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

In This Issue
  • Upcoming Business of Arts Workshops
  • BCAA/ALOC Media Award - Proposals Due September 14
  • Pathways to Jazz Tribute Concert - October 6
  • Community Arts Fund needs Donors
  • Arts on the River Wrap-up
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • Art Space Directory
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Business of Arts: Bootstrap Marketing for Artists

(Tomorrow!) Wednesday, September 6 at 5pm

Boulder Creek Room, Boulder Public Library

1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO

More information and Register here.

Co-hosted with Open Studios.

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.

Tuesday, October 24 at 11:30am

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center

400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO

More information and Register here.

Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay as a marketing tool. This workshop will teach you how to be strategic with social media. You'll leave with answers to questions such as which social media outlets you should invest your time, what content you should be posting, how to be efficient and effective with your efforts, and more. Presented by Cindy Sewell Hohman of the Art Marketing Project.

BCAA/ALOC Media Award

Online application

Proposals due: Thursday, September 14 at 5pm

The BCAA/ALOC Media Award consists of $1,000 to be used toward creating a promotional 30 second video for your art or art organization. (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.

The project must be completed within one year from the award distribution date, which will be three weeks after the proposal deadline. 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. All applicants must be current members of BCAA and all applicants must be based in Boulder County.

Pathways to Jazz Tribute Concert and 2017 Awardees

Friday, October 6 at 7:30 pm

Gordon Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder


More information and buy tickets here.

Tickets are $10-$20.

This concert is part of the Jazz at the Dairy series and will feature past Pathways to Jazz awardees Annie Booth, Sam Williams, Anisha Rush & the Colorado Repertory Jazz Orchestra (CRJO)Join us for an evening of music from the awardees' new albums.  The purpose of grants from Pathways to Jazz is to support costs associated with producing recorded work for Colorado jazz musicians. The objectives are to document and provide wider exposure for jazz music and the music of jazz composers and to develop audiences for jazz music through the distribution of recorded performances. This grant assists talented performers in producing professional, quality media for commercial distribution and self-promotion.

Boulder County Arts Alliance is proud to be the fiscal sponsor for Pathways to Jazz.

Congratulations to the following musicians for receiving funds from Pathways to Jazz in 2017. A total of $34,710 was awarded this year.

  • Jean-Luc Davis
  • Dave Devine
  • Tom Gershwin
  • Brad Goode
  • Alex Heffron
  • Brian Kauffman
  • John March
  • Bob Schlesinger
  • Matt Smiley
  • Eunha So
Community Arts Fund

Help us reach $500 by the end of 2017

Make a tax-deductible gift here.

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.

When BCAA's Community Arts Fund reaches $500, we can issue a Call for Proposals to our members, inviting you to tell us what you could do with these funds. We are currently halfway there! Help us reach that goal before the end of 2017! All gifts are tax-deductible. Do you know a local business owner who could make a gift of $250 or more? We'll promote your business for a full year on our website and social media. 

Arts on the River Wrap-Up

Save the Date for Next Year:  Sunday, August 26, 2018!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Arts on the River on Sunday, August 27 to support local art as well as BCAA and Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission!  The weather could not have been any better for our 37 wonderful artists and musicians from Sounds of Lyons and Kutandara. We are pleased to say that art sales set a new record for this event and totalled $10,152.

BCAA would especially like to thank Betsy Burton and Mike Whipp for donating their gorgeous venue, River Bend, for the day and for all their efforts to promote the event! 

Image courtesy of Lauren Click showing artist Arpita Choudhury

Who's in the Limelight?

Jessie Friedman

Executive Director, Jaipur Literature Festival @Boulder

Coming soon on September 15-17 at the Boulder Public Library, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is free and accessible to everyone. This year's theme is "Get High on Literature!" and invites you to join in examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors from across the globe. The website lists 64 exciting speakers and a packed program of events.

Jessie Friedman is the person responsible for bringing this major event to Boulder. As a psychotherapist, an art historian, and a practicing Buddhist for her entire adult life, she is deeply rooted in the power of narrative and story that runs our individual worlds and therefore our societies. 

Traveling extensively in India for many years led her to experience the heartbreaking beauty, complexity, wisdom and chaos of one of our world’s most ancient yet continuously vital regions and locus of civilizations. In 2011, Friedman and her husband, Jules Levinson, who has a Doctorate in Religious Studies and has studied the Tibetan language since the mid-1970s, attended a conference of Tibetan language translators in Sarnath, India with 150+ lamas and translators from around the world. Soon after this impactful experience, they attended the Jaipur Literature Festival and were deeply moved by the palpable beauty, quality, depth, and joy emanating and radiating throughout the sessions and the crowd. Seeing so many people immersed in deep thought and sharing important conversations among great articulators, great imaginations, and great researchers led her to a "eureka moment" to bring the festival to Boulder.

In 2014, her 15 page proposal, ‘Why Boulder,’ brought Sanjoy Roy, Founder and Producer of the Jaipur Literature Festival, to Colorado. Friedman, Levinson and Maruta Kalnins (the third JLF ringleader and owner of the exquisite Indian import shop Gypsy Jewel on Pearl and 8th) showed Roy around and extolled the virtures of our town, and sure enough, Boulder beat out offers from NYC, Chicago, Seattle, the Bay Area, Vermont, Arizona, Texas, New Orleans, and Aspen as the proper home for the Jaipur Literature Festival in the United States.

The project of bringing the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival to Boulder expresses a lovely integration of Friedman's values and her life’s work. JLF adds to a rich tapestry of cultural treasures and artistic excellence in Boulder. It brings the world, and deep layers of diversity, beauty, thought, and conversation to us in the spirit of a great celebration of our humanity. JLF Colorado also works to give back to the community by providing free outreach programs in literacy, writing, creativity, and empowerment to underserved communities in the Metro Area.

Come and celebrate humanity at Zee JLF@Boulder! You may register for free or register as a Friend of Festival and help to maintain JLF in Boulder.

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. 

The Directory 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 The Riverside

BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Acting Out Theater Company

Adventure Arts

Boulder Ballet

Boulder Chamber Orchestra

Buddhist Arts and Film Festival

Reed Bye

CenterStage Theatre Company

Cindy Brandle Dance Company

Carol Corsell

EcoArts Connections

Empowerment Center of East County

Anne Gifford

Elizabeth Grekela

Brian Laidlaw

Robert Lantz

Local Theater Company

Lyons Flood Memorial

Elizabeth McKenzie

Spencer Nelson

Open Studios

Parlando School for the Arts

Public Works Theatre Company

Rocky Mountain Revels

Julie Rothschild

Georgia Schmid

Seicento Baroque Ensemble

Still Cellars

Irene F. Sullivan

Judith Teisl

Mark Thompson

Thank you to this month's Volunteers

  • Jan Anderson, Arts on the River
  • Mystie Brackett, Arts on the River
  • Sasha Cherry, Arts on the River
  • Lauren Click, Arts on the River
  • Chrystal DeCoster, Arts on the River
  • Shoshana Fanizza, Arts on the River
  • Arielle Hodgson, Arts on the River
  • Rocio and Julian, Arts on the River
  • Jasmine Lok, Arts on the River
  • Lisa McDonough, Arts on the River
  • Monica McGuckin, Arts on the River
  • Kim Mitchell, Arts on the River
  • Melinda Wunder, Arts on the River
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
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