Upcoming Events

24/7/2018: Next Year in the Arts
Thursday, November 30
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Canyon Gallery
Main Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Plan your year! Hear artists and venues deliver a raucous series of presentations on the art installations, music, dance, theater, and festivals that are in your future. Come see a fervent preview of the arts in 2018, presented first in 24 seconds and then in seven words. Bring your calendar and a friend!

Take the Artist Census

Are you a professional artist that works and/or lives in the City of Boulder? Help inform our work by providing information about the role artists play in our local economy and society.

Take the census online here.

Find the printable census form here. Return printed form to the Office of Arts + Culture, Boulder Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302, attn: Mary Wohl Haan.

Arts Commission

Boulder Arts Commission Meeting
Wednesday, December 20
6 p.m.
Boulder Creek Meeting Room, Main Boulder Public Library

The Boulder Arts Commission and the Office of Arts and Culture have adopted the Americans for the Arts Statement on Cultural Equity and will take steps to align the work of cultural affairs to these principles:

To support a full creative life for all, we commit to championing policies and practices of cultural equity that empower a just, inclusive, equitable nation.
Read the full Statement on Cultural Equity

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Study

The Arts mean business in Boulder! Boulder’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $69.8 million in economic activity and 1,832 jobs annually according to the Americans for the Arts’ Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study.

Find more information and the full study here.

Public Art

Public Art Town Hall
Tuesday, December 5, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Canyon Gallery
Main Boulder Public Library

Join public art staff to weigh in on 2018 opportunities! The Public Art Town Hall is an informal opportunity for inquiry and input on the public art program and projects as we move into 2018. This event is free and open to everyone. The community is welcome to drop-in anytime throughout the evening, no RSVP required.

Grant Opportunities

In 2018, the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture grants program will offer $675,000 in funding for our cultural organizations, including over $170,000 in grants for community projects, arts education projects, professional development, venue rental assistance, and more. Grants are available for organizations, individuals, and classrooms.

Preview the cultural grants today.