Indiana University Arts & Humanities Council

Explore. Create. Connect.

IU Bloomington is home to thousands of artists, thinkers, and makers from around the Hoosier State and all across the globe. Together, they form a thriving community defined by creativity and diversity. 

The Arts & Humanities Council works with students, faculty, staff, and friends of IU to make transformative experiences in the public arts and humanities accessible to all.

We invite you to join us. 

Upcoming Events

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Council Events


May / June 2024

Inspired by legendary Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut, Granfalloon brings together musicians, artists, thinkers, and good people from all walks of life for a multi-day celebration of art, ideas, and community. The festival is free to the public with some special ticketed events.

More about the festival

First Thursdays

April 4, 2024

First Thursdays festivals showcase the diversity of arts and humanities at IU Bloomington and offer a welcoming environment for students and other community members to explore new creative outlets and engage with the work of their peers and faculty members.

Learn about the festival

Gallery Walk

First Fridays

Visit our Process Gallery and experience downtown Bloomington’s vibrant Arts Mile as select galleries showcase evolving live and virtual exhibits. 

Exhibit Information

Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.

Kurt Vonnegut, Author and Hoosier