City Arts and History Fund: Get Your Applications In

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Non-profit organizations and individuals who have some clever ideas on how to make a positive cultural impact on the community can now apply for the Boise City Department of Arts and History 2010-2011 City Arts and History Fund through Friday, July 30.

There are two categories for the grants: Cultural Initiatives and the Anchor Fund. Cultural Initiatives, worth up to $2,000, are offered to individuals, groups and organizations to fund art or history projects that benefit the community. Examples of approved projects include documentaries, exhibits, research and fellowships. The Anchor Fund provides support funding to organizations with budgets of at least $200,000. Funding is for the period between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011.

A panel will evaluate the applications and then award the grants to those who are judged as providing the broadest benefit to the community. Creativity and management practices will also be considered.

The 2009-2010 City Arts and History Fund provided $25,000 to nine anchor organizations such as Ballet Idaho, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Trey McIntyre Project. Twenty-two cultural initiatives, such as Boise Architecture Project, Big Tree Arts and ArtFaire, Inc. received a total of $20,000.