The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.

 

1 - Cultural (Arts & Humanities) - Community Organizations

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American Guild of Organists, Bloomington Chapter

Description: 

All individuals interested in the organ and choral music fields are invited to join the American Guild of Organists. Membership is open to everyone, regardless of denominational affiliation or musical ability.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 2484
Bloomington
IN
47402
Additional Address
1201 E. Third Street
Merrill Hall 003
Bloomington
IN
47405
Contact
Janette
Fishell
Chair
317-430-1942
Jacobs School of Music
812-855-1583

Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington

Description: 

The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington maintains an Artist Directory & promotes local arts with a unified voice.

The AAGB is an association of artists, art organizations, and arts advocates dedicated to furthering arts of every type in our area by providing a forum for communication, encouragement, and action. It aims to be a collective and unified voice for the arts in all their diversity to improve the general condition of artists and their organizations. Through this collective action the Alliance seeks to reinforce the vitality of the Bloomington area as a center for the arts for our citizens and a vibrant destination for visitors.

Year Established: 
2010 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 3294
Bloomington
IN
47402
Additional Address
P.O. Box 3294
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Joanne
Shank
812-824-9861

Bloomington Area Music (BAM)

Description: 

Bloomington Area Music provides support for the Bloomington, Indiana music community through advocacy, networking and education. BAM! envisions an integrated and collaborative Bloomington Music Community in which musicians are educated in the pursuit of professional performance, supportive trades and local businesses prosper, and local residents become entertained and inspired through music spanning cultures and genres.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
PO Box 3387
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Emily
Brown
Chairperson
317-430-7800

Bloomington PRIDE

Description: 

The mission of Bloomington PRIDE: Through community-based events and services, Bloomington PRIDE celebrates queer arts, creates safe and inclusive spaces, and challenges stereotypes to enrich LGBTQA community culture.

Year Established: 
2003 (all day)
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Bloomington Refugee Support Network

Description: 

In conjunction with our community partners, support asylum seekers refugees, and other displaced migrants in our community. Provide friendship, logistic and financial assistance to people who fled violence in their home country or travels, helping them to restart their lives and raise their children in safety in our community.

Year Established: 
2016 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
P.O. Box 8143
Bloomington
IN
47407
Contact
Pete
Lenzen
812-3254-279

Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI)

Description: 

BRI is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Bloomington and old neighborhoods. Bloomington Restorations, Inc. (BRI) strengthens communities by saving, restoring, and promoting buildings, sites and places important to the diverse heritage of Bloomington and Monroe County, and develops and promotes affordable housing.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
2920 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact

Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild

Description: 

The purpose of the Bloomington Spinners and Weavers Guild is to promote cooperation and interchange of ideas among those interested in the arts of spinning and weaving; to stimulate public appreciation for the value of spinning and weaving; to provide instruction for members in the methods and techniques of spinning, weaving and related fiber arts.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 351
Bloomington
IN
47402

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

Description: 

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through performances and educational outreach throughout the community. This 75 member, all-volunteer community orchestra performs a classical concert series, holiday 'pops' programs, a children's concert, plus a summer concert in the park every season.

Year Established: 
1969 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
PO Box 1823
115 N. College, Suite 255
Bloomington
IN
47402
Contact
Donna
Lafferty
Executive Director
812-331-2320

Bloomington Watercolor Society

Description: 

The mission of BWS is to promote a growing relationship with artists, encourage one another , and provide opportunities for promoting and exhibiting our watercolor paintings in the community. Promotes watercolor painting or any water based and applied method. Provides paint-ins and education through demonstrations and guest artists.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
c/o John Waldron Art Center
122 S. Walnut
Bloomington
IN
47407
Additional Address
PO Box 5236
Bloomington
In
47407
Contact
Cassidy
Young
President

Book Circulating Group

Description: 

Must be a member of the University Club. Circulates 15 books a year among members. Books are roughly half fiction and half nonfiction.

Address
900 E. 7th Street
Room 150
Bloomington
IN
47405
Contact
Penny
Gaither
Co-Chair
812-332-8010
Lou
Moir
Co-Chair
822-1515

Books Plus Book Discussion Group

Description: 

Books Plus is an once-a-month discussion group which meets at the library to talk about a wide range of books and issues. Books and other media, both fiction and nonfiction, are the springboards for discussing new trends, social issues, genres, best sellers, foreign authors, etc. Each month, the group focuses on one or more books (chosen in advance). A volunteer leads the discussion.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
812-349-3050

Center for the Study of History and Memory

Description: 

The center's mission encompassed archival, pedagogical, and research goals in the field of oral history, with particular emphasis on the history of Indiana and the Midwest, and to address the growing interdisciplinary field of memory studies, of which oral history is one important facet. The Center for the Study of History and Memory continues to build upon its work in the field of oral history while broadening the range of its research projects to address the many ways that people remember, represent, and use the past in public and private life.

Address
400 North Sunrise Drive
Weatherly Hall North, Room 122
Bloomington
IN
47405
Contact
Barbara
Truesdell
Dr.
812-855-2856

Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection

Description: 

This collection contains over 15,000 objects relating to clothing and personal adornment, dating from the late 18th century to the present. Collection is in storage but is open for research.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
2805 E. 10th Street
Suite 140
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Kelly
Richardson
812-855-4627

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archeology

Description: 

Through the efforts of Eli Lilly and Indiana University, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology was dedicated as an independent research facility with the Indiana University community in 1971. In addition to curating Eli Lilly's archaeological collection and the records and collections from Glenn Black's excavations at the Angel Mounds site, the Glenn A. Black Laboratory also curates over 10,000 collections, made up of millions of individual artifacts, representing over four decades of archaeological research in every county in Indiana and at significant sites throughout the Midwest.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
423 N. Fess St.
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
April
Sievert
Director
812-855-9544

Harrodsburg Heritage Days Association

Description: 

The Harrodsburg Heritage Days Association plans the Heritage Days Festival, which is held each year the last weekend in May. The group also generates funds for a community building and playground equipment for Harrodsburg, a community founded in 1837.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
1002 W. Popcorn Road
Harrodsburg
IN
47434
Additional Address
P.O. Box 1837
Bloomington
IN
Contact
Paul
Strain
President
812-824-9390

Lakota Language Consortium

Description: 

The Lakota Language Consortium (LLC, The Consortium) is one of the foremost Native American language organizations in the country. A nonprofit organization made up of Native community leaders, linguists and volunteers, its primary mission is the complete revitalization of the Lakota language, one of only a small handful of Native American languages left that has a significant chance of survival.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
2620 N. Walnut Street, Suite 825
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
888-525-6828

Local Clay Potters Guild

Description: 

Local Clay Potter's Guild promotes individual artistic growth. Promotes the artistic standing of local clay as a whole and contributes to the growth of interest of ceramic arts in Indiana. The guild supports the annual "soup bowl" benefit and sponsors an annual education workshop.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Description: 

IUMAA is Indiana University’s newest museum and draws upon the strengths, rich collections, and connections to community of the former Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. These two collections include over 5 million artifacts that span across a broad range of human experiences. The museum is currently closed as we install newly-designed exhibits and learning labs that will enable visitors to learn more about cultural traditions, values, and beliefs of peoples of the world.

Public and handicap parking spots are available at IUMAA, in the lot off the corner of 8th Street and Indiana Avenue, by the museum's lobby doors. More public parking and IU permit parking is available just one block north and west at McCalla School.

 

Year Established: 
1963 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
416 North Indiana Ave.
Bloomington
IN
47405
Contact
812-855-6873

SING FOR JOY! Community Choir

Description: 

The SING FOR JOY! Community Choir is in its fifth year of rehearsing and presenting concerts. The mission of the SING FOR JOY! Community Choir is to invite all people of the community, including the disabled and those living with dementia with a care partner, to join a vibrant choir in rehearsing and performing music. Members of the SFJ! include people that have never sung to professional singers – ages range from 28 to 94!

Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

Traditional Arts Indiana

Description: 

TAI is a partnership of the Indiana Arts Commission and the IU Folklore Department. TAI's mission is to support, promote, and present Indiana's traditional artists. It is a nonprofit, educational program.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
504 N. Fess Ave.
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Jon
Kay
Director
812-855-0418

Windfall Dancers

Description: 

Windfall Dancers is Bloomington's oldest community modern dance collective. We are a fully qualified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors. Windfall is comprised of a community of people who love to dance. Windfall Dancers is always working to make sure that Bloomington has a space where the community can come together to create, learn, and enjoy dance

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Windfall Studio
101 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Kay
Olges
President
812-334-0506

Women Writing for (a) Change

Description: 

The Bloomington affiliate of Women Writing for (a) Change is an emerging school which supports the lives of women for whom writing is, or is becoming, an important creative and spiritual practice. The mission of the school has always been to create a healthy, creatively-charged writing community that celebrates the voices of women (and men in select offerings) in search of authenticity, deeper consciousness, healing, personal transformation and re-connection.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Poplar Grove Schoolhouse
4638 E. State Road 45
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Beth
Lodge-Rigal
Owner/Director
812-325-8427

WonderLab Museum of Health, Science, and Technology

Description: 

The mission of WonderLab is to provide opportunities where people of all ages, especially children, can experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on experiences that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, facilitate discovery and foster learning.

Website contains a link for sending direct emails.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
308 West 4th Street
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
812-337-1337

Writers Guild at Bloomington

Description: 

The Writers Guild at Bloomington is an association of writers committed to mutual support and the professional development of their craft. Its mission is to foster interaction among writers as well as other artists, educators, and the Monroe County public, thereby enhancing the vibrancy of the arts and the writing community in the greater Bloomington area.

The Writers Guild holds monthly meetings, maintains a website, engages in projects, and produces and supports events such as reading series, workshops, and conferences.

Writers of all levels are welcomed, and if you are not a writer but would like to support poets, fiction writers and playwrights, we welcome you to visit our website and enjoy our events. Artists from other genres, and organizations, are welcomed to contact us about possible projects. We are open to creative interaction.

The Writers Guild was founded in October, 2010 and is a member of the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402