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Non-Profit Booth Spaces Available at Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts for Arts and Cultural Organizations The 4th Street Festival provides space to arts and cultural organizations to promote and inform the public about their activities and distribute promotional literature.  Space is available to any nonprofit group devoted to an arts activity or discipline including public broadcasting, community arts centers and public or private school arts groups, bands and choruses. The Festival will be held on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, August 30th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, August 31st from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Set-up time begins approximately at8:00AM.  Applications for booth space are due July 15. For an application click here.

Show your summer PRIDE! A new festival presented by PRIDE and The Back Door! WHERE: The Back Door, 4th Street in Bloomington between the parking garage and College Ave., and the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center WHAT: Activity booths, dancing, live music, community art projects, workshops, queer arts, food and drink, and so much more WHO: Everyone. We’ll have activities for youth, adults, and everyone in between. HOW MUCH: The street festival is entirely free for the public! Some shows at The Back Door will incur a cover fee to help us pay for the fabulous artists we’ll be bringing in from across the Midbest. More here.

PRIDE Summerfest is seeking performers and event volunteers: Performer Application      Volunteer Application

Several downtown galleries, conveniently located within walking distance of one another, invite you to stroll our year-round Downtown GalleryWalk. You’ll find a wealth of artwork in each distinct gallery, with atmospheres range from sophisticated to funky. Whatever your taste in fine art and craft, you’re sure to find something you love during your Downtown GalleryWalk. – See more at:

Several downtown galleries, conveniently located within walking distance of one another, invite you to stroll our year-round Downtown GalleryWalk. You’ll find a wealth of artwork in each distinct gallery, with atmospheres range from sophisticated to funky. Whatever your taste in fine art and craft, you’re sure to find something you love during your Downtown GalleryWalk. – See more at:

Come celebrate with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Join the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra for a free public reception on Saturday, June 14th from 6 – 8 pm in the City Hall Atrium (401 North Morton Street, Bloomington). – Meet the new Artistic Director, Adam Bodony – Learn about the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s historic 45th season – Talk about the BSO’s new partnership with the Buskirk Chumley Theater Highlights of the evening will include live music by the Symphony Winds and the Bloomington Brass Quintet, special guest appearances by former Music Directors Charles Latshaw and Nicholas Hersh, and a drawing to win FREE 45th season tickets!   Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by FARM, Lennie’s, Scholar’s Inn, Bloomingfoods, Mother Bear’s, and Kroger.

Fruity Fun at WonderLab The workshop, Kids in the Kitchen: Fruit for Dessert, will be held on Saturday, June 14, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington. The workshop for preschool-age children with their caregivers will include age-appropriate activities involving measuring and mixing as, together, participants prepare and taste healthy sweet treats made with surprising healthy ingredients. Each child will receive a brightly colored “portion plate” to take home, and each caregiver will receive recipes and information about the nutritional benefits associated with different fruit. The workshop fee is $5 per child for museum members and $8 per child, plus museum admission, for nonmembers. Space is limited. To register in advance, call 812-337-1337 ext. 11.

“Bewitched by Love”

Mark your calendars for this fifth annual free community concert, to be held on Sunday, June 15 at 2 PM at Fairview United Methodist Church, 600 W. Sixth Street (in the Near West Side).  Come celebrate love’s enchantment and raise some money for the Fairview Elementary School literacy program.  Come experience musical enchantment with “Bewitched by Love” – a free summer concert that celebrates the magic potions and poisons that inflame our hearts.  Waltz to tunes from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow – and watch what happens when people decide to knock back magic elixirs and inhale poisoned flowers. Soprano Anna Singer and baritone Richard Lewis are back this summer, along with pianist Gregory Wang, to regale you with music from Broadway and opera and introduce you to characters who put their trust in the promise of magic.  You’ll hear classic tunes like “Witchcraft” and “You Do Something to Me,” as well as visit the magical operas of Rossini and Wagner – with a little detour through the poisonous world of Lucretia Borgia. Organizers want to share a little magic with others, at this free concert they will accept donations to benefit Fairview Elementary School’s literacy program.  So, whether you want to enjoy musical bewitchment or give generously to your community, come join them!  This program is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission’s Arts Project Grant Program.

Cardinal Stage’s Les Miserables Opens June 19 One of theater’s most memorable musicals in a limited engagement by Cardinal Stage. Through June 29 For tickets and more here.

In It for the Long Term: Building Relationships with Community Partners Thursday, June 26, 10am – Noon, Council Chambers, Bloomington City Hall (Showers Building, 401 N. Morton) Free; attendance limited to 30; pre-registration necessary, at 812-336-6599 or   This summer workshop on community engagement and developing partnerships is designed for members of the Bloomington-area’s nonprofit community. Lotus staff members LuAnne Holladay and Loraine Martin will focus on Lotus’s 20-year working relationship with the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, providing an overview of the Lotus-Mathers connection and inviting the Mathers’ Head of Programs and Education, Sarah Hatcher, to provide the museum’s perspective on the value and mutual benefits of this ongoing “town-gown” partnership. The workshop will also include a hands-on art project and a roundtable Q&A session.   Workshop Leaders – LuAnne Holladay has spent the last 15 years as Communications Director of the Lotus Education and Arts Foundation; Lotus Outreach Director Loraine Martin has spent more than 20 years working with nonprofit arts organizations, specializing in outreach and community engagement. Mathers Museum Head of Programs and Education Sarah Hatcher has a decade of museum education and public programs experience in medium and small organizations.   Pre-Register – Admission is free, but attendance is limited to 30, on a first come, first served basis. Contact Loraine Martin for more information, or to register:, or 812-336-6599.

Registration Open Now for  “The Business of Art: Financial Management for Artists and Arts Organizations”  BEAD in partnership with the City of Bloomington Arts Commission will host  two workshops for arts and cultural organizations and artists presented by Elaine Luttrull, author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class.   In The Business of Art: Financial Management for Arts Organizations, Luttrull will cover best practices an arts and cultural organization may adopt to develop strong and effective governance and financial policies. Key topics to be covered include budgeting, managing cash flow, taxes, governance and internal controls. The workshop will be on Saturday, August 9th from 9 am -1:00 pm at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center   In The Business of Art: Financial Literacy and Career Planning for Artists, Luttrull will lead discussions and activities to empower visual artists, musicians, literary artists, and creative entrepreneurs to follow their passions and build sustainable careers. Topics covered will include goal setting, the art of budgeting for projects both personal and professional and managing cash flow. Tax and healthcare questions common to creative entrepreneurs also will be covered. This  two-day workshop will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th at the Bloomington/Monroe County Convention Center, from 8:30 am-12:30 pm for visual artists and from 2 pm-6 pm for musicians, theater and literary artists.   Luttrull is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class. She is also a CPA and the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to bridging the gap between business and the arts.  For more information, please visit  Workshops are free of charge, but space is limited.  To register, click here.   Advance registration is required.  Workshops are made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, with additional support provided by BEAD and the City of Bloomington Arts Commission.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Marketing and Communications Director Position at Cardinal StageCardinal Stage Company seeks a motivated and capable team player to develop and execute the marketing and communication strategies for the company. We desire a dynamic, out of the box thinking individual who can lead the charge to promote Cardinal as a leading professional, regional theatre company. Reporting to and collaborating with the Artistic Director, the Marketing and Communications Director will oversee all strategic marketing and communication efforts. Position requirements here.  To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Jessika Hane, at No phone calls, please.  Materials are due by June 6th.


Windfall Dancers is Looking for Interns One intern position will focus on marketing and fund development and the other will focus on improving operations and organizational processes.  Both would have other duties as assigned. Email Kathleen Olges with questions and to apply.

Volunteer Opportunities

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is Seeking Steering Committee Members! The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is currently seeking new members for the Steering Committee. We are looking for dancers, musicians, writers, venue owners, and arts advocates who are able to meet at least once per month and help guide the development of new programs and initiatives. For more information, please email Ann Fields, Marketing Chair:

IU Art Museum Volunteers Needed Events Volunteers 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 Volunteers Needed for Face-Painting The IU Art Museum is currently looking for several volunteers who have face-painting experience for the upcoming Midsummer Night celebration on June 21 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. If you are interested, please contact

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

Artist and Creative Spaces Available

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists

Art in Odd Places 2014: Open Call for Project Proposals  Deadline: June 21 Along Market Street up to and including Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN Art in Odd Places (AiOP) began as an action by a group of artists led by Ed Woodham to encourage local participation in the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In 2005, after moving back to New York City, he re imagined it as a response to the dwindling of public space and personal civil liberties – first in the Lower East Side and East Village, and since 2008, on 14th Street in Manhattan. AiOP has always been a grassroots project fueled by the goodwill and inventiveness of its participants. Click here to apply!

Columbus, IN Art Show Call for Entries On Saturday, November 15, Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show will be held at The Commons, a civic space in downtown Columbus, Indiana. Those who are interested in exhibiting are to submit digital photos and an application in order to be juried. Deadline for applications is June 17, and artists will be notified of the jury results by July 8. Booth rental fee of $85 must be paid by July 22. An application is attached, and or it may be downloaded at The application is also available at the Columbus Area Arts Council office, 300 Washington Street, Columbus, Indiana.

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Call for Submissions

JUNE 1-JULY 11 Scheduling shows from January 2015 through summer 2015.

Apply at:

·       O% commission.  You keep 100% of your sales.

·       Receptions, publicity, and advertising support by Ivy Tech.

·       Rates from $65 – $175, plus tax.

·       Shows run for one month.  Application fee:  $25.

·       6 galleries:  5 traditional spaces and one video gallery.

Policies and FAQs:

To see art by 2013-14 exhibitors:

Gallery floor plans and photographs:


Call for Makers Makevention is a celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit with loads of local and regional makers sharing their love for making.  Makevention is all about makers including tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, crafters, hobbyists, and tinkerers all who have a love of making. . Makevention 2014 will be held August 30, 2014 at the Convention Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Organizers are currently taking exhibitor applications for this year’s event. Go to our Call for Makers page to reserve your space today.  If you are interested in exhibiting at Makevention, please put in an application. If you have any questions, contact us at

Interested in who exhibits at Makevention? Check out the exhibitor list from 2013:

 More info on the website here! 


IU Art Museum Events

Thematic Tour: Art and Storytelling takes place on Saturday, June 7, 2:00-3:00 p.m. The tour will be led and presented by IU Art Museum docent Patty Callison. This is a wonderful opportunity to become better acquainted with particular works of art, as well as the museum. Yoga in the Atrium:  Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. through October 25. Welcome back the Light Totem at a special relighting ceremony June 21. 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. For more in IU Art Museum events click here.


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