Music Event Fund FAQs


What is a typical Music Event Fund award amount?

Awards are between $500 to $5,000. Grants can only be used to cover artist fees, production costs and marketing. We prefer not to be the sole or largest funder of an event, so we review for sponsorship levels and commitments and earned revenue potential (e.g. ticket sales) and attempt to match funding accordingly.


What are the regions of the state and how are they defined?

The Colorado Office of Tourism defines seven regions of the state:

  • Northern Colorado
  • Denver Metro
  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • South Central
  • Southwest
  • Northwest

For more information visit the Office Tourism website.


How much funding will be available in each region?

The largest pool of funds will be distributed in Northern Colorado, where Bohemian Foundation is located. The remaining funds will be evenly distributed between the six additional regions.


Can you define “contemporary” music?

Our mission is to build community through music. To do so, we generally support contemporary music, such as rock, hip hop. Americana, EDM, R&B, and many others.


Do you provide event sponsorship for organizations that are not 501(c)(3) public charities?

No. Music Event Fund Applicants must be 501(c)(3) public charity organizations.


Do I need to supply a new Music Event Fund application each year for my event?

Yes. The information is required for each event each year. The required application materials may change from year to year, so be sure to use current materials. Funding one year does not guarantee future funding.


Is there a limit to the number of years an organization can apply for event sponsorship?

No. Organizations may apply every year.


How many times per year may my organization apply?

Once.


Will Bohemian Foundation consider an in-kind donation for a silent auction?

No.


Is there a deadline for Music Event Fund consideration?

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis but must be received at least 90 days prior to the event to be eligible.


How soon will I receive notification of whether or not my organization will receive funding?

We will respond to applicants within 30 days of receiving a complete Music Event Fund application. Please be aware of this processing time when submitting your application, so that you will have received a decision from us in advance of your deadlines for publicity materials.


My organization is planning a benefit concert – is this eligible for Music Event Fund consideration?

No, funding that benefits an individual is ineligible.


My organization is planning a fundraiser – is this eligible for Music Event Fund consideration?

Yes. A fundraiser for the applying organization is eligible.