Events

<Virtual> 2022 Cultural Grants Info Sessions
Wednesday, December 8 at 12 noon on Zoom
Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 4 p.m. on Zoom
The Office of Arts and Culture is hosting two informational sessions on the 2022 grants program. These sessions will include a conversation with an Arts Commissioner to answer questions about their decision-making process. Organizations or individuals who plan to apply for grants can learn more about the grants program by visiting the website. RSVP to Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org. For a live interpretation of these events please alert Lauren Click no later than 48 hours in advance at clickl@boulderlibrary.org.

<Virtual> Cultural Organizations Summit: 2022 Funders Info Session
Thursday, December 9 at 12 noon on Zoom
Join this informative session of presentations on 2022 funding opportunities from arts supporters across the region. We will welcome representatives from the Boulder ChamberBoulder Convention and Visitors BureauBoulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA), Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), Community FoundationCreate Boulder, Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), the City of Boulder Human Relations CommissionBoulder Arts Commission, and the Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. Directors, staff, and board members of cultural organizations are welcome to attend. All cultural organizations are encouraged to send two representatives. Free. RSVP to Lauren Click at clickl@boulderlibrary.org.

The Office of Arts + Culture presents “Boulder Arts Showcase” on the City of Boulder’s Boulder 8TV! Boulder Arts Showcase feature videos from Boulder’s vast and vibrant cultural landscape. Our office curates the two-hour, monthly program to air on Comcast’s Channel 8 or livestream on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. for a month. You can also watch online at anytime on Vimeo or YouTube, or our website page.

In this month’s episode of Boulder Arts Showcase on the City of Boulder’s Boulder 8TV, watch a set of artist interviews from the Creative Neighborhood: COVID-19 Work Projects. In 2020, the Office of Arts and Culture and Create Boulder launched the Creative Neighborhood: COVID-19 Work Projects to support artists and bolster the “social infrastructure” of our community. In the spirit of the Work Projects Administration of the 1930s, the program quickly delivered funding to artists who had lost gigs, had contracts or events canceled, been laid off, or have otherwise been put in a vulnerable position due to the necessary restrictions to control the COVID-19 Pandemic. At the same time, the projects leveraged the talent of artists to unite and vitalize our neighborhoods with the goal of either a) helping their neighbors stay connected during the restrictions, or b) after restrictions are lifted, helping people to reconnect, recover and adjust to new social conditions. Sixty-six projects were funded in 2020. Artists whose disciplines range from contemporary dance to visual art developed new work directly in response to the pandemic experience.

Boulder Arts Online 

Boulder Arts Online continues the mission of Boulder Arts Week, using a calendar to connect Boulder artists’ virtual programming with the world. Boulder Arts Online will continue to promote and encourage arts programming that is sensitive to the safer-at-home guidelines keeping our community safe.

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Previous Events

The Year Ahead 👉🎉
October 27, 2021
Thanks to those who joined us for The Year Ahead 2021! Watch as arts administrators and artists present lighting rounds on what is coming up in the arts and culture in Boulder. A special thanks to the Junkyard Social Club for hosting us, Fancy AF Catering, Mobile Pro Video, the Steering Committee, and our presenting arts and culture colleagues.

Ask Me Anything about NFTs with Chris Nunes
RECORDING
Wednesday, April 28 at 12 noon

There has been a lot of news lately about NFT’s (non-fungible tokens) and cryptoart as a way for artists to make a healthier living. From Beeple’s record-setting $69 million sale with Christies, to the NBA selling >$400 million in TopShots, NFT’s have generated over $1 billion in sales in the last four months alone. But there’s much more to NFT’s than these high-profile dollars. To learn more about this exciting and emerging space, please join our next Artist Forum: Ask Me Anything about NFTs with Chris Nunes (cryptoaddress: thegoodnunes.eth). Chris is the Head of Studio at HEAVY (www.heavy.io), an award-winning mixed reality art+tech studio. Chris has been in the cryptocurrency space since 2014, and started creating and collecting NFT’s in 2018 at the ETHDenver Hackathon, after moving to Boulder from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chris will offer a straightforward, practical introduction to the hottest thing in the art world, and respond to questions from guests. Hosted by the City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture, the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA), and the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Thank you for joining us at BOULDER ARTS WEEK 2021!

Boulder Arts Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and our city’s thriving creativity. The Week enhances the visibility of Boulder’s thousands of artists and over 140 arts organizations, and is an opportunity for the community to show the arts much-needed appreciation.

Professional Artists Forum for Photographers
Monday, September 9, 2019
6 – 7:30pm
Boulder Public Library, Boulder Creek Room
Join other art, portraiture, nature, commercial, and event photographers throughout the community for the first artist forum specifically geared to photographers! Come meet with City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture staff, network and hear about programs, professional development and scholarship opportunities available to you. We will guide an open discussion on the challenges faced by photographers, the state of the art and field, accessibility, and more. Mark Sink, co-founder of The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and founder of the Month of Photography Denver, will share some his cutting-edge work and demonstrate a few ‘old school’ techniques.

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Cultural Organizations Summit: Climate Change
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019
5 pm – 6:30 pm
Boulder Public Library, Boulder Creek Room
In Boulder, how will climate change impact the arts? At this Summit of cultural nonprofits we heard an overview of climate change concerns by Paul Chinowsky, Director of the Environmental Design Program at CU Boulder, and practical strategies for artists and arts organizations by Marda Kirn, Director of EcoArts Connections.

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Cultural Organizations Summit: Art in a Financial Downturn 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
12:30 pm – 2 pm
Museum of Boulder – 2205 Broadway
At this Summit we discussed what economists expect for the future should there be an economic downturn, what that might look like for the arts, and explored strategies to weather the storm. We were joined by Clif Harald, Executive Director of the Boulder Economic Council, Susan P. Ison, Cultural Services Director of the City of Loveland, and Ashley Harkrader, Director of Development for the CU Boulder College of Music Advancement.

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