Arts Eye October 2017

Arts Eye

October 2017

In this issue

Upcoming Events

October 4 - 6, 2017

Indiana Arts Homecoming
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

October 9, 2017

Columbus Day
IAC office closed

October 31, 2017

Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites Panel Review

November 1, 2017

Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites Panel Review

November 2, 2017

Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites Panel Review

November 3, 2017

Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites Panel Review

November 10, 2017

Veterans Day
IAC office closed

Job Openings


Director of Technology, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

Payroll Administrator, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Programming Director, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN (Deadline October 20, 2017)

Quality of Life Director, South Indy and Big Car Collaborative, Indianapolis, IN

Studio & Gallery Technician (part-time) Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 2017)

Teaching Artists, Tipton County Public Library, Tipton, IN

Teaching Artist, Arts Place, Portland, IN (Deadline February 2, 2018)

Theatre Technical Coordinator, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN

Other states

Artistic Director, Phoenix Chorale, Phoenix, AZ (Deadline November 1, 2017)

Assistant Professor, Department of Dance, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Curator, Temporary Public Art Exhibition, Metro Arts, Nashville, TN (Deadline October 4, 2017)

Director of Communications, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA

Director of Marketing & Communications, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA

Executive Director, Boulder Philharmonic, Boulder, CO

Executive Director, Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro, VT

School Administrator, Miami City Ballet, Miami, FL



Sold-out Arts Homecoming to include traditional artists

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The inaugural Indiana Arts Homecoming October 4 - 6 is officially a sold-out event. Although currently at attendance capacity, please contact Miah Michaelsen 317-232-1286 for waiting list possibilities.

In addition to informational sessions and panel discussions on the impact of the arts in creative placemaking, arts education, economic development, and future trends, nearly a half-dozen Indiana traditional artists will be sharing their talents with conference attendees.

Music will be provided by Stephen and Nancy Dickey, Orange County. Stephen is the son of legendary musician Lotus Dickey, and represents an important musical tradition in Indiana.

Artist demonstrations will include Miami bead artist Katrina Mitten, Huntington; blacksmith Jason Nickel, Nashville; African-American drum maker Tony Artis, Indianapolis; and hoop net maker Larry Haycraft, Petersburg.

In addition, there will be interactive arts opportunities such as on-the-spot original typewriter poetry compositions by poets Shana Ritter, Bloomington, and Wendy Vergoz, Indianapolis, and visual artist John Morris, Muncie, will assist participants in creating their own Spiro-graph art.

There will also be live screen printing opportunities with Cat Head Press and Herron School of Art + Design students.

Keep watching for announcements soon about next year's Homecoming date and location.

State Poet Laureate to host Limberlost reading

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Indiana State Poet Laureate Shari Wagner will host Spirit of the Limberlost: A Celebratory Reading October 14, 2017 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Limberlost State Historic Site, Visitor Center, 200 6th St., Geneva, IN.

Participants from Wagner's three previous Limberlost workshops will read their poems at the free public event. For more information about the event, visit Wagner's Through the Sycamores website.

The Spirit of the Limberlost event, and Wagner's previous workshops are part of the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites program sponsored by the Indiana Arts Commission and Limberlost Historic Site.

(photo by Shari Wagner)

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Artist Opportunities

Fairs and Festivals


Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships

  • Call for applications, Civic Innovators, The Obama Foundation Fellows, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline October 6, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Artist Residency, IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline October 15, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Residency Partnership Program for ensembles and presenters, Chamber Music America (Deadline October 15, 2017)
  • Call for applications, 2018-19 Performing Arts JAPAN (PAJ) grants (Deadline October 31, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Creative Access Residency Awards for visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury, Alliance of Artist Communities (Deadline November 1, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Cycle 2 Get Ready Grants, CERF+, Montpelier, VT (Deadline November 30, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Writing Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (Deadline December 1, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Visual Artists Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (Deadline February 1, 2018)
  • Call for applications, 212 by Artlink residencies, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Call for applications, 2018 DeHaan Artist of Distinction Grants, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (quarterly rolling deadlines)
  • Call for applications, CreatINg Places Crowdgranting, Indianapolis, IN (rolling deadlines)


Performing Arts

  • Call for director submissions, youth and holiday productions, Buck Creek Players, Indianapolis, IN (October 11, 2017)
  • Call to audition, Other Desert Cities, Carmel Community Players, Carmel, IN (7 p.m. October 15 & 16, 2017)
  • Call to audition, general auditions, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indianapolis, IN (11 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT October 16, 2017)
  • Call to audition, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne, IN (October 24 - 25, 2017)
  • Call for directors, Carmel Community Players, Carmel, IN (Deadline October 31, 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 to audition, The Bridges of Madison County, Footlite Musicals, Indianapolis, IN (December 3 - 4, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge for high school students, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. (Deadline January 5, 2018)



  • Call for entries, Open Lens Exhibition, Hamilton County Artists' Association, Noblesville, IN (Deadline October 28, 2017)


Public Art


Varied Disciplines


Visual Arts

  • Call for entries, Endangered Fine Art & Photography contest 2017 (Deadline October 8, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Cognition: Art in Motion, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline October 8, 2017)
  • Call for submissions, Art Therapy Exhibition, Indiana Art Therapy Association, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline October 13, 2017)
  • Call for elementary school art submissions, Teachers Against Prejudice Art Contest (Deadline October 15, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Hope for the Holidays Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ (Deadline October 16, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Hope for the Holidays Youth (18 and under) Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ (Deadline October 16, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Small Art 2017, open to artists in Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties, Arts Illiana, Terre Haute, IN (Deadline October 20, 2017)
  • Call for banner art submissions, Worth a Thousand Words, 2018 Autism Art Expo, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline October 23, 2017)
  • Call for art donations, Irvington Halloween Festival, Indianapolis, IN (October 23, 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, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 6, 2017)
  • Call for submissions, Emerald City color-themed holiday show, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 10, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Emerging Artists 2018, SlowArt Productions, Hudson, NY (Deadline November 30, 2017)
  • Call for submissions, Work Inspired by Frankenstein, SuperMonster City (Deadline November 30, 2017)
  • Exhibition space available, The Hatch, Broad Ripple Creative Co-Working Space, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline December 31, 2017)
  • Call for exhibition proposals, Arts Place, Portland, IN (Deadline February 2, 2018)
  • Call for proposals, Exhibition of Indianapolis International Airport, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • Call for members, Visual Art Critique Group, CCIC Artists, Indianapolis, IN


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