The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington

About

Our Mission

The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is a member-driven organization that promotes the sustainability of the creative arts community by catalyzing communication and collective action. The Alliance seeks to connect all art genres, arts organizations, and art advocates with each other, and with local businesses, tourism, and arts marketing initiatives. By facilitating education and collaboration, the Alliance empowers the individual artist, and enriches the community’s vibrant arts network.

Our History

The Arts Alliance Greater Bloomington was formed in August 2010 by a large group of practicing artists and arts advocates. The Alliance was incorporated on October 11, 2011 as a not-for-profit entity. In January 2012, the membership elected its first official Steering Committee, representing all arts genres. IRS 501 (c) (3) status was conferred in August, 2014. The term “Board of Directors” was voted to replace the term “Steering Committee” in 2016.

Organizational Structure

The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington identifies five distinct arts genre groups, and two main arts stakeholder groups within in the arts community. Up to two designated representatives for each group communicate their genre’s unique perspectives and concerns as members of the Board of Directors, which then set the Arts Alliance agenda. This direct representational structure is unique among arts service organizations, and insures that the interests of all arts genres are all represented equally. The Alliance strives to be inclusive, and additional At-Large seats provide representation for artists and arts stakeholders who, for whatever reason, do not readily identify within one particular genre or stakeholder group.

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Advisory Council

Bob Arnove

Alain Barker

Patricia Cole

Krista Detor

Tom Gallagher

Sally Gaskill

Mary Grogan

Ted Jones

Paul Sturm

Jamie Sweany

Get Listed in the Arts Directory

Connect with businesses, patrons and other artists in the greater Bloomington area.

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Become a Sponsor

Support the arts by becoming a sponsor so that we can continue our work of networking and being a resource for the community.

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The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is a member-driven organization that promotes the sustainability of the creative arts community by catalyzing communication, and collective action.

Friends of Live Music

Bringing more live music to local stages, our fund helps musicians and venues in our community.

Our Wonderful Sponsors

Without our kind sponsors much of what the Alliance does would be impossible. We appreciate these local business and organizations that share our vision for sustainable art in Bloomington, and donate to help make that vision a reality.

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