Arts Eye May 2018

Arts Eye newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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Jack Becker to keynote Community Canvas workshop

Public artist, arts administrator, and veterans consultant Jack Becker will be the keynote speaker at the Community Canvas Public Art Workshop Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Indianapolis Professional Firefighters Union in Indianapolis. Becker founded Forecast Public Art in 1978, and now serves as director of Forecast's Community Services Program. Available space for the workshop is limited. Register now.

Inaugural On-Ramp Cohort represent varied disciplines

Thirty-six Hoosier artists have been selected to participate in the Indiana Arts Commission's inaugural On-Ramp accelerator program for early career creative entrepreneurs. The three-day course workshop, led by Elaine Grogan Luttrul, will be May 18 - 20, 2018 in Madison, Indiana, and will focus on developing business skills, career goals, and community engagement learning. Learn more.

Columbus Area Arts Council to host Meet the Author event

The Columbus Area Arts Council will host Meet the Author and Public Talk with John Heminway, to be held at the Columbus Area Visitors Center, May 24, 2018. Heminway is an author and awards-winning filmmaker who has produced and written more than 200 documentaries on subjects as varied as travel, brain science, evolution, and natural history. He has won two Emmys, two Peabody Awards, and a duPont-Columbia Award. A meet the author reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by Heminway's talk at 6 p.m. and an audience Q & A session from 6:45 - 7:15 p.m. Learn more.

New visiting artist program announced at Children's Museum

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has announced an extraordinary gift from the White Oak Foundation (Sarah and John Lechleiter) - a philanthropic gift that will allow for artists with ties to Indiana to teach about their art to school groups and children and families visiting the world's largest children's museum. Learn more.

Nashville's Village Art Walk changes announced

The Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission recently announced changes to the Village Art Walk. The program is now under the support of the Arts Village Brown County Cultural District, and dates and times for the events have changed. The events will now be held every fourth Friday from 4 - 7 p.m.. Twelve downtown galleries are participating in the event. Learn more.

Study: job search could be prolonged for arts graduates

According to data collected by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, based at Indiana University Bloomington, it has become increasingly common over recent decades for arts alumni to experience a prolonged job search after graduation or find initial employment in an unrelated field. The data was published in a recent issue of American Behavioral Scientist titled "Arts Graduates in a Changing Economy." Learn more.

Jasper man makes pottery with a purpose, not always as art

Artist takes his work to the people of Valparaiso with art car

Furniture Guild of Indiana Artisans exhibit highlights handcrafted beauty

Indy Film Fest rolls on

Pianist with Indy ties wins 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant

Indiana Authors Award wants your opinion

Welcome Race Fans poster artists announced

Paula Katz to step down as iMOCA director

Music For All adds to its administrative team

The biggest acting mistakes dancers make

'Dance has saved my life': ballet dancer opens up about living - performing with OCD

Why is it so difficult for women artists to get the attention they are due?

What's it like photographing life in the poorest county in the U.S.?

Former U.S. Poet Laureate wants poetry to be joyous

A thing meant to be: the work of a book editor

US government says it can no longer afford official portrait paintings

The forgotten black pioneers of early movie making

After protests, Brooklyn Museum defends hiring a white curator of African art

How orchestras can make their programming more diverse

Maya Angelou: Poet, Memoirist - and Godmother of Hip Hop?

Artist Opportunities (more posted daily at

Art Fairs & Festivals

  • Call to vendors, 15th Annual Chalk Walk Festival, Jasper Community Arts Commission, Jasper, IN (June 2, 2018)

Fellowships, Grants Residencies & Scholarships

  • Call for applicants, Individual Photographer's Fellowship, Aaron Suskind Foundation (Deadline May 18, 2018)
  • Call for applicants, Arts Writers Grant Program, Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation, New York, NY (Deadline May 21, 2018)
  • Call for applicants, Artist Residency, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NT (Deadline May 31,2018)
  • Call for applicants, Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline June 22, 2018)


  • Call for applications, European Filmmaking Experience, Indiana Filmmakers Network, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline June 1, 2018)

Jobs / Indiana

Jobs / other states

Literary Arts

  • Call for applications, Art Critic Mentoring Program, International Association of Art Critics (Deadline for Indiana writers May 26, 2018)

Performing Arts

Public Art

  • Call for artists, Color for the County mural designs, Johnson County Community Foundation, Franklin, IN (Deadline May 11, 2018)
  • Request for qualifications, Flora-Monroe Township Public Library 100th Anniversary, Tippecanoe Arts Federation (Deadline 4:30 p.m. EDT May 15, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Sculpture of Pleistocene Mammoth, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL (Deadline May 16, 2018)
  • Call for artists / artist teams, Capitol Hill AIDS Memorial Art Project, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA (Deadline May 29, 2018)
  • Call for entries, 23rd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Washburn University, Topeka, KS (Deadline May 31, 2018)
  • Call for artists / public art on STEAM, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL (Deadline June 30, 2018)

Varied Disciplines

Visual Arts

  • Call for entries, Hacked: Art About or Achieved Through Re-Use, Manifest Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH (Deadline May 9, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Fruit Salad Exhibition, Fletcher Place Arts, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline May 11, 2018)
  • Call for artists, The Hopper Prize, (Deadline May 15, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Wish You Were Here 17 Postcard Show, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Deadline May 20, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Figures of Speech, Anderson Museum of Art, Anderson, IN (Deadline May 22, 2018)
  • Request for proposals, Graphic Design Services, Bloomington Entertainment & Arts District, Bloomington, IN (Deadline 4:30 p.m. ET May 25, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Below the Surface Exhibition, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Deadline June 1, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Wine Label Competition, Mallow Run Winery, Greenwood, IN (Deadline June 22, 2018)
  • Call for artists, "Fit to Print" Exhibition, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville, IN (Deadline June 22, 2018)
  • Call for female painters, The Bennett Prize, Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA (Deadline September 28, 2018)

Volunteer Opportunities

Webinars & Workshops

  • Art + Entrepreneurship Workshop, (1:30 - 4:30 p.m. May 10, 2018, Tube Factory artspace) Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline to register May 9, 2018)
  • ReCrafting Math Workshop, Indiana Humanities, Indianapolis, IN (5:30 - 8 p.m. May 16, 2018)
  • Call for artist applicants, Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Seminar, IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline May 31, 2018)
  • Call for registration, Zines as (pre / post) Internet Publishing Workshop, (10 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 6 & 7, 2018), Columbus Area Arts Council, Columbus, IN
  • Call for registration, Summer Workshops for the Developmentally Disabled, (various dates in June and July 2018), University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN (Deadline June 11, 2018)
  • Call for registration, Summer Youth Art Camps, Arts for Lawrence, Lawrence, IN (June 11 - July 13, 2018)
  • Call for registration, Summer Youth Art Camps, Anderson Museum of Art, Anderson, IN (June 18 - July 13, 2018)
  • Call for registration, Youth Summer Opera Camp, Indianapolis Opera, Indianapolis, IN (June 18 - 22, 2018)
  • Call for registration, Grant Writing Workshop, City of Lawrence Police Department & Grant Writing USA, Lawrence, IN (June 21 - 22, 2018)
  • Call for applications, Summer Dance Intensive, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline July 2, 2018)
  • Call for registration, Youth Summer Theatre Camp, Epilogue Players, Inc., Indianapolis, IN (July 23 - 28, 2018)