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Visual Arts Lecture Series

The Visual Arts Lecture Series brings contemporary artists and other experts in this field into the Dairy Arts Center to present and discuss their work in an effort to connect the visual arts to everyday life.

The Dairy Arts Center is partnering with the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) to host some of their Business of Arts Workshops in our workshop room! See below for more information on upcoming workshops and follow the link to register on BCAA’s website.

Voyage to Powerful Board Governance: Board Governance 101

Wednesday, Oct 3 from 5-7pm

You’ve joined a board because you believe in its mission and you want to use your special skill set to make the organization stronger. But, how do you practically do that? In this session you will learn how to be a conscientious board director who understands your role in relationship to the organization. Through understanding the fundamentals of board governance, you will be better positioned to contribute your skills in a way that is valued by the organization.

Session Objectives
  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Fundamentals
  • Board Fundamental Legal Duties
  • Board Director Responsibilities


Voyage to Powerful Board Governance: How to Better Diversify Your Board of Directors

Wednesday, October 10 from 5-7pm

We all know diversity is important. This session will give tools to achieve it among your Board of Directors. Attendees will learn what the research says about diversity and its effectiveness among Boards, different strategies to diversity your board, and how to access their networks to look for diverse candidates.

Session Objectives
  • Attendees will learn the different types of diversity that can occur on a Board
  • Attendees will learn what the research says about diverse teams
  • Attendees will learn how to access multiple networks to find diverse director candidates


Our presenter for both of these October workshops is Nikki McCord of McCord Consulting Group, a boutique Governmental and Business Consulting firm dedicated to growing profits and influence of mid-sized companies.  MCG provides customized, personalized business and governmental consulting services to clients which includes board development & management, executive network development, organizational advocacy, and policy development.  ​

Thank you to the City of Boulder's Office of Arts and Culture for their sponsorship of the Business of Arts Program.

For more information please contact Jessica Kooiman Parker, Curator of Visual Arts , jkparker@thedairy.org , 303-440-7826 x107

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