Alexa Rose Howell
Alexa Rose Howell's "Maurice" was a Boise Weekly cover in 2013.
When longtime Boise artist Alexa Rose passed away in January 2013
, she left behind a comet tail of artwork, the Alexa Rose Gallery and deep roots in Boise's arts community. Add to her legacy The Alexa Rose Foundation, founded in 2014, which for the first time is initiating a grant process for local artists.
This year, the foundation will award up to 20 grants for between $250 and $5,000 to visual artists in Ada and Canyon counties for college tuition, class fees and workshops in the visual arts, travel expenses for projects related to new work, arts conference expenses, exhibitions and specific projects.
Grants in 2015 will go toward visual artists but the foundation will fund other arts projects in the future, including literary work, performance art and music.
To apply, you need the following: a completed application form, a one-page statement of purpose, a budget, images of past work and any applicable support materials. Applications will be judged based on the effect the grant would likely have on creative work, whether the grant will go toward a specific project, arts development or education within a year, and the quality of work samples provided.
Applications are due Saturday, May 30, at 4 p.m. via thumb drive to the Alexa Rose Foundation, 1020 Main St., Ste. 270, Boise, ID 83702, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Grants will be announced Wednesday, July 1. For more information and application materials, click on the PDF below.