The F.M. and Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation are providing more than $73,000 in grants to arts-focused nonprofits in Southeast Idaho.
The Bistline Fund, which became an ICF fund in 2011, gives grants twice a year. Previously it was the F.M. and Anne G. and Beverly B. Bistline Foundation, a private foundation founded in 1999 by Pocatello philanthropist Beverly Bistline and named in honor of her parents.
Recipients of the spring grant cycle are:
American Falls School District #381 – $3,500 to purchase photographs printed on aluminum that will be mounted on the hallway walls of the new J.R. Simplot Elementary School.
Idaho Falls Arts Council, Inc. – $5,000 to support transportation, staffing and supplies for field trips to ARTitorium on Broadway from schools that otherwise would not be able to visit.
Idaho International Choral Festival – $5,000 to support the Festival’s advertising, promotion, videography and webcast.
Idaho State University Foundation – $5,000 to support the Idaho Museum of Natural History’s Edson Fichter exhibit.
Idaho State University Foundation – $10,000 to purchase tour-specific equipment and materials in order to bring ISU theatre productions and masterclasses to 1,000+ students in Eastern Idaho.
Idaho State University Foundation – $4,000 to support a week-long music camp.
Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association, Inc. – $5,000 to provide support for fourth graders to participate in Link up, a music education program created by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.
Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association, Inc. – $2,000 to help a violist and community member of the Idaho State-Civic Symphony attend the Montecito International Music Festival.
Lillian Vallely School – $6,410 to help Native American students honor and preserve their heritage by allowing them to be creative using their traditions and culture.
Malad Valley Welsh Foundation – $1,300 to purchase display racks, easels and supplies to display works of art by youth at the Malad Valley Welsh Festival Art Competition and Display.
North Gem Education Foundation – $1,086 to purchase art supplies for high school art and literature classes.
Opera Idaho, Inc. – $6,726 to bring opera performances to elementary and middle schools in Bannock, Bingham and Caribou counties.
Oxford Peak Arts Council – $1,000 to establish an event that will raise awareness and provide greater opportunities in the arts for rural youth and underserved artistic populations.
Pocatello Art Center – $2,500 to create a comprehensive report and illustrated companion book that presents the history of the Pocatello Art Center, including profiles of artists, past and present, pictured alongside their work.
Pocatello Valley Montessori School – $7,500 to implement a school-wide music and art curriculum to provide a well-rounded education to students, as well as benefit the community with collaborative art projects and music performances.
The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, Inc. – $7,042 to provide hands-on art lessons in 60 elementary school classrooms in Shelley, Firth, Blackfoot, Fort Hall and Soda Springs.