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Arts groups launch project to document creative Idahoan’s view of pandemic

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A group of local arts-focused organizations teamed up to launch a new fund to help support artists in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Boise’s Arts & History department, Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts & Treefort Music Festival teamed up for the project. The COVID Cultural Commissioning Fund (or the much shorter CCC Fund) will award a series of $1,000 commissions to artists in the greater Boise area.

“The Boise City Department of Arts & History is committed to supporting Boise’s cultural community throughout this global health crisis and honored to join partners in offering this one-time award opportunity,” the City of Boise’s Terri Schorzman said.

The concept will help put together works for a permanent archive, held by the city. Some of the creative works could pop up in public locations as well.

“By collecting individual work that explores, documents and/or reflects on personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community, we are creating a special and critically-needed collection in the city archives,” Schorzman said.

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“During these uncertain times, it is important for our creative community to document their experiences for future generations and to provide space for the healing that comes from self-reflection,” Treefort Music Festival Executive Producer John Michael Schert said.

Adult artists or other creatives of any discipline who live in Ada, Canyon, Boise, Gem, or Owyhee Counties can apply for the project. The application period opens today and runs through May 8th. The group said it will determine later how many $1,000 checks it will write.

The group started fundraising online. Additional funds come from the JA & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation and ExtraMile Arena.

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