This quarterly grant opportunity supports the professional development of artists and arts administrators. Applicants may receive funds for attending a conference, workshop, or other form of professional development.

Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Applicant must be a practicing artist, arts administrator, K-12 teacher, educator, or Commission Teaching Artist
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years old
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen, legal resident, or refugee, and be an Idaho resident for at least one year prior to the application deadline
  • Final reports for past Commission grants and awards must be submitted and approved
  • Applicant may receive one Quarterly Grant in a fiscal year. The State of Idaho’s fiscal year runs July 1 through the following June 30
  • Fellowship, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, and Writer in Residence recipients are not eligible for a Professional Development grant during their award year or term
  • Individuals who currently are enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program are not eligible
  • Multiple Professional Development applications for the same event or opportunity will not be accepted from members or staff of single organizations with budgets over $50,000. Two applications for the same event will be allowed from members or staff of organizations with budgets under $50,000
  • Projects cannot begin until 3 weeks after the application deadline and must begin before July 1, 2025