Arts: 92 February 2018

Arts: 92 newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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2017 Indiana Arts Homecoming, photos by Daniel Axler

Fort Wayne to host second annual Arts Homecoming

The second annual Indiana Arts Homecoming will be October 18 - 19, 2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The theme for the annual convening will be Quality of Place for a Vibrant Indiana, and will explore the broad role the arts play in community development, the intersection with economic development, and the impact for the state. The Indiana Arts Commission is also accepting proposals for session content as well as creative content for the event. Learn more.

Poetry Out Loud State Finals approaching

Students representing 18 Indiana high schools from all regions of the state will compete February 17, 2018 in the Poetry Out Loud Indiana State Finals. The poetry recitation contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. (EST) at the Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Learn more.

Don't miss the On-Ramp deadline for creative entrepreneurs

Artists and other creative entrepreneurs, whether they are starting new in their career or seeking to deepen their business knowledge, have an opportunity to energize their business thinking through the On-Ramp Accelerator. This initiative is designed to provide artists with business skills, professional coaching for business plans and career goals, and new connections with Indiana supporters, partners or collaborators. The deadline to apply for On-Ramp is March 1, 2018. Learn more

IAC to host Community Canvas, a public art workshop

Whether you are an artist, an arts organizations of represent community or neighborhood leadership or planning, Community Canvas, a Public Art Workshop is for you. The workshop will be Friday, June 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Union Local 416 and Firefighters Museum at 748 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. Learn more and reserve your spot for this informative workshop.

NEA announces grants to nine Indiana arts providers

Nine Indiana arts and cultural program providers will receive of grants totaling $205,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). For this, the first round of two major grant announcements for fiscal year 2018, more than $25 million in grants across all artistic disciplines will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Learn more.

Madame Walker Theatre Center and IU begin partnership to honor Madam C.J. Walker

Sweetwater Sound, Inc. and Purdue to partner on music tech

Film Indy combats 'Cornfield Mentality,' commissioner says

Red Skelton Museum receives major gift from comedian's wife

Hoosier theatre venues among Top 200 listing

Bringing an Indy theater venue back to life

Purdue engineering students to study Logansport theater to help with restoration

Shelbyville Plan Commission OKs $150,000 public art proposal

Shelbyville public art plan sparks colorful debate by City Council

Dog gone it. City of Seymour wants Adopt-a-Spot sculpture removed

Fort Wayne Community Schools to add STEM / STEAM initiatives

Brass band championship to remain in Fort Wayne

Hoosier nonprofits brace for potential impact of tax reform bill

To support local artist community, this town asked residents to trust government. It worked

Tell Them We Are Rising: a documentary film breaks new ground

These authors bring untold stories of Black America to forefront for Black History Month

How artists are helping rebuild Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

Landmark grant will enable launch of national creative aging movement

Report says Broadway diversity improves for all but Asian Americans

Attendance at Baltimore Art Museum is falling, even with free admission

Five disruptive trends art galleries need to understand to survive

Philadelphia museum launches residency program for art and social change

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