Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Trey McIntyre Project receive Boise's Cultural Ambassado status and grants

Each organization will receive a $15,000 Arts & History Economic Development Grants in recognition and support of the positive impact each organization makes on Boise’s economy, said Mayor Dave Bieter.

Also, Boise Contemporary Theater, the Boise Philharmonic and the Basque Museum & Cultural Center each will receive $10,000 from the city’s Economic Development fund, which was created in 2009 from the rental of the City’s rail property in southeast Boise.

Boise's arts community generates upwards of $48 million of local economy and about 1,600 full-time jobs.

"These economic development grants are an investment by the city to ensure our community will continue to enjoy the dividends these arts groups bring to our community,” Bieter said.

The Arts & History Economic Development Grant program is funded through the current year only, and will be reviewed in future years as resources allow.

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Trey McIntyre Project dancer Chanel DaSilva and the company interacts with students regularly as part of the company's Engagement programs.

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