Grant Awards

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 Grant
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

  • 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

  • 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)