Public Displays of Affection Grants

The City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture thanks Peter Kageyama for bringing his message, “For the Love of Boulder”, to town. Our city staff in the Parks & Recreation, Civic Area, and Library & Arts teams have been inspired by his work to encourage members of the community to express their love for Boulder. In response to this, three $1,000 grants were available for temporary public projects that will happen in the Boulder Civic Area.

Deadlines: Applications are now closed.
Goal: Propose an unique event, happening, visual project, or flash mob style intervention that expresses your love of Boulder, and inspires that passion in others.
The proposed project will be reviewed by a panel of city staff based on the goal above, as well as the following criteria:

  • That it takes place in the Civic Area (between Canyon Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. and 9th & 14th Sts.),
  • Is very temporary, and is complete by October 15, 2014,
  • Has a light touch on the environment, and
  • Surprises us!

These grants are open to anyone. Be sure to describe your project, goals, materials and community involvement / interaction in 500 words or less.

For more information, please contact Mary Wohl Haan, 303-441-4391,

Funding for these grants comes from the Boulder Civic Area Project, Boulder Parks & Recreation Department and the  Library & Arts Department.

Winning Projects

The Bubbles Project received a grant to carry out this project and came out of a workshop that was held with Peter Kageyama at the Dairy. Three additional $1000 grants were recently awarded from the Public Displays of Affection Grant call. Check back soon for the announcement of the final winner.