Opportunities

RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

These are difficult times for everyone. There are many ways support is being coordinated at all levels. In this section, we will pass along resources at the local, regional, state, and national level for financial assistance. Our goal is to support and help you, the art leaders of Boulder, sustain your workforce and your business through this crisis.

The most comprehensive list can be found on the Colorado Creative Industries website.

New and Updated Support

  • Grant & Loan Fund for Early-Stage Arts, Creative, and Cultural Cooperatives. The Fund is a collaboration between the Center for Cultural Innovation’s (CCI) AmbitioUS national initiative; Seed Commons, a national cooperative of locally rooted non-extractive loan funds; and Uptima Business Bootcamp, a member-owned business accelerator, and will provide general operating support grants of up to $25,000 each to five creative-industry cooperative enterprises at their early-stages. Apply by Oct. 5, 2020.
  • The Museum of Boulder welcomes artwork submissions for the upcoming Drawing Parallels: Community Art & Artifacts from 2020, which will showcase community art that encapsulates and evokes the events of 2020. Deadline Oct 1.
  • Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for their 2021 HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency. Deadline Oct. 1, 2020.
  • The Energize Colorado Fund is open for application. This fund will provide grants and loans for sole proprietors, businesses, and nonprofits with less than 25 full-time employees. Businesses can apply for up to a $15,000 grant and a $20,000 loan for a possible combined total of $35,000 in financial assistance. The fund is for Colorado Small Businesses – with priority given to rural, women, and BIPOC owned.

For Nonprofits

    For Artists and Small Business Owners

    In Support of our Arts Community

    • Contact Boulder County Arts Alliance or the Community Foundation of Boulder County to donate for direct support of artists in our community.
    • Arts and culture are essential to Colorado’s economic and social vitality. It’s undeniable that artists, cultural organizations and creative businesses need your support, now more than ever, as they face major economic challenges due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many ways you can help the arts sector survive this challenging time, as well as continue to be enriched by Colorado’s artistic vibrancy. You can do so by Forgoing Ticket Refunds, Donating Today and Supporting Colorado Artists. Arts through it All is a result of collaborative efforts amongst a coalition of the state’s leading arts and cultural organizations, including Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and several local and regional arts agencies, including Denver Arts & Venues, City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), and others.

    There are many more resources available.  A great list is found on the Grantmakers in the Arts website. Staff at the Office of Arts and Culture is participating in a city-wide response to the emergency.  And, we continue to monitor the ongoing state and Federal response. We will add resources to this newsletter as they become available.


    ONGOING FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES

    CITY OF BOULDER

    LOCAL RESOURCES

    NATIONAL RESOURCES

    ART IN PUBLIC PLACES

    FISCAL SPONSORSHIP

    LITERARY

    MEDIA

    PERFORMING

    RESIDENCIES

    VISUAL

    Have a suggestion to add to our list? Email culturalplan@bouldercolorado.gov.