The Idaho Commission on the Arts announced today its Fiscal Year 2023 annual grants, totaling $645,592 to 81 organizations and schools spanning 27 communities throughout the state. Organizations and schools receiving grants will match their awards with locally generated funds.

Executive Director Michael Faison expressed appreciation to Idaho’s elected leaders for their support of the Commission’s statewide services, “We thank Governor Little and the Idaho Legislature for their devotion to Idahoans’ rich artistic heritage. These grants are catalysts for Idahoans of all ages in every region to enjoy our rich cultural legacy and for Idaho students to thrive with creative learning opportunities in and out of school.”

In announcing the grants, Idaho Commission on the Arts Chair Steve Allred said, “Arts organizations play significant roles in the economic prosperity of Idaho cities and towns.  Arts and cultural production in Idaho accounts for $1.8 billion and 2.2% of our state economy and supports 19,113 jobs, 3,509 of them directly. Artistic production is good business.”

The list of 2023 annual grants follows.

ARTS EDUCATION GRANTS

Arts Education Project grants provide funding for activities that unite effective practices in education and the arts, and involve schools, artists, and community organizations. They support teaching and learning opportunities for pre-K through grade 12.

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho Idaho Falls $11,273
Arts on Tour, College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls $10,928
Ballet Idaho Boise $10,007
Boise Art Museum Boise $10,928
Boise Contemporary Theater Boise $10,467
Boise Philharmonic Association Boise $10,007
Burton Elementary School, Madison School District #321 Rexburg $10,467
The Cabin Boise $5,705
Caldwell Fine Arts Series Caldwell $3,451
Cascade Cultural Arts Center, Horizons Lifestyle and Education Team Cascade $6,191
Cascade School District #422 Cascade $4,519
Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association Moscow $10,582
Historic Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre Friends, Inc. Glenns Ferry $1,247
Idaho Falls Arts Council Idaho Falls $9,892
Idaho Falls Symphony Idaho Falls $9,777
Idaho Latino Scholarship Foundation Boise $6,672
Idaho Shakespeare Festival Boise $10,007
Idaho State-Civic Symphony Pocatello $6,518
Lapwai School District #341 Lapwai $3,374
Laughing Stock Theatre Co. Sun Valley $5,460
McCall Arts & Humanities Council McCall $8,681
McCall Folklore Society McCall $7,055
McCall Music Society McCall $9,777
Music Conservatory of Sandpoint Sandpoint $7,622
Palouse Prairie Charter School, Palouse Prairie Educational Organization Moscow $11,043
Readers Theater Works! Boise $7,252
Seven Devils New Play Foundry, id Theatre, Inc. McCall $8,037
Sorensen Magnet School of the Arts and Humanities, Coeur d’Alene School District #271 Coeur d’Alene $6,879
Stay-in-School Quinceanera Program Organization Boise $7,285
Sun Valley Museum of Art, Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities Sun Valley $10,697
Swan Valley School District #92 Irwin $3,106
Writers at Harriman, Friends of Idaho State Parks, Inc. Island Park $5,092

ENTRY TRACK GRANTS

Entry Track grants and Public Programs in the Arts grants provide stable, ongoing support for the arts programs delivered by Idaho’s professional arts organizations. Funding for these programs strengthens our state culturally and economically, while providing Idahoans with the invaluable experiences of performances, gallery exhibits, special events, and workshops in all artistic disciplines. Successful applicants demonstrated exceptional artistic merit, clearly defined management, and the public value of their work.

The Boise Bard Players Boise $2,010
Boise Hive Boise $3,247
Cascade Cultural Arts Center, Horizons Lifestyle and Education Team Cascade $3,189
Death Rattle Writers Festival Nampa $1,809
Global Lounge Boise $3,390
Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, Community Building Partners Post Falls $4,454
Ketchum Arts Commission, City of Ketchum Ketchum $3,247
MING Studios Boise $2,925
Museum of North Idaho Coeur d’Alene $7,056
Pend Oreille Arts Council Sandpoint $4,769
Project Flux Dance Boise $2,010
Sun Valley Performing Arts Center Ketchum $10,912
Teton Arts Council Driggs $4,181
Treasure Valley Children’s Theater Meridian $5,177
Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Boise State University Boise $11,916

PUBLIC PROGRAMS IN THE ARTS

The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho Idaho Falls $5,867
Artisans 4 Hope Boise $3,218
Arts on Tour, College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls $3,547
Auditorium Chamber Music Series, University of Idaho Moscow $3,277
Ballet Idaho Boise $11,515
Basque Museum & Cultural Center Boise $6,155
Boise Art Museum Boise $13,607
Boise Baroque Boise $3,308
Boise City Department of Arts & History Boise $11,062
Boise Contemporary Theater Boise $8,977
Boise Philharmonic Boise $13,318
The Cabin Boise $6,466
Caldwell Fine Arts Series Caldwell $4,931
Carrousel Players of the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre Coeur

d’Alene

$5,888
Challis Arts Council Challis $2,977
City of Moscow, Arts Department Moscow $5,799
City of Rexburg, Cultural Arts Department Rexburg $5,264
Coeur d’Alene Arts & Culture Alliance Coeur d’Alene $3,658
Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra Coeur d’Alene $3,798
College of Western Idaho Nampa $4,703
Creations for Sandpoint, Arts Alliance, Inc. Sandpoint $5,132
Downtown Driggs Community Association Driggs $4,115
Emerge CDA Coeur d’ Alene $4,080
The Festival at Sandpoint Sandpoint $11,123
Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association Moscow $5,284
HomeGrown Theatre Boise $2,718
Idaho Falls Arts Council Idaho Falls $10,588
Idaho Falls Symphony Idaho Falls $7,163
Idaho Falls Youth Arts Centre Idaho Falls $3,724
Idaho Regional Ballet Eagle $3,918
Idaho Shakespeare Festival Boise $15,215
Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association Pocatello $4,792
Laughing Stock Theatre Co. Sun Valley $4,926
LCSC Center for Arts & History, Lewis-Clark State College Lewiston $5,009
LED, Lauren Edson Dance, Inc. Boise $5,136
Magic Valley Arts Council Twin Falls $4,948
McCall Arts & Humanities Council McCall $4,377
McCall Folklore Society McCall $2,791
McCall Music Society McCall $3,798
Mountain Home Arts Council Mountain Home $2,648
Music Conservatory of Sandpoint Sandpoint $4,523
The Music Theatre of Idaho Nampa $5,366
National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Weiser $5,563
Opera Idaho Boise $7,825
The Panida Theater, Panida Committee, Inc., Sandpoint $5,098
Radio Boise, Boise Community Radio Project Boise $5,627
Rock on Wheels Boise $4,266
Seven Devils New Play Foundry, id Theatre, Inc. McCall $4,028
Story Story Night Boise $3,730
Sun Valley Film Festival Sun Valley $8,286
Sun Valley Museum of Art, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Inc. Sun Valley $15,986
Surel’s Place Boise $3,241
Trailing of the Sheep Cultural Heritage Center Hailey $5,090
Treasure Valley Artists’ Alliance Boise $2,143
Washington Idaho Symphony Association Moscow $3,567
Writers at Harriman, Friends of Idaho State Parks, Inc. Island Park $2,143