By: Diane Benjamin
Since the BCPA is shut down, staff had time to do event reports. Well, they sort of did reports. To disguise how much money they are losing, most of the reports below don’t show any REVENUE. Of course the Artist Fees aren’t on the reports either. You are looking at the reason the BCPA isn’t an Enterprise Fund, it would have to pay for itself. Taxpayers are not allowed to know how much of their money is being thrown away so a few hundred people are entertained.
Has the staff been laid off since they are closed down until August?
Artist fees will be added when my “assistant” has a chance to match them to the shows, the BCPA appears to be making that more difficult too. It is likely safe to assume every show below cost you money.
Aquila Theater in 1984 2/22/20 135 attended ($3,789.65)
Choir of Man No revenue 2/26/20 364 attended ($5,356.01)
Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV No Revenue 2/29/20 438 attended Expenses ($5,487.84)
The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! No Revenue 2/22/20 339 attended Expenses ($4,301.62)
Artist fee $13,000 https://blnnews.com/2020/02/22/bloomington-2-24-2020/
The Naked Magicians 2/21/20 339 attended $13,376.72
The Science of Magic 2/24/20 634 attended No Revenue – Expenses ($1,191.37)
Artist fee might be this:
The Tap Pack 2/28/20 302 attended No revenue – Expenses ($7,126.61)
PCard spending for approval Monday: https://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=24210
See the last line – Chateau $1395.52 for Tap Pack. See the report above – is shows $1,246.00. Obviously the event reports are fiction. Taxpayers deserve better.