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April 30, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

News from BEAD

Rogers Street Firehouse Update

Requests for information are now being accepted for the possible adaptive reuse of the Rogers Street Firehouse. Deadline is June 15. For more information contact

The City of Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) Announces Its April 2012 Grant Recipients
Seventeen organizations in the Bloomington community submitted grant applications for specific arts programs and were evaluated in four categories: artistic quality, community impact, organizational capacity and project history. Grants are made available to nonprofit organizations participating in arts activities that align with the current areas of focus of the Arts Commission: cultivating a community in which residents appreciate the value of personal and collective artistic activity; encouraging collaboration in and diversification of artistic activities, including participants from across the community; enhancing and supporting a high level of artistry; and supporting the economic vitality and interests of local artists and arts organizations. The following nine organizations received the highest ranking and were granted funding for the April grant round:

WFIU Radio: $877.00 for its Artist in the Making radio series featuring emerging artists in a variety of media.

Bloomington Chamber Singers: $855.87 for its annual Messiah concert.

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra: $855.87 for its 2012 Summer Concert in the Park project.

Bloomington Open Studios Tour: $908.70 for its June Open Studios Tour project featuring the work of more than 50 artists.

WonderLab: $887.57 for its Science of Art programs that takes place on the first Friday of every month.

Carlson-Palmer Productions LLC: $700.00 for its August Broadway and Opera Concert.

Lotus Education and Outreach Foundation: $815.00 for its Lotus Village Outreach Project.

Krampus Legend and Arts Workshop (KLAW): $800.00 for the Krampus Legend and Arts Workshop that will include films, puppet shows, a parade and more to promote the legend of the Krampus.

Bloomington Creative Glass Center: $800.00 for the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, which features more than 250 hand-blown glass pumpkins.
Applications for the next cycle of Arts Project Grants will be due Oct. 1, 2012. For more information on the Bloomington Arts Commission or its grant program, visit For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at or 349.3534.

Applicants Sought for Bloomington Arts Commission
Applications for the Bloomington Arts Commission are now being accepted. Application review will begin May 7th and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, information and a complete list of Board and Commission descriptions are available at and at the City Clerk’s Office in Showers City Hall at 401 N. Morton. For more information or questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 349-3408.

Creative Collaborative Space Available
The Solution Lab has space available for interested tenants! Contact The Solution Lab at 888-758-2678 or to set up an appointment to tour the building and pick out a space. For more information  about The Solution Lab and pictures of the building, please visit

Call for Artists from Indiana Artisan
Indiana Artisan is currently accepting applications for its statewide artist branding and marketing program. More about the program and application can be found here:

Bloomington Has Brains!
The Brain Extravaganza is a community art event created by Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor to raise awareness, appreciation and education among the amazing human brain. The 22 fiberglass brain sculptures are decorated by local and regional artists and positioned around Bloomington for everyone to enjoy (at least 5 in the BEAD district!). See these enormous brains May 4 through October 15. More information at

Tickets on Sale! Acoustic Roots Music Festival
The Acoustic Roots Music Festival will be held at Upland Brewing Company on Saturday, May 12. It’s a family-friendly event with a line-up of incredible local Bloomington artists. This event is a fundraiser for WFHB and tickets are only $10. Contact Mike at 812-325-5035 or to get tickets.

Tourism Award Nomination
In honor of National Tourism Week, Visit Bloomington will be celebrating our local tourism industry with a reception and awards presentation on May 24th.  The highlights of the reception are the award winners, tourism professionals in our community that have done an exceptional job. Please nominate someone you know in the tourism industry (and that includes hotels, restaurants, shops, & attractions) that deserves to be recognized.  Click here for the nomination form and send to or fax to 334-2344 by May 4th.

Creative Aging Festival: Best Practices to Engage Older Adults
A symposium for social workers, recreational therapists, care providers, artists, and seniors. On May 16th from 10 am – 4 pm at Ivy Tech Community College. To register, fill out the application here or contact the Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning at 812-330-6041.

Coming Soon to Bloomington: Rufus Wainwright
Buskirk-Chumley Theater presents season opener, Rufus Wainwright, on August 6th! $43 Reserved Seating. Pre-sale on Wednesday, April 25 (Donors/Sponsors of BCT). General Public Friday, April 27.

Experience Big River… Win Tickets to Mockingbird!
Two beloved American stories separated by a hundred years and united in their call to conscience. Order your Big River tickets by May 1 and you are automatically entered to win a pair of tickets (2 pairs will be drawn) to the 2012-2013 season-launching production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Buy your tickets to these great Cardinal Stage Company shows at the BCT Box Office.

Twisted Limb Paperworks Shifts Gears Away from the B-Line
Twisted Limb Paperworks will move out of its storefront location on the B-Line Trail by May 1st to refocus efforts exclusively on its online presence and to allow owner Sheryl Woodhouse-Keese to pursue other creative and business projects. A moving sale will be held at the studio at 1122 S. Morton Street on Saturday, May 5th from 8 am – 3 pm, selling furniture, shelving, equipment, office, and art supplies that will not be moving to the new location. ReFrame, Bloomington’s recycled framing business will have frames and mat board for sale. The 2100 square foot building near Morton and Grimes on the B-Line Trail will be for rent by May 14th. For more information on the moving sale or renting the property, please call 812-333-3151 or e-mail

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