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06.20.18 BAC Handouts2019 Grants Blueprint Part 1 Boulder Arts Commission Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Agenda •Review Arts Commission, jury, applicant, and staff observations on the 2018 grant process •Gather additional input •Offer staff guidance and suggestions Topics for discussion •General Operating Support grant •Time investment •Process policies •Professional development grant policies •Rubric and scoring •Other updates and small adjustments BRAVO! General Operating Support Grant •Category size. We now have small/mid-size and large •Length of award Time investment How is the balance of transparency and time investment for applicants and Commissioners? In regards to: •Application time •Application review time •Meetings Process policies •Eligibility •Capital construction policy •Access to applications and reports •Presentation limitations Professional development grant policies •Some organizations have multiple staff that apply •Twice annual cycle Rubric and scoring •Does the marketing and / or budget section need to be addressed directly in the scoring and / or comment section •Scoring immediately following applicant presentations •Lower threshold for Commissioner comments Other updates and small adjustments •Ongoing commissioner and jury training –bias training •Celebration and promotion of grantees •Other observations? Budget 2018 Preliminary Findings from the Artists Census Survey Boulder Arts Commission June 20, 2018 Artist Census Preliminary Findings > 2 Artist Census >Follows up on the NEA Creativity Connects study and findings WETAF Creative Vitality Suite on the impact of Individual Artists. >Fills in information about the lives of artists: their demographics, economic and social impact on our community. >Online and paper versions were distributed over 6 months. >2016 or 2017 annual data. Artist Census Preliminary Findings > 3 Foundational Measures >4,499 artists living or working in Boulder. (WESTAF) >The category of “professional artists” is defined as individuals reporting income in one of the following classifications from the Bureau of Labor Statistics SOC codes: -27-1012 Craft artists -27-1013 Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators -27-1019 Artists and related workers, all other -27-2011 Actors -27-2031 Dancers -27-2032 Choreographers -27-2041 Music directors and composers -27-2042 Musicians and singers -27-3043 Writers and authors -27-4021 Photographers Artist Census Preliminary Findings > 4 Some Preliminary Findings >52% of our respondents were over the age of 55, 31% are between 35 – 55. We appear to have very few young artists. >Most artists live in North Boulder, followed by Central Boulder, South Boulder, and Gunbarrel. 17% of respondents live outside of Boulder. >Earnings from art professions is low, with about 73% of respondents with an income below the Living Wage. >Nearly 75% of respondents reported the need to supplement their art income with another, non-arts job. Artist Census Preliminary Findings > 5 Next Steps >Complete the analysis of the survey –July 2018. >Work with a consultant to design and conduct focus groups –Aug, Sept 2018. >Final report –Nov 2018. Artist Census Preliminary Findings > 6 Focus Group Questions >Verify Survey Findings -Confirm Age and Demographics -Correct Proportionality of Photographers, Writers, Designers -Correct for Proportionality of Latinx and African American Communities -Confirm Residency >Qualitative Questions -Explore Spending: how does the income of an artist move through the community? -Explore social costs: do our artists have quality health care? Or retirement? What is their housing situation? -Explore social infrastructure: how do our artists affect their neighborhoods? What does an artist need from this community? Artist Census Preliminary Findings > 7 Questions? Thoughts on focus group topics? 2018-19 Artist Fellowship Program Pilot June 20, 2018 City of Boulder Artist Fellowship Program Pilot Quick overview >Description >Fellowship Goals >Review >Timeline >Questions/Suggestions >Questions to Commissioners Pilot Fellowship Program> 2 Description >Vision-driven fellowship >Three Components: 1.Invitation to collaborate with city government departments for the advancement of mutual priorities and goals 2.$10,000 honorarium 3.Public Presentation >One award per year, though activities will extend beyond the year >Individual professional artists or artist teams may apply Pilot Fellowship Program> 3 Fellowship Goals >Recognizes excellence of those already working in our community >Competitive accolade to benefit their careers >Expands their own resources >Builds connections in the minds of our community between artists and our priorities >Highlights the beneficial role artists play in the community and elevates the arts as a priority in our community dialogue Review Process •Applicants reviewed & interviewed by: Office of Arts and Culture staff, 2 members of the Arts Commission, 1 member of City Council, and representatives from other city departments, if possible. •Criteria include:o Leadership in their discipline o Alignment with our community values o Contribution to city-wide priorities o Long-time residency in Boulder Pilot Fellowship Program > 5 Review Process continued >Nomination and Approval process: Nomination / Application Review by committee to develop short list Interview semifinalists and award fellowship Update to Arts Commission and Council >Award Guidelines Pilot Fellowship Program > 6 2018 Rough Timeline >July –Finalize application and materials for nomination >August –Rollout and announcement to community >October –Deadline to apply >November –Announce Fellowship Awardee >Begin fellowship...through 2019 Pilot Fellowship Program > 7 Questions / Suggestions? Who would like to join us on this committee? •Refine and Finalize Materials •Participate in Selection Pilot Fellowship Program > 8 From:Chasansky, Matthew To:Devin Hughes; Erica Joos; F Furman; flynvartranch@comcast.net; Kathleen McCormick (fonthead1@gmail.com) Cc:Seaton, Celia; Farnan, David; Click, Lauren; Kathy Beeck Subject:FW: Proposed Changes to the BAC Grant Structure Date:Wednesday, June 20, 2018 1:02:18 PM Attachments:image002.png     Commissioners—   I received a request from Kathy Beeck to forward on the information below ahead of our discussion this evening.  Let me know if you have any questions.   –Matt      Matt Chasansky Manager, Office of Arts and Culture 303-441-4113 chasanskym@boulderlibrary.org boulderarts.org Library & Arts Department 1001 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO 80302 bouldercolorado.gov       From: Kathy Beeck <kathy@biff1.com>  Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 4:12 PM To: Chasansky, Matthew <ChasanskyM@boulderlibrary.org> Cc: Click, Lauren <ClickL@boulderlibrary.org>; David Dadone <david@bmoca.org>; Nancy Geyer <nancy@museumofboulder.org>; Melissa Fathman <melissa@thedairy.org>; Katie Lehman <klehman@boulderphil.org>; Robin Beeck <Robin@biff1.com>; Kathy Beeck <Kathy@biff1.com>; Shelly Benford <shelly.benford@chautauqua.com>; nick@etown.org Subject: Proposed Changes to the BAC Grant Structure   Matt, Per your suggestion, below are a few notes on proposed changes to the BAC grant structure, as a summary follow-up to the presentation sent last Friday. The organizations contributing to this proposal include the Dairy Center for the Arts, The Museum of Boulder, BMOCA, BIFF, the Boulder Philharmonic, eTown Hall, and Colorado Chautauqua. We also plan to make a presentation at the Cultural Summit on August 23rd, per our discussion. As mentioned previously, we are also working on a calculations spreadsheet that would quantify the criteria for becoming an "anchor organization." We have a first draft, and we'd be happy to continue developing this and to forward to you soon if you would find it helpful. Please let us know if there is any further information that would be useful at this point. Thanks so much! Proposed Changes to BAC Granting Structure Key Elements of New Granting Structure • Non-competitive grants for cultural “anchor” organizations • Multi-year grants (5 year) that allow organizations to plan • Support for anchor organizations grows as budget grows • Larger grants that contribute significantly to operating stability Impact on Smaller Organizations • Initial awards would remain at current levels • Anchor organizations would remove themselves from most other sources of funding from the BAC • Grants would grow for all organizations as arts funding increases • Increase will actually be a larger percentage over the years for a small organization than for anchor organizations Proposed Qualifying Criteria Economic Impact • Size of operating budget • Audience reached • Number of employees • Number of volunteers • Economic impact to the City of Boulder Cultural Impact • Serves primarily Boulder community • Longevity and stability (SCFD funding for 10+ years) • Demonstrated partnerships and collaborations with other non profit and community organizations • Commitment to pursue diversity, equity and inclusiveness • Educational outreach Qualitative Impact • Artistic excellence • Program creation and development   Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to providing additional feedback and information as requested. Kathy Beeck Co-Founder and Director Boulder International Film Festival Colorado Film Society 2338 Broadway Boulder, CO 80304 303.449.2289 (Office) http://www.biff1.com/   Katie Shlon Trees Harp and Wind Harps too Katie Shlon Trees Harp and Wind Harps too Volunteer Schedule Set-up @ 7:30a 8a -11a 11a -2p Tear-down @ 2p 1. Mandy 2. Lindsey 1. Felicia 2. LMC 3. Erika 1. Kathleen 2. Juliette 3. Mandy 1. Mandy 2. Lindsey SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Set-up @ 7:30a 8a -11a 11a -2p Tear-down @ 2p 1.Carissa 2. Lindsey 1.Matt 2. Lindsey 3. __________ 1.Matt 2. Mary 3. ________ 1. Carissa 2. Lindsey SATURDAY, JUNE 30 * Still need volunteers as docents for info booth and at each project Friday, June 29th and Saturday, June 30 The Season of Public Art June 20, 2018 SEASON OF PUBLIC ART * Focus on public art projects * Update on projects in the works/accomplishments * What’s on the horizon? * Public Art Implementation Plan * Anticipated volunteer needs * Anticipated project support Recent Accomplishments: Mary Mattingly’s Everything At Once honored at Americans for the Arts Public Art Year in Review Recent Accomplishments: Sandra Fettingis and Lauren Napolitano completed murals at Boulder Creek Path (Arapahoe Underpass) On the Horizon: *Projects in the Works *Present to Greenways Advisory Committee (GAC) June 28th for wetland permit variance *Public Art Implementation Plan July – Aug. *Kick off new projects July *Support community-initiated projects *Additional Civic Area Temporary Projects Sept. Image credits: Slide 2: sample work by Carolyn Braaksma (Foothills Underpass commission); Slide 4-5: work in progress by Katie Shlon; Slide 6: Atmo projection by Ethan Jackson; Slide 8: Everything At Once by Mary Mattingly; Slide 9-12: Arapahoe Underpass East murals by Sandra Fettingis and Lauren Napotilano; Slide 13: sample caustic patterns by Michelle Sparks (Arapahoe Underpass/Civic Area)