Meetings & Agendas

Updated March 31, 2020
The City of Boulder has issued an emergency order that allows board and commission meetings to occur, as long as they are held remotely. Under the new order, the department director has the authority to schedule and hold a remote board and commission meeting. This includes Arts Commission meetings for the following circumstances:
  • The meeting is necessary to award funds appropriated by City Council.
  • The meeting is necessary to provide feedback for an item scheduled for action by City Council; or
  • The meeting is necessary for another reason approved by the city manager.
We understand this funding is important to the community. Please keep an eye on our newsletter, and our website, for updates on the Arts Commission schedule.

The next Boulder Arts Commission meets at 6 p.m. monthly on the third Wednesday of the month in the Boulder Creek Meeting Room of the Main Boulder Public Library unless otherwise noted. Business is coordinated by a City staff liaison.


2020 – Meeting Calendar

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Jan. 15

  • The Boulder Arts Commission invites artists and organizations to offer informal presentations on the year ahead, in lieu of their January Commission meeting. The event, The Year Ahead 👉🎉, will occur from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bohemian Biergarten. More information.

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Feb. 19

  • PACKET
  • Decisions on 2019 General Operating Support Annual Reports and Recertification

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, March 18 – CANCELLED

  • PREVIEW MEMO
  • Review the draft Public Art Implementation Plan
  • Decisions on 2020 Community Projects – Individuals Grants

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Apr. 15

  • PACKET
  • The recording can be found on City’s YouTube channel, available here.
  • Decisions on 2020 Community Projects – Individuals Grants
  • Decisions on 2020 Community Projects – Organizational Grants

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, May 20

  • PACKET
  • The recording can be found on City’s YouTube channel, available here.

*Note that 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 here 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).

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, June 17

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, July 15

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Aug. 19

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Sept. 16

Boulder Arts Commission retreat meeting – Wednesday, Oct. 21

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Nov. 18

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Dec. 16

2019 – Meeting Calendar

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Jan. 16

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Feb. 20

  • PACKET
  • Decisions on Community Project Grants – Individuals
  • 2018 General Operating Support Report Approvals

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, March 20

  • PACKET
  • Decisions on Community Project Grants – Organizations
  • Swearing in of the New Commissioner
  • Commission Chair, Vice Chair, and board seat Decisions

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, April 17

  • PACKET
  • Decisions on General Operating Support Grants – Large and Mid-sized Organizations

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, May 15

  • PACKET
  • Decisions on General Operating Support Grants – Extra Large and Small Organizations

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, June 19

  • PACKET
  • Decisions on Arts Education Project Grants

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, July 17

  • PACKET
  • Discussion of the 2020 Budget
  • Appointment of Liaisons to General Operating Support Grant Recipients

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Aug. 21

  • PACKET
  • Decisions on 2019 Special Facilities Grants
  • Decisions on 2019 CU Boulder Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration Scholarships

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Sept. 18

  • PACKET
  • Discussion of the 2020 Budget

Boulder Arts Commission retreat – Wednesday, Oct. 16

  • PACKET
  • Annual Retreat
  • Discussion of the 2020 Grants Cycle and Public Art Implementation Plan
  • Discussion of the 2019 Letter to City Council

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Nov. 20

  • PACKET
  • Discussion of the 2019 Letter to City Council

Boulder Arts Commission meeting – Wednesday, Dec. 18


Archived Meetings

Archived agendas, summaries and approved minutes for Boulder Arts Commission meetings, 2008 to present, can be found on the City of Boulder’s website.