Arts Eye August 2017

Arts Eye

August 2017

In this issue

Upcoming Events

August 29, 2017

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

August 31, 2017

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

September 1, 2017

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

September 13, 2017

Deadline to apply for individual artists
Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites

September 20, 2017

Deadline for online registration
Indiana Arts Homecoming

October 4 - 6, 2017

Indiana Arts Homecoming
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Job Openings


Administrative Specialist, Arts Administration Dept., Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

ArtReach Instructors (part-time), Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

Business Manager, Big Car Collaborative, Indianapolis, IN

Community Partnership Coordinator, Arts Administration Dept., Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Development Services Assistant, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Director of Development, Indianapolis School of Ballet, Indianapolis, IN

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

Executive Director, New Harmony Project, Indianapolis, IN

Executive Director (part-time), On Your Level Youth Project, Indianapolis, IN

Exhibition Interpreters (part-time), The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Conner Prairie Museum, Nobelsville, IN

Other states

Arts Educator - Contract: Arts Discovery, Marina Del Rey, CA

Assistant Director of Practice in Ballet Technique, USC Kaufman School of Dance

Communications Director, South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, SC (Deadline September 18, 2017)

Executive Director, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York, NY (Deadline August 31, 2017)

Executive Director, Pentaluma Arts Center, Pentaluma, CA

Producing Artistic Director, Theatreworks, Colorado Springs, CO



Don't miss the Indiana Arts Homecoming


Registration is now open for the Indiana Arts Homecoming October 4 - 6, 2017 at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis.

This inaugural statewide convening of Indiana's arts community will offer something for everyone including: artists, arts organizations, arts educators, and anyone who supports and advocates for the arts.

Sessions will offer opportunities to connect with peers and build new connections; gain new skills for engaging local communities and growing networks; and celebrate Hoosier arts innovation and impact occurring around the state.

Registration is $75 per person. Event parking is included with registration. To register online, click here.

Online registration will close two weeks prior to the event.

Explore Limberlost with State Poet Laureate

Indiana State Poet Laureate Shari Wagner will lead two poetry writing workshops at Limberlost State Historic Site.

The workshops are designed to help participants explore the beauty, history, and ecological importance of the Limberlost, as well as its connection to renown nature writer and novelist Gene Stratton-Porter.

The first workshop is Saturday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop is designed for adults and high school age children. Cost is free, except for a guided hike fee of $4 for adults and $3 for students 17 and under. Space is very limited for this workshop.

The second workshop will be September 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is a workshop designed for children grades 1 - 8. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is free, except for the guided hike fee of $4 for adults and $3 for children.

To register for either workshop, send Shari an email through the link on her website.

Both workshops will be in the Loblolly Marsh and Shelter. Visit the Poets in the Parks section of Shari's website for more information on this and other Poets in the Parks activities.

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Poetry Out Loud accepting school commitments

Poetry Out Loud is now accepting commitments from Indiana schools to participate in the 2018 Poetry Out Loud process. Schools can learn more about the poetry recitation competition by emailing Angela Downs:

School sign-up is open until November 30, 2017.

The Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition is presented in partnership by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana State Library.

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Artist Opportunities

Fairs and Festivals


    Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships



    • Call for entries, Wonderland Film Festival, iMOCA, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline September 1, 2017)


    Literary Arts


    Performing Arts

    • Call for youth auditions, Bye, Bye Birdie, Center Grove Fine Arts Academy, Greenwood, IN (August 6, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, Glengarry Glen Ross, Fat Turtle Theatre Company, Indianapolis, IN (August 6, 2017)
    • Film casting call, The Man Who Loved Flowers, 5 After 5 Productions, Greenfield, IN (1 - 4 p.m. August 6, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, SETC Fall Unified Professional Auditions, Atlanta, GA (online registration deadline August 15, 2017)
    • Call for scholarship auditions, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne, IN (August 16, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, Scrooge, the Musical, Agape Performing Arts Company, Greenwood, IN (August 16, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, INDYPROV, Indianapolis, IN (August 17 & 18, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, Principal 2nd Violin and section Cello, Violin, and Viola, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette, IN (12 - 6 p.m. August 20, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, White Christmas, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN (August 20, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, Section Percussionist, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette, IN (6 - 8 p.m. August 21, 2017)
    • Call for youth auditions, A Christmas Carol, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN (August 22, 2017)
    • Call for singers, Indy Adult Show Choir, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline August 31, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, The Canterville Ghost, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne, IN (September 5 - 6, 2017)
    • Call for auditions, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne, IN (October 24 - 25, 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, Garden Variety Photo Contest, First Light Gallery, Louisville, KY (Deadline August 11, 2017)


    Public Art

    • Call for chalk artists, It's My City Chalk Project, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline August 7, 2017)
    • Call for artists, Sugar Land seeks artwork for festival site, Sugar Land, TX (Deadline August 10, 2017)
    • Call for artists, Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Ocala, FL (Deadline September 30, 2017)
    • Call for registration, 27th International Sculpture Conference, Kansas City, MO, October 24 - 25, 2017, (Registration now open)


    Varied Disciplines


    Visual Arts

    • Call for participants, Zionsville Paint Out, SullivanMunce Cultural Center, Zionsville, IN (August 5, 2017)
    • Call for young artists, Beyond Borders Exhibit 2017, Arts Council of Southern Indiana (Deadline August 9, 2017)
    • Call for women artists, Be the Change, Women4Change, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline August 18, 2017)
    • Call for submissions, Art for Social Change Exhibition, Oak Park, IL (Deadline August 24, 2017)
    • Call for submissions, Art from Art, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Deadline August 28, 2017)
    • Call for submissions, H2O: Art About Water, manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Deadline September 1, 2017)
    • Call for entries, Drawing Resurfaced II: National Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN (Deadline September 22, 2017)
    • Call for entries, 2018 Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York, NY (Deadline October 27, 2017)
    • Call for submissions, TINY VI, Gallery 924, Arts Council of Indianapolis (Deadline November 6, 2017)
    • Call for proposals, Exhibitions for Indianapolis International Airport, Arts Council of Indianapolis


      Volunteer Opportunities


      Webinars & Workshops