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June 23, 2014 / ivytechartspartner


Call to Artists for Arlington Road and West 17th Street Roundabout Artwork The Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association in partnership with the City of Bloomington is issuing a Call to Artists to submit proposals for consideration for a site-specific artwork commission for the Arlington Road and West 17th Street Roundabout in Bloomington.  The Crescent Bend Neighborhood Association was granted funds by the City of Bloomington’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) to commission  artwork for the roundabout which will serve as a welcoming symbol to the neighborhood and to the thousands of citizens and visitors who will pass by it daily. A selection panel, comprised of Crescent Bend residents, project partners and public art staff will review proposals. The budget for the artwork commission is $12,000.   A full project description and artist selection criteria is available here. For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at or (812) 349-3534.  Deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.

Cardinal Stage’s Les Miserables  One of theater’s most memorable musicals in a limited engagement by Cardinal Stage. Through June 29 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. For tickets and more, click here.

Studio Space Wanted Artist seeking 500-650 sq/ft warehouse/studio space in the Bloomington area that features the following: electrical access, heating, an accessible bathroom, water source, easy accessibility (garage door ideal).  The space will be used primarily as a tool/material storage, design/fabrication space, and occasional classroom. Looking to pay $500/month or less utilities included. Have space available?  Email

Dance Party at The Back Door for Summerfest Friday, June 20. Queers and allies are welcome. Cover charge goes to support PRIDE Summerfest! Help us make the inaugural event a success by dancing til the wee hours.

National Ham Radio Kids’ Day at WonderLab Make a new friend via this original wireless communication device! Special activities from 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm include talking with other kids across the country using short-wave radio technology, filling out a “QSL” postcard to mail to these new friends as confirmation of your short-wave radio chat, Other activities include making a QSL card to mail to the station you contacted, sending a “secret code” message via Morse Code, and learning about how volunteer weather spotters collect data and report severe weather through the Skywarn system. These activities are included with museum admission.  In addition, the museum will offer a workshop, Build Your Own Radio, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Participants will learn about the physics of radio waves that power cell phones and other wireless electronics as they make a working FM radio to take home. All materials are included. The workshop, which is recommended for elementary-age children, costs $7 per kit for WonderLab members and $10 per kit, plus museum admission, for nonmembers. Adult “helpers” are welcome. Workshop spaces are limited, and advance registration for the workshop is recommended. To register, call 812-337-1337 ext. 11. More here.

Buskirk-Chumley Theater Job Opening The BCT is looking for energetic, detail oriented, team players who are interested in the arts, community and civic engagement.  Be a part of this dynamic organization at the heart of downtown! Office Administrator – The Office Administrator is responsible for the timely, accurate execution of all business operations of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater/ BCT Management, Inc. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, this position will be responsible for processing mail, ordering supplies, paying bills, processing payroll, settling accounts with theater renters, and filing tax forms, as well as providing administrative support for the Board of Directors’ meetings through the preparations of board packets and minutes.This is a part-time position (20 hrs/wk).  Please submit resume and cover letter to Danielle McClelland, Executive Director, no later than Friday, June 20. For more information, click here.

Visit Bloomington Content & Social Media Coordinator Position Available  This position is responsible for overseeing website and electronic content, social media and database management for Visit Bloomington’s promotional efforts.   Contact Mike McAfee for a full job description. E-mail cover letter and resume due by 5:00 PM (EST) on Monday, July 7 to Mike McAfee, Executive Director, Visit Bloomington

Buskirk-Chumley Looking for Ushers See shows for free!  Opportunities in June and July. Email for a schedule.

Next Week and Beyond

Arts Skill Share:  Lotus Workshop featuring presenters LuAnne Holladay and Loraine MartinIn It for the Long Term: Building Relationships with Community Partners, is a 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. 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

Host Families Needed for Kenyan Musicians Seeking host families for housing arrangements for one semester or one school year for three extraordinarily talented music students from Kenya, one or two students per household. Two of them participate in Taifa Mziki, the a cappella group that came to Bloomington earlier this spring (see for a sample performance). This will be not only a very interesting opportunity for cultural exchange but also the piece of the puzzle that makes it possible for these young musicians to take advantage of the scholarships they’ve been offered to pursue studies at the Jacobs School of Music. Please contact if you’re interested or with questions.

Fourth of July Happenings in BEAD

9 a.m. Community Band Concert on Courthouse Lawn 10 a.m.

Parade! 9:30 – 5 p.m.

WonderLab Museum is open all day!  They offer a family-friendly shelter if a few raindrops fall as well as an a/c environment in steamy weather. New summer science exhibition is Nano: Small Science, Big Fun and new summer art exhibition is Nano Art.

Sam Bartlett and Lotus Team Up for Masks Around the World The 2014 Lotus World Music and Arts Festival season starts early with Masks Around the World, a visual arts outreach program that will yield a series of large-scale and life-sized masks for installation at the Festival’s Arts Village this September. Inspired by mask traditions from a number of world cultures, guest artist Sam Bartlett will leadtwo free workshops in mask-making, hosted at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures on July 9 and July 13.Masks Around the World is supported by a grant from the Bloomington Arts Commission.   Find some of Sam’s work here. Sam’s family-friendly Masks Around the World workshops happen on Wednesday, July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. Attendance for each workshop is limited to 30, and participants must register in advance by emailing or calling (812) 855-6873.

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

Visit Bloomington Tourism Grants – deadline October 1 Visit Bloomington is pleased to announce the continuation of a successful grant program that will provide marketing funds to Bloomington area festivals and events. Events must be scheduled to take place between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Completed applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2014 through October 1, 2014.  Applicants must be organizations seeking to produce and promote a well-defined tourism-oriented festival or event within Monroe County.   Grant funds may be used for marketing the event through advertising placed outside the Bloomington area, the production of promotional pieces to be distributed outside the area and event web site development. The maximum funding level for any single event is $5,000. To be considered for grant funding, events must be held within the boundaries of Monroe County, must be open to the general public and must show potential to draw visitors from outside the Monroe County area.  Grant guidelines and a sample grant application can be found here.

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

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 contact@makevention.orgMore info on the website here! 



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