Arts Eye July 2017

Arts Eye

July 2017

In this issue

Upcoming Events

July 12, 2017

Grant applicant webinar for individual artists
Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant program
6:00 p.m. (EDT)

August 29, 2017

Committee on the Future
10:00 a.m. (EDT)
IAC office, Indianapolis

August 31, 2017

Programs, Grants & Services Committee
1:30 p.m. (EDT)
IAC office, Indianapolis

September 1, 2017

Deadline for Indiana State Poet Laureate nominations
4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Job Openings


Director of Development & Communications, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Evansville, IN

Events Manager, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

Grant and Program Manager, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

Individual Giving Associate, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis, IN

Lighting Specialist & Supervisor, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Deadline July 27, 2017)

Membership Manager, Conner Prairie Museum, Fishers, IN

Percussion Technician, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (Deadline July 20, 2017)

Program & Center Coordinator, Indiana University Center for Art and Design Columbus, Columbus, IN (Deadline July 20, 2017)

Public Art Intern, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline July 24, 2017)

Stage Carpenter (part-time / temporary), Indiana University Opera & Ballet Theater, Bloomington, IN (Deadline July 23, 2017)

Other states

Artistic Director, Anima-Glenn Ellyn Children's Chorus, Glenn Ellyn, IL (Deadline July 31, 2017)

Arts Education Projects Coordinator, Tennessee Arts Commission

Director of Artistic Administration, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati, OH

Director of Audience Experience, Austin Opera, Austin, TX

Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Palm Beach Symphony, Palm Beach, FL (Deadline July 16, 2017)

Music & Artistic Director, Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay, FL (Deadline July 14, 2017)



Get in on the action in 2018

Shari Wagner, Pathways to Poetry, Fort Harrison State Park

The Indiana Arts Commission will host a free grant webinar for individual artists interested in applying for an Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites grant.

The webinar will be July 12, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT). Click here to sign in as a guest for the webinar.

To test your connection prior to the webinar, click here. This will prompt the user with any needed updates or add-ons required to take part in the webinar.

Want to receive a reminder about the webinar? Click here.

The deadline for artists to apply for the Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites grant is September 13, 2017.

We're looking for Indiana's next Poet Laureate

The Indiana Arts Commission is currently accepting nominations for Indiana State Poet Laureate.

The Indiana Poet Laureate represents the state and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of programming to the educational community and general public.

Nominations should be limited to one, single-page letter and a resume or CV detailing the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. No additional materials should be included with the initial nomination.

Nominations must be submitted to the Indiana Arts Commission by email only, and must be received by 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Friday, September 1, 2017.

Nominations should be sent to Stephanie Haines:

Read the full press release.

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Artist, musician, advocate Wug Laku was 63

As we go to press, the Indiana Arts Commission learned of the June 29 passing of artist, musician, and advocate John Douglas Barwick (aka Wug Laku) aged 63.

Link to Wug's obituary.

Wug did much for the arts community in Indiana, ArtsWORK Indiana, took part in previous Indiana Arts Commission strategic planning work, and was instrumental in helping launch many up and coming artists through his gallery.

Memorial contributions in Wug's honor can be made to the Arts Council of Indianapolis for a fund he desired established to assist artists. We will have more details on this in a future issue and through our social media channels.

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Artist Opportunities

Fairs and Festivals


Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships


Literary Arts


Performing Arts

  • Call for auditions, Bard Fest, Indianapolis, IN (July 12-13, 2017)
  • Call for auditions, SETC Fall Unified Professional Auditions, Atlanta, GA (online registration deadline August 15, 2017)
  • Call for youth auditions, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN (August 22, 2017)
  • Call for applications, 21st Annual Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latina string players (Deadline 11:59 p.m. (EST) November 6, 2017)



  • Call for entries, #SelfExpression: Photos by Smartphone, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (Deadline July 9, 2017)


Public Art

  • Call for artist proposals, I-65 and N. 9th Street Bridge, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette, IN (Deadline July 31, 2017)
  • Call for artists, Wheland Foundry Trailhead, Chattanooga, TN (Deadline August 3, 2017)
  • Call for artists, Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Ocala, FL (Deadline September 30, 2017)
  • Call for registration, 27th International Sculpture Conference, Kansas City, MO (Registration now open)


    Varied Disciplines


    Visual Arts


    Webinars & workshops


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