Public Notice:
Mar. Commission Meeting

The Idaho Commission on the Arts will convene a meeting of Commissioners via teleconference on March 6, 2020.

Idaho State Poetry Out Loud Final

The Idaho Commission on the Arts will host the Idaho State Poetry Out Loud Finals on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at the South Junior High Auditiorium in_

Strategic Planning 2021

Summaries of public response to our local meetings about strategic planning.

Rooted: Opening Reception

Artists of My Artrepreneur Program organized a group show focused on their personal conception of place; where they come from and what role they occupy in that environment.

Arts & Culture Roundtables

Join the Idaho Commission on the Arts for a conversation about cultural participation in your community.

Traditional Arts Apprenticeships Announced

The 2020 TAAP grants awardees include practitioners in Flamenco, Korean, and Mexican dancing; leatherworking, gun engraving and saddlemaking; Nez Perce tule weaving and Japanese Taiko.

2020 Annual Grants Announced

June 27, 2019 2020 ARTS GRANTS ANNOUNCED Idaho – The Idaho Commission on the Arts announced today its Fiscal Year 2020 annual grants, totaling $544,008 to 76_

Writers Awarded Literature Fellowships

Peter Chilson (Moscow), Emily Ruskovich (Idaho City), Samantha Silva (Boise), Joel Wayne (Boise), and CL Young (Boise).

Collins Named Writer in Residence

Writer Malia Collins of Boise has been named Idaho Writer in Residence by the Idaho Commission on the Arts.

Writer in Residence in Driggs

Writing workshops for youth and adults

May Commission Meeting

The Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17 8:30 am-3 pm.

Cowgirl Congress Showcase & Demo

Idaho women gearmakers showcase and demonstration, April 6, 2019 from 1-5 pm at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

March Commission Meeting

The Idaho Commission on the Arts will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 6 from 7-9 pm and Thursday, March 7, from 8 am-3 pm.

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.

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