BCAA/ALOC Media Award Guidelines

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The BCAA/ALOC Media Award was established to provide an artist or art organization funding to be used toward creating a promotional 30 second video. (Applicant is expected to be able to contribute to the total budget.) The guidelines are intentionally minimal and flexible in order to discover the needs of the Boulder County arts community.

Important Dates

  • Proposal deadline:  Proposals are due on September 14, 2017.
  • Funding cycle dates:  The project must be completed within one year from the award distribution date, which will be three weeks after the proposal deadline.

Award Distribution

The BCAA/ALOC Media award check will be delivered to ALOC Media and then the staff at ALOC will work with the recipient to create the video. The award recipient will be announced on the BCAA website and through additional media outlets. Award recipients must agree to provide a link to the finished project that may be posted to the BCAA website and other places as BCAA deems appropriate. The artist/organization will be credited.

Persons, Organizations and Activities Funded

  • All applicants must be current members of the Boulder County Arts Alliance. If you are not a current member of the BCAA or your membership has expired, please visit www.bouldercountyarts.org/join to join.   
  • All applicants must be based in Boulder County.

Persons, Organizations and Activities Not Funded

  • Organizations that practice discrimination of any kind
  • Organizations that influence legislation or support candidates for political office
  • Projects that will be complete before funding is received

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

All proposals are reviewed and commented on by a multi-disciplinary panel of arts professionals and community members. Each panelist reviews and scores every proposal on his/her own; a panel meeting is called and all proposals are reviewed by the panel as a whole.  A final score is reached at the panel meeting and the top scoring proposal will be awarded for that cycle. Panelist comments are recorded and are available for applicants to review after the awards are announced. 

Applicants must demonstrate artistic excellence, merit of proposed activity and/or innovation in their proposal. The budget must be realistic and accurate. Applicants who complete some or all of the Media Production for Promotion Series will likely be able to craft a more competitive proposal.

Proposal Process

  • All proposals must be submitted online using the BCAA/AOC Media Award Proposal Form on the BCAA website.
  • Supplemental material may be included only in your Proposal form. 
  • An optional storyboard template is available here.
  • No paper copies will be accepted.
  • Electronic proposals that are not submitted through the CAF form will be not be accepted.
  • No exceptions.

You will receive an automated confirmation email when you have successfully submitted your proposal.


For additional information about the BCAA/ALOC Media Award, please contact us.

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