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

In This Issue
  • UnbelievaBubble - in downtown Boulder FRIDAY, MAY 1
  • Artists & Athletes: 2015 Bolder Boulder
  • Upcoming Grant Opportunities
  • Arts on the River - Call for Entries
  • BCALF - Thirsty Artists Hour
  • Performance Space Available
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • Featured Venue - Louisville Center for the Arts
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Friday, May 1 @ 4 pm

Downtown Boulder, Pearl & 13th Streets

May 1st will be officially designated as UnbelievaBubble Boulder Day by Boulder Mayor Matthew Apelbaum. Come celebrate curiosity, imagination, innovation, and have fun!

Special guest speaker, Dr. David Brain (of the CU Maven Mars team) will talk briefly about creativity and innovation.

There will be bubble wrap, bubble rappers (including Lil' Chizzle - shown right), bubbles and happy hour bubbly specials to follow at sponsoring restaurants. BYO bubbles! Bring the kids!

Check out the Facebook Page for more information!

Artists & Athletes: BCAA & the Bolder Boulder
Memorial Day - Monday, May 25, 2015

If you've ever run or watched the Bolder Boulder 10K, then you know about the bands that line the course, as well as the colorful personalities.  BCAA is getting in on the action this year, by partnering with them to add more artists to the scene.  In addition to Boulder Samba School and bellydancers from Tribe Nawaar, who have performed in years past, the following BCAA members will be participating: Boulder Chorale (singing), Lisa Michot (Visual Artist) (installation of her animal sculptures), Spellbinders (storytelling booth), and Locheart Arts (runners and walkers will throw paint balloons at a giant canvas).  BCAA will have a booth at the Sports Expo as well.  Members are welcome to drop off their promotional materials there, as well as help us "(wo)man" the booth.  This is a new opportunity to show Coloradoans how ART and BUSINESS and SPORT can partner together for the good of the whole community. Hope to see you on the course!  


Tribe Nawaar




Michot Art




Boulder Samba


Upcoming Grant Opportunities

BCAA is pleased to announce the continuation of the following Funds in 2015:

Pathways to Jazz Grant - Application Opens May 1

The objectives of this grant are:

  • To document and provide wider exposure for jazz music and the music of contemporary American composers.
  • To assist talented performers in producing a professional quality CD for commercial distribution and self-promotion.
  • To develop audiences for American jazz music through distribution of recorded performances.
  • To support the production of new recordings of jazz music.

The Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists - Application Opens June 1

This fund was established in 2013 through a bequest gift to the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County. Grants from this fund will be awarded to artists who live or work in Boulder County and who have unforeseen needs due to special circumstances. These needs may include loss of equipment or supplies, and unplanned expenses due to natural disaster, debilitating illness, accidents and more. Priority is given to applicants that are not eligible to file insurance claims or who may be eligible but coverage is inadequate to cover the loss. Grant awards will not exceed $3000.

Read the inspiring story behind this fund.

Arts on the River - Call for Entries
Call for Entry Form  - Deadline: August 1, 2015

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

Applications are through BCAA's online form only. Acceptances will be made on a rolling basis until filled.  Applicants who are accepted early will be included in advance publicity efforts!

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.

 Arts on the River logo


Arts on the River

Thirsty Artists Hour
Thursday, May 14 from 5-7 pm

@The Roost, 526 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
Come meet local creatives and enjoy a beverage of choice. 

The Roost is a Craft Casual American restaurant in the heart of the city that the owners have grown to love. Their desire is to make delicious food and drinks, inspired by their California roots and crafted with the greatest of Colorado products. Cheers to them for wanting to provide the best local venue to highlight the creatives in the area. 

Thirsty Artists is sponsored by the Boulder County Arts Leadership Forum (BCALF), a think tank of arts leaders from throughout Boulder County.
Performance Space Available
@ the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd

Beginning in June 2015
Due to a local theater company disbanding, the Broomfield Auditorium has several strings of dates available for rental beginning in June 2015. Theater companies as well as other performance groups are encouraged to check out this amazing space and affordable rental fees. Contact information for rental inquiries can be found there as well.  Broomfield Auditorium
Who's in the Limelight?
Sue Coffee

Director, Sound Circle 

The women of Sound Circle, an a cappella women's vocal ensemble, have come together to experience the deep joy of making music and to share that joy with audiences. Sue Coffee is the Director of this 17-voice ensemble, now celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  Committed to the creation of new music that is relevant to our lives, musically innovative, and of the highest quality, Sound Circle has commissioned many new works; developed percussion, improvisation, and movement pieces; performed original music by members of the ensemble; and created new arrangements of many works.

Sound Circle will perform There's A Circle

Here: Celebrating 20 Years of Singing on May 2, 3 and 9th at Unity

Columbine, 8900 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder. The Saturday performances are at 8 pm

and the Sunday performance is at 3 pm.

For ticket information, visit the Sound Circle website.


Sue Coffee


Sound Circle


BCAA Facilities Directory - Featured Venue

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

Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027 

SuzanneJ@LouisvilleCO.gov, 303-335-4581

If you are looking for an intimate setting for your next event or gathering, this charming schoolhouse may be exactly what you desire. Louisville’s “little brick school house,” as it used to be called, has served its community in many ways for over 120 years. Today, this City building is the Louisville Center for the Arts, and it continues to be at the center of cultural and recreational activity.

Members of the Louisville Historical Commission and the Cultural Council were key advocates in urging that the building and its cupola be restored, and it was the Historic Preservation Commission that moved to place it on the Louisville Register of Historic Places. Four resident arts groups (Louisville Cultural Council, Coal Creek Theater of Louisville, the Louisville Art Association and Center Stage Theater of Colorado) and private renters share this performance/exhibit space throughout the year.

The Center is located within the quaint downtown area (just four blocks from Louisville’s historic Main Street) in Memory Square Park. Private rentals are available 120 days in advance. Rental fees are as follows: $35/hr. for Louisville residents ($45/hr. for non-residents). Capacity is 100, dependent upon table/chair set up. Outside caterers are permitted.


Louisville Art Center


BCAA Acknowledgements

Boulder Arts Week (March 27 - April 4) Wrap-Up

There were 164 groups/organizations presenting their work in a total of 92 locations around the city of Boulder for a total of 359 events!  There will be a community meeting to share the highlights of this year's BAW - stay tuned for the date to be announced. Thank you to everyone who helped with the Celebration of the Arts Showcase and the Artists' Meetup and Breakfast! Thank you also to JoLee Wingerson, Volunteer Coordinator, and all the BAW Volunteers!
  • Beth Alderson
  • Richard Baez
  • Amy Buckler 
  • Shannon Crothers
  • Lia Fioroni 
  • Dan King
  • Emily Long
  • Bob McCool
  • Kymberli Nyberg 
  • Bridget Perrigo
  • Alison Stewart
  • Michelle Vargo 
  • Linda Xiong

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
  • Nina McGarvey, CU Leadership Collaboration Challenge
  • Saydie Sago, CU Leadership Collaboration Challenge
  • Spencer Smith, Public Art Map
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
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