Cultural Organizations

The Grant Street Musician's Co-op

Phone 812-619-1709
Email grantstreetmusiccoop [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 116 N. Grant Street
Bloomington 47404

The Grant Street Musician's Co-op is a nonprofit creative community space that acts as a concert venue, a rehearsal space, a meeting room, a classroom, and much more.


Mathers Museum of World Cultures

Phone 812-855-6873
Email mathers [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours Tu-Fr 9-4:30, Sa-Su 1-4:30
Description Indiana University's museum of anthropology, history, and folklore. At the William Hammond Mathers Museum, Indiana University's museum of world cultures, artifacts from near and far are collected, preserved,researched, and exhibited to increase our understanding of the unity and diversity of human culture.
Email conrad [at] indiana [dot] edu
Email jakirk [at] indiana [dot] edu

Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington

Email info [at] bloomingscots [dot] org
Hours 6:30pm on the third Monday of each month - meets at First Presbyterian Church, 6th and Lincoln Street
Description The Scottish Society of Greater Bloomington was founded to provide a means for individuals of Scottish ancestry or interest to experience and participate in activities that celebrate the Scottish culture.

Latino Enhancement Cooperative (LEC)

Contact Alma Figueroa
Phone 812-855-0174
Email iulec [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 715 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description LEC is a student and community organization that focuses on academic achievement, cultural enrichment, community outreach, and activism. Web address:
Phone Fax: (812) 855-9788

Tibetan Mongolian Cultural Center

Contact Arjia Rinpoche (President and Director)
Phone 812-336-6807
Email tmbcc [at] tmbcc [dot] net
Hours The Chamtse Ling Temple and grounds are open 10 am-7 pm daily.

Dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture through educational & cultural events. The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center is active in Earth Care, an interfaith group in Bloomington. Earth Care accepts our urgent moral responsibility to protect all life by curbing wanton climate change.


Neal Marshall Black Culture Center

Contact Dr. Audrey McCluskey (Director)
Phone 812-855-9271
Email nmbcc [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Bloomington
275 North Jordan Avenue, Suite A226
Bloomington, In 47405
Description The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC) is committed to academic excellence through quality educational, cultural, and social programs that promote public awareness about the Black experience while celebrating the academic and leadership achievements of our students.

Bloomington Area Arts Council

Contact Robert J. Hanrahan (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 334-3100 X 101
Email info [at] artlives [dot] org
Address John Waldron Arts Center
122 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm
Description The Bloomington Area Arts Council supports public participation in the arts by developing, strengthening, and promoting the cultural resources of Bloomington and Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan and Owen Counties. The BAAC fulfills its mission by directly supporting artists and arts organizations in the five-county region and by managing the John Waldron Arts Center.

Friday Musicale

Contact Josie Lukey
Phone 812-339-5971
Hours Call for more information.
Description Friday Musicale is the Bloomington Chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs. Also operates Friday Musicale Junior Music Club.

Friends of Art of Indiana University

Phone (812) 855-5300
Email foart [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Fine Arts Building, FA 125
1201 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm
Description Since 1965, the Friends of Art at Indiana University has been a financial and operational support for art students at the Hope School of Fine Arts through a wide variety of activities and programs.

National Society of Arts and Letters

Contact Dennis Organ (President)
Phone (812) 339-1793
Email organ [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address P. O. Box 7105
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description The Bloomington, Indiana, Chapter was founded in 1966 by professionals and patrons representing both Indiana University and the south central Indiana region.
Additional Contact Vicky Felton (Vice President)
Additional Contact Cigdem Balim (Secretary)
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