Arts Eye June 2018

Arts Eye newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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2018 On-Ramp Cohort in Madison, Indiana (IAC Photo)

Inaugural On-Ramp workshop inspired and built confidence

Thirty-six Hoosiers participated in the IAC's inaugural three-day On-Ramp course workshop May 17 - 19, 2018, led by Elaine Grogan Luttrull in Madison, Indiana's state designated Arts and Cultural District. The course focused on developing skills, career goals, and community engagement learning to help early career artists ramp up their entrepreneurial journey and move faster toward their business goals. "Because of Elaine Grogan Luttrull's modules and everyone's input, I feel confident saying 'I'm an artist'," said West Lafayette illustrator Bethany Hohman. Check out this video to learn more.

On-Ramp cohort and Hip-hop artist sees his place in Muncie

Chris Mack, a Hip-hop artist from Muncie, Indiana is but one example of the early career Hoosier talent determined to be not only a successful artist, but forge a stronger business foundation for his career. He says he could be doing Hip-hop in Miami or Atlanta, but as he told Muncie CrossFit, he is "invested" where he is and wants to give something back. Learn more about this creative entrepreneur.

Don't miss out: Register today for Community Canvas

A few open spots remain for the June 29, 2018 Community Canvas Workshop on public art. Participants in this one-day public art learning experience will leave equipped with a broad stroke introduction and baseline learning in public art. Check the workshop schedule for sessions that interest you most. Register now.

Saying goodbye to Robert Indiana

Artist Robert Indiana died at his home in Vinalhaven, an island off the Maine coast on Saturday, May 19. Journalist Dan Grossman offers his perspective on the impact of the New Castle, Indiana-born sculptor. Learn more. Indiana was a 1973 recipient of the Indiana Governor's Arts Award.

Bloomington's WTIU to launch new Hoosier road trip show

Coming this September, WTIU Bloomington, Indiana will launch a new program exploring the culture, history, people and artistry that is unique to Indiana. Journey Indiana will take a road trip approach to discover new destinations to learn what makes those communities special. Learn more.

New Phoenix Theatre Cultural Center comes with more opportunities and expenses

Genesis Theatre Company brings Indy's theatre scene to life

Indy's future as a "music city"

Indianapolis Opera's 2018-2019 season will feature Gregory Turray

Free admission to Blue Star museums for military this summer

Healing the wounds of war through the arts and humanities

How theatre is supporting students in the #NeverAgain movement

'Vibras' redefines how Latin artists cross over to U.S. music scene

CERF+ organization launches crowdfunding effort to assist artists in Puerto Rico

What artists can teach us about making technology more human

Professors explain why it's difficult to write online

How the Rockefellers helped shape the modern art market

Painter and Gallerist Paul Bloodgood was 58

Artist Opportunities (more posted daily at

Fairs & Festivals

Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships

  • Call for applications, Stutz Artist Residency, Stutz Artists Association, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline June 15, 2018)
  • Call for applicants, Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline June 22, 2018)

Jobs / Indiana

Jobs / Other States

Performing Arts

  • Call to youth auditions, Camp Rock the Musical, Belfry Theatre, Noblesville, IN (7 p.m. June 5 & 6, 2018)
  • Call to audition, 37 Postcards, Buck Creek Players, Indianapolis, IN (7 p.m. June 10 & 11, 2018)
  • Call to audition, SETC Fall Professional Unified Auditions (August 26 & 27, 2018), Charlotte, NC (Early registration deadline July 2, 2018. Final deadline August 15, 2018)
  • Call to audition, Brigadoon, Footlite Musicals, Indianapolis, IN (6:30 p.m. July 29 & 7 p.m. July 30, 2018)
  • Call for musicians, Hamilton County Community Band, Noblesville, IN


  • Call for submissions, Metamorphosis, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT (Deadline June 20, 2018)

Public Art

Visual Arts

  • Call for artists, Summer and Fall Featured Artists, L'Atelier Berkshires Art Gallery, Great Barrington, MA (Deadline June 6, 2018 for summer exhibitions; August 31, 2018 for fall exhibitions)
  • Call for artists, Impressed: A Printmaking Exhibition, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline June 11, 2018)
  • Call for artists, 10th Annual Nude: Exploring the Uncovered Human Form in Current Art, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Deadline June 11, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Text-Based Artwork, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Deadline June 13, 2018)
  • Call for artists, 38th Annual Art Show, Frankfort Community Public Library, Frankfort, IN (Deadline June 15, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Art on Campus, Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC (Deadline June 20, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Wine Label Competition, Mallow Run Winery, Greenwood, IN (Deadline June 22, 2018)
  • Call for craft artists, Metamorphosis: Repurposed, Recycled, Resourceful Craft, American Craft Week (Deadline June 22, 2018)
  • Call for artists, "Fit to Print" Exhibition, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville, IN (Deadline June 22, 2018)
  • Call for entries, High Art Billboard Project, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline June 22, 2018)
  • Cart for artists, Joshua Tree National Park Exposition 2018, (Deadline June 25, 2018)
  • Call for entries, SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XIV, Southside Art League, Greenwood, IN (Deadline July 14, 2018)
  • Call for artists, "The Road Show," Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, IN (Deadline July 20, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Encaustic Exhibition, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL (Deadline July 20, 2018)
  • Call for entries, 42nd North East Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition, Kent Art Association, Kent, CT (Deadline July 24, 2018)
  • Call for artists, American Icon Art Competition, Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA (Deadline July 31, 2018)
  • Call for female painters, The Bennett Prize, Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA (Deadline September 28, 2018)
  • Private offices for 2D makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Call for volunteers, Taste of Tippecanoe (June 16, 2018) , Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette, IN

Webinars & Workshops