Arts Advocacy Program

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The objectives of BCAA's Arts Advocacy Program are to inform the arts community about issues impacting their lives now and in the future and encourage their activism. This includes: voter registration; publicizing the value of the arts and the need for government funding, to candidates for public office, identifying their position on support for the arts, and educating the community accordingly; monitoring legislative activities; and alerting the community about the impact of pending legislation. The goal is to remain aware of legislative issues, stay in constant contact with policy makers to educate and influence their policy decisions.

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Please Vote YES on Ballot Measure 2A

Yes on 2AOn Aug. 19, the Boulder City Council voted unanimously to place on the Nov. 4 ballot a proposed 0.3 percent three-year sales tax for Community, Culture and Safety. If approved by voters, the temporary tax will raise $27.6 million for several projects, including renovations at The Dairy Center for the Arts and the creation of a new Museum of Boulder. Click here to read the whole article from The Daily Camera.

Everybody wins if this passes, and especially everyone who performs, works, or patronizes The Dairy!! Thanks for your help!

Boulder's Community Cultural Plan

GrassgreensparkThe City of Boulder's Office of Arts + Culture is working on an Art and Culture Master Plan (Community Cultural Plan).  To add your opinions to their Recipe Box for a Culture Kitchen, go to their website.


Boulder Civic Area Project

Civic AreaThe Civic Area concept planning and public parkland design has begun.  This is the land in front of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. You can share your ideas for the space and/or attend a public workshop about the process.  For more information, click here.


Arts for Colorado Arts Advocacy Day

Join us for the Arts for Colorado Arts Advocacy Day. AFC makes it easy for you to tell your legislators why the arts deserve to be funded. Connect and network with fellow arts advocates and learn more about innovative advocacy tools.  

2015 Date to be announced soon. Contact Stefan Runstrom for additional information about this event.

Canadian Report examines relationship between the arts and personal well-being

Many arts goers have better health, higher volunteer rates, and stronger satisfaction with life

Vol. 11 No. 2
January 30, 2013
Report funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council 

The Arts and Individual Well-Being in Canada, the 39th report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series, examines whether connections exist between Canadians' cultural activities and their personal well-being.

The data in the report show that there is a strong connection between 18 cultural activities and eight indicators of health and well-being (such as health, mental health, volunteering, feeling stressed, and overall satisfaction with life). Cultural participants have significantly better results than non-participants for 101 out of 144 cross-tabulations (or 70%). Cultural participants have significantly worse results for only 10 of the cross-tabulations (or 7%). Read the entire article.

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