Public Programs in the Arts grants support Idaho’s established arts organizations by assisting them in business stabilization.

Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Applicant must be a nonprofit, IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization; or be a school, or a unit of local, county, tribal, or state government.
  • Applicant must compensate professional artists and administrators.
  • The organization’s primary purpose must be the production, presentation, or support of the arts and it must demonstrate a history of maintaining high artistic standards.
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a three-year public program history operating as a public, nonprofit arts organization.
  • Applicant must have completed at least one year of Entry Track funding and have received notification of PPA status.
  • University applicants are not eligible for PPA.
  • Applicant must have submitted all final reports for past Commission grants.

PPA Cycle

New PPA recipients may enter during any year of the cycle.

Year 1

  • Applicant submits signed and dated summary page.
  • Staff review
  • Final report due. Year 1 report is reviewed in year 3.

Year 2

  • Applicant submits signed and dated summary page.
  • Staff review
  • Final report due.

Year 3

  • Applicant submits signed and dated summary page.
  • Panel review of final report from year 1.
  • Final report due.

Year 4

  • Cycle repeats.