In compliance with the March 25, 2020 statewide Order to Self-Isolate, the office of the Idaho Commission on the Arts is closed through Wednesday, April 15, 2020 or until the Order is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended. The Idaho Commission on the Arts is open, however, with agency personnel working from home. Leave a voicemail for, or send email to agency staff, and they will respond to you during business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., MDT, Monday through Friday. Thank you.
COVID-19 Info & Resources for Idaho Artists/Arts Organizations

Calls to Artists, Job Announcements, Resources

Information to move your work forward.
COVID-19: Info & Resources for Artists/Arts Orgs

Guidelines, resources and relief for the cultural sector

COVID 19: Disaster Loans

Art businesses and non-profit organizations of any size that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million.

TourWest: Deadline Extended

The program provides subsidies to presenters for the presentation of out-of-state touring performing and literary artists.

Call to Artists: Hayden Art Gallery

The Hayden Arts Commission is seeking local artists to display their artwork in the Hayden Art Gallery.

Residency: Cultural Center in New York Mills

Focused on providing dedicated artists time for creative development and exploration.

Call to Young Vocalists

Competition for young vocalists, ages 13 through 18

Residency: Halcyon Arts Lab Fellowship

A five-month residential program based in Washington, DC that supports emerging artists who create work rooted in social change.

Call to Student Artists: Aviation Art Contest

Artists ages 5-18 are invited to enter their original artwork in the Idaho Division Of Aeronautics’ 2020 Aviation Art Contest

Call for Submissions: Writing & Visual Art

Local Journal Accepting Original Writing, Visual Art Submissions

Job Opportunity: Festival Dance

The Dance Academy Director will manage the Academy, providing quality dance instruction, and oversee Academy dance staff and programs.

T-Shirt Design Contest: Idaho Japanese Association

The winning design will be used for a new T-shirt debuting at Japan Day 2020

Call to teen artists: Celebrate the West

The Western Governors’ Association is now accepting submissions for the 2020 “Celebrate the West” regional art competition

Rural Youth Assembly: Nominations Open

A summit bringing together fifty young adults (16-24 years old) from across the country from April 2-5 in McAllen, Texas to discuss the issues that they see as important to their lives and their communities.

Guide to 2020 Artist Grants & Opportunities

A list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards for 2020.

Boise Art Museum: Free School Tours

BAM FREE School Tours feature changing exhibitions and the Museum’s Permanent Collection

The Big Artist Opportunities List

Initially compiled and maintained by American artist Everest Pipkin, this is a crowd-sourced list of over 400 calls to artists.

Photography competitions

Calls to photographers for national and international competitions

Call to Art Businesses: NC Idaho

Two Degrees Northwest Artisan Trail guide is looking to partner with regional arts and fine craft businesses

Grants for Orgs: Mid-Atlantic Arts

Grant program for performing arts presenters nationwide.

Call to Artists: USPS Stamps

Request for artwork for stamp designs.

Call for Docents: Boise Art Museum

BAM docents are volunteers at the Boise Art Museum who engage visitors of all ages with art through a variety of educational experiences.

Call to Artists: Embracing Our Differences

Featuring 45 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national and international artists reflecting their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”

JUMP Boise – Call to Visual Artists

Curating Curiosities: A Community Visual Arts Exhibit

Boise Public Library – Call to Musicians

Submissions are open for our new digital local music collection! We’re accepting original music from all genres and abilities.

Sustainable Arts Foundation

A non-profit foundation supporting artists and writers with families.


Call for Entry.org is a comprehensive tool for all artists looking for arts opportunities — from competitions to public art calls, to art contests and more, CaFÉ_

Idaho Film Office

Coordinate your locations, crews, and equipment, or get consulting and support services for filmmakers and digital artists.


The National Arts Marketing Project provides tools and services to boost your presence in the marketplace.

My Artrepreneur™ Program

A business-skills training course for artists, held annually at rotating locations throughout Idaho.

Change Leader Program

A professional development program and network for arts administrators in Idaho.

Load More Posts +