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City Of Bloomington To Offer 2014 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Grant Program
Updated September 13, 2013 8:15 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The City of Bloomington's Parks and Recreation Department and BEAD announce the 2014 Buskirk-Chumley Theater Grant Program.

The goal of the program is to provide low-cost access to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater for programming with demonstrated community benefit.

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater Grant Program is a competitive grant program that will subsidize the daily rental fee for one day's use of the theater during the year ending December 31, 2014. A limited number of days are available through the program.

The grant does not cover required or additional labor costs, equipment rental, box office or ticketing fees or other incidental fees or charges assessed by Buskirk-Chumley Theater Management (BCTM). Accepted grantees will be responsible for those costs, and usage dates must be negotiated with BCTM. BCTM reserves the right to black out some dates.

The grant program is open to any individual, business or organization located within the corporate boundaries of the City of Bloomington. Applications will be reviewed and scored by a review committee consisting of representatives of the City's Legal, Parks, Community and Family Resources and Economic and Sustainable Development Departments and the Office of the Mayor. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. October 18.

Grant applications will be evaluated on community benefit, appropriateness to the venue, feasibility, event production experience, community impact and collaboration.

To download an application, visit

This project is another effort under the City's strategy to leverage and expand the economic development potential of the arts in Bloomington. According to the 2012 Americans for the Arts study, Arts and Economic Prosperity IV, Bloomington's nonprofit arts sector contributes $72.3 million to the local economy annually through direct spending by arts organizations and their audiences. For more information on the study visit

Questions can be directed to Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at or 812.349.3534.

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