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Cardinal Stage Receives BAC Grant (Herald-Times)

Bloomington Arts Commission announces 2018 arts project grant recipients

By HT Reporter
June 22, 2018

The City of Bloomington Arts Commission has awarded 17 local organizations with arts project grants to cultivate community, encourage collaboration and enhance the arts across Bloomington. Awards were presented Wednesday at a ceremony in the City Hall atrium.

Recipients and projects include:

• Artisan Alley LTD is proposing a six-month educational series of information sessions and classes themed around creating 2-D and 3-D puzzles. Programs will target high school-aged community members and clients of Life Designs Inc., which provides services and support to people with disabilities in Monroe and surrounding counties. ($600 award)

• BloomingSongs is a project representing a 2018 bicentennial music collection, CD production, performance and workshops that will be free and accessible to the public. ($1,500)

• Bloomington Bach Cantata Project will perform a free 6-7 concert series, each accompanied by a lecture. Performers and directors are drawn from the Historical Performance Institute at Indiana University and regional musicians. ($1,000)

• Bloomington Creative Glass Center will host monthly open houses featuring glass-blowing demonstrations and hands-on activities. ($1,100)

• Bloomington Early Music will expand its engagement in the community through two participatory residencies for fifth- and sixth-graders involving music, dance and history/culture instruction. ($1,200)

• Bloomington Storytellers’ Guild will capture through spoken word and photography the past, present and possible future lives and housing needs of residents of Bloomington neighborhoods. ($1,500)

• Bloomington Symphony Orchestra will partner with Reimagining Opera for Kids, Windfall Dancers and Voces Novae to stage a modern retelling of the classic holiday opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” in December. ($2,000)

• Cardinal Stage will bring Lucas Hnath’s “The Christians” to the stage, featuring a church choir represented by four Bloomington church and community choirs that will rotate throughout the production run. ($2,000)

• Carlson-Palmer Productions LLC will present a summer community concert to benefit literacy and artful learning programs at Fairview Elementary School. ($700)

• Cicada Cinema hopes to expand on its program, the Instant Gratification Movie Challenge, a monthly movie-making challenge with a theme. ($500)

• Dance Network Alliance’s Va-Va-Va-Vaudeville will feature local aerial circus dancers, hoop dancers, jugglers, magicians, comedians, musicians, pole dancers and burlesque and drag performers in two August performers, one of which will be kid-friendly. ($1,000)

• Forgotten Clefs Inc.’s Clefs and Cans brings live music to Bloomington while collecting donations for Hoosier Hills Food Bank. ($600)

• Jewish Theatre of Bloomington will produce the award-winning play “Leipzig,” which shares the struggles of a three-member Irish-Catholic Boston family when their mother with Alzheimer’s disease begins praying in Hebrew, revealing her long-held secret that she is Jewish and a child refugee of the Holocaust. ($1,200)

• Lotus Education and Arts Foundation has recruited experienced artist and ethnomusicologist Colleen Haas to lead public workshops in the art of Maracatu banner parades and percussive instrument making that will culminate in a Maracato Carnival-style parade during the 25th Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. ($2,000)

• MidWay Music Speaks will host the Midway Music Festival, a weekend-long outdoor and clubfest-style event celebrating and connecting women in music while supporting local nonprofit organizations that provide resources to women. ($1,350)

• Voces Novae Inc., a community chamber choir, has commissioned a major new choral work using Kurt Vonnegut’s reworking of the traditional Requiem text. Eight nationally recognized composers with Bloomington ties will create excepts of a complete work that will be performed in 2019. ($1,150)

• Writers Guild at Bloomington will sponsor the Spoken Word Stage at the annual Fourth Street Festival, showcasing some of the finest performers in the region and offering Poetry on Demand. ($600)

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