The City of Bloomington’s Parks and Recreation Department and BEAD announce the 2012 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.
Download the Application HERE.
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, 2012. 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 28.
Grant applications will be judged on six categories of criteria: community benefit, appropriateness to the venue, feasibility, event production experience, community impact and collaboration.
This year’s grant program offers a paperless application option as part of the City’s paper use reduction initiative. To download an application, visit www.bloomington.in.gov/arts.