My vision for the Arts Alliance is to build an organization that empowers artists and arts organizations to take proactive responsibility for improving their own creative and business environment. email
Josh Johnson is the owner and operator of Mid by Midwest Productions (MxMW), which he founded in 2012 to provide creative entertainment solutions for local businesses, venues, and private events. Through MxMW, Josh books concerts, produces the annual Bloomington Battle Of The Bands tournament, writes original trivia games for restaurants/pubs, and creates original interactive murder mysteries for private or public events. He also coordinates all promotions for MxMW events. Current and past clients include Rhino's All Ages Music Club, The Bluebird, Players Pub, Scholars Inn, Serendipity Martini Bar, Cardinal Spirits and more.
Prior to starting his own production company, Josh was a talent buyer, venue manager, and booker for many establishments including Uncle Festers, Second Story, Jake's Nightclub, and The Root Cellar at Farm. An alumnus of the Communication and Culture department at Indiana University, he has lived in Bloomington since 1999. Josh strives to continue Bloomington's long and rich tradition of incredible music, art, and community, and currently serves as vice president of the Mt. Salem Cemetery Protection Society and volunteers for other local nonprofit organizations. email