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March 27, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

Fundraising Opportunities and Grants

Have You Heard of Kickstarter?
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City of Bloomington Arts Commission Announces Arts Project Grants
Arts Project grants of up to $1,000 are available to nonprofit organizations participating in arts activities that align with the current areas of focus of the Arts Commission: to cultivate a community in which residents appreciate the value of personal and collective artistic activity; to encourage collaboration in and diversification of artistic activities that include participants from across the community; to enhance and support a high level of artistry; and to support the economic vitality and interests of local artists and arts organizations. Guidelines and application are available on the City of Bloomington website at www.bloomington.in.gov/bac. The BAC encourages all eligible organizations to apply. In 2011, 24 arts projects were supported through the program. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on April 2. For more information on the grant program, contact Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3534.

Grants and Awards For Working Artists
WorkingArtist.org offers small monthly purchase awards to help serious artists keep working. This call is open to all visual artists including sculptors, mixed media, video, from all countries. The deadline for the $1000.00 Working Art Grant / Purchase Awards is March 31. For application guidelines please see: http://www.workingartist.org/art-grant-guidelines.html.

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