Areas to Support

A diverse campus of artists and scholars

Arts & Humanities Council

The IU Arts & Humanities Council is dedicated to supporting, organizing, and promoting our campus’ many outstanding programs in the arts and humanities. We are committed to creating rich arts and humanities experiences for all members of the IU community – for all majors, all schools, all offices, and all who visit or are impacted by this campus. We partner with cultural institutions from all across campus to bring the arts & humanities at IU Bloomington.

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African American Arts Institute

Since 1974, the African American Arts Institute (AAAI) is the nation’s only credit-bearing university program dedicated to preserving and promoting Black music, dance, and culture. The AAAI is made up of three performing ensembles—African American Choral Ensemble, African American Dance Company, and IU Soul Revue—offered as courses in IU’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies.

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Archives of African American Music and Culture

The Archives of African American Music and Culture is a resource center for the collection, preservation, and exploration of Black music within the cultural context of the African American experience. The many unique collections encompass all genres of popular, religious, and classical music as well as Black radio and the Black music industry in formats ranging from audio and video recordings to photographs, personal papers, music manuscripts, magazines, posters, and memorabilia.

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IU Auditorium

As the leading performing arts organization in South Central Indiana in terms of quality, leadership, innovation, and overall guest satisfaction, IU Auditorium exists to create opportunities for Indiana University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local community to experience and interact with the performing arts. In addition to the wide variety of arts and entertainment events, the Auditorium continues to serve as the community’s gathering place, hosting a variety of university ceremonies, orientation programs, trade shows, weddings, and special events. With focus on student exposure and interaction with the arts, the Auditorium is ensuring its vital role in the greater university for years to come. 

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College Arts and Humanities Institute

The mission of the College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI) has two central components: 1) to foster the creation of new knowledge through the support of research and creative work in the arts and humanities in the College, and 2) to serve as a public advocate for the arts and humanities in order to demonstrate how our work provides essential intellectual leadership on a wide range of matters of concern. We pursue these goals through public programming of wide appeal, through individual research awards, and through support for disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs, symposia, events, research meetings, and professional development opportunities.

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IU Cinema

Indiana University Cinema is a world-class venue and curatorial program dedicated to the highest standards of presentation of film in both traditional and modern forms. By providing unique and enriching cinematic experiences, the Cinema advances Indiana University’s long-standing commitment to excellence, scholarship, and engagement in the arts across campus and community. Our vision is to present transformative cinematic experiences accessible for all.

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Eskenazi Museum of Art

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art encourages active learning through direct engagement with art from our wide-ranging collection, which spans nearly every art-producing culture throughout history. You can experience our collection in the galleries, at programming and events, and with a special viewing in one of our art study rooms.

With four specialized centers and technology-equipped learning spaces throughout the museum, we are dedicated to engaging students, faculty, artists, scholars, alumni, and the wider public through the cultivation of new ideas and scholarship.

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Grunwald Gallery of Art

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design's Grunwald Gallery of Art presents contemporary works by both professional and student artists in a special exhibition format. Frequently collaborating with practitioners in the arts, sciences, and humanities, the gallery produces exhibits that interpret visual art in a broader interdisciplinary context.

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Jacobs School of Music

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is a world-renowned center of musical excellence, positioned as a global force for the study and creation of creative expression.

Your investment in the IU Jacobs School of Music Dean’s Fund allows our students to travel to competitions and conferences, as well as experience master classes and on-campus performances featuring world-renowned artists and music educators. It also ensures that the Jacobs School can engage with world-class composers, librettists, choreographers, and artistic teams—producing superb performances. We are grateful for our partners in the Dean’s Fund who make possible a world of opportunity for Jacobs School of Music students and faculty!

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Lilly Library

IU Libraries' Lilly Library is one of the world’s premier rare books and manuscript repositories. It is currently under renovation and is slated to reopen in the summer of 2021. The renovation will improve collections access for audiences ranging from students to lifelong learners to scholars, enhancing all of our communities.

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Moving Image Archives

IU Libraries’ Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) is one of the world’s largest educational film and video collections. With more than 130,000 items spanning nearly 80 years of film production, the Archive is a member of the distinguished International Federation of Film Archives, the world’s leading association for film preservation. IULMIA collections are a valuable research asset for IUB students and faculty, as well as scholars around the globe.

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IU Press

Indiana University Press’s mission is to inform and inspire scholars, students, and thoughtful general readers by disseminating ideas and knowledge of global significance, regional importance, and lasting value.

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IU Theatre, Drama, & Contemporary Dance

The mission of the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance is to advance the art, scholarship, and appreciation of theatre and dance and its place in society.

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University Archives

With an estimated 18,000 cubic feet of records and papers in all formats, the University Archives is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University. In addition to providing records management assistance throughout the university, the Archives annually hosts 95 instructional sessions, providing students and faculty with invaluable primary source exposure.

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WTIU & WFIU

IU Radio/Television Services, WTIU Public Television, and WFIU Public Radio serve south-central Indiana, producing a wide range of NPR radio and PBS television programs for regional, state, and national distribution, as well as many non-broadcast productions for the university and community.

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