Final Report:
(Not So) Silent Film

Quick Funds recipient Dylan Champagne composed a score for the 1920 film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Rethinking Rural

The first step in a larger vision to create a network of impassioned and involved young rural leaders in Idaho.

NOWPAC Conference

Northwest Public Art Consortium in Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA, September 18 & 19 

May Commission Meeting

Thursday, May 17 from 6-9 pm and Friday, May 18, 9 am-3 pm MST at the Best Western Plus McCall Lodge & Suites in McCall. Open to the public.

Congratulations 2018 Poetry Out Loud winners!

Anthony Plummer of Moscow High School took home the top prize.

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Folk Arts Director Steven Hatcher went to Elko, Nevada on January 29, 2018 — February 3, 2018

Final Report:
Woodworking Unplugged

Making a Windsor chair with hand-tools and green wood.

ArtsGrowLearning Exhibition

A touring exhibit showcasing Idaho Student artwork created through the ArtsPowered Schools program.

Final Report:
Sound for Film

Zach Voss on how a good sound mix makes a film watchable just about anywhere.

2018 Traditional Arts Apprenticeships Announced

6 pairs of masters and apprentices were awarded $3000 each to support continuation of Idaho’s artistic and occupational traditions.


A total of $487,000 was awarded to 102 organizations and schools in 29 communities.

The Business of Art Workshop

Business basics for artists, presented at Emerge in Coeur d’Alene, May 20, 2017.

Leather Braiding in Montpelier

Instructors and students from Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana gathered in Montpelier for three days of leather braiding and knot tying.

Final Report:

Seth Teichert of MacKay teaches Morgan Buckert the basics of boot making.

2017 Arts Grants Announced

Fiscal Year 2017 annual grants to organizations and schools.

Statement about NEA funding

Issued on March 16, 2017, concerning federal budgeting priorities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Arts Grow Learning

In the 2016-2017 school year, over 750 of Idaho’s students in 14 schools participated in Artspowered Schools artist residencies.

Final Report:
Gerri Sayler

Watch Moscow artist Gerri Sayler create Intertwined, a sculptural installation at the Method Gallery in Seattle.

Rawhide Rendezvous

20 rawhide braiders meet in Salmon for a weekend of business and technical skills workshops.

Master Artists in Challis

Three teams of masters and apprentices demonstrate their art and traditions in Challis.

New Website!

Welcome to the new website for Arts Idaho, the state agency more formally known as the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

The Business of Art Workshop

Business basics for artists, presented in partnership with Surel’s Place in Boise, November 12, 2016.

Recent Press

Flamenco Group to Bring the Spanish Tunes, Idaho Mountain Express

3-D Artwork Goes on Display in Boise, KTVB

Christian Winn on Finding Your Writing Path, SF Grotto

Cary Schwarz, Saddle Maker, YouTube

How Art Drives the Idaho Economy,

Art Professor Anika Smulovitz Awarded Prestigious Idaho Arts Fellowship, Boise State University

Winchester Lake State Park Will Host a Flamenco Music Dance Night, LC Valley Daily Fly

ICA 2018 Grants, Idaho Statesman

Arts council earns grant from state arts commission, Mountain Home News

Arts Commission Announces Annual Arts Grants Awards, Bonner County Daily Bee

Idaho Commission on the Arts Announces Grant Recipients, Boise Weekly

Arts Programs Under Threat as Trump Aims to Slash Funds, The Guardian

Idaho Commission on the Arts Announces Grant Recipients, Boise Weekly

Not Your Mother’s Netting, ISU Bengal

Local Organizations Receive Awards at Governor’s Awards in the Arts, Idaho State Journal

Kerri Webster’s “Trailhead” receives Idaho Commission on the Arts Fellowship of Literature, The Arbiter

Prominent Boise Creatives Take Home Governor’s Awards in the Arts, Boise Weekly

Deaf, blind students learn about artist James Castle,

Where art meets business, and the two get along, Idaho Business Review

Valley residents invited to break bread with refugees, Idaho Mountain Express

Artist Introduces a Different Kind of Art to Elementary Students, Local News 8

Quilts telling stories of refugees to be on display in Rexburg until Oct. 10, Rexburg Standard Journal

Idaho Commission on the Arts Awards Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant to Amalia Romero & Estefania Sanchez, Escuela de Ritmo Flamenco

Artists of Stage, Screen and Book Shelf: Profiling some of Boise’s key cultural players, Boise Weekly

Meet the 2016 Governor’s Awards in the Arts Recipients, Idaho Statesman

Meet the 2017 Idaho Commission on the Arts fellows in Literature, Idaho Statesman

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