Arts Eye November 2017

Arts Eye

November 2017

In this issue

Upcoming Events

November 10, 2017

Veterans' Day
IAC office closed

November 14, 2017

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

November 16, 2017

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

November 23-24, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday
IAC office closed

November 29, 2017

Executive Committee
10:00 a.m. (EST)
IAC office
Indianapolis, IN

Job Openings


Artist in Residence (part-time), cMoe, Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville, Evansville, IN

Arts Instructors, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

Artist Models (part-time), Ivy Tech, Indianapolis, IN

Art Teacher, IPS Merle Sidener Gifted Academy, Indianapolis, IN

Controller / Finance & Administration Manager, Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Evansville, IN

Dance Instructor (part-time), World Changers School of the Arts, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 30, 2017)

Design & Technical Director, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Guest Services Representative (part-time), Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

Librarian (part-time), Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

Managing Director, Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN

Set, Costume, Sound, and Prop Designers, Storefront Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

Special Events Manager, Indianapolis Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN

Staff Accountant, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

Stewardship Coordinator, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Other states

Director of Communications, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati, OH

Director of Communications, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh, PA

Director of Development, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT

Director of Marketing & Communications, Round House Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Senior Producer, The Music Center, Los Angeles, CA



Homecoming InstaGrant winner named top teacher

chapin schnick

Martinsville, Indiana resident and art teacher Chapin Schnick (above) has been named the Outstanding Art Educator of the Year by the Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI).The organization also recognized Schnick as Oustanding Elementary Art Teacher for 2017.

Schnick teaches at Charles L. Smith Fine Arts Academy in Martinsville. In early October, the school was selected as recipient of a $2,500 InstaGrant at the inaugural Indiana Arts Homecoming in Indianapolis. Schnick represented the school at the Arts Homecoming and accepted the award.

(photo by Dan Axler)

State Poet Laureate to visit three Indiana schools

shari wagner

November will be a busy month for Indiana State Poet Laureate Shari Wagner as she visits three Indiana schools.

November 16, Shari will join other speakers at Greensburg High School's annual Chautauqua, Greensburg, Indiana. The theme of the event is "Discrimination: Lessons from History." Shari will be reading poetry in the voices of men and women from Indiana history.

November 20, she will visit with AP Literature students at Charlestown High School, Charlestown, Indiana. And November 27, Shari will lead an all-day poetry workshop at Westville Elementary School, Westville, Indiana.

(photo by Rachel Greenberg)

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Traditional Arts Indiana revives apprentice program

TAI logo

This year, Traditional Arts Indiana (TAI) has revitalized the TAI Apprenticeship Program.

This initiative supports the continuation of cultural practices in Indiana communities by funding up to six apprenticeship pairs each year.

The program enables apprentices to learn essential knowledge and skills in traditional art forms from master artists.

View the 2017-2018 apprenticeship pairings and learn more about the program here.

(source: Traditional Arts Indiana)

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Indy Ballet secures major grant

Dance isn't for everyone

Issues and Opinions

Investment paying off at 124-year-old Memorial Opera House

An artists' guide to not being complicit with gentrification

Do you have a creative job? Could partially be up to you

What is art therapy, and how does it help?

Literary Arts

Center for Black Literature and Culture: value beyond books

Library foundation honors Hoosier authors


Music For All names Hall of Fame inductees

Do musicians have better memory?

Performing Arts

Hollywood star donates costume collection to IU

What are Chicago artists paid? Less if not white, male

Making room for deaf performers in Hollywood


State Poet Laureate features work of Lee Harlin Bahan

Visual Arts

Top contemporary Native American art featured at Eiteljorg

Early Warhol work comes to Downtown Indy

Artists restore Fountain County Courthouse murals

Artist Synthia Saint James on the gift of art and healing

Latin American, Latino art featured in SoCal exhibit

Artist Opportunities

Fairs and Festivals

Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships

  • Call for letters of intent to apply, Project Grant Program, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (Deadline November 15, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Fellowships for Artists and Writers with Spinal Cord Injuries, Creative Access and Alliance of Artist Communities (Deadline extended to November 15, 2017)
  • Call for applications from African American artists, William H. Johnson Prize, The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts (Deadline November 16, 2017)
  • Call for submissions, RFQ Artist-in-Residence for Purple Line Rapid Transit, Arts Council of Indianapolis and Transit Drives Indy, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 27, 2017)
  • Call for submissions, RFQ, Artists sought for Red Line Rapid Transit Creative Placemaking Project, Arts Council of Indianapolis and Transit Drives Indy, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 27, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Cycle 2 Get Ready Grants, CERF+, Montpelier, VT (Deadline November 30, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Bravos Without Borders Diversity Fellowship, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati, OH (Deadline December 1, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Writers Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (Deadline December 1, 2017)
  • Call for applications, USArtists International Grants, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (December 1, 2017)
  • Call for nominations, Citizens Artist Fellowship, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. (Deadline December 22, 2017)
  • Call for applications, Visual Artists Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (Deadline February 1, 2018)
  • Region 7 IAC Grant Information Sessions, Butler University, various locations and November dates




Literary Arts

  • Call for submissions, The Shared Dream Chapbook Contest, Backbone Press (Deadline November 30, 2017)


Performing Arts

  • 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 applications, Chop Shop Contemporary Dance Festival (Deadline November 7, 2017)
  • Call for participants, Variety Storytelling Show, Pull Up a Chair, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 16, 2017)
  • Call to audition, La Cage Aux Folles, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN (December 3, 2017)
  • Call to audition, The Bridges of Madison County, Footlite Musicals, Indianapolis, IN (December 3 - 4, 2017)
  • Call for entries, The 9th New York International Piano Competition (ages 16 - 12), The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, New York NY (Deadline December 4, 2017)
  • Call to audition, A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, Mud Creek Players, Indianapolis, IN (7 - 9 p.m. EST December 4 & 5, 2017)
  • Call to audition, Young Harriet Tubman, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne, IN (January 2 & 3, 2018)
  • Call for entries, Musical Theatre Songwriting Challenge for high school students, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. (Deadline January 5, 2018)
  • Call to audition, Pinocchio, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Fort Wayne, IN (April 10 & 11, 2018)


Public Art

  • Request for Qualifications, Mural Project, Fishers Arts Council and the City of Fishers (Deadline December 1, 2017)
  • Request for Qualifications, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Nebraska Arts Council (Deadline December 20, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Art in Public Places Knoxville, Dogwood Arts and the City of Knoxville, Knoxville, TN (Deadline January 12, 2018)


Visual Arts

  • 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 artists, TOYS! Exhibition, Primary Colours, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 12, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Flat Rate Box, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ (Deadline November 12, 2017)
  • Call for submissions, Game of Clones: a Star Wars themed show, Acceleration Art & Photography, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 16, 2017)
  • Call for submissions, 19th Annual Sixty Square Inches Exhibition, Purdue Galleries, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (Deadline November 17, 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)
  • Call for entries, Splash 20, Artists Network (Deadline December 1, 2017)
  • Call for entries, Exhibition 2017, Anderson Museum of Art and Art Association of Madison County, Anderson, IN (Deadline December 2, 2017)
  • Exhibition Space Available, The Hatch, Broad Ripple Creative Co-Working Space, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline December 31, 2017)
  • Call for submissions, 2019 Multifaith Calendar Coming Together: Exploring New Connections, Multifaith Action Society, Vancouver, BC (Deadline January 19, 2018)
  • Call for exhibition proposals, Arts Place, Portland, IN (Deadline February 2, 2017)
  • Call for artists, 33rd Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition, Tallahassee, FL (Deadline February 14, 2018)


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