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Amanda Berg Wilson
43:21
Boulder tickets for the Public Domain Theatre Festival are here: https://bit.ly/pdtfboulder
Maggie Saunders (BAFS)
48:09
I would like to clarify that the name of the organization I am representing is Beyond Academia Free Skool (agenda states “Boulder Academia…”) thank you!
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
48:32
My apologies!! thank you
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
53:31
My thought is to keep it very simple. From my legal perspective, diving into the many many criteria that impact whether companies are HQ'd in Colorado, for example, are extremely complex.
Eboni Freeman, commissioner
58:24
Yaelaed has their hand up.
Heather Beasley (she/her)
01:04:42
I would also like to clarify: our organization name is Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado. Thanks!
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
01:05:23
BAH Pardon!
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:05:24
I am a yes to the motion to accept the applications as eligible
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:09:08
I move to accept all three reports
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:09:48
Yes on all three reports
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:17:17
I support that idea
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:18:23
I don't need to see the link
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:18:26
(to vote0
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:18:42
The idea that it is a final extension
Eboni Freeman, commissioner
01:19:08
June 1st
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:23:40
+1 on Kathleen's comments
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:24:34
Yes to the motion for final extension
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:27:20
Exactly, Georgia.
Eboni Freeman
01:34:55
Well said Matt!
Eboni Freeman
01:36:12
Helpful clarification Lauren!
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:38:11
I'm' not sure that falls under any of our rubric criteria, though. What would Georgia say that consideration falls under?
Eboni Freeman
01:39:11
Capacity Building*
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:42:58
I asked them about them not using the grant for improvements to the space and they answered, supporting that it would not be used for improving the building.
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:43:38
I specifically had them clarify that it would NOT be used for capital improvements
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:47:59
that stated what I was struggling to articulating very well, Matt. Thank you
Eboni Freeman
01:52:28
Great drama Bruce :)
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
01:53:18
Yes to approving the first group of organizations
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:00:20
Approve the spark
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:04:09
Approve the grants
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:07:11
I was happy to see that there was blind scoring.
Maggie Saunders (BAFS)
02:11:21
Thank you for asking that question on metrics, Kathleen, I was wondering the same.
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:13:01
I stick very closely to the rubric, specifically the subcategories and descriptors of what we are looking for to meet the city goals. I score all applications on each criteria all at once, so I am in the same frame of mind about it while I'm looking at them all. It usually takes me 5 or so full evenings to read through everything. I look very specifically for growth--innovation. I look specifically for evaluations and data measuring to have measured outcomes that are linked to specific goals. I look for more than lip service to DEI principles and that there is effort at leadership, artist, and audience levels.
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:14:05
I look throughout the entire application for scoring on each section to give the orgs the highest opportunity to get points
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:18:37
Hear, hear, Eboni
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:21:33
I would just add that I was very happy that the voting is blind now
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:21:51
As a community member that used to see the previous process, I thought it was troublesome
Leah Brenner
02:24:08
I’d just like to say that I appreciate when commissioners make comments especially when scoring low. when that is nonexistent- it feels like we aren’t getting a fair chance to address the concerns because we don’t understand them. I know commenting is a lot but from the applicant pov- it’s so important.
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:24:17
Thank you for that feedback!
Amanda Berg Wilson
02:24:38
Amanda here--an artist in Boulder for almost 13 years now and Artistic Director of The Catamounts. I am so grateful when commissioners give specific feedback accompanying a lower score in the form of a question or opportunity to explain more. It feels like a dialogue and an opportunity to collaborate on what is a shared goal--making a more vibrant Boulder arts community.
Maggie Saunders (BAFS)
02:24:48
I really appreciate the idea shared by Bruce regarding a QA training session, that feels worthwhile for both BAC and grant applicants
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
02:26:21
Thank you all! We will note for when we review the next cycle. Maggie, we host them in November, December, and January when the grant cycle is first published. Join our newsletter to get updates! https://boulderarts.org/about-us/community-cultural-plan/join-up/
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
02:29:38
They are! We post on the grants page
Eboni Freeman
02:29:46
Lauren is on top of it!
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
02:30:07
There is a link here: https://boulderarts.org/2022-grants-program/
Eboni Freeman
02:31:04
Great question!
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
02:35:13
Thank you all!
Leah Brenner
02:35:56
thank you all very much. 🙏🏻
Heather Beasley (she/her)
02:36:01
Thank you very much!
Amanda Berg Wilson
02:36:10
I am really grateful for your work, Commissioners.
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:37:28
YES
Jessie Friedman
02:40:17
Thank you all for the truly important work you do!!
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
02:43:54
Yes to the motion on incorporating the projects into the plan
Eboni Freeman
02:50:36
That’s awesome1
Eboni Freeman
02:50:38
!
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
03:03:30
I'm so excited about this, thank you!
Gwyneth Burak
03:22:51
Thank you everyone!
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
03:26:14
Just waving - I want to use the hybrid technology! It is cool!!
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
03:37:13
We come and integrate quickly from Manhattan
Eboni Freeman
03:38:02
Great conversation for the October retreat!
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
03:38:36
I feel like if we are trying to engage higher capacity for artists to move here, a length of residency cuts against that.
Georgia Schmid, commissioner
03:39:47
would someone really move here for a $3K grant?
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
03:39:53
That too
Georgia Schmid, commissioner
03:41:55
I did see a fe years back a town in Kentucky (???) giving away houses for artists to move there.
Eboni Freeman
03:43:12
Very interesting idea Maria!
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
03:43:25
Do not support length of residency
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
03:44:44
yes
Eboni Freeman
03:45:05
Thank you Matt and Lauren!
Eboni Freeman
03:46:57
https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/01/04/boulder-officials-vote-become-sanctuary-city/96151106/
Eboni Freeman
03:47:54
Residents - not only citizens - pay taxes.
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
03:48:24
I like admin _+ lottery
Eboni Freeman
03:48:30
Agree with Caroline
Maggie Saunders (BAFS)
03:55:59
Thank you all for the thought and diligence put into supporting the artistic community, tuning in tonight has been very informative!
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
03:58:04
yes
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
03:58:35
don't need delay for me
Lauren Click (she/her), OAC Staff
03:59:10
Thank you!
Eboni Freeman
03:59:51
Go staff! 🎉
Caroline Kert, commissioner She/hers
04:00:04
thank you all
Amanda Berg Wilson
04:00:30
Thank you for the opportunity to attend the meeting.