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

In This Issue
  • Coaching Sessions for BCAA Endowment Grants
  • Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists
  • Community Opportunities Bulletin
  • Arts on the River - Call for Entries
  • Upcoming Celebration - Eldorado Springs Art Center
  • Business of Arts - Tip of the Month
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • Featured Venue - Broomfield Auditorium
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Coaching Sessions for BCAA Endowment Grants

Online Application due Thursday, August 6 at 5 pm 

Thursday, July 16 from 5 - 6 pm - REGISTER NOW

Friday, July 24 from 5-6 pm for Spanish Speakers - REGISTER NOW

For additional information about the BCAA Grants and tips for submitting a successful proposal, plan to attend a FREE grant coaching session. Both sessions will meet at the Dairy Center for the Arts, in the conference room across from BCAA office.

BCAA needs Grant panelists to review applications, including bi-lingual panelists!  Please call 303-447-2422 or email Charlotte LaSasso, BCAA Executive Director if you are interested. Being a panelist is a wonderful opportunity to learn what makes a successful grant proposal.
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Martha Kate Thomas Fund for Artists
Online Application due Thursday, August 13 at 5 pm

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.

BCAA needs Grant panelists to review applications!  Please call 303-447-2422 or email Charlotte LaSasso, BCAA Executive Director if you are interested. 


Martha Kate Thomas

Martha Kate CThomas 

BCAA Community Opportunities Bulletin
Several new job postings and interesting opportunities!

Do you receive our Bulletin e-newsletters?  We send them around the 1st and 15th of each month, and they are FULL of Calls for Entries, job postings, volunteer and board openings, space availability and other interesting announcements.  You can opt-in to receive them by clicking Subscribe from our homepage.  In addition, the Bulletin is always available on our website.  Click on Opportunities.  From there, you can VIEW and/or SUBMIT.  

Check out these current offerings and more by reading the Bulletin:


Help Wanted 

 Call for Entries


Space Available

Arts on the River - Call for Entry
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 very excited to have Rebecca Folsom performing at this event. Singer/songwriter Folsom's latest CD, Reunion, has been described by Boulder Magazine as “achingly beautiful,” and is a fusion of songs, paintings, and poetry. 

The Boulder Art Therapy Collective will offer an interactive booth where participants can engage in a variety of art materials and create art to take home. Items made by Collective Members/Artist will also be for sale. There will be food trucks and a bar, including libations from Spirit Hound Distillers.

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 are being made on a rolling basis until filled. Don't wait - we are over half full already!

Photo credits for featured artists:  Betsy Hubner, (top right) and Kathleen Lanzoni (bottom right).


 Arts on the River logo



Upcoming Celebration - Eldorado Springs Art Center
Friday, July 31 from 6 pm - late

@8 Chesebro Way in Eldorado Springs

Eldorado Springs Art Center will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a Retrospective Exhibition of artwork by its studio artists spanning its lifetime. There will be live music by Intuit and Beatspeak, and food and beverages will be provided.  

For more information, contact Giuseppe at 303-378-0454 or info@palumbosculpture.com.


 Eldorado logo

Eldorado sculpture   
Business of Arts - Tip of the Month
Register Your Nonprofit with Amazon Smile

BCAA is now registered!
Next time you shop at Amazon, start at:  www.smile.amazon.com. You can now select Boulder County Arts Alliance from the register of charitable organizations.  Then you continue shopping normally, but when you check out, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to BCAA.  There is no cost to you.  Amazon does all the donating.  It's an easy way to support BCAA or the charity of your choice.  Is your nonprofit registered yet?    Amazon smile
Who's in the Limelight?
Alex Milewski

Co-founder, Block 1750

Alex Milewski is a BBoy and Entrepreneur from Denver, CO. He has his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from CU Boulder and is co-founder of Block 1750 and Beneath the Ink (a Boulder-based software startup recently featured on ABC's Shark Tank). He has been bboying (breakdancing) avidly for the past 9 years and is a passionate worldwide competitor. Alex can be found fundraising at Bands on the Bricks from 7-9 every Wednesday on Pearl Street, and teaches breaking conditioning at Block 1750 on Tuesdays at 5:15. 

Block 1750 is a non-profit, community-focused dance studio in the heart of Boulder, offering classes six days a week in Hip Hop, Contemporary, Breaking, House, Ballet, Jazz, Samba and more. The Block hosts many performances and competitions throughout the year.

Hopefully you had the chance to see Murmuration, a live music and dance performance that happened back on May 30th at The Buell in Denver.  The event hosted over 200 performers and 1600 audience members!  Don't miss Block 1750's next main event:  Block Party.  It's a FREE community event featuring dance workshops, competition, performances and fun, and it takes place in Boulder at 1750 30th Street on September 12.

The Block just celebrated it's one-year anniversary and is looking forward to another great year! Want to get involved? They are always looking for more students, sponsors and awesome people, please email them at hello@block1750.com for more information!



Block 1750

Block Party 2014


Murmuration 2015

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

Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 

Contact: Wendy Norris, Rental Availability, 720.887.2356

This facility is great for school events, music, dance, theater and/or corporate events. The Auditorium shares the building with the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library.  Amenities include:

  • Seats 288 chairs + 6 wheel chair accessible spaces

    • Main floor orchestra = 234 chairs and 5 wheel chair accessible spaces
    • Balcony = 54 chairs and 1 wheel chair accessible space
  • Theatrical lighting system
  • Custom sound system
  • Sauter Concert Piano
  • Art Gallery in lobby
  • Risers

For current events, see www.attheaudi.com. For the Box Office and Gallery hours, click here.


Broomfield Auditorium


Broomfield piano 

BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Acting Out Theatre Company

Amend, Tom

Bland, Ronald

Book Arts League

Brown, Kenneth

Bullings, Wellington

Chapman, Solomon

Davis, Shelly

Esson, Timolyn

Firehouse Art Center

Fuller, Matthew

Gershwin, Tom


Gott, Daryl

Harris, Gregory

Hernando, Ana Maria

Hines, John

Honig, David

Jenkins, TerriJo

Kauffman, Brian

Kennedy, Dave

Larson, Grant

Lee, SoYoung

Lewis and Church Expeditions

Michot, Lisa


Payne, Dexter

Quinlan, Josh

Reed, Joshua

Rush, Anisha

Russell, Marilyn

Shaver, Bruce

Shugert, Matt

Simmons, Carol

Summerfield, Aaron

Takahashi, Emily

Varner, Ashlee

Walton, Heath

Zevely, Nancy

Thank you to this month's Volunteers

  • Shirin Chahal, Paraha Law, LLC, Fiscal Sponsorship Research
  • Griffin Lenny, Photographer for Bolder Boulder
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
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