The City of Boise has allotted its largest amount ever to local artists through its annual grant program. The arts and history department announced Monday the 33 arts organizations and individuals will receive a total of $200,000.
The annual grant fund comes from the city’s general fund and has grown rapidly over the last few years. Since the grant program began 20 years ago, the city has awarded more than $1 million to artists and art groups.
Many of the grant recipients are well-established organizations, including Ballet Idaho, Boise Contemporary Theater and the Boise Philharmonic – all of which received the maximum amount of $10,000.
Smaller grants went to groups like Boise Rock School, which will award $2,000 in music camp scholarships to refugee and underserved kids.
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