Grants Program

To bolster the sustainability of the community’s cultural organizations, a system of operational grants is a priority for the cultural grants program.  This system of institutional funding supports the Community Priorities and goals in the Community Cultural Plan. 


Operational Grants may be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as administrative salaries, utilities, office supplies, technology maintenance, etc., as well as for project costs, technology purchases, and professional development.


Project Grants

Community Project Grant: Encourage innovation and exploration in order to achieve progress on these Community Priorities.

Arts Education: Increase exposure of students to unique experiences that may shape their future in cultural participation and creative careers.


Macky Rental Assistance: 16 rent-free days to facilitate and assist cultural groups with access and affordability at Macky. Supplementary grants are also available.

Innovation Fund: To provide opportunities for creative professionals and businesses to try new ideas and experiment.  

Encouraging leadership and the sharing of good practices through professional development will advance our creative economy, support professionals and businesses, and enhance cultural dialog.


Photo 1:  The PLACE Project. Image appears courtesy of North Boulder Art District, 2015. Photo by Paula Gillen.

Photo 2: Performers Emily Paton Davies and Tim McCracken in Outside Mullinger. Photograph by Michael Ensmiger. Image appears courtesy of Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, 2015.