Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for NOVEMBER 2016 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.

In This Issue
  • Diversity/Inclusivity Training: Combatting Cultural Appropriation in Nonprofits
  • ART after Disaster: Panel Discussion with CERF+
  • Business of Arts: GrantSpeak - A Workshop in 2 Parts
  • Get Ready for CO Gives Day
  • 2017 Outlook on the Arts - Hosted by the Office of Arts and Culture
  • Vote for Your Favorite Boulder Nonprofit in First Western Bank's contest
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • BCAA Featured Venue - The Arts Hub
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Combatting Cultural Appropriation in Nonprofits

Tuesday, November 1 from 5 - 7:30 pm

Boulder Chamber Meeting Room, 2440 Pearl St

Don't miss this final training in our Diversity/Inclusion Series for Boulder County Arts Alliance Partners led by Johanna B. Maes, Ph.D. and Ed Garton. This workshop is for executive directors, board members, staff, and volunteers; in other words, it's for everyone involved with nonprofits!

Click here for more details about the goals of the training and to register. Space is limited. Please register in advance to reserve your spot. $10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members

ART after Disaster: Panel Discussion with CERF+

Thursday, November 3 from 12-1:30 pm OR 5-6:30 pm (Choose either session)

Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

FREE - More information and Register here. Walk-ins also welcome.

What will happen if a disaster strikes your studio? In Boulder County, fires and floods have taken a significant toll on artists. Personal challenges, such as illness, can also threaten your valued career. Are there ways to be prepared and resources to help you recover? Where can you find information to help you navigate an effective path to recovery?


The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) will be coming to Boulder and joining with local artists, government agencies and non-profits to bring you answers to those questions.  

A free Studio Protector, The Artist’s Guide to Emergencies, will be available to the first 100 artists to register. Snacks will be available at both presentations. These presentations are brought to you by BCAA, Open Studios, and the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery.

Business of Arts: GrantSpeak - A Workshop in 2 Parts

Wednesdays, November 9 and November 16

Conference Room, Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, 1123 Spruce St, Boulder 

Registration/networking 11-11:30pm; Workshops 11:30 - 1pm

Presenter Kathy Kucsan, Ph.D. of Integrity Arts will offer a frank discussion about the funding potential of your organization (or project). She will also give you the tools and tricks to present a strong grant application in the fastest, most practical way. Material from Part 1 will inform Part 2, so you are encouraged to attend both sessions (but you are welcome to attend just one).

Part 1 (November 9) will be in a seminar format with discussion on how to:

  • search for grants in a competitive funding landscape
  • craft your "ask"
  • streamline and improve your grants process
  • answer any other questions you have

Part 2 (November 16) will be a “Grants Clinic.” Using a real-life model for grant review, we will evaluate three different grant applications with a mock grant panel. (This workshop includes pre-meeting homework of reading the mock grant applications before we meet. These will be emailed to you after you register.)

$10 BCAA Members/$15 non-members for each workshop.

Get Ready for CO Gives Day

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Start Early with GivingTuesday, November 29

Made possible by Community First Foundation since 2007, ColoradoGives.org encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online. 

BCAA is organizing a discounted Group Ad in the Friday Magazine of the Daily Camera for December 2 to raise awareness of CO Gives Day. If your organization is participating in CO Gives Day, email us your color logo (.jpg or .png) by Monday, November 21, and we'll include it in the half page ad. The cost is $30 for BCAA members. You will be invoiced after the ad runs.

  • You can start promoting CO Gives Day with resources like postcards, images, banners and badges from their Nonprofit Tool Kit. Donations can be scheduled ahead of time - reward donors with an "I Gave Early" badge.
  • Share any events you have planned for Colorado Gives Day by posting on the Colorado Gives Day events calendar. Community First Foundation reviews the calendar for media, photo and video opportunities with nonprofits.
  • In Colorado, the way we participate in GivingTuesday is by scheduling our Colorado Gives Day donations. GivingTuesday is November 29. Use #GivingTuesday in your social media networks.
  • Participate in Colorado Gives Day Rally at the State Capitol in Downtown Denver on GivingTuesday. Four $1,000 prizes will be selected from a random drawing of organizations attending the Rally. 
2017 Outlook on the Arts: a joint gathering of professional artists and cultural leaders

Wednesday, November 9 from 3-5 pm

Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

Want to hear everything that the cultural community has in store for 2017?

The Office of Arts and Culture is hosting the arts community for an energetic presentation on the events, performances, exhibitions and new initiatives that are in our future. This combined summit of arts leaders: professional artists and the staff or board members of cultural organizations will present "24 / 7 lectures:" a summary of their next year presented first in 24 seconds, and then in seven words! 

Then chat with funders for an outlook on grant opportunities for 2017. On hand to answer your questions will be representatives of BCAA (of course!), Boulder Arts Commission, Colorado Creative Industries, SCFD, and others.

This fun and fast paced event is an entertaining way to hear about the great things your colleagues are up to, and for them to hear from you.  Please RSVP now to rsvp@bouldercolorado.gov and include a) if you plan to attend and b) if you want to do a 24/7 lecture. Space is limited!

This will be a light-hearted but informative event: the City's “thank you” for supporting the first year of the Community Cultural Plan.

Vote for your Favorite Boulder Nonprofit

Vote 1x a day until November 10 at 5 pm

BCAA has been named a finalist in First Western Trust’s Boulder #WealthIsAbout grants contest. First Western Trust will be giving away $7,000 to the nonprofit that receives the most votes. To see the full list of finalists and cast your votes, go to the contest website. We hope you'll vote for BCAA -or at least one of our fabulous member organizations also on the list! The winner will be announced November 11th at 2 pm.

Who's in the Limelight?

Steven Aguiló-Arbues, Director, The Renaissance Project

Emily Murdock, Assistant Director and soprano section leader, The Renaissance Project

The Renaissance Project is a Boulder-based small a cappella choir of skilled amateur and professional singers that focuses on Renaissance motets, other Renaissance pieces, and music of a similar aesthetic.

Steven Aguiló-Arbues enjoys his various roles as a vocal coach, recitalist, répétiteur, and conductor. While performing as a solo and collaborative pianist throughout Spain, Italy, Peru and the United States, his love for opera led him to coach productions such as Die Zauberflöte, Madama ButterflyDon GiovanniDialogues des Carmélites, amongst others. His interest in musical theatre also led him to prepare and conduct productions of Oklahoma!, Anything Goes, and A Chorus Line

Aguiló-Arbues earned a Professional Studies Certificate and a Master of Music in Vocal Accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has served on the faculties and coaching staffs of Colorado State University, Atlanta Opera, Opera Colorado, Manhattan School of Music, Centro Studi Lirica (Italy), Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Crested Butte Music Festival. Aguiló-Arbues is also the associate conductor for Denver’s Inside the Orchestra and performs regularly with the Central City Opera Ensemble Artists and the Opera Colorado Ensemble.

Emily Murdock received her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her Bachelor of Music in Voice and Flute Performance from the University of Montana.  She has sung with Boulder Opera, Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, Pine Mountain Music Festival, the Boulder Fringe Festival, Colorado Light Opera, the Boulder Symphony, Colorado Repertory Singers, and the Glacier Symphony & Chorale, among others. Emily regularly sings across Colorado with the Central City Opera Ensemble Artists. She recently released an album of American art song by composer Libby Larsen with Liria Duo.  She currently serves as Assistant Director and Children’s Choir Director at Applewood United Methodist Church in Golden, as well as the Education & Community Engagement Coordinator with Central City Opera.

The Renaissance Project will perform Love Beyond Borders 

  • Saturday, November 19 – 7:30 PM, Cairn Christian Church, Lafayette, buy tickets
  • Sunday, November 20 – 4:00 PM, Pine Street Church, Boulder, buy tickets
  • Friday, December 9 – 2:30 PM, Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum, buy tickets

Love, Liebe, L’amour…Love Beyond Borders explores the different sides of love through the lens of the Renaissance. Sixteenth-century composers from different national and cultural backgrounds artfully and playfully used love’s inspiration to create complex music. Experience the magic of the human heart as well as featured master composer: Orlando di Lasso and his love for the sacred. There may even be some “love for the season” songs to celebrate the holidays.

BCAA Featured Venue - The Arts Hub

The BCAA Facilities Directory is a great resource for finding meeting and event space in Boulder County. It is a comprehensive guide that lists dozens of auditoriums, dance studios, non-traditional spaces and outdoor settings.

This month's featured venue:

The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Old Town Lafayette, 303-229-1127

To Schedule a HUB Rental, email info@artunder.org

The Arts Hub (HUB) is a brand new 11,000 square foot art center containing lobby, gallery hall, kitchen, theater, and art and dance activity rooms. The surrounding grounds will evenutally have an outdoor performance area and sculpture garden. HUB is under the umbrella of The Arts Underground (TAU), which is maintaining its location in Historic Downtown Louisville. 

Rental rates are available here

Tables, chairs, easels, keyboards and portable stereo equipment are available upon request. Art tables and chairs included in art room rental. Rentals for youth birthday and art parties are also available.

The 80-feet long HUB Gallery will next feature an exhibition titled Lindsey Wohlman: Warhol Uncanned (November 7 – January 3).  It includes Wohlman’s complete 32 soup can series titled “Warhol Naked & Unlabeled,” an exploration of Andy Warhol’s iconic work through the lens of someone living in the time of GMOs and food deserts. Get an Advanced Viewing on November 4 at HUB's Art Rising Fundraiser. There will also be a Public Reception on November 18 from 5-8 pm. 

Image credit: The HUB Gallery

BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members


  • Christina Ball, BCAA Intern
  • Priscilla Cohan, Literally, Boulder
  • Sydney LaSasso, Literally, Boulder
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
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