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Idaho Commission on the Arts
Maria Garth, Hands, 2014
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Karl Henke, Bridge, 2016
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Saddle by Dale Harwood
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Danial Hidalgo creates a monotype print, 2016

Letter from the director

The Idaho Commission on the Arts, a state agency under the Office of the Governor, enables access to the arts, arts education, and Idahoans’ cultural and artistic heritage. At the ICA we provide administrative and management services for Idaho’s not-for-profit arts organizations, helping to stabilize their operations so that they can reliably deliver their public programs in the arts. We provide grants supporting access to the arts and arts education, leveraging significant community commitments in support of their programs. We provide elementary educators with new skills to model the creative process in their classrooms, to engage their students in active learning—learning by making and creating. We convene Idaho’s masters of traditional arts and occupational trades, enabling our cultural traditions to thrive. And the capstone of all this is the fact that artful and culturally-rich towns are good for business. They attract and keep the brilliant people and businesses that grow Idaho’s prosperity. For 50 years the Idaho Commission on the Arts has celebrated Idaho’s artistic and cultural heritage. We encourage all Idahoans, and those visiting, to experience the wealth of arts experiences our communities have to offer. Idaho is a state of the arts – welcome, and enjoy.

~ Michael

Michael Faison — Executive Director
Staff
Michael Faison: Executive Director
Stuart Weiser: Deputy Director
Michelle Coleman: Community Dev. Dir.
Steven Hatcher: Folk & Traditional Arts Dir.
John McMahon: Artist Services Director
Ruth Piispanen: Arts in Education Director
Jocelyn Robertson: PIO / Literature Dir.
Jadee Carson: Grants Manager
Renae Heinsohn: Fiscal Specialist
Juta Geurtsen: Program Support
Commissioners
Kay Hardy: Chair, Boise
Susan Jacklin: Vice Chair, Post Falls
Steve Allred: Montpelier
Marsha Bjornn: Rexburg
Mary Cerise: Salmon
Diana Livingston Friedley: Pocatello
Deena Heath: Lewiston
Danielle Hurd: Boise
Delphine Keim: Moscow
Jeanne Meyers: Ketchum
Jan Mittleider: Twin Falls
Dana Zuckerman: Boise
At-Large Members
Lisa Myers: Nampa
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