Artist Hiring Incentive Grants for Nonprofits in Colorado
City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture
September 29, 2023
Nonprofits, For-profit organizations other than small businesses
The City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture is accepting applications for round three of the Artist Hiring Incentive Grants.
Donor Name: City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $3,000
To respond to industry-specific, COVID-related workforce impacts through targeted grants to Boulder-based organizations. This grant is a hiring incentive for nonprofits to employ Boulder-based visual, performing, and literary artists to perform, or create new work. This grant is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
The incentive for nonprofits to employ Boulder-based visual, performing, and literary artists to perform, or create new work.
Total Funds: $54,000
Awards: 18 grants at $3,000 each. The costs of hiring a Boulder-based artist for exhibition or performance.
Contractual age. All applicants must be of legal contractual age as defined by the state of Colorado (18 years). They encourage those younger than 18 years of age to collaborate with an eligible artist or organization in order to apply. Contact the Office of Arts and Culture to learn more.
City of Boulder Conflict of Interest policy. City employees are not eligible to receive grant funding.
Good standing. Applicants must be in good standing with the Boulder Arts Commission having met agreed-upon deadlines for any previous Boulder Arts Commission-sponsored project, and/or can demonstrate good faith efforts to comply with Boulder Arts Commission requests regarding previous projects.
Compliance with law and policy. All applicants, organizations, and the content of all projects must comply with the ordinances and policies of the City of Boulder.
Any organization may apply if the General Eligibility Requirements are met, including non-profit organizations, organizations with pending non-profit status, fiscally sponsored organizations, and for-profit organizations with a community focus. These for-profit organizations must be able to demonstrate the following:
The organization has community-oriented mission and goals, services, and programming.
The organization is currently active and has conducted programming consistently for at least two years.
The organization has oversight from a board, advisory committee, or other stewardship group. That group must include community representation.
For more information, visit CBOAC.