City of Bloomington, Indiana – Kerry Thomson, Mayor

Bloomington Arts Commission


Type seated
Year Formed 1980
Statutory Name Bloomington Arts Commission
Website https://bloomington.in.gov/bac
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401 N Morton
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PURPOSE: The Bloomington Arts Commission provides a means for the City of Bloomington to stimulate and promote community appreciation for and participation in the arts.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: All members of the commission shall have a demonstrated commitment to the arts. To the extent possible, priority shall be given first to ensure a broad representation of professional artists from the disciplines of the visual, performing, and literary arts and then to arts administrators and arts consumers and to representatives from the education and business communities. Appointees shall have been voters of the city for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment and be at least 18 years of age.

DUTIES: The commission's powers and duties include, but are not limited to; (1)Develop and present to the city a public art plan, which is a list of potential public art projects to be coordinated by the commission and produced as a collaborative effort by the city and/or other civic entities; (2)Develop and administer programs to achieve the commission's purpose; (3)Inform the common council, city administration, and city boards and commissions on current art issues, and offer policy recommendations and advice; and, (4)Adopt administrative rules and regulations, adopt procedures, conduct activities, and form committees, necessary to conduct the commission's business.

TIME COMMITMENT: 5 hours per month.

COMPENSATION: Each member does not receive compensation for their service.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are on the Second Wednesday of the Month, 5-6:30 pm in the McCloskey room.

Statute Citation




Departmental Holly Warren
Legal Larry Allen
Departmental Chaz Mottinger