Keeping the arts alive

By WEEK Producer

June 11, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Bloomington Center for Performing Arts may receive close to half of a million dollars in funds from the city.

Bloomington city aldermen are currently meeting with cultural district commissioners.

The meeting was scheduled to give city officials and board members a chance to discuss the future of the arts center.

The BCPA opened 6 years ago after the city issued $13.1 million of debt finance to fund the project.

According to a city report, Bloomington officials are now considering an additional $450,000 for fiscal year 2013. If the funds are allocated, that money would not need to be paid back to the city.