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About the Bloomington Arts Commission

Established in 1980, the Bloomington Arts Commission provides a means for the City of Bloomington to stimulate and encourage community appreciation for and participation in the arts.

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. The conservation and development of the city's artistic resources are essential to the social, educational, and economic growth of the city. Artists, works of art, and artistic institutions contribute to the quality of life and the general welfare of the citizens of Bloomington.

 

Key Areas of Activity

  • Percent for the Arts Program
  • Arts Project Grant Program
  • Public Art Master Plan
  • Arts Advocacy
  • Mentorship
  • Capacity-Building Programs

Bloomington Arts Commission Initiatives

Learn more about the Bloomington Arts Commission's vision and strategic goals for arts and culture.

BAC Strategic Plan

Public Art Master Plan

Grants, Opportunities, and Professional Development

Report for the Assessment of the BAC Arts Project Grant Program

 

Contact Info

For questions, or more information regarding the Bloomington Arts Commission, please contact Holly Warren at 812-349-3534 or send an e-mail to holly.warren@bloomington.in.gov.

Members

Babette Ballinger

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2024-01-31

Nick Blandford
Public Arts Chair

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2024-01-31

Valeria DeCastro

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2023-01-31

Bryony Gomez-Palacio
Chair

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2023-01-31

Karen Hallett-Rupp

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2022-01-31

Rachel Kabukala

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2024-01-31

Elizabeth Licata

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2022-01-31

Essence London
Grants Chair

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2023-01-31

Elliot Reichert

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2023-01-31

Vacant

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires
2024-01-31
Vacancy:Apply

Samuel Welsch-Sveen
Secretary

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2022-01-31