Coronavirus can cancel a lot of things but it won't be canceling creativity anytime soon. A new development involving the City of Boise, The Velma V. Morrison Center or the Performing Arts, and Treefort Music Festival is making sure of it.

Just announced is a new fun for the community called The COVID Cultural Commissioning Fund which will be a one-time program that commissions a to-be-determined number of local artists $1,000.

The art being commissioned is encouraged to convey creative takes that explore the experience that the COVID-19 pandemic has given to the artist or to our community via the many avenues it has changed health practices, job stability and social life.

To apply, you must be at least 18-years-old, live in Ada, Canyon, Boise, Gem, or Owyhee counties and the deadline is Friday, May 8th.

For more on this awesome new fund that is sure to spark some great new art and creativity in these strange times for the Treasure Valley, click HERE.