Speaking of Arts Funding ...


In this week's issue of Boise Weekly, I spoke to a couple of arts organizations and some government entities about arts funding.

One avenue for funding that many nonprofit organizations look to for support, but that new organizations may know nothing about is foundations.

Library! to the rescue.

On Wednesday, May 4, The Foundation Center and the Boise Public Library will offer Foundation Fundraising: An Introductory Course, an all-day workshop that will help attendees learn "grant-making objectives of independent, corporate and community foundations, how to identify grant-seeker resources and how to effectively partner with grant makers."

At $125 per person ($100 for each additional registration), it's not cheap to attend, but think of it like a down payment on valuable knowledge—and possibly funds.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Main Library Hayes Auditorium and advance registration is required. To register or for more information, visit foundationcenter.org/training or call 800-424-9836.