – Return to Your Roots, $10,000 – View application
  • Boulder Opera, Opera in the Park; a celebration of culture, $10,000 – View application
  • Cindy Brandle Dance Company, “Project Human”, $10,000 – View application
  • El Centro AMISTAD, Dia de Muertos, $5,000 – View application
  • Motus Theater, JustUs: Stories From the Frontlines of the Criminal Justice System, $10,000 – View application
  • NAACP Boulder Authorized Committee, NAACP Freedom Fund Presents: FISK JUBILEE SINGERS, $10,000 – View application

Individuals Awarded

Professional Development Scholarships
Round One, Awarded March 3, 2020

  • Bonnie Houpt, Being Boss’s Time to Shine Online Conference, Online, $382
  • Crystal Polis, Colorado Creative Industries Summit, Steamboat Springs, CO, $500
  • Joanna Rotkin, SHIFT~ Salon, Winona, MN, $1,000
  • Julia Joun, Grant Writing and Management from TechSoup, Online, $250
  • Kate Moore, Naropa University Somatic Training for the Performer, Online, $500
  • Kelly Cope Russack, Marketing Fundamentals course with Krista Ripma through Authentic Audience, Online, $500
  • Maya Gurarie, Art Students League Mixed Media Ceramics Class, Denver, CO, $500
  • Megan Quillam, National Guild for Community Arts Education 2020 Conference, New York City, NY, $1,000
  • ml Robles, ADU Academy, Portland, OR, $1,000
  • Patti Bonnet, HERE Summit & Festival, Pasadena, CA, $610
  • Scott Willhite, Scott Christensen Painting Workshop: Developing Your Artistic Thoughts, Victor, ID, $1,000
  • Willi Eggerman, Painting Portraits in Watercolor workshop with Ted Nuttall, Boulder, CO, $500

General Operating Support Grants – awarded annually for two years

Extra Large Organization Grants – Awarded February 19, 2020
$48,100 awarded each

  • Colorado Chautauqua Association
  • Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts
  • Museum of Boulder
  • Parlando School for the Arts

Large Organization Grants – Awarded February 19, 2020
$19,100 awarded each

  • Boulder Bach Festival
  • Boulder Ballet
  • JLF Colorado

Rental Assistance Grants

  • Benjamin Johnson, Birds of a Feather, Dairy Arts Center, $817.50
  • Boulder Chorale, A World in Harmony, First United Methodist Church, $1,000
  • Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Oslo by J.T. Rogers, Dairy Arts Center, $915
  • Boulder Music Festival, The Deviant Spirits/Boulder Bump Shop Parking Lot, $1,000
  • Boulder Philharmonic, The Firebird + Frequent Flyers and Koh Plays Violin, CU Boulder Macky Auditorium, $1,000
  • BRIAH Danse, BRIAH Danse Project 2020, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • Colorado MahlerFest, MahlerFest XXXIII, Macky Auditorium Fee Waiver
  • Flatirons Food Film Festival, Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater, $1,000
  • Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance, Professional Company Spring 2020 Performance, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • Future Arts Foundation, Bluebird Music Festival, CU Boulder Macky Auditorium, $1,000
  • Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, GBYO 2020 Season Finale concert and GBYO 10th Anniversary Concert, Macky Auditorium Fee Waivers
  • Luciana da Silva Dance, Tabom – a story of resilience, courage and adaptation, Dairy Arts Center, $707.50
  • Maputo Mehsah, African Dance and African Hand Drumming, The Spark, $1,000
  • Mmmwhah!, ArtDance Series with Creativity Alive, Nevei Kodesh, $500
  • Parlando School for the Arts, 2020 Summer Musical Theater Performances, Online, $1,000
  • square product theatre, Dance Nation by Clare Barron, The Spark Boulder, $1,000
  • T2 Dance Project, Versatility Dance Festival, Dairy Arts Center, $734.00
  • The Catamounts, Shockheaded Peter, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • The Cindy Brandle Dance Company, From The Ashes, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • The Royal Players Guild, Stalled, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • Trash the Runway, Recycled Couture, Online, $1,000
  • Vivian Kim, between black and white, $326

2019

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Awards
Awarded Monday, November 18, 2019 through the Human Relations Commission

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Planning Committee (Second Baptist Church), $500 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $1,000 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Graduate Students of Color Collective, $2,700 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $850 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Boulder Speakers Bureau, $2,700 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $500 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Boulder County NAACP, $1,900 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $800 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Motus, $2,700 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $800 from the Human Relations Commission

University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration Scholarships
Awarded August 21, 2019

  • Nathaniel Charles Rothenberg

Cultural Field Trips Fund

  • Alicia Sanchez International (classroom of Beth Jackson), to the Dairy Arts Center for Kids at the Dairy (KATD), $2,000
  • Columbine Elementary School (classroom of Jen Hutman), to the eTown for El Gato con Botas, $2,000
  • Columbine Elementary School (classroom of Kristen Elder-Rubino), to the Dairy Arts Center for Kids at the Dairy (KATD), $1,850
  • Columbine Elementary School (classroom of Stephanie Fida), Macky Auditorium for the Boulder Philharmonic Discovery Concert 2020 ‘Imagine! Stories & Music’, $804
  • La Escuela Bilingue Pioneer (classroom of Mary Claire Collins), to the Dairy Arts Center for Kids at the Dairy (KATD), $1,885
  • University Hill Elementary (classroom of Jenny Magee), to the Dairy Arts Center for Kids at the Dairy (KATD), $2,000

Special Facilities Grants
Awarded August 21, 2019

  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Expansion of impact of BMoCA exhibitions and associated programs through collaborations and outreach, $75,000
  • Dairy Arts Center, Youth of Color Community Access/Student Producers, $50,000
  • eTown, The Source Youth Musical Engagement, $62,000
  • Museum of Boulder, General Operating Facility Support, $43,000
  • The Spark – Performing and Creative Arts, The Spark Bathroom Construction, $20,000

Arts Education Grants
Awarded June 19, 2019

  • And Art Space, Boulder Art Car Project: Art on the Streets 2019, $3,000 – View application
  • Boulder International Film Festival, BIFF 2020 Youth Pavilion/Cinema to Schools/Youth Advisory Council, $3,000 – View application
  • Boulder Community Media, Beyond Wind River: Fort Chambers Virtual Reality (WRVR), $3,000 – View application
  • Boulder Opera, Family Series: Puss in Boots and El Gato con Botas, $3,000
  • Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, Colorado Music Festival Family Concert Flash Mob, $2,500
  • Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare & Violence Prevention, $3,000 – View application
  • Community Cycles, Community Cycles Student Mosaic Project, $3,000
  • Dairy Arts Center, Kids at the Dairy: Immersive Arts Education Experiences, $3,000 – View application
  • Mesa Elementary School’s Music Program, Raise the Risers!, $2,500
  • Museum of Boulder, Buffalo in Boulder | Bison Art Classes for Youth, $3,000
  • NAACP Boulder Authorized Committee, Freedom Fund Celebration: The McIntosh County Shouters “Ring Shout”, $3,000
  • Parlando School for the Arts, Boulder Valley School District Outreach & Support, $3,000

Professional Development Scholarships
Round Two, Awarded June 3, 2019 and June 17, 2019

  • Alex Milewski, Floor Flow Level 2 Teacher Training, Boulder, CO, $500
  • Andrew Neely, Screenwriting Workshop through CU Boulder’s Continuing Education program, online, $500
  • Camila Montoya, SATE Conference (Story + Architecture + Technology = Experience), Seattle, WA, $1,000
  • Carin Reich, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO, $500
  • David Kansuke Wheeler, Shakuhachi Kenshukan 30th Anniversary International Shakuhachi Festival in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, $1,000
  • Emily Volk, The Digital Naturalism Conference, Gamboa, Panama, $1,000
  • Erica Joos, Laboratorium Pieśni / Song Laboratory Singing Workshop, Présilly, France, $1,000
  • James Marienthal, Creative Living Embodied Arts Training Program (CLEAT: Giving you creative traction), Boulder, CO, $500
  • Kathryn Aronson, Creative Living Embodied Arts Training Program (CLEAT: Giving you creative traction), Boulder, CO, $500
  • Kiara Chavez Write a Grant in a Day + Development Intensive Training hosted by Joining Vision and Action, Denver, CO, $500
  • Leah Quiller, American Music Therapy Association National Conference, Minneapolis, MN, $1,000
  • Merlyn Holmes, Applied Improvisation Network 2019 World Conference: Communicating Beyond Borders and Barriers, Stony Brook, NY, $1,000
  • Shay Wescott, Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability, Denver, CO, $500
  • Susan Eriksson, Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference, Chicago, IL, $1,000
  • William McCrossen, study music composition / arrangement coaching with Art Lande, Boulder, CO, $500

General Operating Support Grants – awarded annually for three years

Extra Large Organization Grants – Awarded May 15, 2019
$50,000 awarded each

  • Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Dairy Arts Center
  • eTown
  • KGNU

Large Organization Grants – Awarded April 17, 2019
$20,000 awarded each

  • Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC)
  • Boulder International Film Festival
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc.
  • LOCAL Theater Company
  • Studio Arts Boulder

Mid-Sized Organization Grants – Awarded April 17, 2019
$10,000 awarded each

  • 3rd Law Dance/Theater
  • Art Parts Creative Reuse Center
  • Block 1750
  • Boulder Metalsmithing Association
  • Boulder Symphony
  • Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras
  • Motus Theater
  • Open Studios
  • The Catamounts, NFP

Small Organization Grants – Awarded May 15, 2019
$8,000 awarded each

  • Band of Toughs
  • Boulder International Fringe Festival
  • Boulder MUSE
  • Boulder Samba School
  • Cantabile Singers
  • Circle of Care Project
  • Colorado MahlerFest
  • EcoArts Connections
  • Mmmwhah!
  • NoBo Art District
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

Community Project Grants

Organization Grants – Awarded March 20, 2019

  • Block 1750, Block Party 2019, $4,000
  • Boulder Community Media, Beyond Wind River: The Arapaho and Fort Chambers, $7,000 – View application
  • Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, Welcoming “BETC Buffs”, $10,000 – View application
  • Dairy Arts Center, Peñas – A Celebration of Music, Poetry & People, $9,000 – View application
  • Motus Theater, Sanctuary Project, $10,000 – View application
  • Right Relationship Boulder, Celebrate Boulder’s Native Peoples, $10,000 – View application
  • The Catamounts, NFP, SHOCKHEADED PETER, a multi-generational immersive junk opera, $10,000 – View application

Individuals Grants – Awarded February 20, 2019

  • Azure Antoinette, Juxtaposed, $5,000
  • Jasmine Baetz, Marking Space for Los Seis de Boulder, $5,000 – View application
  • Joy Alice Eisenhauer, Vagina China, $5,000 – View application
  • Sondra Blanchard, The Luster of Lost Things, $5,000 – View application

Professional Development Scholarships
Round One, Awarded March 4, 2019

  • Alan O’Hashi, Creative Industries Summit, Salida, CO, $500.00
  • Andrew Neely, Creating and Pitching Your TV Series, Online, $395.00
  • Kate Moore, 7th Annual Somatic Training for the Performer Workshop, Boulder, CO, $500.00
  • Leah Podzimek, League of American Orchestras Conference, Nashville, TN, $1,000.00
  • Leah Quiller, Business Owners Mastermind Retreat, Evergreen, CO, $500.00
  • Leah Woods, Bodies of War Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany, $1,000.00
  • Maputo Ayuba Mensah, Studying with professional artists in West Africa, Ghana, West Africa, $1,000.00
  • Nancy Smith, SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge, Columbia, SC, $1,000.00
  • Noah Travis Phillips, Philosophy in the Dark 2019: Philosophy of Horror, Occulted, Estranged, and Inhuman Knowledges, Ontario, Canada, $1,000.00
  • Parisa Tashakori, La Bienal del Cartel Bolivia (BICeBé), La Paz, Bolivia, $1,000.00
  • Valeria Serrano, Whitney Biennial 2019, New York, NY, $1,000.00

Rental Assistance Grants

  • BETC Presents: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • Boulder Ballet, Cinderella, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • Boulder Chorale, A Very Boulder Mardi Gras, First United Methodist Church of Boulder, $1,000
  • Boulder Opera, Spring production of Signor Deluso and Cavalleria Rusticana, The Nomad Playhouse, $1,000
  • Boulder Taiko, Colorado Taiko Summit 2019 (CTS2019), Unity of Boulder $1,000
  • Cindy Brandle Dance Company, A World On Fire, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • Colorado MahlerFest, MahlerFest XXXII, Macky Auditorium, $1,000
  • Danse Etoile Ballet, Arabian Nights, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • Flatirons Food Film Festival, Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library, $1,000
  • Future Arts Foundation, The Bluebird Music Festival, Macky Auditorium, $1,000
  • Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, GBYO Season Finale concert and GBYO 10th Season Fall Concert, Macky Auditorium, $1,000
  • Joanna Rotkin, The Sky Inside, Dairy Arts Center, $515
  • Maji Safi Group, Celebrate Health with Maji Safi Group, eTown Hall, $1,000
  • NAACP Boulder Authorized Committee, Annual Freedom Fund Celebration; “Ring Shout” , Macky Auditorium fee waiver
  • Parlando School for the Arts, Xanadu, The Musical, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • Rocky Mountain Revels, A Solstice Celebration, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • square product theater, Celebration, Florida by Greg Wohead, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • T2 Dance Project, SPRINGbreak ChoreoFest 2019, Dairy Arts Center, $704
  • The Catamounts, United Flight 232, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000
  • The Royal Plyers Guild, Seven Revels, Dairy Arts Center, $787.50

2018

Cultural Field Trips Fund

  • Columbine Elementary School (class room of Marisol Payet) to Nomad Playhouse to see Little Red Riding Hood performed by Boulder Opera, $1,640
  • Columbine Elementary School (classroom of Jen Hutman) to the Nomad Playhouse to see Little Red Riding Hood performed by Boulder Opera, $1,500
  • Columbine Elementary School (classroom of Stephanie Fida) to the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Discovery Concert, $695
  • Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer (classroom of Maria Comparini) to the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall for the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra Discovery Concert, $1,080
  • Sanchez Elementary (classroom of Zachary Alley) to the Nomad Playhouse to see Little Red Riding Hood performed by Boulder Opera, $540
  • University Hill Elementary (classroom of Laura Myers) to the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance: Kids Who Fly program, $2,000
  • University Hill Elementary School (classroom of Sara Nelson) to the  Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance: Kids Who Fly program, $1,628
  • Whittier International Elementary School (classroom of Christopher Pagliaro) to the Nomad Playhouse to see Little Red Riding Hood performed by Boulder Opera, $1,421

University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration Scholarships
Awarded August 15, 2018

  • Traci McDonald, $2,000

Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 Grants
Awarded July 16, 2018 through the Human Relations Commission

  • American Indian Youth Leadership Institute, Youth cultural exchange networking session/Indigenize Your Eyes project, $2,000 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $1,000 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Boulder Valley IPD Organizing Committee, Indigenous Peoples Day Parade, $2,000 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $1,500 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Boulder Valley IPD Organizing Committee, Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow, $2,000 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $1,500 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Native American Rights Fund, Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration – Open House, $187 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $1,000 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Northern Arapaho Tribe/Northern Arapaho Business Council, Welcome the Arapaho People Home, $1,813 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $750 from the Human Relations Commission
  • Right Relationship Boulder, Welcome the Arapaho People Home, $2,000 from the Boulder Arts Commission / $750 from the Human Relations Commission

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, 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 Grants

  • 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
  • Glider, Inc., TedXBoulder: Rise & Fall, September 16, 2018, Venue – Macky Auditorium fee waiver
  • 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 Grants

  • 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 Grants – 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)