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Quick Funds Projects for Arts Education (Idaho)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Idaho Commission on the Arts


    This quarterly grant supports short-term projects that enliven or improve arts learning as an integral part of the education of Idaho's K-12 youth.

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Ineligible uses of funding include:
    • Establishment of or contributions to an endowment;
    • Fundraising projects that do not raise funds for the arts;
    • Prizes, scholarships, or free tickets;
    • Projects or programs to generate or attract audiences;
    • Offsetting of debt, payment of fines, penalties, legal fees, or indirect costs;
    • Activities that are primarily promotional or created for mass distribution, such as duplication of CDs, portfolios, gallery announcements, self-published books, brochures, or websites;
    • Student exhibitions, anthologies, publications, or performances, unless those activities document an arts education grant;
    • Costs associated with any degree or professional certification, such as tuition, fees, and teaching materials;
    • Projects or activities already completed or beginning before the eligible start date;
    • Documentation of projects except for arts education activities;
    • Projects primarily recreational, therapeutic, vocational, rehabilitative, or religious;
    • Activities restricted to an organization's membership;
    • Cost for the applicant to attend activities or consecutive annual activities that should be built into an organization's budget; for example, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Americans for the Arts, Northwest Booking Conference, or other professional conferences;
    • Pageants, festivals, or celebrations unrelated to arts, ethnic, or cultural activities;
    • Journalism;
    • Historical or academic documentary film and electronic media arts that do not demonstrate significant artistic emphasis, consideration, and distinction;
    • Scholarly or academic works in history, languages, archeology, and political science;
    • Lobbying expenses or political activities;
    • Hospitality expenses such as food and drink, alcohol, flowers, and so on;
    • Capital expenditures for individuals; and
    • Writing intended for youth. 


    Program Staff

    Program Staff
    2410 Old Penitentiary Rd
    Boise, ID 83712
    (208) 334-2119

  • Eligibility Details

    • Applicant must be a nonprofit, IRS tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization or be represented by a fiscal agent; or be a school, or a unit of local, county, tribal, or state government.
    • Applicant must have been in operation in Idaho for at least one year.
    • Applicant must compensate professional artists and administrators.
    • Applicant must have submitted all final reports for past Commission grants.
    • Organizations receiving Public Programs in the Arts or Entry Track funding are not eligible to apply for Arts Education Projects.
    • Applicant may receive one Quick Funds grant in a fiscal year.
    • Quick Funds applications may not support a current Arts Education Annual Project grant.
    • Projects may not begin until 3 weeks after the application deadline.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were due March 8, 2021. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Awards are up to $1,500 each. Cost matching of 1:1 is required. University applicants must match with non-state cash.

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