Music Event Fund Guidelines

Fund Overview

The Music Event Fund supports single and multi-day events that:

  • Include music as an integral part of the event.
  • Provide market rate pay.
  • Prioritize booking Northern Colorado bands when possible.

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Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity organizations providing services within the Fort Collins area (the Poudre School District boundary) are eligible to apply. Requests for event sponsorship are accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications must be submitted at least 90 days in advance of the event date.

If your event does not meet the funding guidelines for the Music Event Fund, you may want to review the Community Event Fund guidelines.

Funding Amounts

Music Event Fund applicants may apply for support from $500 up to $5,000.

Events Not Eligible for Funding

The Music Event Fund does not support:

  • Community events that do not include music as an integral part of the event. (For support for general community events, see Community Event Fund.)
  • Organizations that are not 501(c)(3) public charities
  • Individual artists or bands
  • Recording or jam sessions
  • Parties or clubs
  • Emergency funding
  • School trips
  • Professional development conferences
  • Walk/run/golf events, etc.
  • Benefit concerts

Application Process and Timeline

  • Ensure your organization meets the Music Event Fund eligibility requirements and that your event aligns with our objectives.
  • Submit the Music Event Fund application and required attachments at least 90 days in advance of the event.
  • Bohemian Foundation will respond to applicants within 30 days of receipt of a completed Music Event Fund application.

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Publicity Standards

We encourage Music Event Fund award recipients to publicize their events and the Music Event Fund’s sponsorship.

If you are an award recipient, we request that you contact us to confirm our approval before printing or distributing materials that reference the Foundation’s support of your event. Materials may include news releases, advertisements, signage, and promotional items. Please email the Bohemian Foundation communications team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your promotional plans and to request the Foundation’s new logo, which was updated in June 2015. In an effort to showcase Fort Collins music, we encourage you to use #FoCoMusic in your social media posts.

Please allow 10 days for Foundation staff to review and approve publicity and logo requests.