Showcasing live music in communities

Bohemian Foundation believes that live music is an important part of vibrant communities. Live music events animate public life and foster strong community relationships, strengthen local economies and promote cultural diversity.

Music Event Fund is a competitive grantmaking program that encourages nonprofit organizations to present live music to strengthen communities. Grants of up to $5,000 are available to support single and multi-day events that include music as an integral part of the event. Grant funds are only for artist fees, production costs and marketing. Grants can be used for events that:

We support events that:

  • Showcase contemporary music and local artists
  • Provide fair pay for artists and production staff
  • Engage broad and diverse communities, especially youth
  • Feature high quality sound

Organizations throughout Colorado may apply for funds at least 90 days in advance of the event date. Funds will be allocated to specific regions of the state and applications will be accepted as long as regional funds are available.