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July 23, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Arts Commission approves grant awards to community-based cultural providers

(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that more than 260 community-based arts providers throughout the state will receive grants for Fiscal Year 2015.

 

At its June 20th Quarterly Business Meeting in Indianapolis, the Commission reviewed and accepted funding recommendations for Arts Operating Support (AOS-I; AOS-II; AOS-III (formerly Major Arts Organizations); Art Project Support (APS); Regional Arts Partner Block Grants to sub-grantees; and Regional Arts Partner Operating Support grants.

 

The Commission approved grant allocations totaling nearly $2.7 million in state and federal funds for grants and programs provided by arts organizations and cultural providers throughout the state.

 

“These arts organizations and cultural program providers are significant contributors to the quality of life in our state and, most importantly, their own communities,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. “For smaller and mid-size towns, these organizations serve as a cultural beacon. They have an added impact on the economic environment in their region.”

 

The majority of grants approved by the Commission, totaling more than $1.8 million, will be distributed through the IAC’s 11 regions to small and mid-sized organizations. Among these 260 grants are: La Porte County Symphony Orchestra($9,850), Elkhart Civic Theatre ($8,865), The Foundation for Arts and Music in Elementary Education ($6,895), Friends of the Frankfort Public Library ($6,895), Arts Association of Henry County ($5,963), Putnam County Playhouse ($6,895), Harrison Center for the Arts ($12,805), Shawnee Theatre of Greene County ($5,910), Dearborn Highlands Arts Council ($6,895), Evansville African American Museum ($7,880), and Jeffersonville High School Instrumental Band Boosters ($4,925).

 

Organizations such as Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc. ($36,445), Indiana Repertory Theatre ($38,415), and The Honeywell Foundation, Inc., Wabash, ($36,445) were among 12 organizations funded through the AOS-III category. Those organizations will receive a total of $451,130. AOS-II organizations funded directly by the Arts Commission include the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. All three organizations will each receive $18,715.

 

Traditional Arts Indiana also received a grant of $39,775 from the IAC for its continued partnership work cataloging and documenting traditional art and artisans in Indiana.

 

A complete list of all Fiscal Year 2015 IAC grants to organizations and individual artists can be found on the IAC website at: www.in.gov/arts/2337.htm.

 

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, everyday, for everyone in Indiana.

 

July 23, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

President Obama to Award 2013 National Medals of Arts

Date:                     July 22, 2014 

Contact:               NEA Public Affairs, 202-682-5570 

Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will be live streamed at WH.gov/Live.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu said, “Whether its animation or architecture, writing or music, these artists’ creativity and passion have made an enormous impact on our nation. I join the President in congratulating them and celebrating the arts in our country.”

MEDIA REGISTRATION: This event will be open press, but space is limited.  Members of the media who wish to cover the President’s remarks must RSVP by 12:00 PM ET on Friday, July 25 to the White House. Press holding White House hard passes must send their name, media outlet, and email to media_affairs@who.eop.gov with the subject line “Medal of Arts and Humanities Medal.” Press not holding White House hard passes must include their full legal name (including middle name), date of birth, Social Security number, gender, country of citizenship, and current city and state of residence. All press will enter the White House via the northwest gate. If the White House is able to accommodate your request for credentials, you will receive a confirmation after the deadline to RSVP has passed with further instructions and logistical details.

 

The official citations for the 2013 National Medal of Arts recipients are:

  • Julia Alvarez, novelist, poet, and essayist, for her extraordinary storytelling. In poetry and in prose, Ms. Alvarez explores themes of identity, family, and cultural divides. She illustrates the complexity of navigating two worlds and reveals the human capacity for strength in the face of oppression.

 

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music, presenter, for innovative contributions to the performing and visual arts. For over 150 years, BAM has showcased the works of both established visionaries and emerging artists who take risks and push boundaries.

 

  • Joan Harris, arts patron, for supporting creative expression in Chicago and across our country. Her decades of leadership and generosity have enriched our cultural life and helped countless artists, dancers, singers, and musicians bring their talents to center stage.

 

  • Bill T. Jones, dancer and choreographer, for his contributions as a dancer and choreographer. Renowned for provocative performances that blend an eclectic mix of modern and traditional dance, Mr. Jones creates works that challenge us to confront tough subjects and inspire us to greater heights.

 

  • John Kander, musical theater composer, for his contributions as a composer. For more than half a century, Mr. Kander has enlivened Broadway, television, and film through songs that evoke romanticism and wonder and capture moral dilemmas that persist across generations.

 

  • Jeffrey Katzenberg, director and CEO of DreamWorks, for lighting up our screens and opening our hearts through animation and cinema. Mr. Katzenberg has embraced new technology to develop the art of storytelling and transform the way we experience film.

 

  • Maxine Hong Kingston, writer, for her contributions as a writer. Her novels and non-fiction have examined how the past influences our present, and her voice has strengthened our understanding of Asian American identity, helping shape our national conversation about culture, gender, and race.

 

  • Albert Maysles, documentary filmmaker, for rethinking and remaking documentary film in America. One of the pioneers of direct cinema, he has offered authentic depictions of people and communities across the globe for nearly 60 years. By capturing raw emotions and representations, his work reflects the unfiltered truths of our shared humanity.

 

  • Linda Ronstadt, musician, for her one-of-a-kind voice and her decades of remarkable music. Drawing from a broad range of influences, Ms. Ronstadt defied expectations to conquer American radio waves and help pave the way for generations of women artists.

 

  • Billie Tsien and Tod Williams, architects (receiving individual medals), for their contributions to architecture and arts education. Whether public or private, their deliberate and inspired designs have a profound effect on the lives of those who interact with them, and their teaching and spirit of service have inspired young people to pursue their passions.

 

  • James Turrell, visual artist, recognized for his groundbreaking visual art. Capturing the powers of light and space, Mr. Turrell builds experiences that force us to question reality, challenging our perceptions not only of art, but also of the world around us.

 

The NEA has podcasts with Julia Alvarez and Maxine Hong Kingston, as well as an interview with Bill T. Jones. Please see additional information on the National Medal of Arts on the NEA website.

 

The 2013 National Humanities Medals will be presented at the same ceremony. Among the recipients is producer and director Stanley Nelson. The NEA has a podcast with Nelson about his film Freedom Riders.                                                        

The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the federal government. It is awarded by the President of the United States to individuals or groups who are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in the United States.

The National Endowment for the Arts manages the nomination process on behalf of the White House. Each year, the Arts Endowment seeks nominations from individuals and organizations across the country. The National Council on the Arts, the Arts Endowment’s presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed advisory body, reviews the nominations and provides recommendations to the President, who selects the recipients.

 

Awards Ceremony will be live streamed at WH.gov/Live

 

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.

 

July 23, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Here’s your chance to ask an expert about creating, running and financing your career in the arts.

Elaine Luttrull is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class. She will be answering your questions on WFIU-Bloomington ahead of her workshops August 16-17.

Musicians, writers, visual artists, and creative entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit questions to Annie Corrigan by noon on August 8 — amcorrig@indiana.edu or on Twitter @oboeontheradio.

And there are still spots open for Elaine’s free workshops August 16th and 17th. More below: In The Business of Art: Financial Literacy and Career Planning for Artists, Luttrull will lead discussions and activities to empower visual artists, musicians, literary artists, and creative entrepreneurs to follow their passions and build sustainable careers. Topics covered will include goal setting, the art of budgeting for projects both personal and professional and managing cash flow. Tax and healthcare questions common to creative entrepreneurs also will be covered. This  two-day workshop will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm for visual artists and from 2 pm – 6 pm for musicians, theater and literary artists. Register here.

July 23, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Escape from Your Stuff, Downsizing and Restoring Order to Your Live, by Min Gates, at The Venue.

On Tuesday, July 29th, beginning at 5:30pm. The Venue will host a presentation by Min Gates, a professional Lifestyle and Organizational Coach, on downsizing, liquidating and organizing your home, office, and storage areas. Tired of being a prisoner of your stuff? This is your chance to Escape.

Min will provide tools and assistance to help us address the challenges. “My mission is to restore the quality of your life by providing you with positive coaching, support, and solutions.” This presentation promises to be a true life changer.

Light refreshments will be provided, and free parking in available in the lot on the corner of 4th and Grant, after 5:30. Our complete selection of fine art and gifts will also be on display and available for purchase. Join us.

 

Contact for Gallery: Gabriel Colman, David Colman

Contact information:

Telephone 812-339-4200

email: Venue.Colman@gmail.com

Gallery Address: 114 S. Grant, Bloomington Indiana 47408

Gallery Hours: 11am-7pm Tuesday-Sat, 12pm-5 Sun pm, CLOSED Monday

Gallery Telephone: 812-339-4200

Gallery Website: The Venue Bloomington.com

 

July 23, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

The Art of Patricia Rhoden Bartels, at The Venue

patricia rhoden bartels 2On Friday, July 15th, beginning at 6:00pm, The Venue is proud to host a Reception for the artist and an exhibit of new paintings by Patricia Rhoden Bartels, one of Bloomington, Brown County, Indiana, and the mid-west’s most recognized and acclaimed contemporary artists.

Patricia holds both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Fine Art, and has studied extensively abroad, including studies in Chinese Painting and Eastern Traditional Water Color Techniques. She has participated in many juried shows and has received awards and grants, far too numerous to specifically mention. Her artwork is permanently exhibited in the Indiana State Museum, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Civil Rights Museum (Birmingham, AL). As an art instructor she has been an inspiration to many of her students. She is an “Indiana Artesian” and a long term member of The Brown County Art Guild.

For Patricia, painting is an emotional and beautiful process. “My paintings are my reactions and emotions. My paintings are a celebration of the exceptional beauty of nature represented in vibrant broken color,”

While Patricia has mastered techniques in oil, Acrylic and watercolor, she is best known for her unique, ornate, gold and silver leafed oil paintings. In these floral paintings, “Slashing emotional brush strokes and scintillating, vibrating colors follow the movements of thick paint applied in the impasto technique, which creates flickering touches of light and color.” The effect is stunning.

Patricia also paints traditional landscapes and forest scenes, but with her own unique style and flare. This show will include wonderful examples of all of her techniques.

The Artist will be present and refreshments will be provided by The Venue. Our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and other objects de art will also be on display and available for purchase. Free parking is available in the lot on the corner of 4th and Grant.

This Show will run at The Venue until July 31st.

 

Contact for Gallery: Gabriel Colman, David Colman

Contact information:

Telephone 812-339-4200

email: Venue.Colman@gmail.com

Gallery Address: 114 S. Grant, Bloomington Indiana 47408

Gallery Hours: 11am-7pm Tuesday-Sat, 12pm-5 Sun pm, CLOSED Monday

Gallery Telephone: 812-339-4200

Gallery Website: The Venue Bloomington.com

July 18, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Explore Indigo Dyeing at WonderLab on First Friday Evening

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Explore the art and science of dyeing fabric with indigo at WonderLab during First Friday Evening Science of Art: Indigo Dyeing on August 1! Textile artist Coley Gillespie, a graduate student in the Indiana University School of Fine Arts, will help guide visitors in preparing and dyeing their own fabric to take home. Each visitor will be given a cotton hankerchief and instruction on how to do one of three different Shibori binding techniques before dipping the cloth into a vat of dye extracted from the indigo plant. WonderLab scientists will offer fascinating demonstrations that highlight the chemical process by which indigo undergoes oxidation to turn from a bright yellow-green hue to a deep blue dye. Half-price general museum admission ($3.50) will be in effect on First Friday Evening from 5:00 pm until the museum closes at 8:30 pm. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy in the WonderLab café. Free parking spaces are available in the 4th Street Parking Garage after 5:00 pm.  First Friday Evening Science of Art: Indigo Dyeing is sponsored by F. Rudolf Turner with additional grant support from Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The purpose of the program is to expose visitors of all ages to a different artistic medium each month, as well as to show the connections between art and science. The activities are recommended for all ages and are included with museum admission. WonderLab is an award-winning science museum and destination located at 308 West Fourth Street on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the downtown Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). For more information, call 812-337-1337 ext. 25 or go online to Wonderlab.org.

July 18, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

BEAD Spotlight

Congratulations to Region 8 Artists for Receiving Career Development Grants!The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced that 38 Hoosier artists throughout the state will receive career development assisstance through the agency’s Individual Artist Program (IAP) grants for Fiscal Year 2015. Region 8 artists include Larry Spears, Tom Roznowski, Addie Rae Snider, Drew Etienne, and Dale Enochs!    The IAC this year accepted grant applications from artists in the visual arts for projects in visual art, photography, media arts, crafts, as well as from folk and access artists for projects related to these traditional disciplines. A complete listing of FY2015 grant recipients and their project descriptions can be found at: www.in.gov/arts/2337.htm.

Bloomington Artist’s Retreat Survey! 

Bltg arts surveyA group of artists in the Bloomington, IN community are exploring the possibility of developing an artist’s retreat center in rural Bloomington.  This retreat center could be used for short or long term residencies, workshops, or classes in solitary or group environments. Some amenities the retreat center could offer could include housing, spaces for artistic practice, meeting space, workshop and classroom areas and outdoor gardening and gathering spaces. This center could offer a series of arts and other types of creative workshops, educational opportunities and also be available for short and long-term rental. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about a retreat center. The survey will open until July 31. Click here to take the survey!

 

 

Monroe County historySurvey for Lotus Exhibit at Monroe County History Center! The Monroe County  History Center is putting together an exhibit on the history of the Lotus Festival.  They are asking for community  member feedback to help shape the exhibit design.  To fill out the survey, click here!

Brushstrokes Newsletter  The latest issue of Brushstrokes is now published and available for your viewing pleasure at http://wepaintbloomington.org/. Be sure to check out the upcoming events!

THIS WEEKEND

12 angry jurorsMonroe County Civic Theater presents 12 Angry Jurors  Monroe County Civic Theater presents Reginald Rose’s timeless drama of race and the American justice system! FRI, Jul 18 & SAT, Jul 19 at 7 p.m. FRI, Jul 19 & SAT, Jul 26 at 7 p.m. $10 General Admission  $8 Student/Senior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be.Cause Gallery and Studio Painting Parties July 19 “Indian Summer” painting party @ be.CAUSE Gallery and Studio 2-4pm Pre-registration is required July 19 “Lyric Love” painting party @ be.CAUSE Gallery and Studio 4:30-6:30pm Pre-registration required All at becausebloomington.com

Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market Saturday, July 12

Naturalist at Market (nature interpretation for all ages: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Paul Lauck (acoustic originals): 9-10:30 a.m.

OM-Grown Market Yoga (yoga on the B-Line Trail ): 10-11 a.m.

Sarah Mosier (folk and Americana):11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Vendor of the Week: Simpson’s Farm Market Want more Market? Subscribe to their weekly e-newsletter here.

 PRIDE short filmsShort Films and Short Shorts fundraiser  5:30 PM: Dinner at Serendipity, $12 8:00 PM: Short films at The Back Door, $15-$5 suggested donation Dance party after the screening First you can enjoy a three-course dinner with your fellow PRIDE fans at 5:30pm at Serendipity, just $12 per person. Then head to the Back Door at 8:00pm for a screening of some favoriteshorts from years past. Don’t miss the dance party after the screening, and don’t forget your short shorts!  Check out the Facebook event here.

 

 

buskirkBuskirk-Chumley Looking for Ushers See shows for free!  Opportunities in June and July. Email volunteer@buskirkchumley.org for a schedule.

 

 

 

NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND

3rd annual grant st3rd Annual Grant Street Jazz Fest  Showcasing Bloomington’s finest jazz talent, the Grant St. Jazz Fest is a truly unique musical experience.  From the infectious strut of a New Orleans inspired brass band to the jaunty clave of a Latin octet, our festival has something for every jazz lover (not to mention delectable offerings from local food and drink proprietors).  This event takes place on Saturday, August 23 from 12 until 11 p.m. on Grant St. between Kirkwood and 6th. This event is free of admission and open to all ages. Jazz Fest Bands include:  Atomic Dog Brass Band  (marching from B-line trail to open the Grant Street Jazz Fest) Craig BrenneSara’s Swing Set Nate Johnson & the Keepers  Danny D’s Eight Feet Deep Atomic Dog Brass Band Stardusters Little Big Band Trio Collective Jazz Fables Quintet Monika Herzig’s Women in Jazz IU Jazz Faculty Octet Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Octet More on the event here.

arts allianceUpcoming Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Events Visual Arts Marketing Information Exchange: Social Media – August 12  5:30 p.m. at The Venue, 114 S Grant Marc Tschida, the Non Profit Central Coordinator at MCPL will be presenting. Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts – August 30-31 The Arts Alliance will have booth space and welcomes any members interested in volunteering Visual Arts Marketing Information Exchange: I Support Myself With My Art – September 6 Arts Alliance Quarterly Meeting – September 25 7:30 p.m. in the McCloskey Room of City Hall, 401 N. Morton We will share our news including our 501(c)3 approval status. This is also an opportunity for promotion and exchange of ideas. Visual Arts Marketing Information Exchange: Local Restaurants and Businesses that Display Art – October 14

terre haute block partyDowntown Terre Haute is planning its 2014 Downtown Block Party and would like to invite Bloomington artists to join their artist marketplace This annual celebration attracts more than 10,000 visitors to the downtown area and features live music, dining experiences, visual artists and a lively street scene.  Saturday, August 23, 2014 Artist Marketplace – 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Setup begins at 9 a.m.   Visit  downtownterrehaute.org/documents/BLOCKPARTYVendorForm.docx, complete the form and submit.  The deadline is Aug. 1st.  Any questions, call 812-238-3844.

middle coastMiddle Coast Film Festival in Bloomington! Who says that premiere features and shorts have to gravitate to the coasts? Middle Coast Film Festival believes that while water connects places, the opportunity of the Midwest connects people. That connection is what drives the films we all know, love and appreciate. Bloomington is proud to be playing host to this weekend of films and events that will draw local and national filmmaking talent. The festival takes place July 26th- 27th. Over the course of the two days there will be four feature films, a series of submitted shorts and music videos along with networking and workshops for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike. Day one of the films will take place at the IU Cinema and the screenings will finish on day two at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Blueline Creative Co-op and Gallery, The Bishop and Atlas will also play host to workshops and mixers. The festival is still accepting submissions for the shorts category and music video submissions. Tickets and badges go on sale today: $25 for an all-access pass, $20 for a day pass, and $7 for a single screening pass. Full Schedule can be found online at middlecoastfest.com

 

cometogetherRegistration is now open for a one-day conference, Come Together: Arts Boards, Staff, & Community Engagement, August 8, 2014, on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission.  The conference is designed to help arts organizations and their leadership boards become stronger and more effective in their role of developing and maintaining successful community partnership opportunities. Registration is $50 per person, or $90 for any two people.   Presentation topics will include developing community partnership and engagement opportunities, building stronger board leadership, successful fundraising, and how to successfully measure organizational impact. Panel discussions will also feature valuable information for any arts organization executive staff, board members, and volunteers.   For more information about the conference, conference speakers, and how to register, please visit www.in.gov/arts/2659.htm.

Nonprofit Central of Monroe County Upcoming Events Nonprofit Central presents Finding Funders Through the Foundation Center Thursday, July 24 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm Learn how to effectively utilize the power of the Foundation Center’s database of grant makers to be sure your organization is exhausting all options for financial support. This session is free, but registration requested: www.mcpl.info/npc.   Save the date, Meet the Funders Tuesday, September 23 from 9:00 am – 1 :00 pm A 60 minute presentation and Q&A session will be followed by several 25-minute informal group sessions with area funding organizations to discuss their  motivations and the types of giving programs that they offer. The session will end with a mini resource fair. This event is presented by Nonprofit Central and the Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County. Please visit www.mcpl.info/npc to register for this free event.

 “If music be the food of love, play on!”(Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, I:1)

Early musicEarly Music students from the Jacobs School of Music provide pre-show music at each performance of Indiana Theatre’s Twelfth Night run. Special lectures on the role of music in Shakespeare’s plays will also be offered on select nights.

WHERE: The Mezzanine at the Lee Norvelle Center for the Performing Arts. 275 North Jordan Ave. Bloomington, IN 47405 WHEN: July 5 – 26. Music starts at 6:45pm for evening performances and 1:15pm for matinees. Lectures on the role of music in Shakespeare’s plays will be presented on July 17th and July 23rd starting at 6:30pm ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.theatre.indiana.edu

soul picnicSoul Picnic Productions presents Melissa Hammans in “Back to the Garden” – The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro August 1st and 2nd, 2014, 7:00pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Back to the Garden celebrates folk-rock trailblazers Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Laura Nyro. Challenged by the traditional images of women in the music industry, they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines of popular music. These prolific singer-songwriters paved the way for women in music, art and life. Back to the Garden pays tribute to these women, their influence and inspiration. Featuring Melissa Hammans (CompanySmokey Joe’s Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (HairRent), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt).  Directed by Amy Jones (Good Ol’ GirlsBroadway Backwards). Musical Direction by Debra Barsha (Jersey Boys, Radiant Baby). Special guests, Marshall Robbins and the Phunk Nastys.

Non-Profit Booth Spaces Available at Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts for Arts and Cultural Organizations The 4th Street Festival provides space to arts and cultural organizations to promote and inform the public about their activities and distribute promotional literature.  Space is available to any nonprofit group devoted to an arts activity or discipline including public broadcasting, community arts centers and public or private school arts groups, bands and choruses. The Festival will be held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, August 30th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, August 31st from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Set-up time begins approximately at8:00AM.  Applications for booth space are due July 15. For an application click here.

bloomington prideShow your summer PRIDE! A new festival presented by PRIDE and The Back Door! WHERE: The Back Door, 4th Street in Bloomington between the parking garage and College Ave., and the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center WHAT: Activity booths, dancing, live music, community art projects, workshops, queer arts, food and drink, and so much more WHO: Everyone. We’ll have activities for youth, adults, and everyone in between. HOW MUCH: The street festival is entirely free for the public! Some shows at The Back Door will incur a cover fee to help us pay for the fabulous artists we’ll be bringing in from across the Midwest. More here.

PRIDE Summerfest is also seeking performers and event volunteers: Performer Application      Volunteer Application

wooleryComing Up Soon: Science Night Out – WonderLab Fundraiser Woolery Stone Mill Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6 – 11 pm Discover your inner spy! Get your ticket now for a fun-filled, energetic gala inspired by James Bond and unlike anything you’ve ever attended before. The event’s purpose is to raise $80,000 for WonderLab to support essential operating expenses and the museum’s Connecting to the Community Fund, which makes it possible for WonderLab to provide special benefits for low-income children and their families. Click here for more details

Visit Bloomington Tourism Grants – deadline October 1 Visit Bloomington is pleased to announce the continuation of a successful grant program that will provide marketing funds to Bloomington area festivals and events. Events must be scheduled to take place between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Completed applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014.  Applicants must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a well-defined tourism-oriented festival or event within Monroe County.   Grant funds may be used for marketing the event through advertising placed outside the Bloomington area, the production of promotional pieces to be distributed outside the area and event web site development. The maximum funding level for any single event is $5,000. To be considered for grant funding, events must be held within the boundaries of Monroe County, must be open to the general public and must show potential to draw visitors from outside the Monroe County area.  Grant guidelines and a sample grant application can be found here.

arts numbersRegistration Open Now for  “The Business of Art: Financial Management for Artists and Arts Organizations”  BEAD in partnership with the City of Bloomington Arts Commission will host  two workshops for arts and cultural organizations and artists presented by Elaine Luttrull, author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class.   In The Business of Art: Financial Management for Arts Organizations, Luttrull will cover best practices an arts and cultural organization may adopt to develop strong and effective governance and financial policies. Key topics to be covered include budgeting, managing cash flow, taxes, governance and internal controls. The workshop will be on Saturday, August 9th from 9 am -1:00 pm at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center   In The Business of Art: Financial Literacy and Career Planning for Artists, Luttrull will lead discussions and activities to empower visual artists, musicians, literary artists, and creative entrepreneurs to follow their passions and build sustainable careers. Topics covered will include goal setting, the art of budgeting for projects both personal and professional and managing cash flow. Tax and healthcare questions common to creative entrepreneurs also will be covered. This  two-day workshop will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm for visual artists and from 2 pm-6 pm for musicians, theater and literary artists.   Luttrull is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class. She is also a CPA and the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to bridging the gap between business and the arts.  For more information, please visit http://minervafinancialarts.com/about/.  Workshops are free of charge, but space is limited.  To register, click here.   Advance registration is required.  Workshops are made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, with additional support provided by BEAD and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission.

Beginner Lindy Hop- Swing Dance at Panache Studio Beginner Lindy Hop -Swing Dance @ Panache Dance Studio Thursdays 7/17/2014 – 8/21/2014 From: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm with Josh Davis Lindy Hop: the Swing dance that took 1930s America by storm! Join us for a six-week lesson series to learn this fun and creative dance style from the ground up .

Job and Internship Opportunities

Public Programs Manager for Monroe County History Center  The Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana, is seeking a skilled education and public programs manager to develop multigenerational educational programs that fulfill the mission of the museum.  Responsibilities include:  working with staff to develop and implement creative public programs; collaborating with teachers to establish professional development workshops and incorporate the Center’s resources into the classroom; engaging with the community to reach all sectors of Monroe County with innovative history-based programs; working with interns and volunteers; collaborating on grant writing.  Master’s degree in history, public history, museum studies, or education is desired; practical experience with public programming and working with diverse audiences is required.  Must possess excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – as well as good people skills.  Send letter of application, résumé/CV, and references to:  Monroe County History Center, Attn:  Education Manager Search, 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408 or email admin@monroehistory.org by 7/31/2014.  MCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Director for Brown County Art Guild The Brown County Art Guild is seeking an Executive Director. This position is responsible for providing leadership and overall management of the Guild. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in nonprofit fiscal management, grant proposal preparation and fund-raising, current marketing and promotional strategies, special events development, educational programming, and board optimization. For more information, as well as to apply with a resume and cover letter, please email nickel.bcartguild@gmail.com.

Windfall Dancers is Looking for Interns One intern position will focus on marketing and fund development and the other will focus on improving operations and organizational processes.  Both would have other duties as assigned. Email Kathleen Olges with questions and to apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

  Fourth Street Festival of Arts & Crafts - Aug. 29-31   Volunteers play a huge role in contributing to the success of Bloomington’s Fourth Street Festival of Arts and Crafts! Volunteers are needed for Fri. night setup (Aug. 29), as well as Sat. and Sun. to booth-sit for artists while they take lunch breaks, deliver water to artists, sell T-shirts, and other varied and sundry tasks. Volunteer shifts are: Aug. 29 (any two hours – or more – between 5-9 p.m.), Aug. 30(any two hours between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.) and Aug. 31 (any two hours between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.) Volunteers will receive this year’s collectible festival T-shirt. Minimum age is 16. Please contact Juliet Roberts at julietcroberts@gmail.com or 812-345-1531. (www.4thstreet.org)

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is Seeking Steering Committee Members! The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is currently seeking new members for the Steering Committee. We are looking for dancers, musicians, writers, venue owners, and arts advocates who are able to meet at least once per month and help guide the development of new programs and initiatives. For more information, please email Ann Fields, Marketing Chair: akfields@gmail.com.

IU Art Museum Volunteers Needed Events Volunteers The IU Art Museum is currently seeking volunteers for summer events. Volunteers are needed to assist guests during several events in June and July. Additional help is also needed to distribute promotional materials during the months of May and June. For more information, please contact Ann Fields at 856-3138 or ankafiel@indiana.edu.

Intern/Volunteers Needed for Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Website – Experienced web design intern needed for upkeep and creation of database and arts based website. Applicant must be familiar with web design, Weebly, database administration, as well as social media marketing via Facebook and Twitter. Marketing – High energy individual needed for ongoing arts-based marketing, including social media, press releases and a power point presentation. Good communication skills required to train volunteer team in marketing presentation to local businesses and organizations. Email info@bloomingtonarts.org.

Internship Opportunity for Gather: Handmade Shoppe&Co:

Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: (formerly Gathering :handmade pop-up shop: will be opening a permanent brick and mortar store inside Fountain Square Mall (suite 112) on Aug 30, 2014! Currently looking for the following internship positions: marketing, office assistant, merchandising. Email: gathershoppe@gmail with subject line INTERN.

volunteerCity of Bloomington Volunteer Network’s Community Volunteer Fair

Location: Farmers’ Market at 8th & Morton Streets Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: FREE  REGISTER HERE They provide the table and chairs – you bring your recruitment materials and displays. Be sure to extend this invitation to your organization’s Executive Director, Board of Directors and stalwart volunteers, as the Volunteer Fair is an excellent opportunity for general outreach.

 

 

Bloomington Writing Project The Bloomington Writing Project is seeking volunteers to teach basic grammar and writing skills to adults. Volunteers conduct classes from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Monroe County Public Library. This program is a partnership between Volunteers In Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) and the Bloomington Writing Project. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Molly Gleeson at (812) 349-3173 orvoldemort71@hotmail.com. (www.mcpl.infowww.bloomingtonwritingproject.org)

Hillbilly Haiku Music Festival - Aug. 29 Kick off Labor Day weekend with good food, good beer, and good music at the Hillbilly Haiku Music Festival, an outdoor concert hosted by Upland Brewing Co. Every year, this festival seeks out the best grassroots music the Midwest has to offer and pairs it with Indiana grassroots beer, with proceeds donated to Sycamore Land Trust! Volunteers will set up, staff the admissions table, serve food, clean up and, in return, receive free admission, food, and drinks! Each volunteer will work two shifts between3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. Alternatively, you can volunteer for one short clean-up shift onAug. 30 and earn free admission, food, and drinks on Friday night. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Katrina Folsom at (812) 336-5382 ext. 102 or info@sycamorelandtrust.org.(www.sycamorelandtrust.org)

Artist and Creative Spaces Available

CFC Properties

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists

Courtesy is Contagious. Calling All Local Artists and Community Organizations for Traffic Signal Box MuralsAbove: Sam Bartlett, 2012, Country Club and the B-Line Trail  The City of Bloomington’s Civil Streets campaign is seeking local artists, artist teams and community organizations to design and paint murals on traffic signal boxes. Proposed mural designs should reflect the Civil Street’s campaign message that “courtesy is contagious” and should incorporate the Civil Streets Campaign logo in some fashion.  More information on the campaign and the Civil Streets logo are both located here. The artist will be required to prime, paint, and seal with metal-appropriate paint products.

 

Proposals should include a color rendering of the artwork proposed, information on the artist, artist team or organization who will be creating the artwork, and an itemized budget including materials and artist honoraria. The Civil Streets campaign will reimburse up to $250 per accepted proposal.   Proposals are due tosustain@bloomington.in.gov by midnight on August 10, 2014.  Projects must be completed by October 15, 2014.

Call to Artists for Arlington Road and West 17th Street Roundabout Artwork The Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association in partnership with the City of Bloomington is issuing a Call to Artists to submit proposals for consideration for a site-specific artwork commission for the Arlington Road and West 17th Street Roundabout in Bloomington.  The Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association was granted funds by the City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) to commission  artwork for the roundabout which will serve as a welcoming symbol to the neighborhood and to the thousands of citizens and visitors who will pass by it daily. A selection panel, comprised of Crescent Bend residents, project partners and public art staff will review proposals. The budget for the artwork commission is $12,000.   A full project description and artist selection criteria is available here. For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov or (812) 349-3534.  Deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.

Call to Artists and Makers from Gather: Handmade Shoppe and Co 

Gather :Handmade Shoppe & Co: (formerly Gathering :handmade pop-up shop: will be opening a permanent brick and mortar store inside Fountain Square Mall (suite 112) on Aug 30, 2014! Currently accepting submissions for art and craft to be included in the shop. Looking for emerging artists with an indie flair. Apply here: http://gathershoppe.com/apply/.

 

Also, Gather is accepting submissions for gallery exhibitions for the 2015 season. Submission page here - http://gathershoppe.com/gallery/.

IU Art Museum is Looking for Musicians, Poets, and Dancers! The IUAM is looking for musicians, poets, and dancers, who focus on traditional and/or folkloric music from around the world, to perform at the museum on September 5, 2014  from 6:30 to 8:30 at a new event “MIX”. The performers would be playing in the galleries mirroring the cultures displayed in the gallery exhibits, fusing art, music, dance, and poetry. This is a paid opportunity for the performers. If interested, please contact: Anita De Castro of the IU Art Museum. Manager of events, anidecas@umail.iu.edu

Call for Makers Makevention is a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit with loads of local and regional makers sharing their love for making.  Makevention is all about makers including tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, hobbyists, and tinkerers all who have a love of making. . Makevention 2014 will be held August 30, 2014 at the Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Organizers are currently taking exhibitor applications for this year’s event. Go to our Call for Makers page to reserve your space today.  If you are interested in exhibiting at Makevention, please put in an application. If you have any questions, contact us at contact@makevention.orgMore info on the website here! 

IU Art Museum Events

Jazz in July Events Avenida Brazil: Music & Dance – Friday, July 18 – TONIGHT Founded with the goal of promoting Brazilian culture through music and dance, Avenida Brazil will perform a well-assorted selection of up-tempo jazz-infused samba grooves, complete with charming and sparkling samba dancers. They’ll be sure to get the evening started Brazilian style!   Steve Houghton and the AHA! Quintet – Friday, July 25 This musical reunion features high-powered horn artistry and a propulsive rhythm section. The AHA! Quintet combines the musicianship of Steve Houghton’s old friends Bob Sheppard and Clay Jenkins with his current trio partners Steve Allee and Jeremy Allen. Energetic and fresh, this adventurous quintet delivers melodies that stylistically include swing, Brazilian, fusion, and ballads. Their musical chemistry and deep friendships come through loud and clear.   For more information, please call (812) 855-5445, or visit online at artmuseum.iu.edu. Special Exhibition: Matisse’s Jazz and Other Works from Indiana University Collections  SPECIAL JAZZ IN JULY EVENING VIEWINGS Tonight, Friday, July 18, and 25 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor IU Art Museum’s rare complete suite of twenty color stencil prints from Jazz—Matisse’s last and greatest book project—and more than thirty other works by this modern master from the holdings of the Art Museum and Lilly Library are included.   New in the Galleries: A Feast for the Eyes: Weston’s Produce Pictures July 1–December 21, 2014 Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor California-based modernist photographer Edward Weston shocked the art world in the 1920s with his close-ups of fruits and vegetables. With his crisp formalism and rich tonal printing, the simplest everyday objects became surprisingly sensual and evocative.

Yoga in the Atrium Saturdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October 25. Beginner classes are offered on the first and third Saturdays of each month. More advanced classes are held on the second and fourth Saturdays. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and water bottle, dress comfortably, and arrive early to grab a spot in the first come, first served classes. Due to the popularity of the program and in order to maintain a peaceful environment, indoor classes will be capped at twenty-three participants. No registration is required. For more IU Art Museum events click here.

 

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