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boedecker path to excellence grants

Our Mission is to provide the community a path to artistic excellence by expanding opportunities to perform at the Dairy and engage new audiences with innovative arts experiences.
Our Goal is to bring new and unique offerings to Boulder in performing arts, cinematic arts, and visual arts that can engage new audiences, expand the horizons of existing audiences, or create new opportunities for emerging artists and arts organizations to present quality work.
We are now accepting grant applications for 2018. Considerations for funding include:
  • Does it provide an arts experience new to Boulder?
  • Does it provide an arts experience that can engage new audiences?
  • Does it include an educational component?
  • If approved for funding, how will the funds be used?
Your program must also happen at the Dairy Arts Center in order to be considered for funding.
Grant application guidelines:
Please send the following to boegrants@thedairy.org:
  • A short description of your project and your target audience(s).  
  • A summary of how your proposed activity meets the guidelines. Your summary should not exceed 2 pages.  
  • A marketing plan regarding how you will inform your target audience(s).    
  • A one page budget (income & expense) and brief explanation.
  • If approved for funding, how the funds will be used.
  • If approved for funding, you will be expected to send a report one month after your project is completed.  
The committee is offering up to $25,000 in grants each year, with a minimum $5,000 each.
The Grant Process:
  • Applications will start being accepted 11/1/16.
  • Application deadline is 12/15/16.
  • The committee will review all applications and will request an interview with finalists. You will be notified January 15th if you are considered for an interview.
  • Funding decisions will be determined by 1/24/17 and are made at the sole discretion of the review committee.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 1/24/17.
2018 Awardees:
  • The Great Perhaps Performance Collective, "Flights of Freedom"
  • Streetside Hip Hop Weekend
  • Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, "The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5)"
2017 Awardees:
  • Collage Ensemble: "Wired"
  • LOCAL Theater Company: "Local Lab New Play Festival 2017"
  • Fractal Tribe: "Eco- Wakening"
2016 Awardees:
  • 3rd Law Dance Theater:  "The Elision Project", April 1-3, 2016
  • Dairy Presents:  “Flamenco Concert”, Friday, September 9, 2016
  • Boulder International Chamber Music Competition, November 3 – 6, 2016

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