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Revised Guidelines and March Workshop for Arts Project Grant Program

The City of Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) announces that revised guidelines and applications are now available for the April Cycle of its 2014 Arts Project Grant Program. Deadline for 2014 applications is 5:00 p.m. April 1, 2014.  Maximum grant amounts have been increased to $1,500 for 2014, and grants are available for arts activities that align with 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. In 2013, 34 arts projects were supported through the program. As part of its ongoing capacity-building efforts, the Arts Commission will hold a drop-in workshop for potential applicants on Wednesday, March 12th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the McCloskey Conference Room in City Hall. Potential applicants are invited to bring applications in progress for review and feedback by Commission members. The drop-in workshop is first-come, first-served and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Submitted grant applications will be reviewed during the Arts Commission’s April meeting scheduled for April 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the McCloskey Room of Bloomington City Hall.  The public is invited to attend and observe.  Guidelines and application are available on the City of Bloomington website at www.bloomington.in.gov/bac.

Dates for Visual Artist Marketing Information Exchange Series

Presented by the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Venue Gallery, 5:30 pm

April 15      3rd Tues      Selling work online

May 13      2nd Tues.    Visual Arts Summit

June 17     3rd Tues.     Regional Galleries and competitions

July 15      3rd Tues.     Field trip to Regional Galleries

Aug 12      2nd Tues.    Social Media

Sept 16     3rd Tues      “I support myself with my art”

Oct 14       2nd Tues     Local Restaurants & Businesses that display art

Nov 18       3rd Tues     Sharing success stories

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Evening of Networking and Promotion

Join local venue owners, festival managers, and producers for an evening of networking and promotion on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Comedy Attic (123 South Walnut Street). Find out more about the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington and how you can benefit from joining. The AAGB wants to learn more about your work and how they can best represent you.

Downtown Bloomington Awards and Reception:

Coming up Soon! March 10, 2014 at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center. The awards start at 4:30 and the reception is from 5-7. Come celebrate downtown arts and culture!  Free.  RSVP by March 6 to info@downtownbloomington.com.

#btownlove

Video Everyone who knows Bloomington, loves Bloomington!  Click on the photo above, featuring family fun in Bloomington, then complete the form to enter to win a fun B-town prize pack. Share this sweepstakes, and your #btownlove of family fun, with your friends via Facebook or Twitter for even more chances to win. One lucky winner will receive an overnight stay at the Hilton Garden Inn, admission for four to WonderLab, a copy of the popular kids’ book The Fish on the Dome, a Downtown Bloomington, Inc. gift certificate, Bloomington t-shirt and a tasty treat from Inga’s Popcorn.  We love it and we think you will too!

A Mimicry of Natural Order at the MCPL, Rhino’s, and The Back Door  

Featuring the music and writing of Travis Puntarelli along with a community company of songwriters, actors and musicians.

BPP presents The Blizzard: Game Show Edition!

60 Minutes, 30 Plays, Lots of Prizes! 3 Nights Only: February 27, 28, March 1, 2014 at 7:30pm Tickets are $15 and All proceeds support the BPP  Tickets are available at BCT Box Office at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater or online at bctboxoffice.com BPP’s annual production, The Blizzard is one of Bloomington’s most exciting and unique theatrical events.  An ensemble of actors attempts to perform 30 plays in only 60 minutes in the random order the audience chooses.  Can they finish them all before the countdown timer hits zero? It’s short-attention-span theatre at a hilarious, breakneck pace.  The Blizzard is original, unique, totally fun, and totally BPP.  With a new Game Show theme, The Blizzard will be more exciting than ever before.  Audiences will have the opportunity to not only select the plays, but also games that they can participate in to win prizes – all still with only one hour to do it in.  Think of it asThe Blizzard meets The Price is Right.  For the final showdown each night one lucky patron will have the chance to win $100!  It’s safe to say that there is no other theatrical event like this on Earth – only at the BPP!  The Blizzard will only perform on three nights – February 27, 28 and March 1. For more information, visit newplays.org.

Coming Up Soon with Cardinal Stage Company: Pippi Longstocking, March 1 – 16

Everyone’s favorite freckle-faced little girl closes out Cardinal’s  2013-2014 Cardinal for Kids season at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Auditorium from March 1-  16. Tommy and Annika’s well-ordered world turns delightfully topsy-turvy when Pippilotta Delicatessa  Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking – Pippi, for short – moves in next door.  Pandemonium seems to follow Pippi and her new best friends wherever they go—the carnival, the classroom, and, of course, a splendid tea party that goes terribly, hilariously wrong! And then there are  Pippi’s boisterous run-ins with the starchy and aptly names Mrs. Prysellius.  Adapted from Astrid Lindgren’s beloved children’s novel, Cardinal’s production of Pippi Longstocking is a  joyous, rollicking good time musical that is true friendship, standing up for yourself, and finding home.  Directed by Cardinal artistic director Randy White, Pippi has musical direction by Bloomington’s Eric  Anderson and fight and movement choreography by Mike Price. Choreography is by Diane Buzzell, who  joins the Cardinal creative team following her work on the smash hits Annie and The Wizard of Oz. David  Wade designs the set and the lighting design is by Emily Holmead, both are making their Cardinal debuts.  Cardinal regular Angie Malone, who has designed costumes for many of Cardinal’s most beloved shows,  joins them.  And Bloomington High School South senior Audrey Deinlein leads the cast as the rabble-rousing Pippi  Longstocking. Audie was previously seen in Willy Wonka as part of the Wonka Chorus. She is joined by  returning Cardinal actors Matt Weidenbenner as Tommy and Eleanor Lloyd as Annika. Veteran Cardinal  players Mike Price and Ethan Philbeck have hysterical turns as hapless pickpockets and a pair of utterly flummoxed policemen. Check the calendar for exact times & dates!

A Red Carpet Affair at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater  

Meet your friends at the BCT for a free evening of Hollywood.  This fundraiser for the Buskirk-Chumley Theater features the 86th annual Academy Awards, including the pre-awards interviews and fashions, on the big screen. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best red carpet attire. Admission to the orchestra level is free, although donations are welcome.  Enjoy popcorn or a glass of wine from our concessions area while you admire the stars, enjoy film clips, and applaud the winners. Submit your award predictions and play Oscar Bingo to win fabulous prizes.  Serious about your commitment to the Oscars? Buy a ticket to the VIP reception in the balcony. Your ticket gives you access to snacks provided by One World Events & Catering and a glass of Oliver Winery wine or Upland Brewing Company beer. VIPs will also be entered into a special drawing. Your ticket purchase will help bring all kinds of stars – local and national – to the BCT stage.

Want to Reserve Performance Space at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center? Please contact Trina at ksterling1@ivytech.edu or 330-4400 for a reservation. The timing for July 2014 – June 2015 reservations is below: February 17, 2014 – March 31, 2014: The calendar is open to the community to make reservations for the 2014-2015 season.  Ivy Tech does not reserve any space for itself during this time. April 1 – April 30, 2014: The calendar is open to Ivy Tech only for the 2014-2015 season.  Reservations from the community for the upcoming season will not be accepted during this month. May 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015: The calendar is open to anyone for the 2014-2015 season, the community or Ivy Tech. *Hours the space is rented are 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.  Click here for more information on rental rates!

Coming Up: Indiana Heritage Quilt Show

March 6-8  The 23rd Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt Show kicks off spring! Held at the Bloomington Convention Center, this annual quilting extravaganza will include over 200 quilts from around the country competing in several categories for a share of over $12,000 in cash and prizes. In addition to the competitive show, the event also features three full days of quilting workshops for all skill levels, taught by nationally-recognized quilting experts, dozens of vendor booths where you’ll find unique fabrics and other quilting notions and more! Special Exhibits.  This year’s show features a special exhibition from artist Nysha Oren Nelson, who will also be on site as an “artist in residence,” providing demonstrations of his techniques and answering questions throughout the show. There will also be a number of additional quilt related exhibitions around town, with free shuttle transportation provided on Friday and Saturday only, from 11 am to 4 pm.  9 – 6 p.m. Thu – Fri. 9 – 5 Saturday. Tickets available at the door.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Saturday March 29 – Sunday March 30 , 7 p.m. General Admission, $15 Single Day, $27 Weekend Pass.  Children 5 and Under Free (Film content may not be suitable for children) Brought to Bloomington by IU Outdoor Adventures. The 38th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Following the initial festival at The Banff Centre in Alberta, the tour hits the road with stops planned in about 400 communities and 40 countries across the globe. This year’s tour explores remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports which are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. From approximately 300 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe. The films for the Bloomington screenings will be different each night, and will be announced in mid-March at: www.outdoors.indiana.edu.  For more information about ticket sales click here.

Badges on Sale for Combine 2014   Job Opportunities

Teen Services and Digital Creativity Manager  

Do you have a passion for engaging teens in a technology-rich learningenvironment?  Are you searching for a creative environment that values collaboration, partnerships, and service? The Teen Services and Digital Creativity Manager will provide library-wide leadership for the Library’s comprehensive new Teen Services and Digital Creativity department. The successful candidate has the ability to inspire imaginations and create a gathering place for teens to explore, question, and express themselves in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  Desired personal attributes include a sense of humor, a passion for engaging teens, and a positive and enthusiastic approach to nurturing and enhancing digital skills in others. Opportunities include working with the library’s leadership to design and furnish a new teen space and adjacent digital creativity center open to all ages, planning and implementing services and programs for both, fostering strong connections with teens in the community, attracting and selecting a vibrant and engaged staff and introducing the teen space and digital creativity center to the public.  The position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in computer and/or instructional technology, education, arts education, library science, or a related discipline preferred, and three years of professional leadership and/or supervisory experience required.  Review the Teen Services and Digital Creativity Manager full job description by visiting http://mcpl.info/jobs/job-openings.  To be included in the review of applications, submit your application and credentials by 5 p.m., March 5, 2014. For questions, contact hr@mcpl.info.

USA International Harp Competition, Inc.

Seeks Associate Director USAIHC is on one of the most prestigious international music competitions in the world. Its mission is to triennially conduct a world-class international harp competition in the  United States, promote the harp as a concert and solo instrument, bring its repertoire to a broader audience, encourage composers to write new works for harp and promotes friendship and musical exchange among harpists worldwide. The USAIHC is looking for an Associate Director. The incument will work 20 to 30 hours per week, based on required activity, and will transition to full time in 2015. Preparation and coordination of activities associated with sponsored events such as the Annual Concert Series. Activities include public relations, fund raising, coordination of schedules/venues and post event follow-up.  If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (phone numbers included) to Search Committee Chairman at harpcomp@indiana.edu by Friday, February 28, 2014.

Jewish Theatre of Bloomington

The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington has opportunities for experienced production staff:  Technical Director, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer for May, 2014 production. All are paid positions. Rehearsal space also needed April 21 – May 18, 2014. Please contact Audrey, hellera@indiana.edu

Volunteer Opportunities

IU Art Museum

Volunteers Needed 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.

Quilt Show Hostesses and Greeters

March 6-8 This year’s Indiana Heritage Quilt Show is March 6-8 at the Monroe County Convention Center and expects attendance in the thousands! You don’t need to be a quilter to volunteer! Two or three hour assignments are available for White Glove Hostesses, Ticket and Merchandise Sales, Entry Gate Monitors, KRC Merchant Mall Greeters, and the Stow & Go coat check room. Sit-down positions can be requested. Volunteers receive a free one-day admission to the show – an $8.00 value! Volunteering at the show is a fun way to meet people and share the hospitality that is Bloomington’s hallmark. Register online at www.ihqs.org/volunteer-information/, email volunteers@ihqs.org indicating your preference for day, time, and assignment, or call Susan Brewer at 812-322-6956. Minimum age is 16; 13 if with adult. (www.ihqs.org)

Fill the Volunteer Gap during Spring Break! You can fill the volunteer gap by volunteering on a short-term basis during IU and MCCSC’s Spring Break when IU and community members are on vacation. Volunteering during breaks is a huge help to those agencies which depend on volunteers to maintain their services year round. For more information, please go to www.bloomington.in.gov/fillthegap.   WTIU Fund Drive Phone Volunteers – Mar. 1-18 It’s fund drive time at WTIU from March 1-18 and phone volunteers play a critical role! Weekday shifts are from about 8-11 p.m. Weekend time slots vary, but are generally between noon and 11:30 p.m. All training, materials and a parking permit will be provided. Shifts are given on a first come-first served basis. Minimum age is 15. Please contact Laura Grannan at (812) 855-6114 or lgrannan@indiana.edu. (indianapublicmedia.org)

Artist and Creative Spaces Available

CFC Properties

View all CFC Properties at www.cfcproperties.com

Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists

Call for Participation: Creative Aging Festival The City of Bloomington Commission on Aging and the Center on Aging and Community invite you to participate in a city wide celebration – the Creative Aging Festival – honoring our elders and their creative contributions to our community! This celebration is in recognition of May as Older Americans Month.  The easiest way to participate is to simply identify the creative elders around you and then publicly recognize them in some way anytime during the month of May. I Creative Aging Festival Program Guide The Commission on Aging will post an online program guide, promoted on the City of Bloomington and partnering agencies’ web sites that will feature creative aging events and exhibits. Additionally, a printed program guide will be distributed to arts and aging venues throughout the county and state.  To have an event promoted through the web site’s online program guide, please fill out an event listing application form Creative Aging Festival Online Event Submission Form and submit it no later than March 1st, 2014. Early submissions will be given priority consideration to be included in the printed program guide as well.  (Space is limited, so inclusion in the printed program guide cannot be guaranteed.)  Events that do not meet the guidelines and/or spirit of the Creative Aging Festival will not be included.

Trashion Refashion Show Call for Entries   New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour Seeks Submissions for 2014 Season  New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2014 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will be viewed in 21 cities across the U.S., starting in May. Clips Beer & Film Tour is a unique film festival where guests sit under the stars, enjoy New Belgium beers, and watch a composition of original films, while simultaneously raising money for local nonprofits. The selected filmmakers will receive a trophy-worthy beer in a custom screen-printed bottle made exclusively for the winning submissions. In addition, they will receive a limited edition, hand-forged Clips belt buckle. Film submissions can range from 10 seconds to five minutes on any or all of these topics: craft beer, advocacy/activism, humor, culture, adventure, art, and fun. New Belgium is accepting submissions through April 1st at http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film/submit-your-film.aspx and selects approximately 20 films each season. Filmmakers must be at least 21 years old and must secure rights for all elements included in the film. The 2014 schedule will be announced soon.For the latest information on Clips, go to http://www.newbelgium.com/Events/clips-beer-and-film.aspx. For more information on New Belgium Brewing, visit www.newbelgium.com.   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! IU Art Museum Events

Youth Art Month at the IU Art Museum Celebrates Youth Art Month

For the past nineteen years, the Indiana University Art Museum and the art teachers of the Monroe County Community School Corporation (MCCSC) have partnered to celebrate Youth Art Month during the month of March with a student art exhibition. Observed locally since 1973, Youth Art Month emphasizes the “value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality school art programs.” Works of art, selected by the MCCSC art teachers, showcase the excellence and wide variety of art education in the local schools. These selections, representing grades kindergarten through six, are exhibited in the 2nd floor of the IU Art Museum’s Thomas T. Solley Atrium.

Special Program: Youth Art Month Celebration Saturday, March 1, 2014 from Noon–1:30 p.m. in the Thomas T. Solley Atrium Join IU Art Museum Director Heidi Gealt, Curator of Education Ed Maxedon, and Monroe County Community School Corporation teachers and students for activities, gallery tours, and refreshments. An exhibition of artwork representing kindergarten through sixth grades will be on view in the Solley Atrium.

Noon Talks: 2014 Faculty Exhibition Wednesday, March 5, 12:15–1:00 p.m. in the Special Exhibitions Gallery, first floor Visiting Professors Keith Allyn Spencer and Peter Williams will speak about their work on display in the 2014 School of Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition.   IU Cinema Events

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