This quarterly grant opportunity supports artist-initiated projects and activities. Examples include attendance at an artist residency, release time to create and exhibit a body of work, staging of performances, readings, or the creation of public art.

Eligibility and Restrictions

  • Applicant must be a practicing 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 Projects for Individuals grant during their award year or term.
  • Artists working in collaborations must file one joint application whereby one person will be considered the primary applicant
  • Individuals who currently are enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program are not eligible
  • Projects cannot begin until 3 weeks after the application deadline and must begin before July 1, 2025