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2020 Recover Foward Program Grant 

The Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) and the Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) are seeking applications for a second round of funding to foster the arts and cultivate cultural experiences in Bloomington in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Nonprofit organizations and businesses in the arts and cultural sector may apply for funds starting Friday, September 4 at noon. Applications will be evaluated according to organizational capacity, community impact, equity and inclusion efforts, artistic quality, and programming needs.  Completed applications are due Friday, October 2 at 5 p.m., with awards to be announced and distribution anticipated by late October.  

Application Materials:


The City of Bloomington recognizes that the arts are an important part of the culture and economy of the community, and that the City has a responsibility to foster an environment conducive to the community’s participation in the arts. Artists and arts organizations contribute to the quality of life and the general welfare of the citizens of Bloomington.

The Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) plans, develops, and implements the City’s arts policies, articulated in the 2017-2019 BAC Strategic Plan and the Public Art Master Plan. Funds are made available for public art, grants, and other initiatives. For further information: BAC Glossary of Acronyms and Terms 

Resources for Current BAC Grant Recipients

Acknowledgment Requirements

The Commission requires that all promotional and programmatic printed or written material about the project meant for public distribution should utilize the BAC logo or a credit line stating, "This project is supported in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission's Arts Project Grant Program." If no printed or written promotional and programmatic material is used, a verbal acknowledgement of BAC support must be announced and documented. For a higher resolution or different format, please inquire to or

BAC Logo

Final Grant Report Requirements

No later than 60 days after the completion of a project, a final grant report is required to be filed. An extension can be granted, but must be requested before the initial 60 days has elapsed - contact staff for information on filing for an extension. 

2019 Final Grant Report Form

One Percent for the Arts Program

For more information, please contact Sean Starowitz, Assistant Director of Economic and Sustainable Development for the Arts. Phone: 812-349-3534 Email:

City of Bloomington Artist Database

Connect with us at the City of Bloomington to join our Artist Database! By sharing your contact information, we can get in touch with you about the latest opportunities for exhibition, performance, collaboration, and funding.

RFI: Fabricators for Bloomington Public Art Projects

The City of Bloomington seeks interested vendors who provide design and fabrication based services to be listed in conjunction with ongoing Public Art Opportunities through the City's 1% for the Arts Program. Interested vendors would have their business listed for potential work with the City on future public art commissions. Potential vendors should be willing to work with emerging artist/designers, who may not have fabrication skills or experience with public art installations on public art projects.