The City of Boulder’s Human Relations Commission is currently accepting proposals from local organizations that would like to host an event for Indigenous Peoples Day, to be held between Saturday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. The celebration is part of a national effort to recognize and honor the existence, culture and contributions of the original inhabitants of North America.

Community groups and organizations are eligible for grants through the Human Relations Commission with a maximum amount of $2,000 per event. In addition, the Office of Arts and Culture is offering enhancement sponsorships of up to $2,000 per event for programs with arts components.

For consideration, proposals must be submitted to by 5 p.m. on July 11, 2022. Applications are available on the city’s website.

Funding priority will be given to nonprofit organizations leading community-initiated events held between Oct. 8 and 10, 2022, that are free and open to the public. Events appropriate for youth are especially encouraged. Arts component examples include visual arts and crafts, educational activities, lectures, music, theatre and dance.

Each year, hundreds of community members participate in celebration activities including dances, poetry, teach-ins, film screenings and performances to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

For more information, contact Ingrid Castro-Campos at castro-camposi@bouldercolorado.gov or call 303-441-4197.