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Minutes - Arts Commission - July 15, 2009 BOULDER ARTS COMMISSION July 15, 2009 Boulder Public Library Members Present Also Present Brandy LeMae Tina Walker Janet Salmons Ruth Arnold Michael Smith Margarita Blush Members Absent Sarah Kulin Elzbieta Nolan Sharon Lange Sanjay Rajan Jake Johanson Ben Man Alan O'Hashi David Ortolano Kate Remley Breanna Rogers The meeting was called to order at 5:38 p.m. Minutes of the June 17, 2009 meeting were approved as received. Discussion Items Meetings with City Council members: Commissioners had questions about the logistics of an individual Arts commissioner meeting with a council member/s to discuss arts issues in Boulder. Members present agreed that anyone wanting to meet with Council should bring it to the attention of other commissioners out of courtesy. If a meeting is scheduled with a member of Council, the Commissioner should let the Council member know they are on the Arts Commission, but not representing the entire commission during discussions unless other arrangements have been agreed upon by the entire board. Salmons made a motion that any commissioner who wishes to have an audience with a City Council member must consult with the commission in advance at a meeting of the BAC. Unless the commission member is meeting with the council representative on behalf of the entire commission, the BAC member must state that they are representing their own views, and not the views of the entire commission. LeMae seconded and the motion carried. Theater Rent Grants square product theatre requested $3000 for rent assistance at the Dairy. Harrison was awarded $2000.00. Madhaus Theater requested $2556.50 for rent assistance at the Dairy and BMoCA. Madhaus was awarded $1556.00. Mini-Grants Boulder Chamber Orchestra: Grant request for $1000 to perform Opus Two. BCO was unanimously awarded $1000.00. Kaeru Pictures: Alan O'Hashi asked for $1000 to produce a film about Georgia O'Keefe's time in the Boulder area. Kaeru Pictures was awarded $1000.00 Boulder Chorale: Grant request for $1000 for the Boulder Chorale Holiday concert premiering the Boulder Children's Chorale. The organization was unanimously awarded $1000.00 Joanna Rotkin: Rotkin requested $1000 for a dance performance at the Boulder International Fringe Festival. The motion passed unanimously. Margarita Blush: Blush submitted a grant proposal to produce RrverStory, a puppetry performance at the Boulder International Fringe Festival. Blush was awarded $1000. Boulder International Fringe Festival: The Fringe requested $1000 for the Hill Flea and Art Market, an interactive marketplace and edu-tainment playspace. The Fringe received $1000. Jake Johanson: Johanson submitted a proposal to produce and exhibit Tibetan Thangka inspired wall hangings to be exhibited at the Laughing Goat coffee house. The request failed for lack of a motion. Vox Feminista: The group requested $1000 to produce a film retrospective of archived theater pieces performed by Vox Feminista. The grant was unanimously approved. Kate Remley: Remley submitted a proposal for $1000 to carve a massive cottonwood stump into a public bench. The stump is located at the corner of 71h and Pearl Streets. A motion was made to approve the bench project pending final agreement with the City Planning services. The design was approved after review of the concept submitted. The funds will be held until September. Sharon Lange: Lange requested $1000 to produce a free CD release concert at the Central Park bandshell. The request was approved with a provision that Lange provide the BAC office with proof of insurance and the permit from the city. Once all documents are submitted, the funds will be released. The meeting vas adj rned at 8:05 p.m. I Signed Date