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04.15.20 BAC Packet Boulder Arts Commission Special Meeting Agenda April 15, 2020 6:00 P.M. Location: Video Conference 1. CALL TO ORDER Approval of Agenda Note: due to the rules of Emergency Order 2020-8 the Arts Commission will not be able to provide public comment or observation of the meeting. The recording will be posted as soon as possible for public review. Any member of the public who wishes to comment on the agenda or content of the meeting is encouraged to email members of the Arts Commission (contact information is available at the Office of Arts and Culture website). 2. GRANT PROGRAM A. ACTION: Grant Reports i. 2019 Arts Education Grant: Museum of Boulder, Buffalo in Boulder | Bison Art Classes for Youth, $3,000 ii. 2019 Community Project Grant: Dairy Arts Center, Peñas – A Celebration of Music, Poetry & People, $9,000 iii. 2019 Community Project Grant: Joy Alice Eisenhauer, Vagina China, $5,000 iv. 2019 Special Facilities Grant: The Spark – Performing and Creative Arts, The Spark Bathroom Construction, $20,000 B. ACTION: 2019 GOS Reports / Recertifications i. EcoArts Connections ii. eTown iii. Colorado MahlerFest C. ACTION: 2020 Community Projects for Individuals Grant D. ACTION: 2020 Community Projects for Organizations Grant 3. PUBLIC ART PROGRAM A. ACTION: Public Art Contract Amendments funded by the Community Culture and Safety Tax 4. MATTERS FROM COMMISSIONERS A. ACTION: Early Approval of Final Special Facilities Grant Disbursements – Mark 5. COMMISSION BUSINESS A. Oath of Office for Georgia Shmid – Mark B. Appreciations to Departing Commissioner, Erica Joos – Mark 6. ADJOURNMENT 1 CITY OF BOULDER BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES Name of Board/ Commission: Boulder Arts Commission Date of Meeting: February 19, 2020 at the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. Contact information preparing summary: Celia Seaton, 303-441-3206 Commission members present: Mark Villarreal, Kathleen McCormick, Erica Joos Commission members absent: Bruce Borowsky and Devin Hughes Library staff present: Matt Chasansky, Office of Arts & Culture Manager Lauren Click, Coordinator, Grants Mandy Vink, Coordinator, Public Art Celia Seaton, Administrative Specialist City staff present: None Members of the public present: Danica Powell (Trestle Strategy Group), Joni Teter and Juana Gomez (Library Champions), Samantha Hunt-Durán and Allison Leard (Pacific Coast Conservation), Theresa McGriff, Kate Moore, Rich Dallago, Vijay Gupta, Indira Gupta, Gwen Burak, Amanda Berg Wilson, Katherine Reece Type of Meeting: Regular Agenda Item 1: Call to order and approval of agenda [0:00:10 Audio min.] The meeting was called to order. Villarreal asked the group for any addendums or changes to the agenda. Being none, McCormick moved to approve the agenda. Joos seconded, and all were in favor. Agenda Item 2: Review of Minutes [0:00:45 Audio min.] Item 2A, Approval/Review of December 2019 Meeting Minutes Villarreal asked the commission for changes or addendums regarding these minutes; there were none. McCormick moved to approve the minutes, Joos seconded, and the motion was unanimously approved. Agenda Item 3: Public comment [0.01.48 Audio min.] Hunt-Durán and Leard (conservation assistant and director, respectively, for Pacific Coast Conservation), introduced themselves and provided a brief outline of the company’s collection management/conservation services (see handouts). Attended last month’s Arts Commission event. They are reaching out to cities to offer their public art maintenance services for both indoor and outdoor pieces. Agenda Item 4: Guest Presentations [0.04.09 Audio min.] A. Affordability of Housing and Studios for Artists – Danica Powell of Trestle Strategy Group presented on the negative impact from high housing costs on the overall health and well-being of the Boulder community along with a new solution: “Home Wanted.” (See handouts and https://homewanted.org/.) Goal of ensuring that 12% of all homes in Boulder County affordable by 2035 (current: 5%), thus expanding access to diverse housing in our community. “Cost-burdened” defined as more than 30% of income dedicated to housing (diverting funds for food, health care, etc.) Presented video: Squeezed Out. Discussion of Inn Between’s project in Longmont: “Micah Homes.” Partnerships with faith-based organizations whose mission closely aligns with the goals of affordable housing prove successful. Announced upcoming events including Pop Up Storytelling during Boulder Arts Week from March 27th to April 4th. Invited commission to join the Home Team and assist in advocating for this increased equity and inclusion in the housing market through council interaction, social media, and contacting local papers. Villarreal advised Powell to communicate with the local arts community to uncover concrete advice and a wish-list to achieve the live/work space. Click will provide info about the Cultural Summit for further outreach. Discussion of opportunity zones (e.g., Transit Village, 55th and Arapahoe) and using creative sector to form anchors upon 2 which retail, community spaces, and other neighborhood features can grow. Commission voiced desire for continued conversation with Powell to further discussions with the City re: affordable housing. B. Library Champions – Juana Gomez (Library Commissioner and Library Champion) and Joni Teter (former Library Commission Chair and Library Champion) provided an update on the progress of the work being done by these advocates for sustainable library funding (https://www.boulderlibrarychampions.org/). Teter took a “deep dive” into the way the library is funded. Proactively looking at ways to increase funding, the districting solution was discussed; the Library Commission has recommended this scenario to City Council. Instead of a small piece of property tax, districted libraries have independent funding and governing source. Indicated map of user base versus city boundaries (see handouts). The very successful petition circulated last year can be put to a vote. City Council and city management were not ready to take this on at the time and requested delay of petition action until 2020. Two paths have materialized – one by petition whereby Boulder County would have to put it on the ballot by mid-August; otherwise Boulder City Council and Boulder County Commission would create a district by resolution. Teter and Gomez responded to queries about the Library Master Plan and options for funding. Villarreal questioned cost per household; Gomez clarified that the potential 4 mill levy increase would roughly translate to $20 per household. Villarreal wondered about the likeliness of the district being approved by voters. Gomez referred to last year’s statistically valid poll indicating public support for district creation as well as support for the funding. Additionally, if the library became its own district, this frees up 5.5 to 7.5 million in the General Fund. Villarreal: how would districting affect the Office of Arts and Culture? Chasansky: it would ultimately be restructured, can not interfere with programs as they stand and implementation of the Cultural Plan. It would likely move to another department. Villarreal: is it a positive? It would not be a negative, per Chasansky. In response to Villarreal’s query about specific departments, Chasansky noted that this is still unknown (however, possibilities include Community Vitality and Human Services). McCormick wondered whether district would be responsible for the new north Boulder library and the new Gunbarrel branch; Gomez replied in the affirmative. Next event at council will be a public hearing on March 17th. Commission offered to feature this in the Office of Arts and Culture newsletter. Agenda Item 5: Grant Program [1.03.15 Audio min.] A. ACTION: Grant Reports 1. And Art Space, Boulder Art Car Project: Art on the Streets 2019, $3,000 2. Community Cycles, Community Cycles Student Mosaic Project, $3,000 3. Jasmine Baetz, Marking Space for Los Seis de Boulder, $5,000 McCormick impressed with all projects. Villarreal moved to approve the submitted reports, McCormick seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. B. ACTION: General Operating Support (GOS) Grants – Reports & Recertifications: Staff asked commissioners to vote on a motion to recertify the GOS grants that were awarded last year. This meets requirements of the city’s annual budget cycle and the requirements of the cultural grants ordinance (Boulder Revised Code, Chapter 14-1). Note per the manager’s memo: “this action is not a second review of those applications. Rather, in addition to the requirements of the law and budget process, it is the opportunity for members of the Arts Commission to ensure that no crucial changes have occurred in the organizations that might create a challenge in their ability to meet the requirements of the grant and the spirit of their application.” • Commissioners have the following options: a) recertify all grants, b) recertify individual grants, c) not recertify individual grants and cancel the funding for this grant cycle, and/or d) postpone recertification of individual grants pending the answers to specific questions. • Villarreal noted the capacity and rent issues plaguing Ensemble Theatre and Frequent Fliers. Villarreal moved that all 2019 General Operating Support grant recipients in the following list be recertified (see list of 26, below). McCormick seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 1. 3rd Law Dance/Theater 2. Art Parts Creative Reuse Center 3. Band of Toughs 3 4. Block 1750 5. Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) 6. Boulder International Film Festival 7. Boulder International Fringe Festival 8. Boulder Metalsmithing Association 9. Boulder MUSE 10. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 11. Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 12. Boulder Samba School 13. Boulder Symphony 14. Cantabile Singers 15. Circle of Care Project 16. Dairy Arts Center 17. Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc. 18. Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras 19. KGNU 20. LOCAL Theater Company 21. Mmmwhah! (Creativity Alive) 22. Motus Theater 23. Open Studios 24. Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema 25. Studio Arts Boulder 26. The Catamounts, NFP C. ACTION: General Operating Support Grant Decisions: At the December 2019 Arts Commission meeting, a motion was approved to assign $250,000 in funds to those 2019 GOS applications in the extra-large and large sized organization categories which scored highly by the panel but were not awarded due to lack of funds. Those applicants were offered opportunity to provide application updates prior to commission’s final approval. With updates now received and reviewed, staff tasked commission with final approval of the grant awards. McCormick observed that Parlando provided budgets for years 2016-17 as opposed to the other organizations’ more current records. Though noting that he is not concerned (based on Parlando’s history), Villarreal would like Parlando’s latest fiscal budget included in the March packet. Joos moved that, in 2020 and 2021, the Colorado Chautauqua Association, Parlando School for the Arts, Colorado Music Festival, and the Museum of Boulder be granted $48,100 each in General Operating Support funds and Boulder Bach Festival, Boulder Ballet, and JLF Colorado be granted $19,100 each in General Operating Support funds. McCormick seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Agenda Item 6: Public Art Program [1.16.45 Audio min.] A. ACTION: Donation Approvals (see packet) i. Tim Eggert Memorial by Todd Read and team, donor: Friends of Tim Eggert ii. Pilot and Navigator / Jim Swaeby Peace Award by Charles Sturrock / Bob Sievers, donor: Rotary Club of Boulder iii. Entanglement by Ruth Bloch, donor: Gordon Gamm iv. Los Seis de Boulder by Jasmine Baetz, donor: Jasmine Baetz The role of the Arts Commission at this stage involves certifying that the requirements of the public art policy have been properly executed, making a recommendation to the City Manager (CM) on her consideration of final approval, and providing any advice to staff and the artist on how to ensure the success of the project. For each proposal, commission retains the option to a) approve the process and forward the proposal to CM for review, b) not approve the process and recommend specific action to staff, or c) postpone approval of the process pending the answers to specific questions. i: Villarreal broached the idea of developing some sort of criteria for memorials (e.g., 5-year wait after death before a monument). Joos spoke in support of the project; “storytelling is an important part of art.” McCormick moved 4 APPROVED BY: ATTESTED: _________________________________________ ________________________________________ Board Chair Board Secretary _________________________________________ ________________________________________ Date Date that commission approve this process was properly conducted and recommend that the proposed Tim Eggert Memorial Foundation donation concept advance to the City Manager for approval to enter into contracting, accepting the final work contingent on satisfactory designs which meet the criteria proposed by the Standing Selection Panel. Joos seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. ii. Joos moved that commission approve this process was properly conducted and recommend that the donation Pilot and Navigator by Charles Sturrock, donated by Gordon Gamm and the Boulder Rotary Club, advance to the City Manager for final approval. Additionally, she moved that we formally remove the bench and spire components from the public art donation process. McCormick seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. iii. McCormick moved that commission approve this process was properly conducted and recommend that the proposed donation Entanglement by Ruth Bloch, donated by Gordon Gamm, advance to the City Manager for final approval. Joos seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. iv. Villarreal moved that commission approve this process was properly conducted and recommend that the proposed concept Los Seis de Boulder by Jasmine Baetz advance to the City Manager for approval to enter into contracting, accepting the final work contingent on satisfactory designs which meet the criteria proposed by the Standing Selection Panel. Joos seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. Agenda Item 7: Matters from Commissioners [2.11.49 Audio min.] None. Agenda Item 8: Matters from Staff [2.11.50 Audio min.] A. DISCUSSION: Questions About the Manager’s Memo - Chasansky welcomed questions. Agenda Item 9: Adjournment [2.18.15 Audio min.] There being no further business to come before the commission at this time, the meeting was adjourned. Date, time, and location of next meeting: The next Boulder Arts Commission meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in the Boulder Creek Room at the Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80302. 5 TO: Members of the Boulder Arts Commission FROM: Matt Chasansky, City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture DATE: April 10, 2020 SUBJECT: Manager’s Update for the Boulder Arts Commission Meeting on April 15, 2020 1. Important Information about the April Meeting In response to the COVID-19 situation the City Manager issued Emergency Order 2020-8 which suspends meetings of City of Boulder boards and commissions. Exceptions are allowed for a few circumstances, including action items “necessary to award funds appropriated by the city council.” With that in mind this special meeting will be limited to action items that are needed to deliver planned funding to the community in the cultural grants and public art programs. A few notes on the meeting: ­ To ensure that participants can follow the requirements for social distancing and prohibition on gatherings in the emergency orders, the meeting will be held online using Microsoft Teams for the video meeting. ­ There will be no public comment or observation of the meeting. The recording will be posted as soon as possible for public review. Any member of the public who wishes to comment on the content of the meeting is encouraged to email members of the Arts Commission (contact information is available at the Office of Arts and Culture website). 2. Notes on the April Agenda On behalf of the Office of Arts and Culture and Library and Arts Department staff, we convey our sincere gratitude to Erica Joos who will be serving in her last commission meeting. Erica has been an enthusiastic and thoughtful voice on the team. Erica: we wish you the best! And, we are happy to welcome Georgia Schmid, appointed to the Arts Commission by City Council at their meeting on April 7, 2020, for a five-year term. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we will not have the opportunity to welcome Georgia in person. And, we will not be able to send off Erica in the way we would like. That does not diminish our appreciation to either commissioner. When we can all be together again, we look forward to properly appreciating you both: the volunteers who represent our community and champion Boulder’s arts and culture. > 3C, 2020 Community Projects for Individuals Grants – In Attachment One, please find the final application scoring for this grant category. After a conversation about the scoring, staff will ask for a motion, second, discussion, and vote to proceed with the final awards. Commissioners have the options to: ­ Approve all the organizations which scored above the funding threshold, ­ Approve individual applications as the members of the commission see fit to award, ­ Not approve individual applications, or ­ Postpone decisions on an individual application until specific questions are answered by the applicants. > 3D, 2020 Community Projects for Organizations Grants – In Attachment Two, please find the final application scoring for this grant category. After a conversation about the scoring, staff will ask for a motion, second, discussion, and vote to proceed with the final awards. Commissioners have the options to: ­ Approve all the organizations which scored above the funding threshold, ­ Approve individual applications as the members of the commission see fit to award, ­ Not approve individual applications, or ­ Postpone decisions on an individual application until specific questions are answered by the applicants. > 4A, Public Art Contract Amendments – Under normal circumstances, the amendment of a contract between the City of Boulder Public Art Program and the commissioned artist would be a staff matter. This practice is for changes to the scope of work or contract amount are brought before the Arts Commission for discussion only when there is a significant change that alters the conditions of the Selection Panel and Arts Commission’s approval of the artist. However, the use of Community Culture and Safety Tax (CCS) funds has additional conditions due to the language of the voter-approved ballot initiative. Initial allocations approved by voters in 2015 (CCSv1) were assigned to specific public art projects. The 2017 6 renewal (CCSv2) was allocated to a general public art budget. As the CCSv1 money is specifically assigned, it needs approval from the Arts Commission for any changes. Therefore, in the meeting staff will ask the Arts Commission for specific approval to move funds from different public art projects within the umbrella of CCS funding: ­ Arapahoe Underpass – This project was initiated in 2017 with a contract budget of $42,000 derived from 1% of Transportation construction funds and awarded to Michelle Sparks. The project was required to go through the Greenways Advisory Committee and solicit for a Wetlands Variance. In doing so, the public art component was unable to be tied into the parent construction. Now that permits have been obtained, we must go back for integration with the completed parent project. This is creating extra costs including: conduit, power capacity, need for civil engineer, dimmer HVAC system, etc. The project needs an additional $20,000 to be complete, which is available through a reallocation of funds from CCSv2. This amount reflects the common 15% annual construction increases seen across most capital construction projects in Boulder. ­ University Hill – This project was initiated in 2018 with a contract budget of $95,000 derived from CCSv1, and awarded to the University of Colorado (CU) ENVD Program for two components associated with specific CU classes: Outreach and Engagement ($10,000) and Design, Fabrication, and Installation ($75,000) plus a CU Fee ($8,500). The project experienced significant delays when obtaining its building permit and classes had to be re- calibrated. Now the project faces an unprecedented challenge with COVID-19 as all in-person classes have been cancelled. It is thus proposed to close out the current contract with ENVD and open a new contract with RAW Creative, a fabrication/installation company associated with the project. In doing so, RAW Creative will be able to hire on 3-5 students (once stay-at-home orders have been lifted) to see the project through to completion. The project needs an additional $155,000 for completion, available through a reallocation of funds from CCSv2. This would put the project total at $230,000 which is consistent for a project of this scale. The project’s fixed and material costs total $79,993.18. The remaining $150,000 budget covers the labor (previously not a budget line when the fabrication and installation were part of a student course) along with fees that CU was exempt from: permitting and taxation, GC fees, insurance requirements, and site preparation requirements. > 4A, Early Approval of Final Special Facilities Grant Disbursements – at the request of Arts Commission chair Mark Villareal, the Commission will discuss the remaining funds being held in the 2019 Special Facilities Grant. This 20% of each grant is held until the final reports are approved. With a motion, second, discussion, and vote, the Arts Commission can instruct staff to release those funds immediately. 3. Commission Correspondence In Attachment Three, please find copies of email correspondence received by the Boulder Arts Commission during the period between the publication of the February and April 2020 meeting packets. 4. At the request of Arts Commission chair Mark Villareal, in Attachment Four please find a copy of the email Mark sent to members of Boulder City Council regarding public art funding. 5. Staff Updates City departments continue to track the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) issue with city and county emergency management and health organizations. More information on the city-wide response can be found at the resource website: https://bouldercolorado.gov/coronavirus. In addition to the Emergency Management Team, a partnership has been formed for a coordinated response to the economic impacts of the crisis. Staff in the Office of Arts and Culture will be supporting both these teams in a few ways: ­ Distributing information from the Emergency Management Team about the crisis and emergency orders through newsletters and on our website. ­ Tracking and distributing information to the nonprofits and artists in the community about local and national resources. ­ Surveying and in other ways tracking impacts in Boulder on the cultural sector, including any closure of venues and cancellation of events. ­ Participating in the COVID-19 Operations and Outreach Team, part of the coordinated response. ­ Participating in the state-wide arts leadership team meetings which are coordinated by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. 7 The city has issued a temporary hold on all hiring, including for the vacant Public Art Coordinator position. A new program will be launched shortly after publication of this memo. The Creative Neighborhoods: COVID-19 Work Projects will open for applications on April 16, 2020. This WPA-style program will provide small commissions for professional artists of all disciplines to create neighborhood-scale projects that help the community stay resilient through COVID-19 crisis and reconnect when the restrictions are lifted. More information will be available at the website: https://boulderarts.org/public-art/creative- neighborhoods/covid-19-work-projects/. > Grants and Programs for Organizations Staff is in discussion with the 35 Professional Development and Rental Assistance grantees to help them adjust their grants in response to the COVID-19 emergency. A reminder that staff made the following changes to the Arts Education Grant Award Schedule due to impacts of the COVID- 19 emergency. ­ Monday, June 15 at 11:59 p.m. – Deadline for applications ­ June 16 to June 22 – Review by staff for eligibility and revision by applicants if necessary ­ June 22 to July 6 – Preliminary review and score by panel (15 days) ­ July 6 to July 10 – Score processing by staff ­ July 10 – Preliminary scores and comments sent to applicants via email ­ July 10 to July 17 – Applicants prepare and send written responses to the panel’s questions. The written response should be emailed to Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org by Friday, July 17, 2020 at 11:59pm. ­ July 17 to July 22 – Response processing by staff ­ July 22 – Responses sent to panel ­ July 22 to August 5 – Final review and score by panel (15 days) ­ August 5 to August 10 – Final scores sent to applicants via email, and included in Arts Commission in packet that week. ­ August 19 – Arts Commission meeting. Discussion and final decisions on grants The following Rental Assistance reports were approved prior to the meeting: ­ The Catamounts, Shockheaded Peter, Dairy Arts Center, $1,000 All reports and applications which have been approved by staff are available for commissioners’ review. In Attachment Five please find a current grants program budget. > Public Art Program Approval of the 2020-2022 Public Art Implementation Plan is delayed due to the COVID-19 local emergency orders. Staff continues to track permitting requirements on public art projects. Staff is working with the Policy Review Group (PRG) and Tax Auditors to define valuation in public art for the purposes of permitting taxation. Public Art Commissioning Updates: ­ Civic Area 11th St. Spine Signature Artwork (Adam Kuby): Final Design. The Floodplains, Right of Way permits have been approved while the Building permit is being reviewed. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the installation schedule is on hold. Contract and budget adjustments have been made for project needs. www.adamkuby.com ­ University Hill (ENVD 3300 Praxis): Final Design. The Building Permit was resubmitted on March 4. Please refer to the notes above for details on the status of this project. http://www.monthofmodern.com/community-livingroom/ https://www.rawdbf.com/commercial ­ North Broadway (Sharon Dowell): Preliminary Design. Dowell’s updated concepts are being routed to Technical Review Committee (TRC). Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the project schedule is on hold. 8 ­ Arapahoe Underpass (Michelle Sparks): Fabrication. The electrical permit has been submitted. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the install now must occur in the fall after the creek’s low flow rates window have passed. Please refer to the notes above for further details on the status of this project. http://michellemsparks.com ­ Urban Design - 30th and Colorado Underpass (Rosie Fivian and Ransom Beegles): Final Design and bid. The project team is reviewing final design, budget, and implementation. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the project is delayed. http://www.architectista.com/ http://www.rdesignstudios.com/ ­ Urban Design - Foothills Underpass (Carolyn Braaksma): Fabrication and Installation of the artist’s scope is complete. Next in the schedule will be resolution of casting errors. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the opening of the parent project is delayed. https://www.braaksmadesign.com/ ­ NoBo Library (Daily Tous Les Jours): Final Design. www.dailytouslesjours.com; Preliminary Design was completed Mar 30. ­ BCH Deconstruction: On Hold ­ CCSv2: On Hold ­ Experiments in Public Art: On Hold ­ CAGID Garage Art Public Art Program: On Hold Community-Initiated Projects Updates: ­ Tim Eggert Soundpiece: Contracting. Due to the COVID-19 emergency the contracting is delayed, ­ Nobel Circle Donation: Pre-approval Process. The Donor is evaluating next steps for fundraising, project development, and working to understand permitting requirements for the proposed artwork. ­ Rotary Club Donation: Contracting. Due to the COVID-19 emergency the contracting is delayed ­ Gordon Gamm Donation: Contracting. Due to the COVID-19 emergency the contracting delayed ­ Los Seis de Boulder: Contracting. Due to the COVID-19 emergency the contracting delayed and project permits unable to be issued at this time (ROW permitting is only accepting new permit applications if they are for emergency and essential services). Maintenance and Conservation: ­ Staff is exploring on-call licensed contractors to support permitting requirements for maintenance projects. ­ Relocation and condition report of 2D collection: Due to the COVID-19 emergency this project is on hold. ­ Dragonfly Giraffe (John King): Due to the COVID-19 emergency this project is on hold. ­ 28th St. Transit by Robert Tully: Due to the COVID-19 emergency this project is on hold. Murals ­ Bloomberg Asphalt Art Challenge: Bloomberg has not yet named recipients. Staff and Transportation submitted a grant application for up-to $25,000 from Bloomberg Philanthropies for three distinct projects in San Juan del Centro, Elmer’s Two-Mile and the NoBo Broadway corridor ­ The 2020 Mural Artist Roster is now available. ­ Pollinator Mural: Pre-approval. In Attachment Six, please find a current five-year program budget for public art commissioning. > Programs for Artists Due to the COVID-19 emergency the Artist Forum scheduled for April at Galvanize, Boulder has been cancelled. Staff will be tracking restrictions to evaluate the status of the May 27 event. Staff is working with Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA), for a series of professional development workshops for emerging writers of all genres. Funding for this program was received from the Boulder Library Foundation. 9 > Creative Workforce and NoBo Art District The campaign group for the Business Improvement District is currently evaluating their next steps given the COVID-19 emergency and its potential impacts on their ability to complete petitions and properly campaign on behalf of the proposed tax. Staff will continue to monitor their progress and work with the City Clerk and City Attorneys Offices on the next steps. > Creative Neighborhoods Strategy The COVID-19 restrictions has necessitated a delay on Creative Neighborhoods: Murals as the homeowner application requires getting signatures from neighbors. The timeline will be reevaluated after restrictions on social distancing are lifted. See information above about the Creative Neighborhoods: COVID-19 Work Projects. > Civic Dialog and Boulder Arts Week Boulder Arts Week shifted to Boulder Arts Week ONLINE in response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. The new program featured over 40 artists and organizations hosting virtual classes, workshops, exhibitions, and screenings. Office staff will continue to support digital programming into the future with BoulderArtsOnline.org, dedicated to promoting Boulder artists’ and organizations’ virtual events. ­ Many of the Boulder Arts Week events, including some of the 21 sponsored events, were postponed to later in the year. The social media platforms associated with Boulder Arts Week will continue to promote programs as they come up later in the year. ­ Staff responded quickly to the new circumstances and repurposed funds to provide small sponsorships of up $100 to cover the costs of moving events to a restrictions-friendly format. ­ Staff is evaluating the experience of audiences and presenters to learn lessons for the future. ­ Staff continues to send semimonthly newsletters and engage with the community via Twitter (@boulderartscult) and Instagram (@boulderartsculture). The manager of the Office of Arts and Culture, Matt Chasansky returned from the Creative Climate Leaders fellowship at Biosphere 2 in Arizona. This was followed by the second meeting of the Art + Climate Advisory Team on April 9, 2020. Work continues in collaboration with the city-wide team to develop a set of cultural principles to be foundational to the climate adaptation plan for the city. 10 Attachment One Final Scores for the 2020 Community Project Grant for Individuals Average Scores and Ranking Applicant Name Amount Requested Overall Average Community Priorities Average (Tie Breaker) Jasmine Baetz $5,000 38.00 7.57 And Art Space & Street Wise Boulder $5,000 37.63 7.38 Arielle Milkman $4,769 36.50 7.38 Angie Eng $5,000 35.00 7.00 Rebecca Folsom $5,000 34.63 7.00 City Repair Boulder / Robin Eden $5,000 34.63 6.75 Betsy Tobin $5,000 34.00 6.75 Brian (Musa Starseed) Cunningham $5,000 33.88 6.88 Anne Bliss $5,000 33.50 6.38 Sam Fuqua $5,000 32.13 7.00 Rick Dallago $5,000 31.25 6.00 Jiffer Harriman $4,000 29.63 6.25 Cyanne Stonesmith $850 28.25 5.75 Nikita Coulombe LLC $5,000 26.38 4.88 11 Detail Scores Mark Kathleen Erica Applicant Name Comm. Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes & Eval Cultural Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm. Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes & Eval Cultural Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm. Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes & Eval and Eval Cultural Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Jasmine Baetz 7 8 7 7 4 4 37 8 8 7 7 4 4 38 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 And Art Space & Street Wise Boulder 8 8 8 7 4 4 39 7 8 7 8 4 4 38 8 8 7 8 4 4 39 Arielle Milkman 7 8 7 6 4 4 36 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 8 7 8 7 3 4 37 Angie Eng 7 7 6 7 4 4 35 8 8 7 7 4 4 38 8 7 7 8 4 4 38 Rebecca Folsom 7 7 7 6 4 4 35 7 7 6 7 4 4 35 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 City Repair Boulder / Robin Eden 6 7 6 6 4 4 33 8 7 7 7 4 4 37 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 Betsy Tobin 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 5 6 7 4 4 33 Brian (Musa Starseed) Cunningham 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 6 5 6 6 3 4 30 7 6 6 7 4 4 34 Anne Bliss 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 6 5 6 7 4 4 32 Sam Fuqua 8 3 4 7 4 4 30 7 7 8 7 4 4 37 6 5 6 6 4 4 31 Rick Dallago 7 6 6 7 4 4 34 6 7 6 6 4 4 33 7 6 5 6 4 4 32 Jiffer Harriman 6 4 3 6 4 4 27 8 7 6 7 4 4 36 6 5 5 7 4 4 31 Cyanne Stonesmith 8 7 4 4 4 4 31 5 6 5 6 3 3 28 8 4 4 4 4 4 28 Nikita Coulombe LLC 6 4 4 5 4 4 27 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 5 5 5 5 3 4 27 12 Bruce Katharine Belgin Applicant Name Comm. Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes & Eval Cultural Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm. Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes & Eval Cultural Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm. Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes & Eval and Eval Cultural Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Jasmine Baetz 7 8 7 8 4 4 38 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 7 7 8 5 4 4 35 And Art Space & Street Wise Boulder 7 8 7 8 4 4 38 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 Arielle Milkman 7 8 7 7 3 3 35 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 7 7 7 6 4 4 35 Angie Eng 7 7 7 7 3 3 34 8 7 7 8 4 4 38 5 7 6 6 4 4 32 Rebecca Folsom 7 7 7 7 3 3 34 8 7 7 7 4 4 37 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 City Repair Boulder / Robin Eden 7 6 7 7 4 3 34 6 6 6 5 4 4 31 6 6 5 6 4 4 31 Betsy Tobin 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 6 6 7 4 4 34 6 6 6 7 4 4 33 Brian (Musa Starseed) Cunningham 7 8 7 7 4 4 37 8 6 7 7 4 4 36 6 6 6 5 4 4 31 Anne Bliss 7 8 6 6 3 4 34 8 6 7 8 4 4 37 6 7 6 7 4 4 34 Sam Fuqua 7 6 6 7 4 4 34 8 4 7 6 4 4 33 7 5 6 6 4 4 32 Rick Dallago 7 8 7 8 4 4 38 7 7 7 8 4 4 37 5 5 5 6 4 4 29 Jiffer Harriman 7 6 5 7 3 2 30 6 5 4 6 4 4 29 7 7 5 7 4 4 34 Cyanne Stonesmith 6 7 6 5 4 4 32 4 4 4 3 2 4 21 6 7 5 6 4 4 32 Nikita Coulombe LLC 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 5 5 5 4 4 4 27 4 4 5 4 4 4 25 13 Jasmine Cynthia Applicant Name Comm. Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes & Eval Cultural Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm. Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes & Eval Cultural Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Jasmine Baetz Recused 8 8 7 7 4 4 38 And Art Space & Street Wise Boulder 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 8 6 7 4 4 36 Arielle Milkman 7 8 7 8 3 4 37 8 8 7 6 3 4 36 Angie Eng 6 3 5 5 4 4 27 7 8 7 8 4 4 38 Rebecca Folsom 5 4 6 5 3 3 26 7 8 6 7 2 4 34 City Repair Boulder / Robin Eden 7 8 6 7 4 4 36 6 8 6 7 4 4 35 Betsy Tobin 6 4 6 5 4 4 29 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 Brian (Musa Starseed) Cunningham 8 8 6 7 4 4 37 7 6 7 7 3 4 34 Anne Bliss 5 5 5 5 4 4 28 5 7 6 6 4 4 32 Sam Fuqua 5 4 4 3 4 3 23 8 7 6 8 4 4 37 Rick Dallago 5 2 3 4 4 3 21 4 5 3 6 4 4 26 Jiffer Harriman 5 3 2 4 4 3 21 5 5 5 6 4 4 29 Cyanne Stonesmith 5 2 5 5 4 4 25 4 7 5 5 4 4 29 Nikita Coulombe LLC 3 1 4 3 4 3 18 4 3 5 3 4 4 23 14 Attachment Two Final Scores for the 2020 Community Project Grant for Organizations Applicant Name Amount Requested Overall Average NAACP Boulder Authorized Committee $10,000 38.22 El Centro AMISTAD $5,000 37.78 Motus Theater $10,000 37.44 BaoBao Foundation $10,000 36.33 Boulder Opera $10,000 35.78 90 Second Newbery $2,500 34.67 Cindy Brandle Dance Company $10,000 34.56 Dairy Arts Center $10,000 34.50 Women's Wilderness $10,000 34.44 square product theatre $10,000 34.33 Boulder Samba School $10,000 34.22 BRIAH Danse $10,000 33.67 LOCAL Theater Company $10,000 33.67 Continues, next page 15 Continued from the previous page. Applicant Name Amount Requested Overall Average Boulder Ballet $10,000 33.44 Virada Drums $10,000 33.33 NoBo Art District $10,000 33.22 The Hopper $10,000 32.89 T2 Dance Project $8,500 32.78 Boulder Writing Studio $10,000 32.67 BCAA-HOVAB/Jennifer Heath $10,000 32.56 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art $10,000 32.00 The Boulder Creative Collective $10,000 31.67 R Gallery $10,000 31.56 Loam $10,000 31.25 SIV LLC $10,000 30.89 Martha's Vineyard Film Society $7,500 30.56 Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra $10,000 30.44 Int’l Institute for Simplified Kundalini Yoga $10,000 22.22 16 Detail Scores Mark Kathleen Erica Applicant Name Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL NAACP Boulder Authorized Committee 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 8 7 8 4 4 38 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 El Centro AMISTAD 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 8 7 7 4 4 37 8 8 6 8 4 4 38 Motus Theater 7 8 7 8 4 3 37 8 8 7 8 4 3 38 8 7 7 8 4 3 37 BaoBao Foundation 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 6 7 6 7 4 4 34 8 7 8 8 4 4 39 Boulder Opera 7 7 7 8 4 4 37 7 8 6 8 4 4 37 7 7 5 6 4 4 33 90 Second Newbery 7 6 6 6 4 4 33 6 7 7 7 4 4 35 7 7 6 7 4 4 35 Cindy Brandle Dance Company 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 6 7 7 7 4 4 35 7 6 7 6 4 4 34 Dairy Arts Center 7 8 7 7 4 3 36 8 8 7 7 4 2 36 8 7 8 8 4 3 38 Women's Wilderness 7 6 6 6 4 4 33 6 7 7 6 4 4 34 7 8 7 8 4 4 38 square product theatre 6 7 6 7 4 4 34 7 7 6 7 4 4 35 6 5 7 7 4 4 33 Boulder Samba School 6 6 6 6 4 3 31 6 6 6 6 4 2 30 7 7 8 8 4 4 38 BRIAH Danse 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 6 7 6 7 4 4 34 7 8 7 7 4 4 37 LOCAL Theater Company 7 8 7 8 4 3 37 7 7 7 8 4 2 35 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 Boulder Ballet 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 6 7 7 7 4 2 33 7 8 7 7 4 4 37 Virada Drums 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 7 6 6 7 3 4 33 6 7 6 6 4 4 33 NoBo Art District 7 7 7 6 4 3 34 8 8 7 7 4 2 36 6 7 6 7 4 4 34 The Hopper 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 7 8 7 8 4 4 38 7 5 6 7 3 4 32 T2 Dance Project 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 6 7 6 6 3 4 32 6 5 6 6 4 4 31 Boulder Writing Studio 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 6 6 5 6 4 4 31 6 6 7 6 4 4 33 BCAA-HOVAB/Jennifer Heath 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 7 6 6 4 4 34 6 6 5 6 4 4 31 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 7 7 7 7 4 3 35 8 8 8 7 4 2 37 6 6 7 6 4 3 32 The Boulder Creative Collective 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 6 7 6 6 4 4 33 7 5 6 6 4 4 32 R Gallery 6 5 5 6 4 4 30 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 Loam 6 7 6 6 4 4 33 5 4 4 4 2 3 22 Recused SIV LLC 5 5 4 5 4 4 27 6 6 5 6 3 3 29 8 5 5 7 4 4 33 Martha's Vineyard Film Society 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 6 6 6 6 2 4 30 7 4 5 5 4 4 29 Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 7 6 6 7 4 3 33 7 6 7 7 4 2 33 6 5 7 7 4 3 32 Int’l Institute/Simplified Kundalini Yoga 3 3 3 3 3 4 19 3 3 3 3 2 3 17 4 6 6 5 4 4 29 17 Detail Scores Devin Bruce Belgin Applicant Name Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL NAACP Boulder Authorized Committee 8 8 7 8 4 4 39 7 8 6 8 4 4 37 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 El Centro AMISTAD 8 8 7 7 4 4 38 7 8 8 8 4 4 39 7 7 5 7 4 4 34 Motus Theater 8 8 8 8 4 2 38 8 8 7 8 4 3 38 7 7 7 6 4 2 33 BaoBao Foundation 6 8 7 7 4 4 36 7 8 7 7 4 4 37 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 Boulder Opera 8 7 8 8 4 4 39 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 7 7 6 7 4 4 35 90 Second Newbery 8 7 7 7 4 4 37 7 7 6 7 3 4 34 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 Cindy Brandle Dance Company 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 7 7 7 4 3 35 7 7 7 6 4 4 35 Dairy Arts Center 7 8 6 6 4 1 32 6 8 6 7 3 3 33 Recused Women's Wilderness 7 8 7 7 4 4 37 6 7 6 7 4 4 34 6 6 7 6 4 4 33 square product theatre 6 7 7 7 4 4 35 7 6 7 7 3 4 34 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 Boulder Samba School 7 8 7 7 4 2 35 7 7 6 8 4 4 36 7 7 7 7 4 2 34 BRIAH Danse 7 7 6 8 4 4 36 7 6 6 7 4 2 32 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 LOCAL Theater Company 7 8 8 7 4 1 35 6 7 7 7 4 3 34 5 7 7 6 4 4 33 Boulder Ballet 8 8 7 7 4 1 35 7 7 6 6 3 2 31 6 7 7 7 4 2 33 Virada Drums 7 8 8 7 4 4 38 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 6 6 6 7 4 4 33 NoBo Art District 7 7 8 7 4 4 37 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 5 7 7 7 4 2 32 The Hopper 6 6 7 7 4 4 34 6 6 6 6 4 2 30 7 6 7 7 4 4 35 T2 Dance Project 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 7 6 7 6 3 4 33 6 5 7 6 4 4 32 Boulder Writing Studio 7 7 7 6 4 4 35 6 7 6 6 3 4 32 6 7 7 7 4 4 35 BCAA-HOVAB/Jennifer Heath 8 8 7 7 4 4 38 6 7 6 7 3 3 32 7 8 5 7 4 4 35 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 7 7 8 8 4 2 36 6 5 7 7 2 2 29 6 7 6 7 4 4 34 The Boulder Creative Collective 7 6 6 8 4 4 35 7 6 6 7 3 3 32 4 5 6 5 4 4 28 R Gallery 7 7 7 8 4 4 37 6 6 6 7 4 4 33 5 4 5 6 4 4 28 Loam 8 7 7 8 4 4 38 7 6 6 6 3 4 32 6 6 7 7 4 4 34 SIV LLC 7 8 6 6 4 4 35 6 7 6 7 2 3 31 7 7 6 6 4 4 34 Martha's Vineyard Film Society 7 7 7 7 4 4 36 6 6 6 7 3 4 32 7 5 7 7 4 4 34 Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 8 7 8 7 4 1 35 6 6 6 7 4 3 32 7 5 7 7 4 2 32 Int’l Institute/Simplified Kundalini Yoga 5 6 5 6 4 3 29 5 5 4 6 2 4 26 4 4 5 4 4 4 25 18 Detail Scores Jasmine Cynthia Katherine Applicant Name Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL Comm Priorities Cultural Equity Outcomes/Eval Cult. Offerings Boulder Focus Encouragement TOTAL NAACP Boulder Authorized Committee 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 8 8 7 8 3 4 38 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 El Centro AMISTAD 8 8 7 8 4 4 39 8 8 8 7 4 4 39 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 Motus Theater 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 8 8 7 8 4 2 37 8 8 8 8 4 3 39 BaoBao Foundation 6 6 6 6 4 4 32 8 8 6 7 4 4 37 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 Boulder Opera 5 6 6 6 4 4 31 7 8 7 7 4 4 37 8 6 8 8 4 4 38 90 Second Newbery 5 4 5 5 4 4 27 7 6 7 8 3 4 35 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 Cindy Brandle Dance Company 5 6 6 5 4 4 30 6 7 7 6 4 3 33 8 7 7 7 4 4 37 Dairy Arts Center 6 6 4 5 4 2 27 7 7 6 8 4 2 34 8 8 8 8 4 4 40 Women's Wilderness 4 4 4 5 4 4 25 8 8 7 7 4 4 38 8 8 6 8 4 4 38 square product theatre 5 6 5 5 4 4 29 6 7 6 7 4 4 34 8 8 7 8 4 4 39 Boulder Samba School 6 6 7 7 4 2 32 7 7 7 8 4 2 35 7 8 8 7 4 3 37 BRIAH Danse 5 4 6 4 3 4 26 7 6 7 5 4 4 33 6 6 7 7 4 4 34 LOCAL Theater Company 5 5 6 5 4 4 29 7 7 7 6 3 2 32 6 7 6 7 4 3 33 Boulder Ballet 5 6 6 6 4 1 28 6 7 6 6 4 1 30 8 8 8 7 4 3 38 Virada Drums 5 5 5 5 4 4 28 7 5 6 6 4 4 32 7 6 8 6 4 4 35 NoBo Art District 5 2 5 4 4 1 21 8 6 6 7 4 1 32 8 7 8 8 4 3 38 The Hopper 4 3 4 4 4 3 22 7 8 7 6 4 4 36 7 6 6 7 4 4 34 T2 Dance Project 6 3 6 5 4 4 28 7 5 6 6 4 4 32 8 7 8 8 4 4 39 Boulder Writing Studio 4 3 5 5 4 4 25 6 6 6 7 4 4 33 7 7 8 8 4 4 38 BCAA-HOVAB/Jennifer Heath 4 4 4 4 3 3 22 7 6 5 7 3 4 32 6 6 7 6 4 4 33 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 5 3 5 5 4 2 24 7 7 6 6 4 1 31 6 5 6 6 4 3 30 The Boulder Creative Collective 4 3 5 4 4 3 23 7 6 6 6 4 4 33 8 6 7 8 4 4 37 R Gallery 4 2 4 5 4 3 22 6 4 5 7 4 3 29 8 6 7 8 4 4 37 Loam 5 2 4 5 3 3 22 7 6 5 6 3 4 31 8 7 7 8 4 4 38 SIV LLC 4 3 4 4 4 3 22 6 7 5 6 4 4 32 7 7 6 7 4 4 35 Martha's Vineyard Film Society 4 3 4 4 3 3 21 6 6 6 6 3 3 30 7 5 5 6 4 4 31 Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra 3 2 4 3 4 1 17 7 5 5 7 4 1 29 6 6 6 6 4 3 31 Int’l Institute/Simplified Kundalini Yoga 2 2 2 2 4 4 16 2 3 2 4 3 4 18 3 4 4 4 4 2 21 19 From:Click, Lauren To:Mark Villarreal; Kathleen McCormick (fonthead1@gmail.com); ekrjoos@gmail.com; bruce@boulderdigitalarts.com; Jasmine.Baetz@colorado.edu; Cynthia Sliker; Katharine Reece; BYUCELEN Cc:Chasansky, Matthew; Seaton, Celia Subject:Boulder Arts Commission final evaluation assignment notification Date:Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:42:25 PM Attachments:Comm Proj Indiv all letters.pdf image001.png Dear Panelist, You have been assigned the Community Projects - Individuals response letters to review and evaluate. Please log into the Boulder Arts Commission online grant system to complete and submit your evaluations. Please complete your evaluations no later than Wednesday, March 11 at noon. Please let me know if you’d like calendar alerts for this and the Organization application deadline (March 9). The 3,000 character responses from the applicants are available through this link, and are attached. Please note that Cyanne did not send in a response letter. You will be updating your scores and comments in the online grant system, changing your initial scores in the software. You may add additional comments as well. The Scoring System and Rubric can be found here. Contact Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org or 660-553-7289 should you have questions. Thank you. Lauren Click she/her/hers Cultural Grants Program Office of Arts + Culture 720-564-2355 clickl@boulderlibrary.org www.boulderarts.org Library & Arts Department 1001 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO | 80302 www.bouldercolorado.gov Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 20 From:Vink, Mandy To:Mark Villarreal (flynvartranch@comcast.net); Kathleen McCormick; Erica Joos; Devin Patrick Hughes; Bruce Borowsky Cc:Seaton, Celia; Chasansky, Matthew Subject:Dedication scheduled for new Pearl Street sculpture by local artist Melanie Yazzie Date:Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:22:29 PM Attachments:image001.png Dear Commissioners Please join the Office of Arts and Culture next Friday, March 6, at 11 am for the dedication of “Strength from Within” by Melanie Yazzie. You can find additional details below, and please feel free to share with your communities. Sincerely, Mandy Mandy Vink Public Art Program, Office of Arts and Culture 303-441-4342 vinkm@boulderlibrary.org boulderarts.org Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program Library & Arts Department 1001 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO 80302 From: City of Boulder News <cobnews@bouldercolorado.gov> Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:11 AM To: Media Contacts <MediaContacts@bouldercolorado.gov>; EmployeeNews <EmployeeNews@bouldercolorado.gov>; CouncilMembers <CouncilMembers@bouldercolorado.gov> Subject: Dedication scheduled for new Pearl Street sculpture by local artist Melanie Yazzie Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 21 NEWS Thursday, Feb.27, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: Annie Zaruba, Media Relations, 303-441-4092 Mandy Vink, Public Art Administrator, 303-441-4342 bouldercolorado.gov Dedication scheduled for new Pearl Street sculpture by local artist Melanie Yazzie BOULDER, Colo. – The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture will host a dedication for the most recent addition to the city’s public art collection, the sculpture “Strength from Within” by local artist Melanie Yazzie. The dedication will honor the artist and take place Friday, March 6 at 11 a.m., at the southwest corner of Pearl and 16th streets. This event is free, open to the public and light refreshments will be served. The sculpture is a vibrant addition to the creative community in Peal’s East End. “It is wonderful to have an artwork by an artist of Yazzie’s stature,” said Mark Villarreal, chair of the Boulder Arts Commission. “This piece is from a local, notable artist – and I believe is the first piece from an indigenous artist in Boulder’s public art collection. Her work introduces contemporary art to this location, for the community to interpret and appreciate. On behalf of the Arts Commission, thank you to the anonymous donor for this gift.” As a printmaker, painter and sculptor, Yazzie's work draws on her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work incorporates both personal experiences as well as events and symbols from Diné culture. Yazzie is a professor of printmaking at the University of Colorado and has had her work in both national and international exhibitions. She explains “Strength from Within” as, “about finding a way to trust our instincts and know that we all have hope inside of us. Hope grows like a garden. We need to just care for it.” --CITY-- Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 22 From:Click, Lauren To:Chasansky, Matthew; Seaton, Celia Subject:FW: Thank you!!! Date:Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:46:39 PM Group email - lmc Lauren Click she/her/hers Cultural Grants Program Office of Arts + Culture 720-564-2355 clickl@boulderlibrary.org www.boulderarts.org Library & Arts Department 1001 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO | 80302 www.bouldercolorado.gov From: ml robles <necopass@gmail.com> Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:34 PM To: flynvartranch@comcast.net; tumbled5@gmail.com; Kathleen McCormick <fonthead@indra.com>; ekrjoos@gmail.com; bruce@boulderdigitalarts.com Subject: Thank you!!! External Sender Boulder Art Commission,Please receive this note with my gratitude for the support of my work and the arts inBoulder by awarding me a Professional Development grant through the Boulder Art Commission. For those of you who may not know me, my name is ml Robles and I am an architect here in Boulder where I specialize in, advocate for, and educate on AccessoryDwelling Units (ADUs). My goal for 2020 is to establish a design build option forhomeowners who are interested in building an accessory dwelling unit to assist themin being able to afford to own a house in Boulder and/or to house middle incomefolks who might otherwise not be able to live in an amenity rich neighborhood. I amespecially keen to support the resiliency and sustainability of artists to live in the citywhere they work and to help fill access and affordability gaps in housing and small studio space by promoting the building of accessory units and accessory dwelling units and by also providing a network for creatives to connect with ADU options. These are both challenging times and exciting times as we rethink how we use ourland and it is my goal to be a leading practitioner and advocate for accessory uses insingle family zoning in the city of Boulder. This grant will support my attending theADU Academy and networking with the leading ADU practitioners in Portland, Oregonand will help maintain leading edge knowledge in our community and continue toestablish Boulder in the national ADU dialogue. Upon my return and assimilation of the learning, I will be making ADU presentations Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 23 to the arts and culture community as well as in broader settings for professionals and the public. It will be my honor to have you attend one of these presentations, detailswill be sent out. In gratitude, ml ml Robles necopass@gmail.com 303 443 1945 Newlands ecopass coordinator https://necopass.blogspot.com/ Creating abundance in housingwith light-filled minimalist dwellings that support carbon-neutral zero-waste living. Architect http://studiopoints.com/ http://good-design-is-like-that.studiopoints.com/ https://www.instagram.com/studiopoints/ Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 24 From:Click, Lauren To:Mark Villarreal; Kathleen McCormick (fonthead1@gmail.com); Devin Patrick Hughes; ekrjoos@gmail.com; bruce@boulderdigitalarts.com Cc:Chasansky, Matthew; Seaton, Celia Subject:Reports to review for Commission meeting 3/18/2020 Date:Wednesday, March 4, 2020 11:15:12 AM Hello Arts Commission, Please review the documents by the Boulder Arts Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 18 at 6pm. To access the folder of documents go to the online portal, then to your Shared Documents folder, then to the appropriate folder. Reports: 2019 Arts Education Grant: Museum of Boulder, Buffalo in Boulder | Bison Art Classes for Youth, $3,000 2019 Special Facilities Grant: The Spark – Performing and Creative Arts, The Spark Bathroom Construction, $20,000 2019 Community Project Grants Dairy Arts Center, Peñas – A Celebration of Music, Poetry & People, $9,000 Joy Alice Eisenhauer, Vagina China, $5,000 2019 General Operating Support Grants EcoArts Connections eTown Colorado MahlerFest Some other reminders: First round review of the Community Projects – Organizations are due next Monday, March 9 Final review of the Community Projects – Individuals applications are due next Wednesday, March 11 Thank you for all that you do for the arts in Boulder! Cheers, Lauren Lauren Click she/her/hers Cultural Grants Program Office of Arts + Culture 720-564-2355 clickl@boulderlibrary.org www.boulderarts.org Library & Arts Department 1001 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO | 80302 www.bouldercolorado.gov Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 25 From:Click, Lauren To:Mark Villarreal; Kathleen McCormick (fonthead1@gmail.com); Devin Hughes; Erica Joos; Bruce Borowsky; Jasmine Baetz; Katharine Reece; Cynthia Sliker; BYUCELEN Cc:Chasansky, Matthew; Seaton, Celia Subject:Community Projects for Organizations final evaluation assignment notification Date:Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:40:07 AM Attachments:CP 2020 responses combined.pdf Importance:High Dear Arts Commission and Panel, You have been assigned the Community Projects - Organization response letters to review and evaluate. Log into the Boulder Arts Commission online grant system to complete and submit your evaluations. Please complete your evaluations no later than Wednesday, April 8 at noon. The 3,000 character responses from the applicants are available through this link and are attached. Several did not send letters; the tracking is listed on the first page. You will be updating your scores and comments in the online grant system, changing your initial scores in the software. You may add additional comments as well. The Scoring System and Rubric can be found here. Contact Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org or 660-553-7289 should you have questions. Thank you. ---------- Lauren Click Cultural Grants Program Office of Arts + Culture 720-564-2355 clickl@boulderlibrary.org www.boulderarts.org Library & Arts Department 1001 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO | 80302 www.bouldercolorado.gov Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 26 From:Click, Lauren To:Mark Villarreal; Kathleen McCormick (fonthead1@gmail.com); Devin Hughes; Erica Joos; Bruce Borowsky; Jasmine Baetz; Katharine Reece; Cynthia Sliker; BYUCELEN Cc:Chasansky, Matthew; Seaton, Celia Subject:REMINDER: Community Projects for Organizations final evaluation assignment notification Date:Monday, April 6, 2020 9:47:46 AM Attachments:CP 2020 responses combined.pdf Hello all, Please be reminded that your Community Projects - Organization evaluations are due no later than Wednesday, April 8 at noon. Details below. Thank you and I hope you're all doing well! Lauren ---------- Lauren Click Cultural Grants Program Office of Arts + Culture 720-564-2355 clickl@boulderlibrary.org www.boulderarts.org Library & Arts Department 1001 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO | 80302 www.bouldercolorado.gov From: Click, Lauren <ClickL@boulderlibrary.org> Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:40 AM To: Mark Villarreal <flynvartranch@comcast.net>; Kathleen McCormick (fonthead1@gmail.com) <fonthead1@gmail.com>; Devin Hughes <devinpatrickhughes@me.com>; Erica Joos <ekrjoos@gmail.com>; Bruce Borowsky <bruce@boulderdigitalarts.com>; Jasmine Baetz <Jasmine.Baetz@colorado.edu>; Katharine Reece <katharinereece@gmail.com>; Cynthia Sliker <Cynthia@OntosMedia.com>; BYUCELEN <byucelen@gmail.com> Cc: Chasansky, Matthew <ChasanskyM@boulderlibrary.org>; Seaton, Celia <SeatonC@boulderlibrary.org> Subject: Community Projects for Organizations final evaluation assignment notification Dear Arts Commission and Panel, You have been assigned the Community Projects - Organization response letters to review and evaluate. Log into the Boulder Arts Commission online grant system to complete and submit your evaluations. Please complete your evaluations no later than Wednesday, April 8 at noon. The 3,000 character responses from the applicants are available through this link and are attached. Several did not send letters; the tracking is listed on the first page. You will be updating your scores Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 27 and comments in the online grant system, changing your initial scores in the software. You may add additional comments as well. The Scoring System and Rubric can be found here. Contact Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org or 660-553-7289 should you have questions. Thank you. ---------- Lauren Click Cultural Grants Program Office of Arts + Culture 720-564-2355 clickl@boulderlibrary.org www.boulderarts.org Library & Arts Department 1001 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO | 80302 www.bouldercolorado.gov Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 28 From:Click, Lauren To:Mark Villarreal; Kathleen McCormick (fonthead1@gmail.com); Devin Hughes; Erica Joos; Bruce Borowsky Cc:Chasansky, Matthew; Seaton, Celia Subject:Reports to review for Commission meeting 4/15/2020 Date:Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:55:58 PM Hello Arts Commission, I hope you're all safe and sane. Please review the documents by the Boulder Arts Commission virtual meeting on Wednesday, April 15 at 6pm. To access the folder of documents go to the online portal, then to your Shared Documents folder, then to the appropriate folder. Just in case you had reviewed the reports for the March meeting (go you!), the highlighted reports were added after my March email. Final Reports: 2019 Arts Education Grants Boulder Opera, Family Series: Puss in Boots and El Gato con Botas, $3,000 Museum of Boulder, Buffalo in Boulder | Bison Art Classes for Youth, $3,000 Parlando School for the Arts, Boulder Valley School District Outreach & Support, $3,000 2019 Special Facilities Grant The Spark – Performing and Creative Arts, The Spark Bathroom Construction, $20,000 2019 Community Project Grants Dairy Arts Center, Peñas – A Celebration of Music, Poetry & People, $9,000 Joy Alice Eisenhauer, Vagina China, $5,000 2019 General Operating Support Grants EcoArts Connections eTown Colorado MahlerFest NoBo Art District Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you for all that you do for the arts in Boulder. Cheers, Lauren ---------- Lauren Click Cultural Grants Program Office of Arts + Culture 720-564-2355 clickl@boulderlibrary.org www.boulderarts.org Attachment Three Commission Correspondence 29 Attachment Four Email from Mark Villarreal to members of City Council From: mark villarreal To: Bob Yates; Young, Mary; Brockett, Aaron Cc: Vink, Mandy; Chasansky, Matthew Subject: OAC staffing, 2020 and beyond Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 12:52:38 PM Attachments: 2020 budget concerns.docx final final 2020 city council letter.docx 2020 budget concerns.docx External Sender Mary, Bob and Aaron, I am writing to you due to your familiarity with staffing levels in the Office of Arts and Culture. Please refer to my letter to city council dated 7-25-2019 and the Arts Commission annual letter to City Council dated 12-18-2019. At the BAC's February meeting we proceeded to recommend four sculpture donations from our community to the City Manager for approval. 2019 - 2020 has seen a total of six donations of various works of art to the city. I have been on the Standing Selection Panel for four of these works. These donations have required an immense amount of time to vet. This vetting was necessary, the meetings were efficient and our time was well managed. At our February meeting I inquired about the full-time public art assistant position that was asked for in our annual letter. Matt Chasansky stated that a 30hr position with benefits was approved. I stated that this is not full time. Some background .... Mary Wohl-Haan's (retired in January) position at the OAC will not be filled. Matt & Lauren Click will take up Mary's community liaison responsibilities. This results in a net zero increase in staffing for the OAC. With the above mentioned donation process and Boulder's recent 1% for public art program added to the OAC's workload, there is a demonstrable need for additional staffing. In our annual letter, the Arts Commission stated that we will assess staffing progress as the year proceeds before deciding to delay future public art approvals. One of the main components of the Cultural Grants program is that our Arts Organizations be sustainable, which the organizations must work towards and articulate in their reports. If this is the expectation we have of our Arts Organizations, then it should also be reflected within the Office of Arts and Culture. Our Public Art program and therefore the Office of Arts and Culture is not sustainable with this most recent change in staffing. I personally will not abide this. I will not wait another year for this reality to sink in. As of today I will be voting against all future public art commissions, community donations and community murals. My actions will change if there is a real commitment to properly staff this office this year. I am more than happy to discuss this with any and all City Council members. Sincerely, Mark Villarreal, Chair - Boulder Arts Commission 303-494-9299 30 Attachment Five Current Cultural Grants Program Budget as of April 10, 2020 GRANT CATEGORY ASSIGNED BUDGET ACTUAL BUDGET GRANTS AWARDED BALANCE GOS: Extra Large Orgs (1M or more) $392,400.00 $392,400.00 $392,400.00 $0.00 GOS: Large Orgs (250k - 999k) $177,600.00 $177,300.00 $177,300.00 $0.00 GOS: Mid Orgs (100k - 249k) $90,000.00 $90,000.00 $90,000.00 $0.00 GOS: Small Orgs (99k or less) $88,000.00 $88,000.00 $88,000.00 $0.00 Community Projects: Individuals $25,000.00 $25,000.00 $0.00 $25,000.00 Community Projects: Organizations $60,000.00 $60,000.00 $0.00 $60,000.00 Arts Education $30,000.00 $30,000.00 $0.00 $30,000.00 Rental Assistance $18,000.00 $18,000.00 $18,000.00 $0.00 Equity Fund $10,000.00 $10,000.00 $0.00 $10,000.00 Prof. Development Scholarships $18,000.00 $18,000.00 $9,882.00 $8,118.00 Certificate Scholarships $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $0.00 $6,000.00 Cultural Field Trips $10,000.00 $10,000.00 $4,238.50 $5,761.50 Admin / Admission fund $0 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 TOTAL $925,000.00 $924,700.00 $779,820.50 $144,879.50 There are 9 free rentals still available for the Macky Auditorium. The overage in the GOS Large Organizations category will be covered by other accounts in the division budget. 31 Attachment Six Current Public Art Program 5 Year Budget as of April 10, 2020 FUNDING SOURCE PROJECT/ARTIST TOTAL APPROPRIATED AMOUNT PAID TO DATE BALANCE REMAINING 2020 PROJECTED SPENDING Gen. Fund Melanie Yazzie Donation $17,986.67 $17,986.67 $0 $2,125 Gen. Fund Gordon Gamm Donation $0 $0 $0 $0 Gen. Fund Rotary Donation $0 $0 $0 $0 Gen. Fund Tim Eggert Donation $0 $0 $0 $0 Gen. Fund Los Seis de Boulder Donation $0 $0 $0 $0 Gen. Fund Experiments in Public Art $0 $0 $0 $0 Gen. Fund Murals $5,000 $0 $5,000 $5,000 Gen. Fund Creative Neighborhoods Program $15,000 $0 $15,000 $15,000 Gen. Fund Civic Area Permanent / Kuby* $63,311.49 $0 $63,311.49 $63.311.49 CCS v1 Civic Area Permanent / Kuby* $366,688.51 $124,583.33 $242,105.18 $285,438.51 CCS v1 North Broadway / Dowell $165,000 $ 8,250 $156,750 $50,000 CCS v1 Univ. Hill / CU ENVD $95,000 $24,461.15 $ 70,538.85 $95,000 CCS v2 Univ. Hill / CU ENVD $0 $0 $0 $155,000** CCS v2 NoBo Library / Daily Tous Les Jours* $260,000 $31,500 $228,500 $91,000 CCS v2 Creative Neighborhoods: Murals* $25,000 $0 $ 25,000 $25,000 CCS v2 Unassigned ~$175,000 $0 ~$175,000 $0 CCS v2 Arapahoe Underpass / Sparks $0 $0 $0 $20,000** % for Art Arapahoe Underpass / Sparks $42,000 $18,900 $23,100 $35,700 % for Art Foothills Underpass / Braaksma $35,000 $26,250 $8,750 $8,750 % for Art 30th & Colo / Fivian & Beegles $39,764.02 $33,764.02 $6,000 $6,000 % for Art BCH Deconstruction Projects $60,000 $24,000 $36,000 $0 % for Art CAGID / on hold $50,000 $25,000 $25,000 $0 TOTAL $1,239,750.69 $334,695.17 $905,055.52 $857,325.00 CCS: Community Culture and Safety Tax. *Multiple funding sources. **Subject of discussion at the April 2020 Arts Commission meeting. Additional maintenance projects are not represented 32