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04.15.20 BAC HandoutsBoulder Arts Commission Meeting April 15, 2020 Grants Action Items Report Approvals Proposed Motion: “I move that the following grant reports be approved: -Boulder Opera, Museum of Boulder, and Parlando’s Arts Education Reports. -The Spark –Performing and Creative Arts Special Facilities Grant Report. -The Dairy Arts Center Project Grant Reports.” Report Approvals Proposed Motion: “I move that the following grant reports be approved: -EcoArts Connections, eTown, Colorado MahlerFest, and the Nobo Art District’s General Operating Support Grant Reports and their recertification.” Community Project Grant Decisions Recommended Adjustments to Both Categories of Project Grants: –Staff be allowed to approve changes to projects, as long as the underlying nature of the project hasn’t changed. This would include adjustments to schedules, collaborators, artists, venues, partners. –We will report changes in the next meeting packet and ask Commission if there are any drastic changes that are not in the spirit of the grant. –Motion language includes the permissions for staff to approve 100% up front (instead of 80/20). Community Projects –Individuals Scores 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 Community Projects -Individuals Proposed Motion: “I move that Jasmine Baetz, And Art Space & Street Wise Boulder, Arielle Milkman, Angie Eng, and Rebecca Folsom be awarded Community Project Grants in the Individuals category. I further move that staff may approve changes to the projects as long as they are not substantive and are in the spirit of the original application.” Community Projects – Organizations Scores APPLICANT NAME Quantity 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 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 International Institute for Simplifid Kundalini Yoga (IISKY)$ 10,000 22.22 Community Projects -Organizations Proposed Motion: “I move that NAACP Boulder Authorized Committee, El Centro AMISTAD, Motus Theater, BaoBao Foundation, Boulder Opera, 90 Second Newbery, Cindy Brandle Dance Company be awarded Community Project Grants in the Organizations category. I further move that staff may approve changes to the projects as long as they are not substantive and are in the spirit of the original application.” 2019 Special Facility Grants Grant Award Paid (80%) Pending (20%) Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Expansion of impact of BMoCA exhibitions and associated programs through collaborations and outreach $75,000 $60,000 $15,000 Dairy Arts Center, Youth of Color Community Access/Student Producers $50,000 $40,000 $10,000 eTown, The Source Youth Musical Engagement $62,000 $49,600 $12,400 Museum of Boulder, General Operating Facility Support $43,000 $34,400 $8,600 The Spark –Performing and Creative Arts, The Spark Bathroom Construction $20,000 $16,000 $4,000 Public Art Action Items Arapahoe Underpass: Caustic Reflections by Michelle Sparks (Superior, CO) April 2020 Arts Commission: Public Art Approvals Project Update: •Status: Electric permit in progress •Adjust budget to reflect average annual construction cost increase •Anticipated install: Late Summer/Fall 2020 •Budget increase to $62,000 includes materials, labor, city requirements, contingency •CCSv2 for fund gap Status: Bldg permit resubmitted March 6 COVID-19 Update: •Transfer contract to RAW Creative •Anticipated install: Late Summer/Fall 2020 •Budget increase to $230,000 includes materials, labor, city requirements, contingency •CCSv2 for fund gap University Hill: Oculus/Community Living Room by CU Envd Praxis 3300 April 2020 Arts Commission: Public Art Approvals Proposed Motion “I move that we permit staff to reallocate funds to existing public art projects with noted fund gaps, sourced from the Community, Culture, and Safety Tax 2020 public art fund allocation.” Oath “I, Georgia Schmid, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States of America and of the State of Colorado and the Charter and ordinances of the City of Boulder, and faithfully perform the duties of the office of a member of the Arts Commission which I am about to enter.” From:Kathleen McCormick To:Mark Villarreal; Erica Joos; Devin Hughes; Bruce Borowsky; georgiamichelle@hotmail.com; Chasansky, Matthew; Click, Lauren; Vink, Mandy; Seaton, Celia; Farnan, David Subject:Impact of Covid-19 on artists and arts/culture organizations Date:Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:10:06 PM Attachments:2020 Covid impact arts org challenges Boulder Phil 4.14.20.docx External Sender Hello everyone, I hope you're well. I look forward to our Boulder Arts Commission virtual meeting tomorrow night. I'm contacting you in hopes that you'll have a minute to review the attached document before the meeting. I've talked to leaders of a half-dozen arts/culture organizations of various sizes this week about the early impact of Covid-19, and encouraged them to provide some data. Katie Lehman, executive director of the Boulder Philharmonic, offered to share the attached document about the impact of Covid on her organization and the Phil's musicians. Katie gave me permission for this document to be entered into the public record. Perhaps you're experiencing or hearing about similar impacts on Boulder's arts/culture community. At the meeting tomorrow night, I plan to suggest that BAC and the Office of Arts & Culture consider asking our grantees to provide similar brief assessments. Responses would provide important perspectives and data points to help us think about grants and other support as we respond to changes in their needs and in the city budget. Please let me know if you have questions. Looking forward to discussing at our meeting tomorrow night. Best regards, Kathleen Kathleen McCormick, Vice Chair Boulder Arts Commission 303.817.2088 The Arts in Boulder, responding to COVID: Notes from the Boulder Philharmonic, 14 April 2020 The Boulder Phil has been a part of our city for over 60 years, through good times and bad, inspiring and educating, bringing national attention for artistry and sharing the uniquely innovative flavor of Boulder with the world. We are 72 musicians and 7 staff, your neighbors. We are accessible and open to all, with thousands of free tickets and dozens of accessible events in our parks, libraries, and schools each year. The Phil is where generations of Boulderites heard their first concert on a 3rd grade field trip, shared their joys and sorrows through music, and for 60 years have come together as a community. Now we, and all of Boulder’s professional performing arts organizations, are fighting for our survival. COVID may create a very long hiatus for large gatherings. We need vision and leadership from the Boulder Arts Commission and the City of Boulder, to continue serving during COVID, and to emerge with strength. Here is what we face: Our performances have been canceled • All concerts, events, education and community work since early March have been canceled. • We may not perform live music again for a very long time. Shops and businesses may reopen gradually, but Ticketmaster is estimating no large events until 2021. New scientific reports are even less optimistic. We’re planning a fall return, but there is a realistic chance we will have no large performances until a vaccine is produced and widely disseminated—18 months to two years. When will people feel safe gathering, in groups of 1000+? Our musicians, your Boulder/Front Range neighbors, have lost their livelihood • Our musicians are professionals. Most have lost 70-90% of their incomes, and they don’t know when they will earn again. Most are independent contractors with no employee health insurance, sick leave, or other benefits. • Our staff are employed for now, but we will face difficult decisions soon. • Other Boulder arts orgs have already furloughed all or most of their performers and staff. Our revenues have been severely reduced • Ticket revenue, 50% of our income, won’t return until concerts resume. • Donated revenue, 50% of our income, is reduced as the stock market slumps and crisis needs grow. Large givers are delaying and reducing. • Our new online content serves our community, but cost money and produces no revenue. • The Phil has raised $27,000 for our Musician Relief Fund. CARES act PPP funding help. After May 15 we have no solid funding. Your Boulder professional performing arts organizations need: • Dedicated annual funding support from the City in amounts meaningful for our budget size. • COVID relief funding, at least 10% of operating budget, for high-impact Boulder arts organizations. • A commitment from the City that our cornerstone professional arts organizations are fundamentally important to the life of Boulder. • A vision and a strategy to ensure needed funding and support, during COVID and beyond.