1 - Cultural (Arts & Humanities) - Community Organizations

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Cardinal Stage Company

AddressBloomington, IN 47401
Description

Founded in 2006, the mission of Cardinal Stage Company is to advance professional theatre in Bloomington. We aim to cultivate a lifelong passion for the stage by offering diverse, high quality productions in tandem with outreach and educational initiatives that contribute to the cultural and economic vibrancy of South-Central Indiana.

ContactMarc Tschida
info [at] cardinalstage.org
812-336-7110
Year Established2006
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Center for the Study of History and Memory

Websitehttps://libraries.indiana.edu/resources/cshm
Address400 North Sunrise Drive
Weatherly Hall North, Room 122
Bloomington, IN 47405
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.

ContactBarbara Truesdell (Dr.)
812-855-2856
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Creature Comforts

Description

 

Creature Comforts is a group of volunteers who make and sell small quilts for pets (or for babies or to use as wall hangings). Money raised by the sale of the quilts goes to the Monroe County Humane Association and to the Cincinnati Zoo Angel fund which buys habitat for cheetahs. Quilts are displayed and sold at Bloomington Veterinary Hospital on Smith Road.

ContactNola Hartman
812339-8589
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Daughters of the American Revolution

Websitehttps://www.dar.org
Address211 S. Spriggs CT
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a women's service organization, dedicated to honoring and preserving the legacy of Revolutionary War Patriot ancestors.

ContactPatricia Mitchell
(812) 876-1160
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Diversity Theatre

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php
Address1120 S. Nancy Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressPO Box 100
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

Diversity Theatre is a company that addresses through the medium of theatre various social issues (e.g., disability, aging, gender, homelessness, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation). They perform for adults and children, generating productions through improvisation. They also sponsor the MOSAIC Film Festival, this year showing short films for adults and children on aging, religion, race/ethnicity, and disability

ContactAudrey Heller (Artistic Director)
hellera [at] indiana.edu
812-336-3198
Additional ContactCraig Brenner (City of Bloomington Special Projects Coordinator)
812-349-3471
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Early Music In Motion

Websitehttp://earlymusicinmotion.org/
AddressP.O. Box 7921
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Early Music in Motion is a not-for profit with a mission to provide music related to the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods to young audiences and underserved communities of the state of Indiana through concerts, didactical performances and workshops.

ContactMatthew Slatkin (President)
earlymusicinmotion [at] gmail.com
812-558-0885
Additional ContactJuan Carlo (Vice-President)
Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection

Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~sagecoll/
Address2805 E. 10th Street
Suite 140
Bloomington, IN 47408
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.

ContactKelly Richardson
ksrichar [at] indiana.edu
812-855-4627
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Farmer House Museum

Websitehttp://thefarmerhousemuseum.wix.com/homepage
Address529 N. College
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

The Farmer House Museum, located in an historic 1869 residence, seeks to preserve and interpret family life in Monroe County, Indiana.

ContactEmily Purcell
812-336-5597
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Friends of Art

Websitehttps://soaad.indiana.edu/about/facilities/foa-bookshop/index.html
AddressFine Arts Building, FA 120
1201 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

 

Dedicated to promoting the visual arts at Indiana University, the Friends of Art at Indiana University has supported art history and studio art students at Indiana University since 1965.

Generously supporting studio art and art history undergraduate and graduate students is FoA's most important goal. Friends of Art Awards help to fund creative activities, research travels, and scholarships while forging connections between Indiana University and Institutions and sites around the world.

Contactfoart [at] indiana.edu
(812) 855-5300
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Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archeology

Websitehttps://gbl.indiana.edu/
Address423 N. Fess St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
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.

ContactApril Sievert (Director)
gbl [at] indiana.edu
812-855-9544
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Global Gifts

Websitehttp://www.globalgiftsindy.com/
Address 122 N. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

Global Gifts, the new non-profit fair trade store is now open in Bloomington! Global Gifts works to provide artisans from developing countries with a fair wage, while promoting gender equity, environmental sustainability, and global education.

Contactbloomington [at] globalgiftsindy.com
(812) 336-7402
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Harmony

AddressBloomington, IN 47401
Description

A Junior Music Club sponsored by Friday Musicale, Bloomington Chapter of the National Federation of Music clubs. For grades 6, 7, and 8. Meets on the second Sunday of the month October- February, first Sunday of the month March, April and May. Meeting locations vary.

ContactLilin Chen (Sponsor)
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Harrodsburg Heritage Days Association

Websitehttps://harrodsburgheritagefestival.org
Address1002 W. Popcorn Road
Harrodsburg, IN 47434
Additional AddressP.O. Box 1837
Bloomington , IN
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.

ContactPaul Strain (President)
marnisey [at] yahoo.com
(812) 824-9390
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Hoosier Community Chorus

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Hoosiercommunitychorus
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The Hoosier Community Chorus is a newly forming mixed vocal ensemble based in Bloomington, Indiana. We welcome both experienced and inexperienced vocal music lovers of all voice parts. Rehearsals are held each Monday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. and last yearly from September through early June. The rehearsals are held at the easily accessible location of Genesis Church at 801 East State Road 45 46 bypass in Bloomington, Indiana 47408.  For more information please call 812-955-0639 or email hoosiercommunitysymphchorus [at] gmail.com

Contacthoosiercommunitysymphchorus [at] gmail.com
812-955-0639
Year Established2019
Community Organizations Subjects

Hoosier Hills Genealogy Group

Websitehttp://hhgeng.org/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

Bloomington based genealogy discussion group. Meetings consist of a short presentation followed by a discussion. Additional information on the topic as well as questions are encouraged. Sharing successes and brick walls are always welcome. Anyone interested in genealogy in any locality is invited.

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Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers and Dancers (ISAMETD)

Websitehttp://www.isametd.com/
AddressIN
Description

Non-profit association for persons interested in Middle Eastern dance or belly-dance instruction. From website: "The Indiana State Association of Middle Eastern Teachers and Dancers (ISAMETD)...works to promote shows which will display the talents of the members, creates and supervises classes which educate and train those persons interested in Middle Eastern Dance as an art form, and organizes and promotes educational seminars devoted to gaining historical perspective of Middle Eastern Dance."

ContactBette Lucas (Bloomington Contact)
donna [at] allaboutbellydance.com
812-330-1831
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Indiana Youth Musicians

Websitehttp://www.iymusicians.org
Address3746 Oak Leaf Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

Indiana Youth Musicians provides area young musicians with an opportunity to play music in a supportive, yet challenging environment. At IYM youth are given a chance to try out new and different possibilities in music. Musicians may be encouraged to try their hand at something a little different, whether it is joining a small chamber ensemble for the first time or trying out music in which they are unfamiliar.
 

Contactiym [at] iymusicians.org
812-369-4387
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IU Sing

Websitehttp://www.iusf.indiana.edu/about/index.shtml
AddressIndiana University Student Foundation
1606 N. Fee Ln.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

Since 1932, the musical extravaganza known as IU Sing has delighted audiences and raised money for scholarships.

Contactiusing [at] indiana.edu
(812) 855-9152
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Jazz from Bloomington

Websitehttp://www.btownjazz.org/
AddressBloomington, IN 47401
Description

Jazz from Bloomington (JfB) was formed in 1999 by Bloomington and area jazz musicians and aficionados as an outgrowth of a concert to raise funds for rejuvenation of the Indiana (Buskirk-Chumley) Theatre.

ContactFred Parker (President)
jfb.parker [at] comcast.net
812-272-1505
Year Established1999
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Krampus Night

Websitehttp://www.krampus-night.com
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

Krampus Night is a Christmas holiday festival produced by Krampus Legend and Arts Workshop (KLAW), a diverse collective of friends, artists and organizers with documented experience creating successful artwork and events.

This project is primarily supported by individual contributions and in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission.

Contactinfo [at] krampus-night.com
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Lakota Language Consortium

Websitehttps://lakhota.org
Address2620 N. Walnut St., Suite 825
Bloomington, IN 47404
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.

Contacthelp [at] lakhota.org
888-525-6828
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
Community Organizations Subjects

Living Earth Television, NFP

Websitehttps://letv.org
Address702 East Pepperridge Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Living Earth Television (LETV) is a nonprofit organization based in the USA that locates, licenses and adapts existing documentaries for international broadcast and education.  Our focus is on finding documentaries made by filmmakers who are from the communities and cultures they document, offering an insider’s perspective to viewers around the world.  We work with the original filmmakers to adapt their films for new audiences internationally, through culturally-sensitive translations that make the films accessible for the audiences.

ContactMartha Foster
marthaLETV [at] gmail.com
847-217-7988
Year Established2002
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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