Following is the Boulder County Arts Alliance monthly E-Newsletter for JANUARY 2016 containing information on upcoming BCAA news, programs, and deadlines.

In This Issue
  • BYOV - Bring Your Own Venue Workshop
  • Panel Discussion on Artist Displacement
  • Artists & Athletes - Proposals due February 1!
  • Business of Arts - Email Marketing Workshop
  • New Membership benefit at Boulder Body Wear
  • Who's in the Limelight?
  • Featured Venue - Laughing Goat Coffeehouse & Community Performance Venue
  • BCAA Acknowledgements
BYOV - Bring Your Own Venue for Boulder Arts Week and Fringe
Monday, January 25 from 5 - 7 pm

Twisted Pine Brewing Co., 3201 Walnut St, Boulder

Find, create and secure VENUES for Boulder Arts Week (March 25 - April 2) and Boulder International Fringe Festival (August 17 -28) in 2016. Please come prepared to talk about your work and find new ways of presenting it.

Emily K. Harrison, Project Manager of Boulder Arts Week and founding Artistic Director of square product theatre and Alexis Cooley, Executive Producer of the Boulder International Fringe Festival, will present.

Suggested Donation $5. Register here.

Some of the previous year's memorable arts experiences were in unexpected locations: grocery and hardware stores, restaurants, vacant office space, and even a taxi. Given the scale of Boulder's arts community, the major limiting factor for Boulder Arts Week 2016 is space! 

Please consider opening your doors during Boulder Arts Week to the artists who make Boulder vibrant and exciting! If you have a space to offer, come to this meeting and/or email Emily Harrison. Thank you to Twisted Pine for sponsoring this event!




Fringe Festival


Panel Discussion on Artist Displacement
Wednesday, February 3 from 5:30 - 8 pm

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont

Boulder County Arts Leadership Forum (BCALF) will host a panel discussion titled Artist Displacement:  Where do we go from here?  

The panelists will be Deb Gardner, County Commissioner of Boulder County, Lisa Gedgaudas from Denver Arts & Venues and Tamil Maldonado of the Boulder Arts Commission and founder of Barrio E’. The panel will be moderated by Jessica Kooiman and Wes Jessup, Executive Directors of the Firehouse Art Center and Longmont Museum, respectively.

We know that artists are attracted to Boulder County, but conditions are becoming increasingly challenging which, we expect, will eventually cause them to leave. Cost of living and lack of venue, exhibit, rehearsal space make it difficult for artists to produce work. We are interested in looking at other factors, such as lack of diversity and prohibitive city ordinances that may contribute to an inhospitable environment for the arts. As cities across the Front Range create Cultural Plans that are intended to outline strategies to increase sustainability for artists and arts organizations, we’re finding some gaps in the research and incorrect assumptions. We are interested in identifying the issues and imagining solutions so that Boulder County and cities along the Front Range can thrive as arts hubs.

Suggested donation $5. Register here.

 Longmont Museum




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Artists and 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.

Get your Proposal in by February 1! Details can be fleshed out later, but let us know of your interest!

Image at Right: Boulder Samba School

 Artists and Athletes


Boulder Samba School


Business of Arts - Email Marketing Workshop

Thursday, February 4 from 11:30 am - 1 pm

Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave, Louisville

Register here.

Cindy Sewell Hohman of Focus on Marketing returns for another Business of Arts workshop, this time on Email Marketing. Done well, email marketing can be the most effective and efficient tool in your marketing system. If you don’t have an email marketing system in place or aren’t sure whether the one you have is being used effectively, don't miss this workshop to learn how to make this critical marketing tool work for your business.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Best email marketing systems
  • Creating a content calendar
  • Designing an effective template
  • Elements of a successful email newsletter
  • Strategic uses for email marketing

$10 for BCAA Members/$15 non-BCAA members. Thank you to the Louisville Center for the Arts for hosting!



New Membership Benefit at Boulder Body Wear
Join or renew your Membership today

Click here to become a BCAA Member

As a member of BCAA, you are entitled to a 20% discount at Boulder Body Wear, 2660 Canyon Blvd, Boulder. When you shop there, please join us in giving them a BIG THANK YOU for sponsoring our Community Arts Fund for 2016!  Boulder Body Wear's donation will put BCAA in a position to distribute $500 to one member organization.  The Request for Proposals will be open soon!

More Benefits of Membership:



Who's in the Limelight?
Stephen Weitz, Producing Ensemble Director

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company

Stephen Weitz is a founding member of BETC who directs and performs. He is also a frequent guest artist at the Denver Center and at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Arvada Center, and TheatreWorks in Colorado Springs. Stephen holds an MFA from the Acting program at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival as well as an MA in Theatre from CU-Boulder.

From January 21 - February 6, BETC is presenting a world premiere by local playwright William C. Kovacsik at the Fiske Planetarium.  The play, Vera Rubin: Bringing The Dark To Light, is about a pioneering female astronomer who confronts the mysteries of galaxies in a dream encounter with Sir Issac Newton. 

This half-hour performance is suitable for theatregoers of elementary-school age and older. Vera's story resonates with people of all ages. One of the first efforts of its kind in the United States, this production combines live performance with state-of-the-art planetarium projection technologies for an immersive experience.

To Purchase Tickets, click here.

BETC - Weitz


BETC - Rubin 

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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: 

The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse & Community Performance Venue, 1709 Pearl St, Boulder

Email here for booking shows and here for showing art.

The Laughing Goat in the heart of East Pearl in downtown Boulder has just finished some remodeling but is back open for business and a full music and art schedule this month.  This coffeehouse/venue is a premiere showcase for artistic, literary and musical expression featuring weekly readings, monthly gallery showings and nightly performances.  

Monday night is Poetry Night and Tuesday and Wednesdays nights are Jazz nights. But something is happening every night! Two of our own BCAA members and grant recipients will be performing this month:

  • Kutandara, Friday, January 29 from 8-11 pm
  • Josh Quinlan with Fire it Up Brass Band on Sunday, January 31 from 8 - 11 pm

Grab a world-class espresso locally roasted & beautifully crafted and enjoy the show! They also serve beer and wine from 4-8 pm.

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Laughing Goat

Photo by Morgan Varon

BCAA Acknowledgements

Thank you New and Renewing Members

 Thank you this month's Volunteers

  • Caitlin Sullivan, Graphic Design 
  • Jeremy Kai Candelaria, Sewell Civic Engagement at CU 
  • Marty Wright, Information Technology
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