Grants for Artists, Organizations, and Educators

Public Art

Supports the commission of art for public spaces.

Capital Purchases

Supports the acquisition of tangible, non-expendable equipment for nonprofits.

Renovation or Construction – Multi-Phase

Supports long-term construction projects improving Idaho’s cultural facilities.

Renovation or Construction – Single Phase

Supports short-term construction projects improving cultural facilities.

Entry Track

Provides annual support for arts nonprofits and university-based arts organizations. A prerequisite for Public Programs in the Arts funding.

Public Programs in the Arts

Provides annual support for established professional arts organizations.

Feasibility Studies

Supports analysis to determine if major nonprofit arts projects or capital improvements are possible.


Recognizes individual excellence, on a three-year rotation of disciplines: Craft, Design, and Visual Arts; Performing and Media Arts; and Literature.

Traditional Arts Apprenticeships

Supports folk art masters who pass knowledge and skills on to apprentices.

Writer in Residence

Awarded every three years, the Writer in Residence encourages an interaction with and appreciation for excellence in literature throughout Idaho.

Arts Education Annual Projects

Supports activities that unite education and the arts and involve schools, artists, and community organizations.

Quickproject for Arts Education

Supports arts education projects initiated by nonprofit organizations and schools.

Technical Assistance for Organizations

Supports organizational development by hiring artistic or managerial consultants.

Teacher Incentive

Supports individual teachers who apply for grants to enrich arts learning in their classrooms.

Professional Development for Individuals

Provides reimbursement for attending a conference, workshop, or other form of career advancement.

Professional Development for Arts Educators

Provides reimbursement for attending a conference, workshop, or other form of career advancement.

Quickproject for Individuals

Supports artist-initiated projects such as the creation or presentation of work.

Quickproject for Organizations

Supports arts events that are open to the public.