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July 2013

Aug. 1, 2013
Poet Laureate Nomination Deadline

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Arts Commission Approves Grants for 39 Hoosier Artists

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Thirty-nine artists throughout the state will receive career development assistance through the Indiana Arts Commission's Individual Artist Program (IAP) grants for Fiscal Year 2014.

The IAC earlier this year accepted grant applications from artists in the performing arts for projects in dance, theatre, literature, music, as well as from folk and access artists for projects related to these traditional disciplines. As in years past, artists could request up to $2,000 for career development assistance.

"These individual artists represent the heart of the creative economy in our state," said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. "Their projects supported by these grants help them further their career development, but also provide opportunities for their talents to be shared in their communities through exhibitions, demonstrations, and instructional opportunities."

A complete listing of the FY2014 grant recipients and their project descriptions can be found at:

Deadline Near for Poet Laureate Nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the Indiana State Poet Laureate is August 1, 2013. Nominations should be limited to one, single-page cover letter and a resume or CV detailing the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. No additional materials should be included with the initial nomination.

Nominees must be residents of the state of Indiana and remain residents during their two-year term of service. Nominees should be published poets with experience in educational program development.

Nominations must be submitted to the Indiana Arts Commission by 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Thursday Aug. 1, 2013. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Susan Britsch: For more information, contact Susan at 317-232-1281.