Welcome to the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) website providing information and resources for and about the artists and cultural organizations of Boulder County. Since 1966, Boulder County Arts Alliance has acted as a catalyst to incubate, stimulate and sustain a thriving arts community in Boulder County.  
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Business of Arts Workshops 

Creative Entrepreneurship:  Starting and Running an Arts-Based Business
Thursday, May 19 from 5-7 pm
Boulder Center for Conscious Community, 1637 28th St, Boulder BC3 logo

Launching and successfully managing any business is a lot of work, but this workshop will provide artists, writers, designers, entertainers and any other creative entrepreneur with key information on a number of legal issues that are particularly relevant to arts-based businesses. Bring your business questions and real-world experiences to help guide the discussion. Presented by Caroline Kert and Shirin Chahal.

Intro to Photoshop
Wednesday, June 1 from 5-7 pm
Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave Trades logo

If you are a true Photoshop beginner and want to learn the basics of how to effectively utilize images and make simple promotional material for yourself/your business, this is the workshop for you! Learn about several popular Photoshop tools, re-sizing and cropping images, making simple fliers, basic design tips and learn about helpful resources to keep things going (on a budget!). Presented by Lisa McClellan.

$10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members. 

Celebrate Dance Month

April is Dance Month in Boulder! In 2016, Dance Bridge is partnering with BCAA to create an online calendar - and we need your information. 

View the calendar and submit your information for inclusion in the calendar.  
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Enter your special events, exhibits, performances, workshops & master classes (no ongoing classes please), dance parties and activities to make this a comprehensive marketing tool highlighting dance in Colorado.  

The calendar covers activities through National Dance Week (April 22 - May 1), and BCAA is sending out special e-newsletters highlighting the offerings taking place.  Don't miss this wonderful marketing opportunity.  Make sure you Subscribe to BCAA's weekly calendar of events to receive e-newsletters.

Arts on the River - Call for Entry

Call for Entry Form
Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016Arts on the River

Arts on the River is a fundraiser for BCAA and the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, held along the North Saint Vrain Creek in Lyons at River Bend. For 2016 we are excited to announce that this event will be held in conjunction with Sounds of Lyons. The date for the event is Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 12-5 pm.

We are looking for artists of all mediums who want to staff a booth and sell their work at the event. For all work sold during the event, BCAA and LAHC retain a 30% commission (split evenly between the two nonprofit organizations). Tent, table, and chairs will be provided. 

There is no fee for submitting your entry. If selected, the fee for an artist's booth is $20 BCAA members/$40 non-BCAA members. Applications are through the online form on BCAA's website. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis until filled.

Scientific & Cultural Facilities District

SCFDBCAA is grateful for the support of the citizens of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.


We're honored to be sponsored by The Hemera Foundation.

Colorado Creative Industries

BCAA is proud to be sponsored in part by Colorado Creative Industries.
Colorado Creative Industries
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