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January 3, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

New This Week from BEAD

Commercial Casting Opportunity – DEADLINE TODAY

Blue Ace Media is producing a TV commercial featuring IU Alum Ailyn Perez. They will be shooting all day on January 8th on the stage of the Musical Arts Center on campus (the MAC) and in one of the dressing rooms.
They are in need of 40 Graduate Student, Young Professionals, Adults, and Older Adults to fill a large section of the MAC performance hall seating. All participants need to arrive wearing “Evening Wear/Concert Wear” one might find at a performance in New York City. We are attempting to make the audience appear to be at LINCOLN CENTER in New York City. This means they need those who choose to participate to arrive in clothing which reflects that venue.

If you are available, please provide the following information:
Headshot (if you have one, or just a photo); Current email address; Current phone number; Sizing and/or measurements (they need the sizing so we can arrange to have some “back up wardrobe” should it be needed).

They will contact everyone by January 4 concerning the time to arrive and the duration. At this time, it appears they will need participants from 10:30 AM until Noon. Expect to wait a lot, so bring a book, iPad, etc. to do work or to stave off boredom. They will pay everyone $20 (cash, not check) as they leave.

Please contact Jennylynn Vidas at with your headshot, and sizing if interested in this fantastic opportunity. Please use the Subject Line: JSoM Commercial Casting.
WonderLab to Host Area’s National Ham Radio Kids’ Day
Enjoy half-price admission ($3.50) at the WonderLab Museum in Bloomington for the semiannual National Ham Radio Kids Day on Sunday, January 5, to make a new friend via this original wireless communication device! Special activities from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. More here.

First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic
Sunday, January 5, 3:00 to 5:00 Boxcar Books 408 E. 6th Street
With Guest Readers: Darja Malcolm-Clarke, Mary Pat Lynch, Dianne May. More here.

Bloomington Open Studios Tour Call to Artists – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1/18
Participate in the third annual Bloomington Open Studios Tour, scheduled for the weekend of June 6-8, 2014. Artists from all over Bloomington open their studios, giving visitors a window into the creative process. Artists can feature new and in-progress artworks, have live demonstrations, schmooze/chat with art lovers, and potentially add new collectors of your work. Apply here:
Soon: Accepting Applications for 2014 A Fair of the Arts!
The application for the 2014 A Fair of the Arts will be available starting January 6, 2014. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014. To be added to the email list to receive the notification and a link to the application, please email your first and last name, business name, telephone number, and preferred email address to Greg Jacobs at To receive a printed application in the mail, please call 812-349-3725. A Fair of the Arts is an arts and fine crafts fair that runs the second Saturdays May through October at Showers Plaza adjacent to the Bloomington Community Farmers Market.

Artist and Creative Spaces Available
Graham Plaza – Space Availability
A variety of small spaces available at Graham Plaza. Here’s a sampling of what’s available:
Bldg. Suite # $/SF SF
Graham Plaza Suite 016
$8.00 314
Graham Plaza Suite 460
$12.00 431
Graham Plaza Suite 450
$12.00 398
Graham Plaza Suite 014
$8.00 442
Graham Plaza Suite 012
$8.00 361
View all CFC Properties at

Cyclops Studios – Space Availability

The folks from Cyclops Studios indicate they have space available well-suited for the following:
Photographers, Videographers and those who need a clean/quiet professional space/office, with a conference room and full amenities, or Industrial Artists working in Welding, Metal/Stone/Wood/Glass/Clay/Paint working, or need a dirty, noisy space, with plenty of power supply, or arts organizations that may need an affordable studio space or a business location and want to be around an Artistic Collective. If that sounds like you, contact them at

Volunteer Calls
WonderLab Volunteer Training – Jan. 16, Feb. 19
It’s easy to get trained to be a WonderLab volunteer! Museum volunteers encourage visitors of all ages to explore hands-on exhibits and programs, and include teens, college students, scientists, educators, business people, parents and senior adults. There is no retirement age at WonderLab! Some volunteers bring a wide range of expertise, while others learn new skills on the job. Anyone who believes in the value of hands-on experience is welcome. WonderLab volunteers do not need a background in science; all training is provided. Upcoming trainings will be from 3:30-5 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 16, and from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 19. Minimum age is 12. Please contact Jeanne Gunning at

Windfall Volunteer Day – Jan. 20
The facilities of the Windfall Dance Studio, a local nonprofit organization, are frequently used by a variety of community groups. Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 20, Windfall is seeking assistance from community members for a variety of projects including installing ballet barres in the studio, painting the main lobby, and performing general garden and building clean-up. Completion of these projects will benefit all who use the facility. Minimum age is 16. Please contact Kay Olges at(812) 334-0506 or

Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists
Arts Fair on the Square Call to Artists!
Join the best one-day art fair in the Midwest on June 21st, Arts Fair on the Square! We might be hip. We’re definitely fun. We do everything we can to make you happy! We want your work in our town because Bloomington needs you! A city committed to the arts, Bloomington boasts a richly diverse and educated community in the beautiful Midwest landscape of Southern Indiana. Arts Fair on the Square takes place on June 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the picturesque grounds surrounding the Monroe County Courthouse in the heart of downtown Bloomington. The Bloomington Playwrights Project invites YOU to participate in the 34th Annual Arts Fair on the Square. This juried art show features 80 regional and national artists and craftspeople. Apply now and join us for the fun! Click here for more info!

Bloomington Open Studios Tour Call to Artists
Participate in the third annual Bloomington Open Studios Tour, scheduled for the weekend of June 6-8, 2014. The 2013 Open Studios Tour featured 40+ artists in 22 studios throughout the Bloomington area and attracted more than 500 visitors. In 2012 there were 50+ artists in 17 locations. This event is an opportunity for visual artists to share their artworks with the public in the informal setting of their own studio, or a shared studio somewhere else. It’s an opportunity for you to feature new and in-progress artworks, have live demonstrations, schmooze/chat with art lovers, and potentially add new collectors to your list of art buyers. The deadline for applications is January 18, 2014.

News from the Field
Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Upcoming Events
Visit their page here.

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