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arts numbersCalling all musicians, writers, visual artists and creative entrepreneurs! Here’s your chance to ask an expert about creating, running and financing your career in the arts.

Elaine Luttrull is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class. She will be answering your questions on WFIU-Bloomington ahead of her workshops August 16-17.


Submit questions to Annie Corrigan — or on Twitter @oboeontheradio. Questions should be submitted by noon on August 8.  Spaces are still available for her Bloomington workshops:  Arts Organizations:  Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at Bloomington/Monroe Convention Center: Key topics to be covered include budgeting, managing cash flow, taxes, governance and internal controls.  Visual, Performing and Literary Artists:  August 16 AND 17 at the Bloomington/Monroe 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 *8:30 am – 12:30 pm for visual artists and from 2 pm – 6 pm for musicians, theater and literary artists For more information, please visit  Workshops are free of charge, but space is limited.  To register, click here.   Advance registration is required.


Bltg arts surveyBloomington Artist’s Retreat Survey!  A group of artists in the Bloomington, IN community are exploring the possibility of developing an artist’s retreat center in rural Bloomington.  This retreat center could be used for short or long term residencies, workshops, or classes in solitary or group environments. Some amenities the retreat center could offer could include housing, spaces for artistic practice, meeting space, workshop and classroom areas and outdoor gardening and gathering spaces. This center could offer a series of arts and other types of creative workshops, educational opportunities and also be available for short and long-term rental. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about a retreat center. The survey will open until July 31. Click here to take the survey!

Monroe County historySurvey for Lotus Exhibit at Monroe County History Center! The Monroe County  History Center is putting together an exhibit on the history of the Lotus Festival.  They are asking for community  member feedback to help shape the exhibit design.  To fill out the survey, click here!


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




Lisa WickaAugust Exhibits at the Waldron: Reception! 

Above: “Adjust VIII”, detail—etching & relief; “Adjust VII”, detail—etching & relief; “Structure V”, detail—mixed media.


Opening Friday, August 1st, 5-8 pm Artists include Lisa Wicka, James Lax, Joshua McNolty & Benjamin Timpson, K.D. Self. Shows run August 1-28.

3rd annual grant st3rd Annual Grant Street Jazz Fest  Showcasing Bloomington’s finest jazz talent, the Grant St. Jazz Fest is a truly unique musical experience.  From the infectious strut of a New Orleans inspired brass band to the jaunty clave of a Latin octet, our festival has something for every jazz lover (not to mention delectable offerings from local food and drink proprietors).  This event takes place on Saturday, August 23 from 12 until 11 p.m. on Grant St. between Kirkwood and 6th. This event is free of admission and open to all ages. Jazz Fest Bands include:  Atomic Dog Brass Band  (marching from B-line trail to open the Grant Street Jazz Fest) Craig BrenneSara’s Swing Set Nate Johnson & the Keepers  Danny D’s Eight Feet Deep Atomic Dog Brass Band Stardusters Little Big Band Trio Collective Jazz Fables Quintet Monika Herzig’s Women in Jazz IU Jazz Faculty Octet Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Octet More on the event here.

gatheringSaturday August 2 – 9am-2pm Fountain Square Mall Suite 112

Gather is hosting its first event!! A Warehouse Sale! Before we move into our new space and get all settled with awesome work from over 100 local and regional artists, we’re going to have a little sale!! Or a big one! It’s a destash sale with over 10 local artists selling their unused art and craft supplies as well as on sale merchandise they might not make anymore, misprints, seconds, or just last year’s styles. Everything will be marked down!!

arts allianceUpcoming Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington Events Visual Arts Marketing Information Exchange: Social Media – August 12  5:30 p.m. at The Venue, 114 S Grant Marc Tschida, the Non Profit Central Coordinator at MCPL will be presenting. Fourth Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts – August 30-31 The Arts Alliance will have booth space and welcomes any members interested in volunteering Visual Arts Marketing Information Exchange: I Support Myself With My Art – September 6 Arts Alliance Quarterly Meeting – September 25 7:30 p.m. in the McCloskey Room of City Hall, 401 N. Morton We will share our news including our 501(c)3 approval status. This is also an opportunity for promotion and exchange of ideas. Visual Arts Marketing Information Exchange: Local Restaurants and Businesses that Display Art – October 14

terre haute block partyDowntown Terre Haute is planning its 2014 Downtown Block Party and would like to invite Bloomington artists to join their artist marketplace This annual celebration attracts more than 10,000 visitors to the downtown area and features live music, dining experiences, visual artists and a lively street scene.  Saturday, August 23, 2014 Artist Marketplace – 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Setup begins at 9 a.m.   Visit, complete the form and submit.  The deadline is Aug. 1st.  Any questions, call 812-238-3844.


cometogetherRegistration is now open for a one-day conference, Come Together: Arts Boards, Staff, & Community Engagement, August 8, 2014, on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission.  The conference is designed to help arts organizations and their leadership boards become stronger and more effective in their role of developing and maintaining successful community partnership opportunities. Registration is $50 per person, or $90 for any two people.   Presentation topics will include developing community partnership and engagement opportunities, building stronger board leadership, successful fundraising, and how to successfully measure organizational impact. Panel discussions will also feature valuable information for any arts organization executive staff, board members, and volunteers.   For more information about the conference, conference speakers, and how to register, please visit

Nonprofit Central of Monroe County Upcoming Events Nonprofit Central presents Finding Funders Through the Foundation Center Thursday, July 24 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm Learn how to effectively utilize the power of the Foundation Center’s database of grant makers to be sure your organization is exhausting all options for financial support. This session is free, but registration requested:   Save the date, Meet the Funders Tuesday, September 23 from 9:00 am – 1 :00 pm A 60 minute presentation and Q&A session will be followed by several 25-minute informal group sessions with area funding organizations to discuss their  motivations and the types of giving programs that they offer. The session will end with a mini resource fair. This event is presented by Nonprofit Central and the Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County. Please visit to register for this free event.

 Early music“If music be the food of love, play on!”(Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, I:1)

Early Music students from the Jacobs School of Music provide pre-show music at each performance of Indiana Theatre’s Twelfth Night run. Special lectures on the role of music in Shakespeare’s plays will also be offered on select nights.

WHERE: The Mezzanine at the Lee Norvelle Center for the Performing Arts. 275 North Jordan Ave. Bloomington, IN 47405 WHEN: July 5 – 26. Music starts at 6:45pm for evening performances and 1:15pm for matinees. Lectures on the role of music in Shakespeare’s plays will be presented on July 17th and July 23rd starting at 6:30pm ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

soul picnicSoul Picnic Productions presents Melissa Hammans in “Back to the Garden” – The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro August 1st and 2nd, 2014, 7:00pm at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Back to the Garden celebrates folk-rock trailblazers Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Laura Nyro. Challenged by the traditional images of women in the music industry, they bravely explored territory outside the accepted confines of popular music. These prolific singer-songwriters paved the way for women in music, art and life. Back to the Garden pays tribute to these women, their influence and inspiration. Featuring Melissa Hammans (CompanySmokey Joe’s Cafe), Shaleah Adkisson (HairRent), and Maddy Wyatt (Band of Wyatt).  Directed by Amy Jones (Good Ol’ GirlsBroadway Backwards). Musical Direction by Debra Barsha (Jersey Boys, Radiant Baby). Special guests, Marshall Robbins and the Phunk Nastys.

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.

bloomington prideShow 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 Midwest. More here.

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

wooleryComing Up Soon: Science Night Out – WonderLab Fundraiser Woolery Stone Mill Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6 – 11 pm Discover your inner spy! Get your ticket now for a fun-filled, energetic gala inspired by James Bond and unlike anything you’ve ever attended before. The event’s purpose is to raise $80,000 for WonderLab to support essential operating expenses and the museum’s Connecting to the Community Fund, which makes it possible for WonderLab to provide special benefits for low-income children and their families. Click here for more details

WTIU Kids Day  WTIU and the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana bring the magic of television to the air-conditioned Draper-Earles Auditorium at the Monroe County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 29th from 1 to 8 p.m. Activities, games, and take-home crafts for preschool and elementary-aged children all day long. Get your picture taken with Peg + Cat. With appearances by the WonderLab Museum and a special musical performance by the Atomic Sharks.

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.


Job and Internship Opportunities

Public Programs Manager for Monroe County History Center  The Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana, is seeking a skilled education and public programs manager to develop multigenerational educational programs that fulfill the mission of the museum.  Responsibilities include:  working with staff to develop and implement creative public programs; collaborating with teachers to establish professional development workshops and incorporate the Center’s resources into the classroom; engaging with the community to reach all sectors of Monroe County with innovative history-based programs; working with interns and volunteers; collaborating on grant writing.  Master’s degree in history, public history, museum studies, or education is desired; practical experience with public programming and working with diverse audiences is required.  Must possess excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – as well as good people skills.  Send letter of application, résumé/CV, and references to:  Monroe County History Center, Attn:  Education Manager Search, 202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47408 or email by 7/31/2014.  MCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Director for Brown County Art Guild The Brown County Art Guild is seeking an Executive Director. This position is responsible for providing leadership and overall management of the Guild. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in nonprofit fiscal management, grant proposal preparation and fund-raising, current marketing and promotional strategies, special events development, educational programming, and board optimization. For more information, as well as to apply with a resume and cover letter, please email

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

Girls Inc. After-School Program After-school is awesome at Girls Inc! Located on West 8th Street, Girls Inc. is looking for fun, energetic volunteers to assist after school between 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Volunteers will be placed in specific structured programs, so sign up early if you would like to work with a specific program. Programs vary each semester and also include homework help with opportunities to tutor and read with girls and help with general supervision. All volunteers must attend an orientation that typically lasts about an hour and a half. Volunteers must submit to a criminal history background check before starting service. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Daisy Chew at (812) 336-7313 (

Buskirk-Chumley Theater Orientation – July 28 Be a part of the arts! From a family play by a local theater company, to the Lotus World Music Festival, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater gives you up to 200 opportunities a year to usher. Ushers are the face of the theater, greeting visitors, taking tickets and assisting patrons. A commitment of about four hours is needed, mostly evenings and weekends. Volunteers must be friendly and able to work with a wide variety of people. If you volunteer twice or more in a month, you get a complimentary ticket for a show the following month! Volunteer orientations are held monthly; the next one is at 7 p.m. on July 28. Minimum age is 12. Please contact Regine Richter-McClain at (812) 323-3020 (

IU Art Museum Visitor Services Volunteer Needed We are looking for Volunteers to staff our museum Information Desk on Saturdays and Sundays. Your job is to greet visitors, answer their questions, direct them to their desired destination, and inform them about current and upcoming exhibits and activities in the museum.  You are the smiling and welcoming face that people first meet at the museum and therefore represent the museum, helping to create a positive, professional, and friendly environment for our visitors. Schedules of two to four hour time periods available. For further information contact Patsy Rahn

Volunteers Needed at Fourth Street Festival of Arts & Crafts – Aug. 29-31   Volunteers play a huge role in contributing to the success of Bloomington’s Fourth Street Festival of Arts and Crafts! Volunteers are needed for Fri. night setup (Aug. 29), as well as Sat. and Sun. to booth-sit for artists while they take lunch breaks, deliver water to artists, sell T-shirts, and other varied and sundry tasks. Volunteer shifts are: Aug. 29 (any two hours – or more – between 5-9 p.m.), Aug. 30(any two hours between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.) and Aug. 31 (any two hours between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.) Volunteers will receive this year’s collectible festival T-shirt. Minimum age is 16. Please contact Juliet Roberts at or 812-345-1531. (

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

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

Internship Opportunity for Gather: Handmade Shoppe&Co:

Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: (formerly Gathering :handmade pop-up shop: will be opening a permanent brick and mortar store inside Fountain Square Mall (suite 112) on Aug 30, 2014! Currently looking for the following internship positions: marketing, office assistant, merchandising. Email: gathershoppe@gmail with subject line INTERN.

volunteerCity of Bloomington Volunteer Network’s Community Volunteer Fair

Location: Farmers’ Market at 8th & Morton Streets Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: FREE  REGISTER HERE They provide the table and chairs – you bring your recruitment materials and displays. Be sure to extend this invitation to your organization’s Executive Director, Board of Directors and stalwart volunteers, as the Volunteer Fair is an excellent opportunity for general outreach.



Bloomington Writing Project The Bloomington Writing Project is seeking volunteers to teach basic grammar and writing skills to adults. Volunteers conduct classes from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Monroe County Public Library. This program is a partnership between Volunteers In Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) and the Bloomington Writing Project. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Molly Gleeson at (812) 349-3173 (

Hillbilly Haiku Music Festival – Aug. 29 Kick off Labor Day weekend with good food, good beer, and good music at the Hillbilly Haiku Music Festival, an outdoor concert hosted by Upland Brewing Co. Every year, this festival seeks out the best grassroots music the Midwest has to offer and pairs it with Indiana grassroots beer, with proceeds donated to Sycamore Land Trust! Volunteers will set up, staff the admissions table, serve food, clean up and, in return, receive free admission, food, and drinks! Each volunteer will work two shifts between3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. Alternatively, you can volunteer for one short clean-up shift onAug. 30 and earn free admission, food, and drinks on Friday night. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Katrina Folsom at (812) 336-5382 ext. 102 or

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists

SantasCity Parks Department Accepting Applications for 2014 Art and Fine Craft Fair Vendors The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department invites local and regional artists to apply to participate in the 2014 Holiday Market.   Holiday Market is one of the largest events in Bloomington with thousands attending to buy art and fine crafts created by local artisans as well as locally grown products, all while listening to the music of the season. The TubaSantas fill the Market with holiday spirit, and St. Nick and his reindeer will visit too!   Artists may apply to participate in Holiday Market online. Applications are available at There is a non-refundable, $15 jury fee per application.   To receive full consideration, applications must be received by September 5, 2014 at 5 p.m.   Criteria for selecting artists for Holiday Market include style of work (divided into 10 categories: clay, drawing/painting/photography, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, metalwork/woodwork, natural materials, recycled arts, surface decoration, and personal care); quality of work, price of work, and variety of artists.

Courtesy is contagiousCourtesy is Contagious. Calling All Local Artists and Community Organizations for Traffic Signal Box Murals Above: Sam Bartlett, 2012, Country Club and the B-Line Trail  The City of Bloomington’s Civil Streets campaign is seeking local artists, artist teams and community organizations to design and paint murals on traffic signal boxes. Proposed mural designs should reflect the Civil Street’s campaign message that “courtesy is contagious” and should incorporate the Civil Streets Campaign logo in some fashion.  More information on the campaign and the Civil Streets logo are both located here. The artist will be required to prime, paint, and seal with metal-appropriate paint products.


Proposals should include a color rendering of the artwork proposed, information on the artist, artist team or organization who will be creating the artwork, and an itemized budget including materials and artist honoraria. The Civil Streets campaign will reimburse up to $250 per accepted proposal.   Proposals are due by midnight on August 10, 2014.  Projects must be completed by October 15, 2014.

Art of spectrumHANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training & Resource Center Call for Artists If you create artwork that may be categorized under one of the following: FINE ART – drawing, painting, or sculpture/ MIXED MEDIA- artwork using more than one medium (i.e., beads, feathers)/PHOTOGRAPHY/ DIGITAL MEDIA- digital illustrations and so on …You have a chance to display your art at A Spectrum of Art at Art Splash Gallery  111 W. Main St., Ste. 140, Carmel, IN 46032 Age Eligibility: No age limitations. For individuals under 18, applications should be submitted by They also welcome artwork and/or print donation to be auctioned at the gallery. Please mark the artwork you would like to donate in your submission form. Submission Deadline: August 22, 2014 More info here!

call  to artistsCall 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.

gathering artisans callCall to Artists and Makers from Gather: Handmade Shoppe and Co 

Gather :Handmade Shoppe & Co: (formerly Gathering :handmade pop-up shop: will be opening a permanent brick and mortar store inside Fountain Square Mall (suite 112) on Aug 30, 2014! Currently accepting submissions for art and craft to be included in the shop. Looking for emerging artists with an indie flair. Apply here:


Also, Gather is accepting submissions for gallery exhibitions for the 2015 season. Submission page here –

IU Art Museum is Looking for Musicians, Poets, and Dancers! The IUAM is looking for musicians, poets, and dancers, who focus on traditional and/or folkloric music from around the world, to perform at the museum on September 5, 2014  from 6:30 to 8:30 at a new event “MIX”. The performers would be playing in the galleries mirroring the cultures displayed in the gallery exhibits, fusing art, music, dance, and poetry. This is a paid opportunity for the performers. If interested, please contact: Anita De Castro of the IU Art Museum. Manager of events,

makeventionCall 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! 

IU Art Museum Events


yogaYoga in the Atrium Saturdays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. through October 25. Beginner classes are offered on the first and third Saturdays of each month. More advanced classes are held on the second and fourth Saturdays. Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat and water bottle, dress comfortably, and arrive early to grab a spot in the first come, first served classes. Due to the popularity of the program and in order to maintain a peaceful environment, indoor classes will be capped at twenty-three participants. No registration is required. For more IU Art Museum events click here.



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