Grants for Artists Available from Boedecker Foundation through the Dairy Arts Center

Applications are currently open for 2020 Grants

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2018

The Boedecker Foundation is excited to announce their continued support of the Boedecker Path to Excellence Grant in collaboration with the Dairy Arts Center. According to Sophia Boedecker, the Chair of the Grants Committee, “Our mission is to expand the arts opportunities available to all people in Boulder through new experiences offered at the Dairy Arts Center. 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.”

The program will award up to $25,000 in grants this year at a minimum amount of $5,000 per grant. To be considered for funding, all programs must be presented at the Dairy Arts Center. Please refer to the online application on the Dairy Arts Center’s website for detailed information. The program, now in its fifth year, will result in a total of $150,000 in grants. Since the beginning of the program in 2016, more than thirteen artists or organizations have been supported. Although the artist or arts organization must present their program at the Dairy Arts Center, the grants are available to artists from all over the country. Furthermore, artists from Denver and throughout Colorado are especially encouraged to apply.

“The Boedecker Foundation is taking a leading role in supporting the arts in our community and enhancing the ability of the Dairy Arts Center to offer new and exciting artistic programming to Boulder,” said Melissa Fathman, Executive Director of the Dairy. “The Boedecker Foundation should be recognized for not only supporting the arts, but also seeking to foster a new level of excellence,” she said.

Last year, the grant recipients included:
  • The Pavlova Project
  • AscenDance, “New Heights... Dancing on the Walls that Divide Us” ● Ginga, “Americana Meets Brazil”
  • Museo de las Americas
About the Dairy Arts Center

The Dairy Arts Center, a nonprofit arts organization, was founded in 1992 to provide cooperative workspaces for local artists and venues for live performance in Boulder County. Originally owned by the Watts-Hardy Dairy, the building’s transformation from a former milk-processing facility to a thriving multi-disciplinary arts hub for Boulder and beyond is a nationally recognized example of constructive urban development and renewal. With its 42,000 square foot facility, the Dairy is Boulder’s largest multidisciplinary art center, housing disciplines ranging from visual arts, theater, and film to dance, comedy, and music, complete with award-winning art galleries, performance venues, teaching studios, offices, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, and a 60-seat art-house cinema.