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Minutes - Arts Commission - 10/18/2000 V Approved 11115100 BOULDER ARTS COMMISSION OCTOBER 18, 2000 BOULDER PUBLIC LIBRARY Members Present: Also Present: Don Berlin Donna Gartenmann Erich Hill Tina Walker Alan Rudy Dolores Delgiorgio Emily Wadhams Bruce Drogsvold Judith Frey Member Absent: Caryl Kassoy Jude Landsman Brandy LeMae Rebecca Lloyd Jones Jennifer Heath Laura Richardson Sue Schnitzer Robert Sher-Maccherndl Rebekah West The meeting was called to order at 5:50. • Minutes of the September 20, 2000 meeting were approved as received. Approval of final report for Caroline Mayfield was passed. Economic Impact Study: Gartenmann distributed notification from the Americans for the Arts for the economic impact study grant awarded to Boulder. The timing of the study coincides with the City Council economic sustainability goal. The letter of intent has been sent to the funding organization. In depth detail of the surveys and questionnaires will be forthcoming. The Arts Paper: At the request of the Commission, Jennifer Heath attended the meeting to clarify concerns members had about funding the Arts Paper. Heath distributed a mission statement. Rudy wants Heath to have conversations with people who would be able to take over the project in case anything happened to her. Heath is considering guest editors to assist with the project. The issue of distribution of the paper was addressed. In addition to the Arts Paper being mailed with the Boulder Arts Resource newsletter, Heath personally distributes the periodical to all local arts organizations. The paper could also be located in community racks around town along with the Library concert and film programs. Heath will investigate the possibility of inserting the Paper into local newspapers. Berlin questioned the Arts Commission's role in the Arts Paper. Heath stated that the Arts Commission will be acknowledged but opinions in articles may not necessarily be the same as • the Commission. Heath would like to write an article about who the Boulder Arts Commission is; how does Boulder compare in the arts with other communities, etc. The Commission unanimously approved the request for $12,000.00 for the Arts Paper production in 2001. Commission members reviewed the final submittal for the BAC logo. Commissioners were pleased with the results and unanimously approved the proposal. Berlin would like to have a banner made with the new logo to unveil at the Arts After Hours reception September 25. Arts Advertising on Alternate Transportation: Berlin and Gartenmann are meeting with Marty Durlin from KGNU to work out logistics for an audio magazine which would be played on Boulder buses. Gartenmann received permission to use the Library Graphic designer to produce local arts ads for the Hop and Skip. Commission members reviewed the Major grant, Audience Development grant and Arts in Education grant applications for any changes. Gartenmann suggested redesigning the applications with the new BAC logo as well as requiring all applicants to register with the Boulder Arts Resource in order to qualify for the funding. Technical Assistance Grant: Members made minor changes to the draft of the new Technical Assistance Grant. The Commission will review the new grant in March. Applications will be available in January. MINI-GRANTS BMoCA: Support was requested to fund two virtual tours of the Museum's upcoming exhibits. The Virtual Tours have been on line since early 1999 and receive between 4000-9000 hits each week. The website reaches many new audience members each year. Berlin moved to award BMoCA $400.00 with Hill seconding. The motion was approved unanimously. Rebakah West for Movement on the Edge: MOE requested $400.00 for creative support for Fall 2000. Movement on the Edge was founded in Fall 1999 by three young dancers who met at the summer Colorado Dance Festival. The company is in need of dance clothes for performances. Rudy made a motion to approve the request for $400.00. Hill seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Scott Siders: Strategic Confusion, A Literary Journal, is the production of a literary magazine with open submissions to anyone interested in writing quality short stories/poems. A reading of the magazine by authors and copies of the magazine will be available at no cost to the Boulder community. This year, the group hopes to increase the length of the magazine to 100 pages. Rudy moved to fund the project with Berlin seconding. Siders was unanimously awarded $400.00. Robert Sher-Machherndl: The Lemon Sponge Cake Dancers request support for a classic ballet. The project is not slated until 2001. The Commission asked Machherndl to reapply in the • 2001 grant period. fy • Shining Mountain Waldorf School: Bruce Drogsvold submitted a proposal asking for funds to assist with a study of the Dark and Middle Ages. The program will include art/architectural history with an architect and an artist will help design and create small Gothic stained glass windows modeled after the representations and designs of that period. Berlin made a motion to award the school $400.00. Hill seconded. The motion passed unanimously. Sue Schnitzer: Schnitzer requested funds to produce a CD of children's music. The purpose of the CD is to bring the music to a larger audience. The project did not include a public performance. Commissioners felt the production and sale of the CD was for personal profit and did not benefit the community. The request failed for lack of a motion. Boulder Youth Symphony: The Youth Symphony requested $400.00 toward the presentation of the December 17 concert at Boulder High School. The students will perform an orchestral program. Revenue for the concert is derived from requested donations rather that a set fee for tickets. Free tickets will be given to area schools. Berlin moved to fund the project with Rudy seconding. The Youth Symphony was unanimously awarded $400.00. Brandy Velvet LeMae: LeMae asked for funding to offset expenses for an exhibit scheduled at the Dairy Center for the Arts. The project will consist of 800 images taken from the Internet and deals with society's image of beauty. The Commission was concerned about copyright issues. The inclusion of brand names such as Disney and Mattel could be an issue. The request was agreed to contingent on approval from the City Attorney's office. Note: In a follow-up • conversation with the City Attorney's office, Gartenmann was advised not to approve the request at this time. Judith Frey: Frey traveled with a 12 member delegation representing Boulder to our Sister City of Dushanbe. Frey created a slide show from photographs taken on the trip and requested honoraria to present the show at the Senior Center. The request failed for lack of a motion. The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m. •