The National Endowment for the Arts sends $776,800 to Idaho

The National Endowment for the Arts announced its Spring grants on May 6. Idaho received three, for a total of $776,800, with the Idaho Commission on the Arts receiving an increase in its annual NEA funding.

This was an active review year for the ICA, meaning the organization was required to do a complete application. The effort resulted in $751,800. That’s a 5 percent increase across the board and more funding for its statewide folk arts infrastructure, says ICA Executive Director Michael Faison.

This round awarded 1,023 grants, totaling $74.3 million nationwide as part of an going partnership between the NEA and state arts agencies. The states in turn funds its local organizations and artists.



Boise State University

professors Leslie Durham, Associate Dean of Theatre Arts and Amanda Ashley assistant professor in community and regional planning received $15,000 for a comparative study of the relationships between universities and creative clusters in the Intermountain West region, looking Idaho, Colorado and Nevada.


The Cabin

received $10,000 to support its Readings & Conversations that brings world renowned authors to talk about their work in Boise.