PROMOTE and SUSTAIN the arts and artists in Boulder
BROADEN the base of understanding for art appreciation
SUPPORT meaningful educational initiatives in the community
CREATE more art venues for visual and performing artists in Boulder
WORK with the City of Boulder, businesses and homeowner’s associations to
DEVELOP outdoor public art display spaces and acquire art for these locations
We believe art and culture can enable better design of higher density development resulting in a more beautiful diverse community. To this end, we advocated for the change to the Boulder Comprehensive Plan to include art and culture as community benefits. After a great deal of advocacy, research and listening, the Boulder Comprehensive Plan has been amended to include Arts and Culture as Community benefits!
What does this mean to you?
During the summer of 2018 BAM is conducting research to learn from other cities that emphasize art and culture to determine the incentives, zoning issues and other strategies used to create an economically vibrant and sustainable creative / art district. These cities include: Austin, TX, Baltimore, MD, Denver, CO, Miami, FL, Nashville, TN, Seattle, WA.
The Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) was asked to focus on the new North Boulder Art District designation. A TAP’s recommendations are designed to help communities take decisive action. The new district is in need of guidance to go from vision to implementation . There are many emerging opportunities to infuse intentional placemaking to attract visitors to the area, create affordable options for artists, and increase cohesion of the district identity.
Recommendations for North Boulder include: Short-term strategies:
[October 8, 2015] A moderated panel discussion was held to introduce candidates for Boulder City Council. The City of Boulder has reached a critical point in its ability to maintain its reputation as a cultural destination and home for artists and creative industries. The candidates shared their views on the role art and culture plays in the vibrancy of our town. [View/read transcript.]
Hosted by Boulder Art Matrix and Boulder County Arts Alliance.