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Minutes - Arts Commission - December 16, 2009 Draft Boulder Arts Commission December 16, 2009 Boulder Public Library Members Present Also Present Brandy LeMae Donna Gartenmann Elzbieta Nelson Janet Salmons Michael Smith The meeting was called to order at 6 p.m. Minutes of the October 21, 2009 meeting were approved as received. Board and Commission Priorities: All boards and commissioners were asked to compile a list of priorities for the City Council retreat in January. The 2010/2011 recommendations for the BAC work plan include: • Arts and Business Collaborative grant: The new creative arts challenge is designed to generate a high-quality, high potential, innovative project to enhance Boulder's image as a thriving artistic center, while creating significant economic benefit to the City and its citizens. This project is being developed and will be conducted in partnership with one or more organizations, including creative, artistic and local businesses or non-profit organizations. • Arts Economic Prosperity Study: The BAC and Americans for the Arts will conduct its third economic study for the Arts in Boulder. Information gathering and report completion will span 2010 and 2011. • Public Art: The Commission will continue to work on public art projects. Although the city of Boulder does not have a percent for public art, several city departments are dedicated to incorporating art into capital projects. • Ongoing improvement of the grant making and reporting process, including skills building (mentoring and coaching) for artists and organizations. Keep balance in the arts community and continue efforts to make Boulder an arts destination. Final Reports for BAC Grants: Final reports for Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra (2008 Arts in Education), BMoCA (Arts in Education), Square Product Theater (Theater grant), Susan Albers (Arts in Education), Elizabeth Black (Major grant), Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet (Major grant), Carmen Nelson (Major grant), Shoot Out Boulder (Major grant), Open Studios (Major grant) and Kate Lesta (Major grant) were approved as received. Member Attendance: Commissioners discussed the issue of meeting attendance. Members should make every attempt to attend meetings for continuity in project planning and participation in grant deliberations. Major grant extension request: Gemma Wilcox asked for an extension of her 2009 Major grant. Nolan made a motion to deny the extension, The Commission did not feel Wilcox had given a compelling need for the extension. The Commission requested the funds be returned ($4800.00) and suggested Wilcox apply for the 2010 Major grant. The vote was unanimous. Creative Arts Challenge: The Commission reviewed the Arts and Business Collaborative grant application form. Additional changes were recommended. In January, the Commission will invite arts organizations who participated in the Creative Arts Challenge facilitated meeting to review and comment on the application. The proposed dates for the concept paper will be September 30 with the final proposal deadline on December 31. Th meeting was adjourned at 7:45. Sign Date/