Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for NOVEMBER 2017 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.
In This Issue
- Upcoming Business of Arts Workshop on Marketing
- Accessibility? Nay! Accsuckability: An Applied Theatre Experience
- Opportunities to Support the Arts
- CO Gives Day
- Who's in the Limelight?
- Art Space Directory
- BCAA Acknowledgements
Business of Arts: How to Allocate Your Marketing Dollars for 2018
Thursday, November 9
The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette
Networking and Registration 11 am - 11:30 am, Workshop 11:30 am - 1 pm
This workshop is for individual artists and arts organizations alike who want advice on where to spend their marketing dollars. Hohman will present research on the latest trends showing how audience members spend their time getting information (internet, TV, radio, print, etc.) to help you understand where you should be advertising and promoting your work.
Presented by Cindy Sewell Hohman of the Art Marketing Project.
Register here. $10 BCAA members/$15 non-members
Accessibility? Nay! Accsuckability: An Applied Theatre Experience
Wednesday, November 15 from 5 - 6:30pm
Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., Boulder
Adam Russell Johnson aims to inform, educate, entertain, and instigate conversation around disability in our community. Did you know nearly 1 in 5 persons in the US has a disability, according to the 2010 census? More than half of these persons report that the disability is severe. Johnson aims to give a voice to this silent (or silenced?) 20% of our population and get us started talking about disability.
Johnson views life with a unique lens and with unique legs. He has a B.A. in Theatre from CU and has performed with Phamaly Theatre Company (Evita & Cabaret). He is a also a member of the Mosaic Gospel Choir (Tenor section) at the Wesley Foundation.
Come join us as Johnson reflects on life in Boulder and holds up a mirror to our fears and biases around disability.
Register here. $5 Suggested donation. Thank you to CU's Office for Outreach and Engagement for partnering with BCAA to bring you this workshop that is part of our Equity and Inclusiveness Series.
Opportunities to Support the Arts
As you think about your year-end charitable giving, please consider the following options to support the Arts in Boulder County:
Community Arts Fund - We are only $250 away from awarding the next Community Arts Fund grant. This Fund is a vehicle for donors to provide funding directly to new art projects in Boulder County that are inclusive, innovative and accessible.
Donate to Fiscal Sponsees - We have dozens of fiscally sponsored artists and organizations doing amazing things! Check out the list and find one that speaks to you.
Become a BCAA Member - or Renew your membership - The income BCAA receives in membership dues is crucial to our operating support. Plus it gives you discounts on Business of Arts Workshops and provides eligibility for our various grant programs.
Pathways to Jazz - BCAA adminsters this donor-advised fund that supports new jazz recordings by Colorado artists. Your gift will go straight to a musician and support his/her cost of creating a recording.
Colorado Gives - You can give to BCAA as well as our Fiscal Sponsees through Colorado Gives any day of the year and especially between now and December 5, 2017 (more information below).
Get Ready for Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 5 for 24 hours
Schedule Donations Now
Made possible by the Community First Foundation since 2007, Colorado Gives Day encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.
The best part about getting donations on Colorado Gives Day is the Incentive Fund. Community First Foundation and FirstBank each contributed $500,000 to create a $1 Million Incentive Fund again this year, one of the largest in the country! It increases the value of every donation proportionally. At the completion of Colorado Gives Day, the Foundation determines each nonprofit's proportionate share of the incentive fund by dividing the total amount each charity raised by the total amount of donations to all participating nonprofits. This amount will then be multiplied by the total amount of dollars in the Incentive Fund.
Let your donors know they can schedule Colorado Gives Day donations in advance of the actual day (December 5). Scheduled donations will still count towards the Incentive Fund boost and prize tally. You are encouraged to also share the I GAVE EARLY badge with your announcements. Check out their Nonprofit Toolkit for more information.
BCAA is organizing a discounted Group Ad in the Friday Magazine of the Daily Camera for December 1 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 20, 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.
- Use #GivingTuesday in your social media networks. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 28, when nonprofits participating in Colorado Gives Day unite at the Denver Capitol to generate excitement for the big day of online giving. The event includes cash prizes, live music and a great time! See the Rally page for more details.
Who's in the Limelight?
Band of Toughs
A theatre collaboratory
Congratulations to Band of Toughs for securing the BCAA/ALOC Media Award to be used towards the production of a promotional video. The BoTs are "a group of interdisciplinary artists that banded together in 2009 to produce genre-mashing theatre events with a rock and roll sensibility." They plan to use the video to reach new potential donors and board members. The video will also be a way to introduce
themselves to other artists and organizations whith whom they want to collaborate.
BoT member Colleen Mylott developed the storyboard during BCAA/ALOC Media's "Business of Arts: Media Production for Promotion" workshop series, and it conveyed the three key aspects of what makes the BoTs unique: the immersive audience experience they offer, their ensemble-based creative process, and the pop-culture, genre-mashing, highly physical and inventive nature of their work. You can follow The Band of Toughs on their Facebook page or by subscribing to their newsletter here.
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 of Bohemia, located in North Boulder.
Thank you New and Renewing Members
- Lily Bell, Intern
- Shoshana Fanizza, City Council Forum
- Cindy Sepucha, City Council Forum
- Justin Veach, City Council Forum
- Marty Wright, Information Technology
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