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Minutes - Arts Commission - 03/15/2000 • Approved 4/26/00 Boulder Arts Commission March 15, 2000 5:30 p.m. Main Library Meeting Room Members Present: Also Present: Don Berlin Dan Corson Jude Landsman Donna Gartenmann Alan Rudy Rich Lopez Emily Wadhams Tina Walker The meeting was called to order at 5:40 p.m. Election of Officers: Wadhams was elected Chair with Landsman appointed as Vice-Chair. Board Representation: Wadhams will remain as BAC representative to the Dairy. Landsman will complete another year with the Boulder Bureau. Rudy and Berlin will jointly work on advertising and develop a more effective public relations program. BMoCA representation will be assigned to the newly appointed commissioner. City Council Goals: Councilmen Lopez and Corson attended the meeting to discuss the economic sustainability goal. The City will broaden the focus of tax base beyond Crossroads Mall. Council hopes to encourage the private sector to stimulate the economy. Gartenmann expressed the need for a study on the impact the arts have on the economy. Landsman said that the arts community is so diversified that it is difficult to collect figures. Marketing is a key issue for the arts organizations. The small groups are the most difficult to reach because of budget concerns. Gartenmann will contact the Daily Camera arts reporter about recent arts projects. Gartenmann presented an outline of all current Arts Commission projects. With the incorporation of the arts into three City Council goals, the work load surpasses the half time arts position. Gartenmann requested using .15% funds carried over from 1999 to be used to increase the arts liaison position to full time. The Commission unanimously approved the requested. 2000 Advertising: Berlin met with a Daily Camera representative about an advertising contract for the Arts Commission. The expense is much greater than the past contracts with the Boulder Weekly. Rudy and Berlin will meet to look at costs and making the best use of the advertising space. Berlin will report at the April meeting. / Update on February Planning Workshop: Included in the monthly Commission packet was a J recap of the issues discussed with the Planning department staff. The requests will be presented to the Planning Board for review. Rudy made a motion to make a recommendation to the Planning board to include an individual on staff who is equipped to guide arts people through • City bureaucracy for building or renovation projects. Boulder Arts Commission Logo: Gartenmann proposed a call for entries for artists to submit a logo that could be used for the Boulder Arts Commission. The logo would readily identify the Commission, similar to the SCFD polar bear. The Commission unanimously approved $400.00 for the logo project. Dance Community Update: Wadhams and Landsman reported on the status of the Boulder dance community. Wadhams confirmed the Boulder Dance Alliance has officialy ceased to exist which leaves Boulder without a community dance umbrella. The Dairy Center for the Arts is re- evaluating the dance space and the possibility of the facility being a community venue. The 2000 arts budget includes $20,000 for dance. Wadhams suggested using the funds to assist in a dance venue. Rudy asked Landsman and Wadhams to present a proposal at the April meeting. Cultural Master Plan: The 1993 Cultural Master Plan is in need of an update. Berlin had expressed interest in working on the project but is at a loss as to the first steps. Rudy explained how the process worked in Houston. The total budget the BAC has for the project is $5000.00. The key to the update is using the old plan as a starting point, but incorporating recommendations that can be accomplished. Gartenmann suggested meeting with Marcelee Gralapp and reporting on the progress at the next Commission meeting. New Grant Category: The increase in the .15% tax funds for the arts is allowing the Commission to initiate a new grant category for the arts community. Gartenmann researched arts grants offered by national organizations and submitted a description of each to the Commission. The Commission favored an Organizational Technical Assistance Grant which would include marketing, audience development, financial planning, board and volunteer development, business plan development etc. The Commission discussed the lack of good Audience Development grants for 2000 and a suggestion was made to discontinue the AOD category and incorporate the funds into the new grant category. Gartenmann will return to the Commission with a draft application. The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.