The Boulder Arts Commission will distribute $758,000 in General Operating Support Grants.

Boulder Arts Commission grant applications are now open for arts and culture funding for 2022. A total of $925,000 is ready to be distributed for community projects, arts education, operating support for organizations, professional development scholarships, venue rental assistance, and more. Organizations, artists, arts businesses, and classrooms are invited to apply. Previously funded projects range from festivals to classes, performances and exhibitions.

This year over a $1 million of funding was distributed with a focus on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the arts. One new grant addresses COVID-19 event safety, providing funds to help with the costs of providing hand sanitizer, masks, testing, checking vaccine status and more.

In 2022, the Boulder Arts Commission will distribute $758,000 in General Operating Support Grants. These grants help the organizations use the dollars for their most pressing needs unlike project-restricted funds. Remaining funding will be dedicated to community projects, arts education projects, professional development for individuals, and more.

Two information sessions will take place over the next few months to provide resources on funding.

  • 2022 Cultural Grants Info Sessions - Wednesday, Dec. 8 at noon on Zoom. Hosted by the Office of Arts and Culture, RSVP to clickl@boulderlibrary.org
  • 2022 Cultural Grants Info Session - Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, at 4 p.m. on Zoom. Hosted by the Office of Arts and Culture, RSVP to clickl@boulderlibrary.org

Those who wish to apply should visit the grants application portal and create an account. Review the entire application and submit all necessary materials by midnight on the due date. Application deadlines are on a rolling calendar, the first deadline to turn in an application is in January.

For all other questions about the grants process or an application please contact Arts Grants Program Manager, Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org.