The Boise City Department of Arts and History announces its 2016 grant awards

The Boise City Department of Arts and History announced its grants for the fiscal year 2016. Twenty-four recipients will receive awards between $1,000 and $10,000 for a total of $149,000.


•  Angie Smith: $10,000: Large-scale portraits of Boise refugees displayed in Downtown Boise.

•  Ballet Idaho: $5,000: “Learning Through Dance” arts education program in Boise schools.

•  Big Tree Arts: $5,000: Loud Writers’ Project targeting Boise youth and poetry slams.

•  Boise Gay Men’s Chorus: $ 5,000, Operational and production support for 2015-2016 season.

•  Author Christian Winn: $5,000, Storyfort community literary festival.

•  Donald Winiecki: $5,000: Production, exhibition, and presentations of software-generated paintings.

•  Friends of IPTV: $7,500: Catalogue IPTV film footage to include Boise subjects for public accessibility.

•  Ghosts & Projectors: $5,000: quarterly poetry reading series featuring local and touring poets.

•  Global Lounge: $10,000: World Village multicultural three-day event featuring artists, performers, crafts, and workshops.

•  Idaho Green Fest: $5,000: Performances and art components for Boise Earth Day community festival.

•  Idaho Horror Film Festival: $10,000, Professional development components & support for cultivating Boise’s film culture.

•  Idaho Office for Refugees: $3,000, World Refugee Day community event and art mural.

•  Idaho Shakespeare Festival: $10,000, Access Program, educational and experiential opportunities for under served audiences.

•  Imperium Cinema: $10,000: Planning & production of short film bridging Boise’s film and theater communities.

•  Joe Golden: $7,500: Research, script development, and reading of original play, “Ladies First.”

•  LED: $5,000: “This Side of Paradise” collaborative performance and LAB educational programs.

•  Ming Studios: $5,000: “The Museum of Broken Relationships” traveling exhibit.

•  Mike Winter: $3,000: “Sights and Sounds of Cuba,” concert and dance performance.

•  Mladi Behar: $7,500: Bosnian and Herzegovinian cooking and cultural educational series,

•  Off Center Dance: $2,000: “Folding and Unfolding” performance related to Boise Art Museum origami exhibit.

•  Opera Idaho: $10,000: Tom Cipullo’s opera, Glory Denied based on Vietnam Veteran’s experience.

•  Preservation Idaho: $5,000: Education and resource guide on Boise mid-century modern residential architecture.

•  Rock on Wheels: $7,500: Mobile educational opportunities for underserved youth and senior citizens.

•  TAG Historical Research: $1,000, Brochure and presentations related to early Boise developer, Walter E. Pierce.