The Application Process
Selection for new members is decided by jury based on a combination of factors including:
♦ Condition of images submitted
♦ Quality and originality of work
♦ Willingness to participate in educational outreach
♦ Commitment of time to committee work since we are a volunteer-run organization
Applications are accepted year round but join early if you expect to be included in the Studio Tour marketing.
You must complete this online application in one sitting. You cannot save your application and return to it later. Please prepare the following BEFORE completing this online application.
♦ Artist Statement
♦ 5 images of your artwork completed within the last year (2MB max for each image)
♦ $15 application fee payable by credit card
♦ Membership Dues: $125 tour fee per yearly Studio Tour (non-refundable upon acceptance). Members in good standing may request a non-tour with volunteer hours membership ($75) or a non-tour without volunteer hours membership ($125) or a tour without volunteer hours ($225). Tour fees/dues for the next year are payable by Oct. 1. (holiday show if held usually requires an additional fee)
♦Commitment to reading the monthly "Member News" and optional attendance at social member gatherings; committees meet on their own individual schedules.
♦Minimum 15 volunteer hours per year (we are a volunteer-run organization)
♦Committee Work (see Volunteer Positions page for categories)
♦Educational outreach within the community
♦ Becoming a member of EBCA allows you to join a thriving artistic community, where you can exchange skills, ideas and inspiration.
♦ Your work is promoted on our website and through our marketing and advertising. You will also develop your individual marketing and business skills.
♦ Your participation in our Studio Tour will increase your sales. You will also gain access to information about other local art events.
♦ You get automatic entry into the EBCA holiday show and a discounted participation fee.
♦ We provide our members with financial benefits including access to low cost credit card services. We have already done all the setup for you.
♦ EBCA has an active outreach program and you will be able to volunteer to share your talent and vision with a variety of underserved communities.
♦ The members of EBCA take a leadership role in the promotion of local art in the Boulder County area networking with a variety of businesses and individuals that support the local arts.
While our Studio Tour takes place in Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Erie and Longmont, participating artists do not have to live or work in these communities. However, member artists are required to show their work during the studio tour within our geographic boundaries. EBCA has numerous artists who will happily share their studio space with those living outside our East Boulder County boundaries.
Our geographic boundries for the studio tour are:
♦ North: Hwy 66
♦ South: Superior
♦ East: Town of Erie
♦ West: 75th Street
Meetings & Social Events
EBCA members are updated on a monthly basis via an electronic e-newsletter, "EBCA Member News". These newsletters cover various aspects of planning for the Tour, outreach activities and other shows. There are three required all member meetings during the year. Once a month there are optional social and/or business of art gatherings which provide an opportunity to socialize and allow artists to share their craft and experiences with the group. Members will also meet regularly with their volunteer committees. The EBCA Board currently meets the 3rd Monday of the month 6:30-8:30pm at different locations. All artists are welcome and encouraged to attend Board meetings. See the calendar on the website.
As a small, volunteer non-profit organization, we are dependent upon the financial support of local individuals, businesses and corporations as well as community foundations and grants. Although not required, members are asked to help secure a minimum of $200 in donations for EBCA. Through events, ongoing projects and business solicitation. Specific guidelines for fundraising will be provided upon acceptance as a member of EBCA. Members who raise $200 receive a $50 rebate to their annual dues. Referrals bringing new artists to EBCA also earns a $50 rebate.
A Word About Email
Group communications throughout the year take place largely via email and at the general meetings. We require that all members have an active email address (one that is checked at least weekly).
The success of our Tour is dependent upon the talents of our members. In addition to meetings, each member agrees to contribute a minimum 15 volunteer hours per year. Members will be placed into interestbased committees, and have opportunity to choose specific volunteer jobs at our first General Meeting in September.
EBCA sponsors numerous outreach activities within our communities – demonstrating at local festivals, staffing a booth, teaching or assisting with workshops. Artists can volunteer their time, and in some cases receive payment for qualifiying.
Please contact our New Member Liaison, Leslie Maya-Charles (720-934-5537 or firstname.lastname@example.org)