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Minutes - Arts Commission - 08/21/2002 Approved 9/18/02 Boulder Arts Commission August 21, 2002 Boulder Public Library Members Present: Also Present: Don Berlin Donna Gartemnann Patti Bruck Tina Walker Ann Moss Ken Bloom Ginger Zukowski Dave Blumenstock Karen Gerrity Member Absent: Erich Hill The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m. Minutes of the July 17, 2002 meeting were approved as received. BAC Outreach: Moss reported on the meeting scheduled with Dan Corson to discuss promoting the Arts Commission. Corson suggested a Commission representative appear before the Economic Sustainability Subcommittee to present the arts economic report. Corson also suggested Commission members speak during Citizen Participation at a Council meeting to highlight the economic study as well as other BAC accomplishments. Approval of Final Reports: Peter Davison and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary submitted final reports for projects. The reports were approved as received. Rand Report: Gartenmann included excerpts from the Rand report on the Trends in the Performing Arts. The complete report will be forwarded on to members. Facility Needs Assessment: Gartenmann included the final version of the Facility Needs Assessment. The study will be part of the Cultural Master Plan update. Macky Auditorium: Peak Arts requested rent free space at Macky Auditorium for September 13 and 14. The request was unanimously approved. Canyon Cultural Corridor Update: Gartenmann has been working with the Boulder Sister City Alliance on artwork for the Cultural Corridor. The Sister Cities are interested in festive banners along Canyon Boulevard. The Arts Commission committed $10,000.00 to the project. QUARTERLY FINANCIAL REPORTS Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art : Director Ken Bloom reported that the Museum is going through a difficult summer financially. BMoCA is restructuring its fundraisers. November 16 will be the first art auction. The Exotica Ball will be outsourced. The current economy has been affecting memberships and corporate sponsorships. New trustees for the Museum will soon be coming onboard. The website for BMoCA needs to be rebuilt. Improvements in the facility include refinishing the floors, new railings, signage on the building, beginning work on an elevator to the second floor. BMoCA donated the Robert Mangold sculpture to the City of Boulder. It will be installed at the Haertling Sculpture Gazden. Staff members now have salaries and benefits. The Board is involved in fundraising, development and budget issues. Bloom has been bartering services with other organizations and individuals. The Dairy Center for the Arts: Karen Gerrity, Executive Director, reports that the Dairy debt has been retired by $120,000, most of which was capital expenses. The Dairy is operating with a surplus and 30% of the rental of the facility is ad hoc. The Kitchens on Fire fundraiser raised $11,000. The Dairy is beginning a new membership drive. Staffing has increased and benefits aze part of the employment package. Security has been an issue at the facility. A stolen quilt was returned and several photographs were taken and later returned. Gerrity is being honored as one of the Women Who Make A Difference. Guild Theatre: Dave Blumenstock has been hired as the new Executive Director for the Guild. The hours have been cut in half to meet the budget. The Guild is seeking volunteers to help with the theaters. Rental of the theaters has been down during August. A fundraiser involving seven theater companies will open in the next week. The Upstart Crow would like to sublet the largest theater at the Dairy for one year. No decision has been made by the Boazd regazding the Upstart Crow request. T'he Board is beginning to communicate and accomplish things. Blumenstock now has an office at the Dairy which has been beneficial to renters. The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.