COVID Cultural Commissioning Fund
Creative Work Matters: Supporting Creatives in the Time of COVID-19
A collaborative partnership between Treefort Music Fest, the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, and the Boise City Department of Arts & History
The work of creatives matters, even more so in times of crisis. Organized by Treefort Music Fest, the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts and the Boise City Department of Arts & History, the COVID Cultural Commissioning (CCC) Fund is a one-time award program with the goal of providing $1,000 in funding, for a to-be-determined number of artists, for the creation of individual works exploring, documenting and/or reflecting on personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our community.
Creation in the Time of Change: CCC Fund Preview Showcase
October 13 – 18, 2020: online and in-person, safely distanced in Boise.
Over two dozen artists will be showcasing previews of their pieces as 👁 in-person performances and installations which you can experience on your own pace throughout the six day event or soak up the art 📺 virtually online throughout the week and you can even attend some live streamed listening parties from the comfort of your own home!
Everything from poetry readings to textile and ceramic art and various performance art in between. Get to know the artists who are participating in this special showcase and plan to spend some time with their art this month.
Please note: this fall event is intended to be a preview of a full showcase coming this spring, which will include all 69 CCC Fund Awardees.
- To document personal experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of creativity
- To support creative livelihoods during crisis
- For the healing that comes from self-reflection
- To be able to share works and stories about this monumental time in history with future generations
- To strengthen our community and come closer as neighbors, friends, and citizens
- To envision future paradigms of a post-pandemic world
*This commissioning program is a collaborative partnership between Treefort Music Fest, The Morrison Center, and the Boise City Department of Arts & History with members of each organization lending their time and efforts to create this combined approach. It is funded by individual donors, the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, ExtraMile Arena, The Rolph Charitable Fund and others.
Lead Funders ($5,000+)
J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation
The Morrison Center
Rolph Charitable Fund
Major Supporters ($500+)
Bev & George Harad
Rich & Georgiann Raimondi
Jim & Julie Matheson
C.K. & Karen Haun
Suzanne & Patrick Knibbe
Dick & Sondra Hackborn
Damon A. Noller Community Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation
Colin & Lauren Pinegar (In-Kind)
Howard & Becky King
Jole & Jim Voulelis
Supporters (up to $500)
Adam Husney & Kristin Barstad
Deanna Barry and the Morrison Center box office and ticketing staff
J Todd Dunnigan
Martha B Jensen
Morrison Center Marketing Team: Virginia Treat and Rose Orr
William & Karla Bodnar