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BCAA works with artists and arts organizations from a wide variety of disciplines. One of our goals is to assist artists and arts organizations in developing community and a network of support by increasing visibility and communication. 

Here is a link to Rules to Run a 501c3 Organization. This is an extremely informative document by Ken Ransford, Attorney at Law, CPA. Ken spoke at the Colorado Creative Industries Conference in May 2016 and was kind enough to share his notes.

Need help with your taxes? Make an appointment with Block Advisors in Boulder and present this Referral Form. Also, check out this MileIQ app which helps you expense or deduct the miles you drive and this article about the pitfalls of donating your art.

Following are links to a variety of arts resources locally and nationally. Please contact us if you know of a website or resource you think we should include here.

Emergency Support:

cerf+ - Craft Emergency Relief Fund, Artists' Emergency Resources - Strengthening and sustaining the careers of craft artists is the public website for Colorado Office of Emergency Management and under the tab “Flood Recovery” there is a host of information including links to all county/local disaster assistance centers and information (211) etc etc. 

In addition, under the flood recovery tab, on the left hand side bar, there is a link with information for institutions (and individuals) with cultural and historic materials.  That information was put together by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO at History Colorado) and the Colorado Cultural and Historic Resources Alliance (CCAHRA).  There have been some recent updates.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Emergency Program

National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response

Funding Sources

Colorado funding sources:

The Awesome Foundation

Boettcher Foundation

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

Boulder Arts Commission

Colorado Grants

Culture of Giving

Colorado Creative Industries

Community Foundation Serving Boulder County

Denver Ballet Guild

Foundation Center

GEO: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Gill Foundation

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District

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Other funding resources:

Actors Fund of America

AOL Foundation


Arts Wire (NYFA)

Books A to Z

Center for Humanities and Arts

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Creative Capital Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

European Foundation Center

Foundation Center

Fundsnet Services Online

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Gates Foundation

Grantsmanship Center

Grant Seeker's Handbook

Grant Smart

Internet Prospector Foundations/Grants

Joan Mitchell Foundation


MAP Fund

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation

Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund

National Association for Latino Arts and Culture

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

New England Foundation for the Arts

Online Fundraising Resource Center

Qwest Foundation

Santo Foundation - Individual artists grants, travel stipends and artist-in-residence studios in major cultural centers.

Seliger Associates - Free Grant Information

State Historical Fund - History ColoradoAssists in a wide variety of preservation projects including restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings, architectural assessments, archaeological excavations, designation and interpretation of historic places, preservation planning studies, and education and training programs. Grants vary in size, from a few hundred dollars to amounts in excess of $200,000.  

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Arts Advocacy/Technical Assistance Resources

The Abundant - Dispelling the starving artist myth

Advocates for a Balanced Education - Colorado non-profit whose mission is to assist educational policy makers at all levels of state and local government, as well as the citizenry of communities in supporting the inclusion of the arts and humanities as an essential part of Colorado's K-12 public education system.

Art Calendar - The business magazine for visual artists - Free on-line resource for arts managers, boards, and students; provides proven solutions to management challenges faced by many not-for-profit arts organizations.

Artist Drift - White paper produced by CU's Presidents Leadership students.

The Artists' and Inventors' Legal Clinic - Pro bono legal services for artists and inventors in Boulder, Colorado

ArtReach, Inc. - Only arts/human service agency in the Denver metro area committed to providing "Arts for Everyone." 303-433-2882

Americans for the Arts

ArtsAdvise - Consultants to the Arts Community

Arts for Colorado - Advocates for increased visibility and support for the statewide cultural community. 303-322-9980

ArtsEdge - National Arts and Education Information Network

Arts Marketing - helps your organization address its daily marketing needs and longer-term marketing issues

Audience Development Specialists - Quality services for developing a quality audience.

Colorado Alliance for Arts Education (CAAE)
- Membership organization supports arts curriculum and links arts educators and community artists. Workshops on request. (303) 778-9374

Colorado Arts Consortium (CAC) - Membership organization serving state network of local arts councils/statewide arts advocacy network. Annual regional meetings include workshops on various topics.

Colorado Attorneys for the ArtsCAFTA is a pro bono legal referral service, connecting creative entities to volunteer lawyers.

Colorado Non-Profits Association - Statewide services to non-profits, including administrative, marketing, legal, advocacy, and insurance

Colorado Business Committee For the Arts (CBCA) - Membership organization (businesses only) works to promote corporate support for the arts. Provides workshops on request.

Colorado Community Theatre Coalition - Promote and enrich community theatre in Colorado

Colorado Creative Industries - Responsible for statewide arts policy. Provides a number of statewide programs.

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) - State office serving K-12 arts educators with technical assistance.

Colorado Endowment for the Humanities - Statewide humanities policy, funding, and programming.

Colorado Music Association - COMA plans to help invigorate and coalesce the music community and assist the scene to prosper and continue to grow. COMA embraces songwriters, musicians, performers, studios, record companies, retail stores, distributors, nightclubs, music publishers, agents, managers, promoters, publicity gurus, producers, engineers, concert halls, related businesses, and other aficionados of the entire region

Community Resource Center - Success strategies for Colorado non-profits
Click here to read about expanded capacity building opportunities for Arts organizations in Colorado

Compass Point Nonprofit Services

Creative Force Collaborative - technical assistance, workshops & networking for artists

Creativity Lab of Colorado - public-private nonprofit serving students and start-ups, emerging entrepreneurs and existing businesses, creatives and community leaders. Three distinct focus areas are: The Creative Business INCUBATORThe Vision and Design STUDIO, and The INSTITUTE for Creative Community Leadership

Critical Dance

Denver Office of Cultural Affairs - information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers

Paul Dorrell's Friday Tips for Artists

Network for Good

New York Foundation for the Arts

NPower - Putting technology know-how in the hands of non-profits

Public Art in Colorado - Offers a variety of resources to assist you in crafting your approach to the public art process. 

Rand Corporation - Improving policy and decision making through research and analysis

Social Venture Partners - Social Venture Partners (SVP) builds relationships between donors, volunteers and organizations that are out to change our world.

Very Special Arts Colorado (VSAC) - Information and services related to the arts for people with disabilities. Workshops on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) statewide.

Young Audiences, Inc. - Mission is to assure that the arts are an essential part of every child's education.

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Arts Calendars


Arts to Zoo

Boulder Arts Resource

Boulder Channel 1

Boulder County Arts Alliance

Boulder County Business Report

Colorado Daily

Colorado Hometown Weekly

Colorado Town Community Information

CU Independent

The Daily Camera

Downtown Boulder

Downtown Boulder, Inc.

La Voz

Lyons Recorder

The Boulder Weekly

The Mountain-Ear



KGNU Public Radio

KUNC Public Radio

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Arts Related Jobs

ArtJob - Features employment opportunities in the arts

Arts USA

Community Career Center

Regis University (click on the Non-profit Job Bank at the top of the page)

Colorado Nonprofit Association (CANPO)

Community Shares of Colorado

Scientific Cultural Facilities District

New York Foundation for the Arts

College Art

Art Deadlines - Income and exhibition opportunities for artists

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Colorado Arts Online

Artslynx Colorado - Links by topic to over 250 Colorado Arts and Cultural websites and resources.

Arts to Zoo - Featuring information on over 238 Colorado Arts Organizations as well as a searchable calendar of events.

Boulder Community Network

Colorado Artistsstatewide, nonprofit trade association for visual artists, funded through artist memberships and donations from those who appreciate the role of artists in community life.

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Agora Gallery - Fine art gallery dedicated to the promotion of national and international artists, providing fine art to established and new collectors, catering to special events in support of fine art.

Archer Artist - Buying and selling art and management software


Art Deadlines - Income and exhibition opportunities for artists  


Boulder Arts Resource

Boulder County Arts Alliance - Calendar and Bulletin listing calls for entries, grant opportunities, workshops, and much more!

Colorado Artist Tour - Provides lists of shows & includes applications

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Technology Resources for Non-Profits

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER - The Community  Resource Center provides opportunities, tools and strategies for Colorado nonprofit organizations and community groups to achieve a more just society.

iBOULDER DIGITAL - iBoulder Digital supports our local arts community by providing artists affordable websites and iPhone app development.  iBoulder Digital will realize your idea and create the tool you need to help promote your artistic endeavor.  iBoulder Digital can also be employed to maintain your site on an ongoing basis.  For more information and prices, please email or visit

National partnership between IBM and the Corporation for National and Community Service. IBM contributes in-kind computer donations and operating funds while the Corporation for National and Community Service provides Americorps*VISTA members to staff the program

TECH SOUP - TechSoup Stock connects nonprofits with donated and discounted technology products.

N-TEN - a professional community that connects people involved in nonprofit technology and strives to help them effectively use technology in their work
BOULDER COMMUNITY NETWORK - Resources, services, news for Boulder County

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Other Resources

ArtsReady - Provides crisis planning, mitigation and recovery advice

Artist Registry

Boulder Actors Forum

Boulder Valley School District - Register for art classes online

Community Resource Center - Success strategies for Colorado non-profit organizations

Dance Bridge - Clearing-house for dancers and dance-related activities

Department of Education

Downtown Longmont Art & Live Entertainment Venue Map

e-artnow - Resource for all kinds of interesting opportunities and notices of happenings.  Also, an electronic information service distributing selected e-mail announcements related to contemporary visual arts.

Front Range Community College


Guide Star - The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations

Metro Volunteers - Provide a variety of ways to recruit, train and connect volunteers, nonprofit organizations and corporations alike.

Music Mates - National musician referral service

Resource - Great source of FREE supplies 

Selling Arts Online

Sidewalk Cafe Design - Specializes in creating websites for artists. Discount for BCAA members

Volunteer Connection - Promotes and supports volunteerism throughout Boulder & Broomfield counties in Colorado. Our work strengthens communities by connecting volunteers with opportunities and by supporting organizations in effectively engaging volunteers to meet community needs. 


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