by Tara Morgan
Lately, super PACs have been splashed all over the news for soliciting dough from the megarich and funneling millions into attack ads.
But the Boise City Department of Arts and History’s PAC is way more super than it is sinister. As a part of its Performing Arts for Cultural and Community Celebrations, or PAC³, mini-grant program, DOAH is giving away $12,000 to support local performances.
According to a press release, the grant “provides funds specifically to hire performing artists for community-building events and to help with associated costs, such as renting sound and stage equipment.”
Today, DOAH announced its 2012 grant recipients:
-$1,500, Boise Music Week—Sets, musical production and rentals
-$1,000, Boise Rock School—Mini-concert series
-$1,500, Downtown Boise Association—Opening local bands at Alive After Five
-$1,600, Friends of the Historical Museum—Museum Comes to Life performances
-$1,600, Global Lounge Group—Global Village, Hyde Park Street Fair
-$1,600, Idaho Office for Refugees—World Refugee Day
-$1,600, Morris Hill Neighborhood Association—Celebrate Our Streets performances
-$1,600, Soul Food Extravaganza—Musical performances
All of these events are FREE to the public, up to the capacity of the venue, and will occur by Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012.