The Boise City Department of Arts & History announced the recipients of its Arts & History grants fiscal year 2015. Twenty organizations and individuals will receive grants up to $5,000 each for a total of $76,500. Grants are reviewed by a panel and awarded based on quality, community accessibility to support projects that contribute to Boise's cultural landscape.
Arts & History 2015 Grant Program Recipients:
Ballet Idaho receives $2,500 for its “Learning Through Dance” arts education program.
Basque Museum & Cultural Center receives $3,000 for “Basque Music of Boise II,” an album featuring traditional and contemporary Basque music, Amuma Says No, the Basque Choir and other local groups.
Big Tree Arts receives $5,000 for its Loud Writers’ Project & Slam of Steel
Boise Baroque Orchestra receives $5,000 administrative operations and performers
Boise Philharmonic receives $5,000 for its Chamber Music in Sacred Spaces, Casual Classics series.
Photographer Carissa Sindon receives $3,000 for her “SEEN,” photography project and exhibit.
Screenwriter Elizabeth Rodgers receives $5,000 to write and produce mini-documentaries exploring creative people in Boise
Ghosts & Projectors poetry reading series receives $3,000 to produce its quarterly performances with local and touring poets.
Global Lounge receives $5,000 for its “World Village” event that will feature artists, performers, crafts, and workshops.
Idaho Office for Refugees receives $2,000 to produce “World Refugee Day” on June 20, 2015.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival receives $5,000 to expand access to its Shakespearience productions for young audiences.
Idaho Writers Guild receives $4,000 for its Idaho Writers & Readers Rendezvous, May 14-16, 2015.
Michael Hartwell and Michael Baltzell receives $5,000 toward the production of their play at Boise Contemporary Theater “The Fisherman and His Soul.”
Preservation Idaho receives $4,000 for its programs and interpretive information materials.
The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey receives $2,000 to create an exhibit of local history and the evolution of the conservation movement for birds of prey.
Wingtip Press receives $4,000 for workshops and artists-in-residence programs.