November Commission Meeting

The Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, November 8 from 6:30-9 pm and Friday, November 9, 8 am-5 pm. The public_

Visual Arts Fellowships Touring Exhibit

This exhibit of 7 Idaho artists will visit four towns through July 2019.


Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and First Lady Lori Otter have selected the recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Awards in the Arts. The biennial awards, established in 1970_

August Commission Meeting

The Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold its quarterly meeting Friday, August 10, 2018, from 2-3 pm MDT, via teleconference. The public is invited to the_


The ICA has awarded five master artists and their qualified apprentices $3,000 each as part of the annual Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program.

2019 Fellowships in Performing & Media Arts

Five Idaho artists have been awarded Fellowships in Performing and Media Arts.


The Idaho Commission on the Arts announced its Fiscal Year 2019 annual grants, totaling $544,003.

Final Report:
(Not So) Silent Film

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

NOWPAC Conference

Northwest Public Art Consortium was held in Moscow, ID and Pullman, WA, September 18 & 19, 2018

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.

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.

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.

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

Musicians of note, Lewiston Tribune

Boise backs ballads with Latino history grant, Idaho Press

5 Art-Inspiring Cities in Idaho, Zion’s Bank Community Magazine

Local teaching artist shares leather skills, Idaho Press

Sun Valley Center to host Rhythm Future Quartet on Oct. 30, Idaho State Journal

The Making of an Idaho Silversmith, Boise State Public Radio

Dia de Muertos celebration combines ink and a steamroller at JUMP, Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio

Anika Smulovitz | Update, Boise State University

The Center’s artistic director wins Governor’s Award for the Arts, Idaho Mountain Express

Morgan Buckert’s Art Spurred by the Cowboy Way, Eye on Sun Valley

Gov. Otter Recognizes Twin Falls Artist, Others, KEZJ

Two locals among Governor’s Award Winners, Post Register

2018 Governor’s Awards in the Arts Announced, Idaho State Journal

Sun Valley Center for the Arts employee gets award, Idaho Mountain Express

Meet the 2018 recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts, Idaho Statesman

Meet the 2018 Winners of the Idaho Governor’s Awards in the Arts, Boise Weekly

Idaho Matters: Interview with Steven Hatcher and Olivia Weitz, Boise State Public Radio

Filmmakers invited to participate in ICA promotion, The Preston Citizen

Expressive Idaho, Boise State Public Radio

Grants Help Area Arts Grow, Lewiston Tribune

Idaho Commission on the Arts Announces 2019 Arts Grants, Boise Weekly

Viewpoint: Interview with ICA Executive Director Michael Faison, KTVB

Mosaic honors first responders, Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Not reading? Why on earth not?, Teton Valley News

Sylvia Hunt receives Honorary Doctorate, Idaho Press

It’s about art making a statement, Post Register

Nampa library to host theater production for youth, Idaho 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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