Grant Program & 501(c)(3) Fiscal Sponsorship

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The Boulder County Arts Alliance carries out part of its mission by providing funding for individual artists and organizations in Boulder County. Funding is available for all arts disciplines, including: visual arts, theatre, dance, music, storytelling, film, literature, book arts, and more!

Following is a list of our funding programs. Be sure to read the Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions pages as well as the requirements for each grant.

The BCAA Endowment was established to support artistic excellence and promote stability among individual artists and art organizations working within Boulder County. Grants are available each Fall for artistic projects or equipment purchases. Grants are available each Spring for arts organization operating support or arts in education projects. Unrestricted fellowships are available in the spring to individual artists.

The Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists grants will be awarded to artists who live or work in Boulder County and who have unforeseen needs due to special circumstances. Grant awards will not exceed $3000.

Pathways to Jazz grants support promotion of jazz music and music of contemporary American composters though assisting performers in producing professional quality CDs for commercial distribution and self-promotion.

Arts for All Children grants support music and dance teachers in providing lessons or instruments for children in financial need.

Fiscal Sponsorship entitles individual artists and cultural organizations without 501(c)(3) status to apply to funders under the auspices of the Boulder County Arts Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Previously awarded grants

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