This annual grant opportunity supports Idaho’s emerging arts organizations that provide public programs in the arts. These programs represent the highest standards of excellence, engage the public, encourage community access, education and participation in the arts and follow best practices in business management and administration. Entry Track grants are intended to prepare organizations for transition to Public Programs in the Arts.

Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Applicant must be a nonprofit, IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization or applying through a fiscal agent; or be a unit of local, county, tribal, or state government, including schools and school districts. Nonprofit organizations must have a valid 501(c)(3) Determination Letter with an effective date at least three years prior to the grant application deadline date
  • Applicant must provide a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) issued by
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a three-year program history as of the application deadline date
  • Applicant must compensate professional artists and administrators
  • Nonprofit organizations primary purpose must be the production, presentation, or support of the arts; this restriction does not apply to government entities, schools, or school districts
  • University applicants are eligible for one Entry Track grant application per year, if the institution does not already receive a Public Programs in the Arts grant
  • Final reports for past Commission grants and awards must be submitted and approved