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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

 

Click here for a complete history of the Bloomington Arts Commission!

 

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

Members

Nick Blandford
Public Arts Chair

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2021-01-31

Sally Gaskill

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Rachel Glago
Grants Chair

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2021-01-31

Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Karen Hallett-Rupp

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

Elizabeth Licata

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

Lynn Schwartzberg

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Quinton Stroud
Secretary

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2021-01-31

Samuel Sveen

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

Vacant

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires
2021-01-31
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Michael Wilkerson

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2020-01-31