Dance is for Every Body! Showcase

Maroon Bells Morris Dancing will perform at the 2019 Showcase

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 1 – 5 p.m.
Canyon Theater, Boulder Public Library Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue

The annual Dance is for Every Body! Showcase is a testament to the amazing range of dance in our area. Dancers, dance companies, studios, and schools have 5-15 minute time slots to show finished work, work-in-progress, structured improvisations, lecture demonstrations, or offer a mini-class with audience participation. The showcase began at the Boulder Dance Alliance’s Space for Dance and has been a part of the community since the early 1990’s. For more information and schedule, visit the Dance is for Every Body! Showcase page.

Cultural Organizations Summit: 2020 Funders Info Session

Thursday, November 7
5 to 6:30pm
Location: The Spark Performing & Creative Arts, 4847 Pearl St Suite B4

Join your fellow Boulder arts administrators for an informative afternoon of presentations on 2020 funding opportunities and networking. We will be joined by representatives from Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA), the Community Foundation, the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Boulder Human Relations Commission, and the Boulder Arts Commission. Directors, staff, and board members of cultural organizations are welcome to attend. All cultural organizations are encouraged to send two representatives. Light refreshments will be provided. Free. Please RSVP to

2020 Grant Info Sessions for Applicants

Thursday, November 14 at 4 pm at the Canyon Meeting Room in the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.
Wednesday, December 11 at 11:30 am at The Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Ave

The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting introductory sessions on how to apply for 2020 grants. The sessions will include conversations with an Arts Commissioner and panel member to answer questions about their decision-making process. Please RSVP to









Previous Events

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.


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.


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.