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

In This Issue
  • Boulder City Council Candidate Forum
  • BCAA Annual Meeting & Endowment Grants
  • Business of Arts: Creating a Business Plan
  • Artists Housing Community Forming in Louisville - Orientation
  • Colorado State Artists Survey
  • Mapa de los Muertos/Map of the Dead
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • BCAA Facilities Directory - Boulder County Courthouse Lawn
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Boulder City Council Candidate Forum

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place, 2027 13th St., Boulder

Thursday, October 8 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Please RSVP here.

Meet the Candidates for City Council (there are more than a dozen!) and learn their views on the future of Arts & Culture in Boulder. This will be a moderated panel discussion with plenty of time for Q&A.

The City of Boulder has reached a critical point in its ability to maintain its reputation as a cultural destination and home for artists and creative industries. We'll ask the candidates to speak to funding for the Arts and how they will ensure that the Community Cultural Plan is implemented.

Additionally, we’ll provide audience members with index cards to submit their own questions. We’ll have staff sort through them and pull out the best and/or most frequent questions.

Moderated by Jeffrey Nytch, Director, Entrepreneurship Center for Music at University of Colorado, Boulder (right).

Hosted by Boulder Arts Matrix and Boulder County Arts Alliance.


Does Art Matter 

Boulder Vision


BCAA Annual Meeting & Endowment Grants

Twisted Pine Brewing Company, 3201 Walnut St, Boulder

Monday, October 12 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm 

RSVP here.

Don't spend the Federal holiday alone! All BCAA Members and member organizations are invited to attend the Annual Meeting.  This is an opportunity to meet our Board of Directors and hear about old and new business, including aspirations for 2016 and our 50th Anniversary!  Recipients of the Fall Round of Endowment Grants will also receive their checks at the meeting.  Recipients will be notified on or around October 5.   

Thank you to Twisted Pine Brewing for hosting this event.  BCAA will provide a few snacks.  Sodas are complimentary.  Twisted Pine will have their award winning brews on tap.

Please RSVP here.



Twisted Pine Brewing Co.


Business of Arts: Creating a Business Plan

Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder

Thursday, October 14 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Register here.

Carol Nickell will facilitate this workshop and provide guided instruction in developing an (art) business plan.
Participants will: 

1. Assess where your business is (SWOT)

2. Learn the key elements to build your plan 

3. Create an outline to get started on your plan

Ms. Nickell’s career has included more than 20 years as a Program and Executive Director in the nonprofit sector, 10 years in the for-profit business world and 3 years managing government social service programs and projects.  A member of the SCFD Boulder County Cultural Council, she is a proven leader as well as an experienced manager.  

We will meet in the Conference Room, across the hallway from BCAA's office. Please bring a laptop or pen and paper, so you can work on your Business Plan.  Also, if you have an old plan or one in progress, bring that too. $10 BCAA Members, $15 Non-members.  Register here.



Carol Nickell 


Artist Housing Community Forming - Orientation Meeting
Art Underground, 901 Front St, Louisville

October 17 at 5:00 pm

You are invited to an evening get-together to find out about a new art-centric housing community underway in Louisville.  A group of art lovers is forming a housing community in Boulder County.  The group is building 24 homes in a sustainable micro-community with art studios, galleries, and practice rooms.  Get the information you need to determine if this art community is for you by going to their website.  If you want to follow the progress join the Meetup.

Louisville Artist Community 
Colorado Creative Industries wants your opinions!

Find the Survey here

Now is your time to be heard! Colorado Creative Industries is conducting this 5-minute statewide survey to understand the critical issues facing individual artists who use the visual arts as a mode of creative expression. They want to hear from artists at all stages of their careers, and from all demographic backgrounds.

*** Everyone that completes and submits this survey by October 15th will be entered to win $100 towards a store of their choice to buy things for their art practice. Make sure you provide your email address after Question #14 so they can contact you. ***



Artists Survey 

Mapa de los Muertos/Map of the Dead
BCAA Website Featuring Day of the Dead Events

Every year, people around the world gather to celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día De Los Muertos/Day of the Dead and honor friends and family who have passed away. Celebrations traditionally take place between October 31 - November 2nd, but there are events happening throughout October.

BCAA is creating a Map of the Dead on our homepage, pinpointing where all events are taking place. If your organization is planning an event, submit it to the Arts Calendar to be included. The Map of the Dead will also be shared on our Facebook page and twitter.




Who's in the Limelight?
Amanda Berg Wilson, Artistic Director

The Catamounts

Amanda Berg Wilson has directed eight productions for The Catamounts, including God’s Ear (2011 Camera Eye Award, Best Director) and Failure: A Love Story (2013 True West Nomination, Best Director).  She performed as Ellen in There Is A Happiness That Morning Is (2014 True West Award, 2015 Best of Denver Award.) Under her direction, The Catamounts have been the recipients of two 2015, two 2014, and one 2013 Westword Best of Denver awards, six 2011 Daily Camera Eye Awards, and the nominees for three 2012 True West awards. She recently appeared as Sharon in Detroit at Curious Theatre Company.

This month, Wilson is directing The Catamounts' 2015-16 season opener, Spirits to Enforce, by her favorite playwright, Mickle Maher. Spirits will run October 2-17 at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Spirits to Enforce combines Maher’s keen absurdist sense of humor with hyper-literate and heartfelt storytelling.

Spirits opens in what appears to be a mundane call center where a dozen telemarketers work the phones. We realize soon, however, that this is no ordinary office space, but the inside of “a dripping, creaking, rusted submarine.” And those temps? They’re the Fathom Town Enforcers—superheroes in disguise trying to raise money to mount a production of Shakespeare’s beloved “metaphysical revenge comedy,” The TempestInfusing elements of Shakespeare and comic book lore, this genre-bending play is a glorious celebration of the power of art to triumph over evil. Tickets to Spirits are on sale now. 


Amanda Berg Wilson


Spirits Publicity

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: 

Boulder County Courthouse Lawn, 1840 Delaware Pl, Unit A, Longmont, CO 80501

Contact: Sheree Stroud, Boulder County Commissioners Office, (303) 441-4571

Call the number above to reserve the courthouse lawn, apply for a county property use permit, or apply for a liquor license. 

There is no other fee besides the $50 Deposit.   For candlelight vigils, the deposit if $100 and dripless candles must be used. Stages and electricity are negotiable. You need to provide your own insurance.

The summer months are very busy, but the fall is a little slower and doesn't require a lot of lead time.

On October 24, World Singing Day will be there. This Sing-Along for Everyone will be led by six local choirs.


World Singing Day 
BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Thank you to this month's Volunteers

  • Sarah McCrea, Intern
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
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