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December 15, 2014 / ivytechartspartner



Changes in Downtown Parking for the Holidays Parking Meters will not be enforced Saturdays from now until December 27.  More on downtown parking here.

Honor That Special Someone as a 2015 Be More Award Nominee!  Do you know an outstanding volunteer or volunteer group who deserves to be recognized? Nominations are being accepted now through February 13, 2015.  Nominate online.Ten volunteers in a variety of categories will be awarded Be More Awards and a $500 cash award for their volunteer organization. Celebrate Volunteerism at the Be More Awards. Come honor and applaud the outstanding, but often unrecognized efforts of our community volunteers! SAVE THE DATE! Be More Awards Celebration Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater* Questions? Contact Bet Savich (812-349-3472 or ) or Lucy Schaich(812-349-3433 or

The Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County Would Like Your Feedback! Nonprofit staff, board members, allies, and committed volunteers, give us your feedback on topics and future speakers that will help you or the organization’s you support! It will take less than 5 minutes of your time, thanks in advance for your contributions! Click here to take the survey!

New Retailer in Bloomington: Wolfsen Apparel! Wolfsen Apparel is a Bloomington-born clothing company. In their own words they’re “just a few guys who aren’t very good at dressing ourselves. Most days, we wear jeans and T-shirts cuz that’s pretty hard to screw up. But we’re also designers, so it felt kind of lame to have such a totally uninspired wardrobe. That’s why we started making really practical accessories that add just the right amount of flair to our otherwise drab getup.”  Wolfsen Apparel specializes in making comfortable/practical accessories for men. Low on flair, high on usability, their products keep pants up; necks warm; chests covered. Click here for more information! 

Tell the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington what you think!

The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is a member–driven, 501(c)3 organization that promotes the sustainability of the creative arts community through communication and collective action. They are currently conducting a survey to find out how the Alliance can best benefit the arts community. The survey can be accessed by clicking this link:  Survey closes December 31.

City Hall December Atrium Exhibit: Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington’s Annual Winter Show, “Celebrate Everyday”  During the month of December, BEAD will showcase artworks created by members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington in the Showers Atrium of City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street.The show, “Celebrate Everyday” is a holiday-themed show and includes art from members aged 6 through 16. Club members spent the semester learning about different cultural holidays and celebrations. “Celebrate Everyday” includes more than 30 member-made paintings and drawings, which will be for sale as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington Visual Arts Program.

Gluten-free Holiday Desserts: Part 2 Saturday, December 13, 11am-1pm Carmen Armillas Join Carmen in part 2 of her gluten-free holiday dessert class. Learn how to make a variety of holiday cookies, a cranberry apple crumble, and a banana rum cake.   A light, gluten-free lunch will be served. $52. Register here.

Bloomington Cooking School Classes 

Candy Crush Wednesday, December 17, 6-8pm Stacy Strand. In this class, Stacy helps you create rolled caramels that are easy to make and crazy delicious. To get us in the holiday spirit, we’ll make a classic toffee and/or a nut brittle and a buttermilk praline or a holiday fudge. It’s a chef’s choice. A light dinner will be served.  $52 Register for BCS classes here.

BEAD Advisory Meeting

The last BEAD Advisory Committee meeting for 2014 will be Monday, December 15 at noon in the McCloskey Room.  There will be updates on: Downtown development, Volunteerism, Grant workshop, and feedback is requested for the IAC 2015 grant.  All are welcome to attend.

Cardinal Stage Company presents Shrek the Musical!  When: Friday Dec. 19-Saturday Jan. 3 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater  A tongue-in-cheek musical fairy tale guaranteed to charm the whole family Cardinal Stage Company turns the Buskirk-Chumley Theater a vivid green this holiday season. Ogre Green, that is! Yes, Cardinal Stage’s 2014 family holiday show is Shrek the Musical and it is the company’s largest holiday production yet! Cardinal’s 9th annual family holiday show plays the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Dec 19th – January 3rd. Elegantly adapted from the 2001 Dreamworks smash hit movie by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and composer Jeanine Tesori (Drama Desk awards for Violet and Caroline, or Change), Shrek the Musical is the charming tale of a crotchety ogre whose happy swamp home has been overrun by pesky fairytale creatures. In the company of a charismatic (if chatty) donkey, Shrek sets out to rescue a princess in a tower in an effort to recover the deed to his beloved swamp. But somewhere along the way, the big grumpy green ogre and the princess with a deep, dark secret and the donkey and the dragon rewrite the rules of love!  Click here for the full press release  Ticket information here!

Monroe County History Center presents a Presentation and Book-Signing with Dr. James H. Madison of IU to Mark the Publication of Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana Join the History Center for a presentation and book-signing with Dr. Madison on Thursday December 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Monroe County History Center.  Come learn about the Hoosier past and the ways our conception of Hoosier history and culture has changed over the past three decades.   Copies of the book will be available for purchase.There will be a chat with the author in a reception following the presentation.

Learning Opportunities

Ryan Academy of Irish Dance – Week Irish Dance Classes

The Ryan Academy of Irish Dance will be beginning another 6 week session January 13th. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Bloomington United Arts Academy, located across from College Mall on Pete Ellis Drive. No previous dance experience is required for this class. An introduction to technique and footwork will be provided, after which we’ll be working on both group and solo choreography. As we did for the last session, plans are in the works to give students an opportunity to perform in the community at the end of the session.  The cost for the session is $80 for new students and $60 for returning. Session tuition is due on the first day of class and can be made payable to the Ryan Academy of Irish Dance. Click here to register! 

Winter Semester classes now registering at Music Together Enjoy music-making together in classes for all ages and all stages in a supportive music-filled environment. For a full class schedule and how to register, click here.

Job and Internship Opportunities

Monroe County History Center Operations Manager The Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana, is seeking an experienced operations manager.  Working under the executive director, the operations manager is responsible for: managing the daily operations of the building including special events; handling human resources and bookkeeping; maintaining board of directors’ records; overseeing marketing initiatives; coordinating bimonthly newsletter; overseeing technology support services; and supporting the staff.  Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as good people skills.  Minimum of three years of experience in position responsibilities.  Full job description available at   Send electronic applications including letter, résumé and three references to by12/13/2014.  MCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning  Production Manger/Technical Director The Production Manager for the John Waldron Arts Center has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the performing arts center, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance with Facilities. The Production Manager works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Because of the operating hours of the Ivy Tech Waldron, hours are flexible. The Production Manager will provide oversight at both the John Waldron Arts Center and the Bloomington Playwrights Project. Click here to see more responsibilities, qualifications, etc. 

Cardinal Stage Company  Development Director Cardinal seeks a development candidate to be responsible for strategizing, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive annual development program, along with major and planned gifts, corporate gifts, government and foundation granting, and the development of other raised revenue opportunities. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Development Director will serve as the primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors on development issues. Working with the board and senior management, the Development Director will develop, coordinate, and attend special fundraising events and oversee donor stewardship. The ideal candidate will have a track record in annual fund campaigns and special event fundraising programming. The Development Director will work with the Artistic and Marketing Directors to advance the institutional profile of the company and to strategize for a future new theatre facility Capital Campaign.

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree
  • 3-5 years of experience working as a professional involved with significant goal setting and achievement
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong professional writing skills
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, creativity, maturity and judgment
  • Experience with budgets
  • A high level of computer proficiency and preferred data base experience
  • Detail, goal oriented and highly organized
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to inspire confidence among prospects, donors and volunteers

Compensation Position is full-time, salaried. Salary is competitive within the industry and commensurate with experience.    To Apply Cardinal Stage Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references by:  December 20, 2014 to: Jessika Hane, Board Member at

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Director of Development The Director of Development oversees all fundraising efforts for MHC and works closely with the CEO. Candidates should have experience in development and non-profit work, excellent writing and presentation skills, and be highly organized. The full position description, with requirements, is available on our website, Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and professional writing sample in PDF to Applications will be accepted until position is filled and reviewed as they are received.

Internship Opportunity for Gather: Handmade Shoppe&Co:

Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: (formerly Gathering :handmade pop-up shop: opened 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.

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

Usher for Buskirk-Chumley Theater! Lend a hand to the BCT team by ushering! See performances for free, help with concessions and just generally be awesome. All you need is a white shirt, black pants and a great attitude. Usher slots available for shows like Shrek, MLK Day Celebration, PRIDE Film Festival and more. For more info contact

 PALS Volunteer Training – Jan. 10 People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) offers regular trainings for new volunteers interested in becoming involved in PALS therapeutic riding. The next training will be from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 10. Volunteers help children and adults with disabilities learn how to ride horses. Responsibilities include leading horses and side-walking riders during lessons. Volunteers also groom, saddle, train, care for horses and help with barn chores. A commitment of three to four hours per week is requested, usually between 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mon. through Thurs. Volunteers must attend a training and be over age 16, but no horse experience is necessary. Please contact Jennylynn Vidas at (812) 336-2798 ext. 15 or (

Fill the Holiday Volunteer Gap Fill the volunteer gap when IU students and community members are on vacation! Your short-term assistance during the upcoming winter break will be a huge help to the agencies who rely on volunteers to maintain their services year-round. Some of the organizations that have difficulty filling the gap are: Boys and Girls Clubs, Community Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity and Habitat ReStore, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Interfaith Winter Shelter, Middle Way House, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, New Hope Family Shelter, SCCAP Circles Initiative, Shalom Community Center and Volunteers In Medicine. Please contact Bet Savich at or (812) 349-3472. (

Friends of the Library Bookstore

If you love books and you love your local library, consider becoming a regular in the Friends of the Library Bookstore! This is physical work that involves sorting, packing and carrying books and straightening up materials for sale in the bookstore. The start and stop dates are flexible, but volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of a two-hour shift each week. You may choose to volunteer anytime during these hours: Mon., Wed. (9 a.m.-noon); Tues., Thurs. (10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.); Sat. (11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Minimum age is 16. Please contact Mary Jean Regoli at (812) 349-3050 or (

PRIDE Volunteers Bloomington PRIDE is seeking volunteers for the film festival in Jan., Summerfest in Sept., the steering committee, and the LGBTQA weekly youth group. Film festival selection committee members meet from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays. Other film festival volunteer positions include ushers, artist hospitality, set-up and tear-down. Summerfest volunteer positions include artist hospitality, set-up and tear-down, staffing booths, serving as security, greeting visitors, or bussing tables and washing dishes. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Abby Henkel at (765) 354-8257 or (

 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Street Team The Buskirk-Chumley Theater Street Team spreads the word about their events by distributing posters for nationally-known performers. Volunteers cover specific sections of town, are provided with a list of posting locations, and post 10-12 times per year. This is a great opportunity for those who need a flexible schedule or who want to learn more about their community. Two rounds of postering earns you a complimentary ticket to the show of your choice, dependent on availability. Minimum age is 16. Please contact Regine Richter-McClain at (812) 323-3020 (

Wylie House Docent The Wylie House Museum welcomes applicants for docents, also called tour guides. If you are interested in local history, this is an opportunity to learn about life in the 19th century and gain museum experience in the process. Docents will be trained to give historically accurate tours of the Wylie House Museum, home of IU’s first president, Andrew Wylie. Tours are offered 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tues. through Sat. between March 1 and Nov. 30. Docents are asked to give a minimum of two 2-hour weekday shifts per month. Volunteers must be able to climb steps, as there is no elevator in this 1830s home. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Carey Beam at (812) 855-6224 (

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 (

Artist and Creative Spaces 

Two Art Studio Spaces Available Immediately Two 75 sq/ft studio spaces available with access to water, electricity, and bathrooms. $100 each, utilities included. Possible uses, but not limited to – art production, music practice rooms, design, creative writing etc. Call or text Chris at (812) 360-4641.

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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists

Call for Artists: City Hall Atrium Exhibition Opportunities  BEAD is seeking artists for the 2015 Atrium exhibition program. Slots are currently available for March, July, and September of 2015.  The Atrium exhibition space is best suited for two-dimensional works but three-dimensional works may be considered as well. Exhibitions are typically one month in length and public viewing hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings and events.Artists may submit a digital portfolio of works for consideration to Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at or call (812) 349-3534 for additional information.

Bloomington Open Studios Tour Call for Artists Event dates for next summer, 2015:  Saturday June 6 10 am-6pm  & Sunday June 7 10 am-4pm Bloomington Open Studios Tour is a two–day event in which local visual artists open their workspaces to the public. If your workspace is not suited for public access, indicate it on the application; organizers are working to pair up artists with host-studios.  Marketing support includes a full-color, 40+-page, community sponsored booklet and promotion of the event outside of Bloomington. Application deadline January 16, 2015.  Questions: Contact Sarah Pearce at 812-323-9745 if you have specific questions, or email    Click here for the application!

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater Presents a Short Film Competition The Buskirk-Chumley Theater presents an opportunity for a local filmmaker to win a rent-free use of the Theater. Filmmakers are invited to submit three-minute films on the subject of their choice and films will be screened as part of the second annual “A Red Carpet Affair” on February 22, 2015. “A Red Carpet Affair” is a celebration of film and will include a screening of the Academy Awards, film trivia, and classic film clips, in addition to the film competition. The audience will vote to determine the winning filmmaker, who will receive a rent-free use of the theater. Registration is due by January 15 and films must be submitted by 5pm on February 13. Only the first 10 filmmakers to register will be accepted. For more information and the registration form, visit BCT Presents “A Red Carpet Affair” Short Film Competition Registration for filmmakers due by January 15, 2015 Screening on February 22, 2015

Indiana Arts Commission:  Deadline for Intent to Apply for Arts Operating Support Grant Programs  The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced that a “notice of intent to apply” is now required for all organizations desiring to apply for Fiscal Year 2016 Arts Operating Support (AOS I, II, III) grant funding. Organizations must complete a notice of intent to apply form by 4:30 p.m. (EST) January 9, 2015. The notice of intent to apply may be found at:   In addition, changes in the grant guidelines will impact grant applicants beginning Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) in the grant levels of Arts Operating Support (AOS) I, II, and III.   The notice of intent form reflects revised eligibility guidelines for operating support grants which require that “providing arts activities or services” be a primary mission, purpose, and focus of the applicant organization.   Examples of qualifying organizations would be arts producing, arts promoting, arts presenting, artist services, or arts teaching organizations. The organizations must be a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt status 501 (c) (3) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or an Indiana public entity (part of city or county government).   Guidelines for these grant programs are now available online at the IAC website or through your Regional Arts partner. To find your Regional Arts Partner, please visit: Organizations considering applying for AOS I, II, or III should carefully read through the new guidelines. The notice of intent form, dueJanuary 9, 2015, will determine eligibility to apply for these grants.   Guidelines for organizations applying for AOS III, or those organizations in Region 7 (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, and Shelby counties), should consult directly with IAC staff Becca Hopson and visit the IAC website at:

Artists in dance, literature, music, theatre, and folk arts should apply now: Individual Artists Program Grants

Deadline: February 6, 2015! Hoosier artists in selected disciplines have until Friday, February 6, 2015 to submit grant applications for the IAC’s Individual Artist Program.The Indiana Arts Commission encourages artists to apply.    Eligible projects will only be considered in the areas of: dance, literature, music, theatre,and folk arts related to the traditional disciplines.  Artists with disabilities are encouraged to apply for projects related to the eligible disciplines either through the discipline directly or through the access category.   Individual artists living and working in Indiana may apply for up to $2,000 from the IAP grant, which requires no matching funds. The grants are intended to assist artists with specific project-related costs that will help them further their career and provide some form of public benefit through the completed project.   The application guidelines and the online grant application system are currently accessible on the IAC website and can be found at:   Application for IAP grants will only be available through the online grant system.  The deadline for application is February 6, 2015.   Applicants must be 18 years of age, must be an Indiana resident for at least one year prior to the date of application, and plan to remain in the state for the full grant period. Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-granting program. All projects must be completed between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.   Applications must be submitted through the Indiana Culture Grants Online at

Call for Participation: 2015 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 honoring our elders and their creative contributions to our community! This celebration is in recognition of May as Older Americans Month. Bloomington is known for being both an arts destination as well as a retirement destination. We seek to enhance these two positive attributes by hosting the fifth annual Creative Aging Festival.  We encourage all arts organizations, faith based organizations, local businesses, municipalities, neighborhoods, and families to participate in this unique annual community celebration by organizing a community activity of your choosing. Our primary objectives are to:Showcase the talents and skills of both established and first-time older artists, writers and performers;Promote inter-generational understanding through dialogue, sharing traditions, and storytelling;Enhance awareness about the value of creative engagement to adult health and well-being.The easiest way for you 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.  If you are a business you may choose to apply the “creative aging” theme in some way, or better yet you may choose to host some sort of creative aging event. Here are some examples: Open your public space for the exhibition of creative visual art done by members of your organization. Hold a storytelling circle that brings together youth and elders that you know. Offer an open-house or reception to honor elders in your organization. Host a creative hobby day or a show and tell event for creative elders. Creative Aging Festival Program Guide: The Bloomington 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.  The 2014 Creative Aging Festival program guide is available for your review at our If you would like to have your 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, 2015. 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.


Call for Artists and Musicians for Downtown Hyatt Place Hotel! The new Downtown Hyatt Place Hotel is looking for visual artists and musicians for performance and exhibition opportunities at the hotel. Contact Kristine Swisher at!

Monroe County History Center Call for Artists Monroe County History Center is seeking applications from artists wishing to have a gallery show of their work. Opening ​ is ​available from April 2015 through August 2015. There is 10 x 22 foot area for the artist to use.   The show will be a feature during the 2015 June Garden Walk. We are specifically seeking 2D artists who focus on gardens, flowers, or a combination. Please submit an image to to be considered.  Deadline for Submission: January 1, 2015.  For more information about the museum, visit

Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge Applications – Due Dec. 15!

Public Art Challenge will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development.

License Plates Needed! A new community art project. Entitled “More Than Homeless”, the sculpture project will inspire in viewers a level of empathy and understanding towards people experiencing homelessness. Artist Joe LaMantia needs license plates (they will be placed on the fascia of the octagon) from all over and so if you have old plates, don’t know what to do with them, then just mail them to: Joe at 820 W Howe Street. Bloomington, IN 47403 or drop them off at WFHB. Be a part of a wonderful project. Please spread the word. If you send a plate or drop one off, please sign your name on the back.

IU Cinema Events

IU Cinema: “Amadeus” film – Sunday, December 14 at 3:00pm

Set in Vienna during the latter half of the 18th century, Amadeus is a gripping human drama and sumptuous period epic celebrating the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The film, which garnered eight Academy Awards®, portrays the rivalry between the genius Mozart (Tom Hulce) and the jealous court composer (F. Murray Abraham in his Oscar®-winning role) who may have ruined Mozart’s career and shortened his life.


IU Cinema: “Citizenfour” film – December 12-13

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

CITIZENFOUR places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.


IU Cinema: “Underground Undone” film – Friday, December 12 at 6:30pm

Filmgoers are frequently encouraged to conceptualize the production of films as having singular end dates, often signified by a film’s date of release. Underground media makers, however, often work and re-work their films far beyond their initial dates completion and exhibition. This selection of short films focuses on works that have been partially destroyed, left unfinished, finished posthumously, or otherwise designed to be indeterminate in ways that trouble finite ideas of film production and release.  This program includes Pat O’Neill’s Trouble in the Image (1996), David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in my Belly (A Work in Progress) (1986– 1987), and Helen Hill’s The Florestine Collection (2011). The 16mm print for The Florestine Collectionis provided by the Harvard Film Archive.

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