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

**Stay tuned! We are working out a date for early December to host a Business of Arts Workshop that will enable you to create a marketing plan for you or your organization.  Cindy Sewell Hohman, of Focus on Marketing, will facilitate.  Start thinking about your brand and your marketing goals and come prepared to write.  Hohman will provide you with a template and in less than two hours, you will have a draft of your 2016 Marketing Plan!

In This Issue
  • Artists & Athletes:  Request for Proposals 
  • Audience Development Book - Special Offer for BCAA Members
  • Join the Art Abandonment Movement!
  • Panel Discussion on Artist Displacement
  • Images from BCAA Members needed for new brochure
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • BCAA Facilities Directory - Featured Venue - Canyon Theater & Gallery
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
Artists & Athletes - BCAA and the Bolder Boulder
Request for Proposal Form

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until February 1, 2016.  
If you've ever run or watched the Bolder Boulder 10K on Memorial Day, then you know about the bands that line the course, as well as the colorful personalities. For the second year in a row, BCAA is getting in on the action, by partnering with them to add more artists to the scene.

For 2016, BCAA will be able to offer three artists or art organizations a stipend for performing at the Bolder Boulder. These three will be selected through a Request for Proposal process. 

This is an exciting opportunity to show Coloradoans how ART and BUSINESS and SPORT can partner together for the good of the whole community.

Image at right:  Frequent Flyers, Inc. in 2015

Artists and Athletes 

Frequent Flyers at BB


The How of Audience Development for the Arts: Learn the Basics, Create Your Plan

Special 40% discount for BCAA Members

November 2-4 only!

BCAA Board Member Shoshana Fanizza is the founder of Audience Development Specialists where she focuses on techniques for building audiences as well as monetary and in-kind support in an authentic, organic way.

Do you want to learn how to build a better audience? This book will teach you the basics about audience development so you can create your very own plan. The definition of audience development, description of the 4 C's, and examples for planning are all included. A happy and loyal audience is just around the bend.

Use this link to order your copy - this is a very special offer for BCAA members, valid November 2-4 only!

Fanizza book


Join the Art Abandonment Movement!
Monday, November 30 at 5:30 pm

Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave, Longmont

Art Abandonment is the practice of making something and then leaving it for some lucky, unsuspecting person to find, perhaps thereby encouraging more random acts of art.  

Gather with other artists to create small artworks to be abandoned.  We'll art-bomb select trees in Louisville and Boulder on Thursday, December 17.  If you can't join us for the making or the abandoning, you may drop off your ready-to-hang pieces at either BCAA's office or Firehouse Art Center by Friday, December 11.  The quantity of art received will help us determine the abandonment sites.


Art Abandonment 
Panel Discussion on Artist Displacement
Wednesday, November 18 from 5:30 - 8 pm

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 350 Kimbark St, Longmont

If you had the opportunity to attend BCAA's Annual Meeting a few weeks ago, then you were greeted at the door by Nicolas Pinkowski, Chip Bollendonk, and Sarah Lafasto.  They are students in CU's Leadership Minor Program who are using their engineering skills to study the issue of Artist Displacement. Anecdotally, artists and arts administrators have been noting a trend of artists who work/perform in Boulder moving out of the city to live, due to the shortage of affordable housing/studio space. These students will be gathering and studying actual data to factually describe the issue.

Boulder County Arts Leadership Forum (BCALF) will host a panel discussion titled Artist Displacement:  Where do we go from here?  The list of speakers is still be finalized.  Please check BCAA's website for more details.

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center 


Images needed for new BCAA brochure and Annual Report
Please send by December 1, 2015

Images should be at least 300 dpi

We are currently updating our organizational brochure and thinking about the 2015 Annual Report.  If you or your organization is a current member of BCAA, please send your images showing art in action to Crystal Polis, Communications Manager!  Images need to be at least 300 dpi and will receive photo credits. 

Who's in the Limelight?
Katie Elliot and Jim LaVita

Artistic Co-Directors, 3rd Law Dance/Theater, Inc.

Husband and wife team Katie Elliot and Jim LaVita are the Artistic Co-Directors of 3rd Law Dance/Theater Inc., an award-winning modern/contemporary dance company that demonstrates a passionate belief in the power of live, in-the-moment performance to create original dance/theater work. 

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion is the philosophical and physical backbone to the collaborative environment that 3rd Law creates. New ideas are generated through the push and pull in movement, emotion, and idea to create dynamic working relationships.

Katie has been creating original evenings of dance/theater, site specific work and collaborations for more than fifteen years. Her wish to constantly challenge her perspective has led to a variety of collaborations including an improvisatory music/dance concert in five movements with Grammy-nominated musician Art Lande, an original piece made for the wearable “soundsuit” sculptures of visual artist Nick Cave, multiple collaborations with The Boulder Bach Festival, and a site specific performance installation in collaboration with electronic media artist Darwin Grosse for the Henry Moore exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens.  

Jim creates, presents and promotes original, evening-length performances drawing on theatrical, classical, modern, historical and traditional dance. Before founding 3rd Law with Katie, Jim was an independent scholar, performer, and choreographer,who worked primarily in traditional, ethnic and vernacular dance as a dance ethnologist, teacher and artistic consultant. 

3rd Law opens its 2015 fall season with AUTHENTIC RE-PRODUCTION. This closely crafted performance combines athletic movement, dramatic soundscapes, and extensive electronic media imagery, all driven by choreographic explorations captured through live-feed camera. Tickets are on sale now for shows on November 13, 14 @ 7 pm and November 15 @ 4 pm at the Dairy Center for the Arts. If you purchase tickets before November 6, receive $5 off!

Katie Elliot

Jim LaVita

Third Law

Third Law


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: 

Canyon Theater and Gallery, Boulder Public Library, North Wing, 1000 Canyon Blvd.

Contact:  Joel Haertling, Canyon Theater Manager, 303-441-3197

Canyon Gallery

Boulder's beautiful Public Library houses the Canyon Theater and Gallery for all nonprofit, community and for profit business groups to present and exchange views on subjects of all kinds, regardless of their beliefs or affiliations. 

The Canyon Theater seats 201 persons (190 fixed seats, 6 wheelchair spaces, and a maximum of 11 folding chairs which can be placed in the wheelchair spaces as well as in the back of the theater). See the Theater Seating Map.

The Canyon Gallery will accommodate 413 persons.

The fee for renting the Theater is $200 for up to three hours, and $100 per hour for additional time.  If you need to borrow the theater's audiovisual equipment and/or a staff person, there is a fee of $100 per hour.  The Steinway grand concert piano is also available for rent for a flat fee of $100.  A refundable deposit of $100 is also required at the time of booking.  

The fee for renting the Gallery is $100 per hour and a $100 refundable deposit is also required. Events held after the Library's regular hours are also subject to a fee of $100 per hour in addition to the rental fee.

If your event or program is consistent with the library’s mission and values, you can apply for sponsorshipSponsorship may include having the base rental fee waived. The Canyon Theater and Gallery Terms of Use apply to both rental and sponsored events.

The library will provide at no charge the following at the renter’s request: two 4-foot, twelve 6-foot tables and one 8-foot table. The following stage and audiovisual equipment is available for use and must be operated by a library staff person: stage lights, video projector for Blu-ray and DVD playback, and connectivity for the HDMI, VGA, RCA S-video component formats; three wireless connections and microphones (hand-held or lavaliere), a podium with stationary microphone, a cassette player and CD player. Groups may provide and operate their own audiovisual equipment for no additional charge.

Groups may serve refreshments in accordance with Library Rules of Conduct.

If you would like to be considered for a performance in the library's Concert Series, review the Proposal Guidelines. For additional information, contact Juliette Leon Bartsch, Concerts Coordinator, at 303-441-4492 or e-mail bartschj@boulderlibrary.org.

Click here to view the Theater Rental Application, Terms of Use and Rental Policy.

Canyon Theater



BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

Thank you this month's Volunteers

  • Shirin Chahal, Endowment Grant panelist
  • Arpita Choudhury, Endowment Grant panelist
  • Sue Coffee, Endowment Grant panelist
  • Kathleen Lanzoni, Endowment Grant panelist
  • Priscilla Cohan, Martha Kate Thomas Fund panelist
  • Kathy Kucsan, Martha Kate Thomas Fund panelist
  • SoYoung Lee, Martha Kate Thomas Fund panelist
  • Lisa McDonough, Martha Kate Thomas Fund panelist
  • Chip Bollendonk, CU, Artist Displacement analysis
  • Sarah Lafasto, CU, Artist Displacement analysis
  • Nicolas Pinkowski, CU, Artist Displacement analysis
  • Alicia York, Transcription of Candidate Forum
  • Samantha Polis, Annual Meeting preparation
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
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