Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for AUGUST 2017 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.

In This Issue
  • Business of Arts: Two upcoming Workshops & New $1K Media Grant
  • BCAA Endowment Project Grant Deadline: August 10 - Panelists Needed
  • Subscribe to the Opportunities Bulletin
  • Arts on the River: August 27
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • Get listed in the new Art Space Directory
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Business of Arts & ALOC Media Grant Opportunity

Media Production for Promotion: August 7 from 5:30 - 7pm

$20 BCAA members, $25 non-members

Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

For more information and to Register, click here.

Add video to your website and Facebook posts and drastically increase the number of people who engage with you! Create video for a Kickstarter campaign! 

We'll talk about broad areas like:

  • Marketing
  • Demographics
  • Messaging and call to action

We'll also focus on the details of pre- and post-production. Presented by our friends at ALOC Media who created BCAA's new promotional video.

BCAA has a new grant opportunity for $1,000 to put towards video services with ALOC. Attendance at this workshop will provide you with the skills to craft a competitive application. Applications are due by September 14, 2017.


Bootstrap Marketing for Artists: September 6 from 5-7pm

$10 BCAA members, $15 non-members

Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

For more information and to Register, click here

Boost your online fan base and contacts with the media after attending this dynamic, information-packed workshop presented by Jules Marie, owner of 33 Words Social Media Marketing. Learn ways to enhance your small business toolbox with free or inexpensive marketing options that will help your business grow and flourish. You’ll leave with more than 50 do-it-yourself tips for online promotions using websites, blogs, videos, events, contests, giveaways, causes, reviews, visitor posts, newsletters, lead or landing pages, and social media platforms. You’ll also get the low-down on how to effectively present your company to media and e-news outlets via press releases, media advisories and public service announcements.

BCAA Endowment Project Grants

Read the complete guidelines and find online application here.

Deadline to apply is Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5 pm.

During the summer/fall funding cycle organizations and individual artists may apply for Project grants. Individual artists and organizations may only receive one grant per calendar year and may not receive grants in two consecutive cycles. 

Project grants will be awarded to support artistically excellent work that has a broad impact on the community. Impact may include outreach efforts, audience education, collaborations, and partnerships. Individual artists may include equipment in their project requests.

BCAA is able to offer additional grant awards and increase the funding cap to $5K in 2017 thanks to the support of the Hemera Foundation, which supports innovative organizations and initiatives that foster basic human goodness in individuals and society. In the arts, Hemera supports visionary emerging projects and those at a critical stage in their development.

BCAA needs grant panelists to review applications! Are you culturally competent? Is your organization not applying this cycle? Consider being a grant panelist! It is an excellent way to see what makes an excellent application and to better understand the process. If you are interested, please contact Charlotte LaSasso, BCAA Executive Director.

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Sure, you're getting BCAA's monthly e-newsletter, but are you finding out about the most recent Calls for Entries, Job openings, studio spaces for rent, workshops, and more? You can view the Community Opportunities Bulletin anytime by clicking on Opportunities from our homepage and you can also receive an email 2x a month, around the 1st and 15th, that includes all the current listings.  Here's a sampling of some of the exciting listings now featured:

  • Arts Martin Acres has a Call for Artists for two opportunities for new murals along the Bear Creek Path in South Boulder.
  • The Firehouse Art Center (image top right) in Longmont is looking for artists who want to exhibit in 2018
  • Eldorado Springs Arts Center has two spaces available for gallery or other creative endeavors in its beautiful and unique facility. Possible live/work space.
Arts on the River

Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 1-7pm

501 W. Main St, River Bend, Lyons, CO 80540

FREE Admission

Arts on the River is a collaboration between BCAA and the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission, and held along the North Saint Vrain Creek in Lyons at River Bend. Dozens of Boulder County artists in all mediums will have work for sale: Paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, fiber and more! For a complete list of participating artists, click here. Also check out the Facebook event page to see images from artists.

There will be live music from Kutandara and Sounds of Lyons, dancers from Mayama Movement Studio, food trucks including Savory CuisinesButton Rock Bakery and Farmer Girl, libations from Spirit Hound Distillers and B Town.

If you or your art organization are interested in participating, at this point, there are no more available tables under the big tent. Still, there is plenty of room outside the big tent at this gorgeous venue to set up. You would have to bring your own table and pop-up tent (preferably white) if you want shade. We have several artists and groups going this route. If you are interested, please submit the Call for Entry form. There is no fee for submitting your entry. If selected, the fee to participate is $20 BCAA members/$40 non-BCAA members. 

Volunteers for set-up are needed. It's fun! Email BCAA if you are available to help from 11am - 1pm.

Who's in the Limelight?

Mintze Wu

Violinist, Founder and Director of Sounds of Lyons

MinTze Wu is a violinist of many passions. She has been heard on stages from the pubs in Poland, opera houses in Italy, concert halls in Australia, US, Taiwan, and the remote villages in Newfoundland. She had performed as a member of Azmari Quartet, Sarasota Opera, San Diego Symphony, and Australian Chamber Orchestra, and from 2004-2007 she was a full-time faculty at Northern Kentucky University. She has been active in presenting, performing, and creating music projects inspired by different genres, cultures, and traditions. A graduate from Cleveland Institute of Music, she has pursued an interesting career exploring possibilities of expression in classical music, with notable projects such as Peer Gynt, Death of the Pugilist, Metamorphosis, Carmen Fantasy, You Better Watch Out, The Kiss, Earth Program, and the Passage series. On her bucket list are hiking the Colorado Trail, dancing the Tango, and making pottery. 

In 2009, Wu founded Sounds of Lyons, an organization that presents extraordinary musical experiences to the community of Lyons and beyond. This festival is rooted in the belief that music transcends boundaries of genre, class, and tradition. Through creative programming, Sounds of Lyons explores possibilities of uniting different musical elements and incorporating theatrical narratives or visual images in a singularly dramatic and transforming experience.

Beginning in 2016, Sounds of Lyons collaborated with BCAA to present Arts on the River at River Bend. We are so pleased to do it again in 2017. Sounds of Lyons will provide musical entertainment from 2:30 -3:30 pm at Arts on the River on Sunday, August 27. Mintze will play violin along with Matthew Dane on viola and Sarah Bieber on cello. Dancers from Mayama Movement Studio in Lyons will accompany them.

New Art Space Directory

Submit your Venue and Art Space and connect with creatives!

Read the FAQ

The new Art Space Directory is a matchmaking tool to connect creative people with creative art spaces.  Owners and managers of rentable spaces submit listings to the directory, and space-seekers search the directory for opportunities. Use of the BCAA Art Space Directory is completely free of charge for space-seekers, and there are no fees to submit and publish listings. 

It contains a list and map of venues with art spaces with photographs and detailed information. A Venue is a physical location on the map. It’s a building with a unique street address, and contains one or more art spaces. An Art Space is a rentable room (hall, auditorium, outdoor area, suite of rooms, or part of a room) at a venue location. The space is the thing you are renting and is what space-seekers are seeking. Art spaces must be associated with a Venue. You must first create a venue before you can submit a space.

By using your BCAA log-in to our website, you can upload information for your venues and art spaces and make edits any time. You do not need to log-in to browse or search the Art Space Directory.

Images courtesy Boulder Digital Arts

BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Noah Fulton Beale

Ronald Bland

Blue Moon Dance Company

Boulder Ensemble Theater Company

Lisa Bryant

Priscilla Cohan

Dancin Divas

John DeFeo

Kirk Fry

Daryl Gott

Steve Grad

Edward Scott Harrison

Alex Heffron

Joan Jordan

Kristen Lewis

Louisville Art Association

Julia Misawa

Renée Noël

Dexter Payne

Audrey Wilcox

Paul Zaborac


  • Jordan Jacobs, Public Art Map & Firefly Handmade Market
  • Emilie Parker, Firefly Handmade Market
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
  • Betsy Burton, Arts on the River
  • Betsy Hubner, Arts on the River
  • Sydney LaSasso, Arts on the River
  • Monica McGuckin, Arts on the River
  • Cindy Sepucha, Arts on the River
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