Frequently Asked Questions
What Does Artistry Do?
We produce theater, curate exhibitions, and offer classes and workshops at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. We also work with teaching artists to provide arts experiences for people of all ages, incomes, cultural backgrounds, and abilities in community settings (e.g., schools, libraries, social service organizations) throughout the greater Twin Cities, in collaboration with more than 75 partners. And, as a key partner of the City of Bloomington, we facilitate arts-centered community development in the rapidly developing South Loop district and other neighborhoods.
How does Artistry relate to the Bloomington Center for the Arts and the City of Bloomington?
Artistry is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest tenant of the Bloomington Center for the Arts (BCA), which is owned and operated by the City of Bloomington. The BCA is also home to six other independent nonprofit arts organizations that vary widely in mission and programming, and to an annual performance series presented by the City. Click here to visit the BCA’s webpage and view a list of all the resident arts organizations based at the BCA.
The City is not only Artistry’s landlord, but also our partner in Creative Placemaking and other projects, and a key funder. As the operator of the Bloomington Box Office, Artistry provides box office services for the City’s annual performance series and other resident arts organizations in the Bloomington Center for the Arts.
Who schedules Bloomington Center for the Arts rentals and outside performance groups?
As the owner and operator of the Bloomington Center for the Arts, the City of Bloomington manages all outside rentals and books outside performance groups. For contact information, please visit the BCA’s webpage.
How do I audition for Artistry theater productions?
Please visit our Work With Us page for more information about auditioning for Artistry.
I’ve written a play/musical and would like Artistry to consider producing it. Who do I contact?
We primarily produce works that have had other major premieres and are licensed by rights houses. If you are a literary agent representing a playwright, please contact Associate Producer Devon Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I apply to exhibit in the galleries at the Bloomington Center for the Arts (BCA)?
Artistry is solely responsible for selecting and installing the exhibitions in the Inez Greenberg and Atrium galleries at the BCA. Please visit our Apply to Exhibit page for more information.
Who do I contact about working as an Artistry teaching artist?
Please visit our Employment page for more information about teaching for Artistry.