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June 11, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

News & Announcements BEAD

BEAD is getting a facelift!

BEAD will be rolling out a new website and redesigning their newsletter and calendar within the next several weeks. Be on the lookout and let them know what you think!

Tuesday Farmers’ Market

This mid-week version of the Bloomington Community Farmers Market features the freshest vendor-grown produce, entertainment and prepared foods, all happening at Sixth and Madison Streets – just west of Bloomingfoods on the Near West Side. The Tuesday Farmers’ Market season continues from 4:00 – 7:00 pm every Tuesday June through September.

B-Line Trail Named a National Recreation Trail by the National Park Service

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis announced last week the designation of Bloomington’s B-Line Trail as a National Recreation Trail. The B-Line Trail shared this distinction with 53 other trails in 23 states.

According to a statement from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Recreation Trail designation recognizes existing trails and trail systems that link communities to recreational opportunities on public lands and in local parks. The B-Line Trail will receive a certificate of designation and a set of trail markers in recognition of its newest honor. For more information on the B-Line, visit

Ivy Tech Bloomington Associate of Fine Arts degree approved by Commission for Higher Education

Ivy Tech-Bloomington announced that a new Associate of Fine Arts degree offering has been approved by the Commission for Higher Education. The degree is being offered to meet the demand for regional employment in the arts, to support regional arts activity, and to allow students to transfer to four-year universities to earn a Bachelor’s degree in art. Most of the classes will take place at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center.

The Associate of Fine Arts degree transfers seamlessly to the Herron School of Art, the School of Informatics at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indiana State University, and Saint Mary of the Woods College in Terre Haute. Currently, only the general education courses of the Ivy Tech-Bloomington Fine Arts degree transfer to IU-Bloomington. For more information, visit

Arts and Entertainment Workshop

The Indiana Arts Commission has partnered with Valparaiso University Graduate School to present an Arts & Entertainment Administration workshop on Friday, August 10, 2012. This professional developmental workshop features instruction from experts in the field and networking opportunities with international professionals who will participate in the workshop. The workshop is open to current professionals or anyone interested in learning more about arts and entertainment administration. The workshop will take place at Valparaiso Universitys Graduate School.
For more information, visit

Visit Bloomington Announces 2013 Tourism Grant Program

Visit Bloomington is pleased to announce the continuation of a successful grant program that will provide funding to Bloomington area festivals and events. The program encourages the development of events that will contribute positively to the growth of tourism in the area. Events must be scheduled to take place between January 1 and December 31, 2013. Completed applications will be accepted beginning June 15, 2012 through October 1, 2012. Applicants must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a well-defined tourism-oriented festival or event within Monroe County. Additional information about the grant program can be found at

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts Booth Opportunities!

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts offers a unique opportunity for your Non-Profit Arts Organization to present itself to the public. Approximately 40,000 people attended the event last year. They will be offering both 10 x 10 booths ($85) and 5 x 10 booths ($45) for non-profit community arts group. Applications are due by June 30th.Please contact Susan Snyder ( or Ed McEndarfer ( for more information.

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