Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for APRIL 2015 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.

In This Issue
  • Boulder Arts Week - Closing Events
  • Grant Opportunities - Deadline Approaching
  • Colorado Creative Industries Summit 2015
  • Arts on the River - Call for Entry
  • Donations Needed for Community Arts Fund
  • Business of Arts: Tip of the Month
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • Featured Venue - Firehouse Art Center in Longmont
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Closing Events - Still so much to see!

Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4

The Boulder Arts Week Calendar of Events lists 58 events for Friday and 41 events for Saturday!  From visual art exhibitions to theatre productions to musical performances, there is something for everyone.  Grab a friend and get out there - and please take a moment to fill out one of our surveys at each venue you visit to help us plan for 2016.

The Closing Party on Saturday night from 5 -7 pm is free. Head over to the Dairy Center to celebrate the second annual Boulder Arts Week!  There will be live entertainment, music, delicious small bites, and happy hour specials.

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Application Deadline for All Opportunities

Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 5 pm

BCAA is now accepting applications for the following opportunities:

Neodata Operating Support: Awards are between $1000 - $3000.

Neodata Equipment Purchase: Awards are between $1000 - $3000.

Neodata Fellowship in Music or Literature:  One award each for $1000

Grant awards will be announced in late May.
April 23-24 in Fort Collins

Join Charlotte and Crystal of BCAA at the annual Creative Industries Summit! It's a two-day conference that targets creative entrepreneurs, emerging creatives, municipal and non-profit cultural workers, and creative district leaders. Topics address practical, nuts-and-bolts approaches to creative business and how-to’s for working collectively with creatives, municipalities and businesses.

Boulder County Arts Leadership Forum (BCALF) is producing a Panel on "Reinventing Arts Coverage" on the Friday morning with Presenter Quentin Young, Reporter, Longmont Times Call.

Read more and Register.

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Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2015

Call for Entry Form

Arts on the River is a fundraiser for BCAA and the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, held along the North Saint Vrain Creek in Lyons at River Bend. The date for the event is Sunday, August 23, 2015 from 12-7pm.

We are looking for artists of all mediums who want to staff a booth and sell their work at the event. For all work sold during the event, BCAA and LAHC retain a 30% commission (split evenly between the two nonprofit organizations). Tent, table, and chairs will be provided.

There is no fee for submitting your entry. If selected, the fee for an artist's booth is $20 BCAA members/$40 non-BCAA members. Applications are through the online form on BCAA's website. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis until filled.

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Help us reach our goal of $500

or maybe a stretch goal of $1,000

The Community Arts Fund is 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. Do you know a business owner who could use a tax write-off? Help us spread the word!

You may make a tax-deductible contribution 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. Each time a contribution is made to the fund the amount is automatically recorded and tracked. When 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 last organization to benefit from the Community Arts Fund was Boulder Opera Company, who used the money to present "Intro to Opera" workshops at no cost to the schools.



As of April 1, 2015, the current total raised is $123.00 CAF

How to Master Facebook Marketing in 10 Days

by Andrea Vahl, Social Media Coach, Strategist & Speaker

You are probably already submitting your events to BCAA's Art Calendar, but are you posting them on Facebook? BCAA's Facebook Page is just clicks away from having 1,000 likes.  Help us reach this goal by "Liking" us!  Artists, patrons and nonprofits are warmly encouraged to post to our page, as well as comment on posts on our page.  If you get your friends and colleagues to "Share" your posts, you will reach exponentially more people. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in September 2014, Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. While its growth has slowed, the level of user engagement with the platform has increased.

Check out Andrea Vahl's ideas on how you can master Facebook Marketing in just 10 days.




Emily Harrison

BCAA would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to Emily Harrison for her tremendous efforts organizing Boulder Arts Week.  Emily has worked tirelessly to coordinate artists, venues, and sponsors to make this second annual celebration even bigger and better than last year.  She did all this without quitting her day job(s).  Emily is also Producing Artistic Director for square Product Theatre and a Professor in the Department of Theare & Dance at CU and for the School of the Arts at Naropa University.  

Emily grew up in East Texas (so that's where that accent comes from!) and holds an MFA in Performance from the Savannah College of Art & Design, a PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Bachelor's in Acting and Writing from Emerson College. With square, Emily recently appeared in Ham McBeth (as Ham Jones - bottom image at the right) as well as in SLAB; Peggy Jo & the Desolate Nothing; 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche; Gidion's Knot; The Ding Dongs (or What is the Penalty in Portugal?); and Songs of Meat & Cake. In 2013, Emily was featured as #67 of Westword’s "100 Colorado Creatives" series. Take a minute to read her insightful answers to the Westword interviewer's questions.

If you know someone who should be in the Limelight, shoot us an email.



 Emily Harrison




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

Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont, CO 80501        gallery@firehouseart.org, 303-651-2787

This historic landmark in downtown Longmont's Creative District has a main gallery that can hold up to 120 people standing, 90 people seated auditorium style and 50 people seated at tables. The Art Department can hold 40 people standing and 16 seated at tables. Recent updates have resulted in a more open floor plan, better kitchenette and a beautiful exposed and refinished brick wall.

Rent the Art Department only - $40 per hour

Rent the Main Gallery only - $60 per hour

Rent the Main Gallery & Art Dept - $100 per hour

If you are a non-profit organization, member, sponsor or volunteer of the Firehouse or plan to rent consecutively, there is a sliding scale for rates.

Features include:

  • A/V Equipment: white board, projection screen, and LCD projector
  • Kitchen with 2 sinks, microwave and limited fridge space and freezer
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Handicapped accessible unisex bathroom
  • Wi-fi internet access
In addition to contemporary art exhibitions, Firehouse presents films on the first Friday of each month and quarterly Pecha Kucha Nights. Annual events include the Front Range Film Festival (April 29-May 2, 2015) and the Catrina Ball.



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BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Thank you to this month's Volunteers

  • Joei Chuong, CU Leadership Collaboration Challenge
  • Thor Eaton, CU Leadership Collaboration Challenge
  • Hunter Leise, Public Art Map
  • Nina McGarvey, CU Leadership Collaboration Challenge
  • Saydie Sago, CU Leadership Collaboration Challenge
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
Support BCAA & Beyond
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