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Grants for the Arts - Arts Fund 2020 

Due to COVID-19, The Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC) has partnered with Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association (BUEA) to offer operational support grants. This is a complete restructure of the 2020 Grant for the Arts program and the 2020 Zone Arts grants program. The BAC and BUEA felt the need to be responsive to our community in these current times. Thanks to everyone who participated in our COVID-19 Arts and Culture Impact Survey. Results can be found here.


Grant Application 

Grant Questions PDF 

Financial Snapshot PDF

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 starowis@bloomington.in.gov or bac@bloomington.in.gov.

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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: starowis@bloomington.in.gov

City of Bloomington Artist Database

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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.
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