- (812) 219-3457
- Office of the Provost
- IU Bloomington
The Town Engagement Program mobilizes IU's vast resources in the arts and humanities to help small towns and communities develop their cultural resources, programs, and identities. We work with city governments, arts programmers, school districts, business leaders, and other community groups on creative placemaking initiatives that include collaborative programs in the arts, educational experiences, arts administration projects, capacity building, and fundraising/grantmaking. Our current work, for which we received an award from the University Economic Development Association, focuses on the towns of Nashville, Salem, and Huntingburg; these intensive, long-term collaborations are helping us develop a replicable/scalable model for Quality of Place efforts in other rural communities.
Brown, Dubois, Washington, Orange, Franklin