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CITY OF CHICO ARTS COMMISSION AGENDA Regular Meeting of December 9, 2009 – 7:00 p.m. Chico Municipal Center – 421 Main Street – Council Chamber Mission Statement: “Excellence in the fine arts is a reflection of the health and quality of life in a community. The purpose of the Arts Commission is to serve as an advocate for the arts and as a partner in the community's artistic and cultural development. Visual, performing and literary art programs should be designed to encourage the active participation of all citizens in this valuable aspect of their daily lives.” Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the City Manager’s Office located at 411 Main Street, Third Floor during normal business hours. 1. Call to Order. 1.1. Roll Call. 2. CONSENT AGENDA. All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are to be considered routine and enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless requested by a member of the Commission or a member of the public. Items removed will be heard immediately following the approval of the Consent Agenda. 2.1. Approval of Minutes. Minutes of November 4, 2009 ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA - if any 3. REGULAR AGENDA 3.1 Report Regarding Grant Writing Workshop. On Thursday, November 19, 2009,local arts organizations and art programs participated in an all day Grant Writing Workshop funded with $2,000 allocated from 2009-10 Community Organization Funding in the Arts Category. The Workshop was conducted by Debra Lucero, Executive Director of Friends of the Arts, who will be available for discussion at tonight's meeting. A report provided by Art Projects Coordinator Gardner lists the Workshop participants. 4. Reports and Communications. The following reports and communications items are provided for the Commission’s information. No action can be taken on any of the items unless the Commission agrees to include them on a subsequent posted agenda. A. Committee Reports. Committees that have met since the last meeting will report on their activities. (1) Art in Public Places Committee Report - if any (2) Outreach and Education Committee Report - if any (3) Public Art Policy Review Ad Hoc Committee Report - if any B. Art Projects Coordinator Report. - If any. 5. Business from the Floor. Members of the public may address the Commission at this time on any matter not already listed on the agenda, with comments being limited to three minutes. The Commission cannot take any action at this meeting on requests made under this section of the agenda. 6. Adjournment and Next Meeting. The next regularly scheduled Arts Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. City Manager’s Office City of Chico, 411 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928 (530) 896-7200 Please contact the City Clerk at 896-7250 should you require an agenda in an alternative format or if you need to request a disability-related modification or accommodation in order to participate in a meeting. This request should be received at least three working days prior to the meeting in order to accommodate your request. Prepared: 12/3/09 Posted: 12/4/09 Prior to: 5:00 p.m. Distribution: Arts Commission (7)* City Council (7) City Clerk Administrative Services Director * Art Projects Coordinator * AA - ARTS* (NK) Public Review Copy (available at meeting) Debra Lucero Comm Dev Mgr News Media (2)* ARB Liaison 3rd Floor Reception Desk D-11-2 (original)* Post - Website* Extra (10) * Full Packet W:\ART\AgendasMinutes\Agendas\Dec 09\12-9-09 Agenda.wpd CITY OF CHICO ARTS COMMISSION MINUTES Regular Meeting of November 4, 2009 – 7:00 p.m. Chico Municipal Center – 421 Main Street – City Council Chamber 1. Call to Order. Chair Friedlander called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 1.1. Roll Call. Present: Commissioners Baugh, Crawford, Glenn, Hilgeman, McDaniel-Berg, Wanee, and Chair Friedlander Staff present: Art Projects Coordinator Gardner and Administrative Analyst Kelly. 1.2. Art Minute - Commissioner Crawford shared The Swan, a poem by Mary Oliver. 2. CONSENT AGENDA 2.1. Approval of Minutes - A motion by Commissioner Wanee to approve the minutes of October 14, 2009, was seconded by Commissioner Baugh. The motion carried (7-0). 3. REGULAR AGENDA 3.1. Discussion Regarding the First Saturday Art Walk - At its October 14, 2009, meeting, Chair Friedlander directed the Art In Public Places Committee and the Outreach and Education Committee to discuss the First Saturday Art Walk and the letter to the Commission dated October 14, 2009, from Alec Binyon, Chico News and Review Sales Director, stating the newspaper's intention to discontinue its promotion of the event. Mr. Binyon was in attendance to answer questions and provide additional background information. Also addressing the Commission on this item were Charlie Osborne, Janice Hoffmann, Maria Phillips, and Pat Macias. Following discussion, and by consensus, the Commission agreed to continue the discussion in its Standing Committees. Chair Friedlander stated that any forthcoming input from the public should be submitted to Art Projects Coordinator Gardner who will forward it to the Commission. 4. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS - The following reports and communications items were provided for the Commission’s information. B. Committee Reports. (1) Art in Public Places Committee - Commissioner Crawford reported that the Committee discussed its concern regarding the action taken by the Chico Redevelopment Agency on September 15, 2009, to delay and re-allocate funds for FY 2009-10 and FY 2010-11 projects funded with RDA Art Fund 382. The Committee requested formal assurance that the mechanism is in place for restoring funding once RDA funds are again available. Art Projects Coordinator Gardner reminded the Commission that the Agency action will be reflected, and updated annually, in the RDA Art Fund 382 Summary which is provided to the Agency during its annual budget approval process. Commissioner Crawford also reported that the Committee began its discussion regarding the development of a Public Art Master Plan. (2) Outreach and Education Committee - Commissioner Hilgeman reported that the City of Chico Arts Grant Writing Workshop will be held on November 19, 2009, in Conference Room #1 in the Council Chamber Building. The Committee also continued its discussion regarding the 20 year anniversary celebration of the founding of the Arts Commission, and agreed on the tag line: "City of Chico Arts Commission, Celebrating 20 Years of Art Advocacy." (3) Public Art Policy Review Ad Hoc Committee - Commissioner Wanee reported that the Committee is working on the final draft of the revised Art in Public Places Policy. S:\ARTS\Commission\Minutes\2009\11-4-09 Arts Commission Meeting Minutes.wpd C. Art Projects Coordinator Report - Art Projects Coordinator Gardner reported that the City's building permit for the Wind Chimes has been approved; that the purchase order for Debra Lucero to conduct the Grant Writing Workshop has been issued and Ms. Lucero will provide a report regarding Artoberfest 2009 at the December Arts Commission meeting; and that Erin Wells, Chico Art Center Gallery Director will provide a report regarding the 2009 Open Studios Tour at the Commission's January 2010 meeting. 5. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR - None. 6. ADJOURNMENT AND NEXT MEETING. The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m. The next Regular Arts Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. S:\ARTS\Commission\Minutes\2009\11-4-09 Arts Commission Meeting Minutes.wpd Arts Commission Report Meeting Date: December 9, 2009 TO: Arts Commission FROM: Art Projects Coordinator RE: Report Regarding Grant Writing Workshop BACKGROUND: As part of its recommendations to the City Council for Community Organization Funding in the Arts Category, the Arts Commission included a recommendation to allocate funding for a grant writing workshop. The goal of the workshop was to assist the arts community in its ability to successfully access funding from alternate private and government sources as City support of organizations and programs becomes ever more impacted. DISCUSSION: On Thursday November 19, 2009, over 80 individuals representing local arts organizations and art programs participated in an all day Grant Writing Workshop funded with $2,000 allocated from 2009-10 Community Organization Funding in the Arts Category. The Workshop was conducted by Debra Lucero, Executive Director of Friends of the Arts. Ms. Lucero was selected following a Request for Proposals that was advertised throughout Northern California. The Workshop included a training for the Cultural Data Project (CDP) which is an online, centralized database of organizations' financial and program information now required by many funders including the California Arts Council, James Irvine Foundation, and Boeing Foundation. Based on the 49 evaluations completed by participants, overall satisfaction was extremely high. Ms. Lucero will be available at tonight's meeting to answer questions regarding the specifics of the responses to the Workshop evaluations. A list of Workshop participants is attached as Exhibit "A." Prepared by: Approved by: ________________________________ _____________________________________ Mary Gardner, Art Projects Coordinator Cindy Pierce, Administrative Services Director DISTRIBUTION: Arts Commission (7) Art Projects Coordinator Administrative Services Director Debra Lucero ATTACHMENTS: Exhibit "A" FILE: D-11-2 S:\ARTS\Commission\Agendas\2009\Grant Writing Workshop Report 12-09-09.frm The following individuals representing arts organizations and programs participated in the Arts Grant Writing Workshop held November 19, 2009: Sarah Adams Origin Tribal Belly Dance Nelson Anthoine Connie Ballou Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation Gary Baugh City of Chico Arts Commission Amaera BayLaurel BayLaurel Art & Design Catherine Beeghly Saturday Showcase (KCHO) Syb Blythe Sonseri Brewer Lassen County Arts Council Juri Brilts Butte College Pam Britting Tehama County Museum Kim Bruder Chico Strings Elgin Cannon Lassen County Arts Council Sadie Card Chico Art Center Cris Carroll City of Chico Dennis Coleman Studio 360 Chris Colson Photographer Machelle Conn Artists of River Town Sharon Corbitt Children's Choir of Chico Ginny Crawford City of Chico Arts Commission Elizabeth Davison Time Traveler Costumes Kyle Delmar commonpath.org Michelle DeLaney DeLaney's David Dewey State Theatre Arts Guild Donna Dolinar Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence Marc Edson Chico Theater Company Lori Escobar Dean Fairbanks CSU, Chico Mike Flanagan The Root Theatre Freda Flint Artists of River Town Claire Fong Claire Fong Jewelry Amy Fyrundel Non-Profit Formulating Emily Gallo Mary Gardner City of Chico Jennifer Gednalske Un-A-Mused Studios Daran Goodsell CSU, Chico Tom Haithcock Chico Creek Nature Center Charlotte Hilgeman Stirling City Historical Society Glynda-Lee Hoffman The Learning Research Institute Janice Hofman All Fired Up! Ceramic Art Center Denise Houk Spiritart Pamela Huggins Hagen/Sinclair Research Recruiting Muir Hughes Carla Humbert Chris Jennings Elizabeth Jennings Marilyn Jennings Chico Community Labyrinth Project Kara Jolie Tanya Kieselbach Goddess2U Daniel V. Klevesahl dvktech Ray Laager KZFR Community Radio 90.1 Misty Leppard Misty Moonlight Productions Jacquelyn Lucchesi Shelly Mariposa KZFR Community Radio 90.1 Page 1 of 2 Exhibit 'A' Susan Mason Friends of Bidwell Park Monica McDaniel-Berg Chico Arts Commission Debra Miller Lassen County Arts Council Dolores Mitchell Avenue 9 Gallery Stephen Montana Blue Oak Charter School Jarrah Myles Chico Community Ballet & Chico Creek Dance Centre CJ Navac, CIC TRAINING Laurie Niles Advocates for Healthy School Communities Summer O'Neill Jane Oberg Queen Cow Designs Maria Phillips Avenue 9 Gallery Peter Ratner ReSource Collective Teresa Renfro Representative 1078 Gallery Lori Rice Children's Choir of Chico Skyler Sabine TheFRAME Yvette Sanfilippo Sons of Italy Vincenzo Bellini Lodge #2519 Mary Schaefer Stirling City Historical Society Cynthia Schildauer Open Arts Lisa Schmidt Playhouse Mandy Sherman Carolyn Short Chico Creek Nature Center Debra Simpson Chico Art Center Tracey Sloane Cary Templeton Lassen County Arts Council Erin Wade Chico Project Emily Whitehead Whitehead 4 Art Karen Wilke The Writing Loft Lisa Williams Blue Oak Charter School Titus Willoughby Woods Titus Art Dean Wilson James Snidle Fine Arts Gallery Nili Yudice Innovative Preschool INC. 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