Events

Cultural Organizations Summit: Championing Arts + Culture in Colorado

Wednesday, June 30, 12 p.m.

Now, more than ever, we need a strong, unified voice advocating for arts, culture and creative industries in Colorado. Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has been engaging in various public awareness campaigns, education, grassroots advocacy and direct lobbying over the last year, in addition to the publication to their biennial Economic Activity Study of Metro Denver Culture. This presentation and discussion will give you an overview of those activities and look ahead to the future. CBCA will share opportunities for you to get more involved in advocating for the arts in Boulder and Colorado. Free program, virtual. RSVP required to rsvp@bouldercolorado.gov.

Professional Artist Forum: Running Your Art Business in Our New Normal

Wednesday, July 28, 4 p.m.
 
As we emerge from our pandemic cocoons, artists are faced with a new set of opportunities and challenges to their art businesses. How do we physically reconnect with supporters and colleagues while maintaining the relationships online? How do we continue organizing, managing and marketing our art businesses in the new hybrid lifestyle many of us have built?

We are happy to welcome Elysian McNiff Koglmeier of Artwork Archive to talk through these topics and answer your questions. You’ll come away from this presentation with tools and strategies to continue running your art business with ease whether that’s online, in-person or a hybrid of the two. Free program, virtual. RSVP required to rsvp@bouldercolorado.gov.

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

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.

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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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