The Community Arts Fund is a vehicle for donors to provide funding directly to art projects in Boulder County. The following list of frequently asked questions explain more about the fund.
BCAA's core values are inclusive, innovative and accessible. We are particularly interested in funding projects that speak to these values. Be sure to review the
guidelines before submitting a proposal. Like most BCAA grants, the Community Arts Fund is a member benefit.
What is the Community Arts Fund?
The Community Arts Fund was established as a vehicle for businesses, groups and individuals to provide much needed funding for Boulder County arts projects. Art created in the community, by local artists, supported by the community.
Artists benefit from an infusion of money for their projects.
Everyone in Boulder County benefits from the tax revenue generated from the production of these projects.
If you or your business/group donate the full amount awarded, you can determine the nature of the project that is funded.
You or your business will benefit from the tax deduction.
You or your business will receive publicity as a donor through a listing on the BCAA website home page and other BCAA materials.
How does it work?
Each time a contribution is made to the fund the amount is automatically recorded and tracked. Everytime the fund reaches the target amount, a Request For Proposals (RFP) will be advertised to the BCAA email list and posted to the BCAA website homepage. The proposal deadline will be three weeks from the initial posting of the RFP, and a panel will determine the winning submission within a week of the proposal deadline. Proposals will only be accepted electronically in the form provided on the BCAA website.
Are there any fees?
There are fees associated with your contribution. 95% of the donation goes directly to the Community Arts Fund, 5% supports the administration of this fund, covers the credit card processing fee and other BCAA artist support services.
How can I contribute to the fund?
You may contribute online using a credit card (Mastercard or Visa) by clicking "
Contribute to the Fund" in the Community Arts Fund widget on the left side of each page of the BCAA website.
Or, you may call in or mail a contribution to the
BCAA office and designate that the donation is to be applied to the CAF. Please make checks payable to "Boulder County Arts Alliance."
Who benefited from the Community Arts Fund this year?
In May 2016, Dancer
Maren Waldman of Moving Joy Studios received $500 to cover lead artist fees for two dance/nature workshops offered to seniors living in low-income residences in Boulder County. Her Postcards to the Earth workshop uses movement, time in nature, reflection, and crafting to develop and enrich relationships with self, earth, and other.
Boulder Opera received $500 to offer educational workshops to schools in Boulder, in particular to schools that have large percentages of low income populations. They presented "Intro to Opera" workshops at no cost to the schools, and local artists will participate in the presentations.
Thank you again to the support of individual donors and
Boulder Body Wear for making the Community Arts Fund possible! You can donate to the Fund here.
Are contributions tax deductible?
Yes, your contribution to the fund, administrated by Boulder County Arts Alliance a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, is tax deductible.
How do I request funds for my project?
When the fund reaches the target amount, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be advertised to the BCAA email list (
subscribe here) and posted on the BCAA website home page: www.bouldercountyarts.org.
Proposals must be submitted online through the BCAA website. Proposals will be accepted only during the submission period, which starts with the posting of the RFP and ends three weeks later (the proposal deadline).
online proposal form may be found here.
Please read the
guidelines or contact the BCAA office if you have any questions.