Arts Eye November 2018

Arts Eye newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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Arts Commission will soon open On-Ramp 2019 applications

Applications will open soon for the 2019 On-Ramp accelerator program for early career creative entrepreneurs. On-Ramp provides artists with ways to enhance their business skills including professional coaching for development of business plans or career goals, new connections with potential Indiana supporters, partners or collaborators, and access to special funds to take them to the next level in their career development. Watch the IAC website in coming days for details.

Applications now open for Individual Advancement Program

Applications are now open for the next cycle of Individual Advancement Program grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. Artists with eligible projects in the disciplines of dance, literature, music, theatre, folk arts related to these traditional disciplines, and artists with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Artists may request up to $2,000 in support of projects that will help advance their career and have public benefit.

Application for the Individual Advancement Program grants must be made through the IAC's online grant system. The deadline for application is 4:30 p.m. (EST) February 7, 2019. Learn more.

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Artist's company launches new line to help animals

Fort Wayne based Cat People Press, owned by On-Ramp 2018 participant Rebecca Stockert, is joining with NOOTERS Club, to promote pet spays and neutering through the sale of whimsical apparel and gifts. All for the hand drawn greeting cards created by Stockert's company are printed in Fort Wayne, and will be available from the Cat People Press website. The website also links to the NOOTERS website where pet owners will find a variety of animal-themed apparel. Ten percent of the proceeds from sales from both companies will the Allen County SPCA.

"Cat People Press is thrilled about launching this new line of cards to help raise awareness and support non-profit organizations that improve the lives of animals," Stockert said.

New award launched for folk and traditional artists

Traditional Arts Indiana, a program of Indiana University's Mathers Museum of World Cultures, is currently accepting nominations from Indiana residents for a new award celebrating the state's master folk and traditional artists.

The Indiana Heritage Fellowship Award will recognize a traditional or folk artist who has made outstanding contributions to their artistic tradition and to their community, and honors an individual's long-term achievement within an art form that is rooted in community life in Indiana.

The deadline for nominations is November 2, 2018. Learn more.

Deadline approaching for arts education grants

Are you a teaching artist interested in working to improve student achievement through the arts? The application deadline for the next round of Partnering Arts, Communities and Education (PACE) grants is approaching. PACE grants fund rigorous, year-long artist residencies in schools where the impact can extend not only for the students but also to teachers and the whole school. The deadline for PACE grant application is November 2, 2018. For more information, contact PACE Program Manager Stephanie Haines at 317-232-1274 or email

Cardinal Stage receives honor from American Theatre Wing

A shared vision: artists work to create a cooperative workspace in Goshen

Battle of the brushes: Fortville's Main Street hosts timed art competition

CERF+ responds to areas devastated by hurricanes

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Dallas Symphony appoints its first female principal guest conductor

Artist-endowed foundations are growing fast

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Artist Opportunities (more posted daily at

Fairs & Festivals

  • Call for artist vendors, Small Business Saturday Art Fair, Indiana City Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. November 24, 2018)

Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships

  • Call for applications, Artist "Get Ready" Grants, CERF+, Montpelier, VT (Deadline November 15, 2018)
  • Call for applications, Native American Artist Residency, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 15, 2018)
  • Call for applications, 2018-2019 Grant Program Cycle, USArtists International Grants, (Deadline November 30, 2018)
  • Call for applications, Paper Machine Publication Residency, Antenna, New Orleans, LA (Deadline November 30, 2018)
  • Call for applications, 2019-2020 Writing Fellowships, Fine Art Works Center, Provincetown, MA (Deadline December 2, 2018)
  • Call for applications, Literature Translation Fellowships, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. (Deadline December 5, 2018)
  • Call for filmmaker applications, On Screen / In Person 2019-2020 Program, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD (Deadline December 7, 2018)

Jobs / Indiana

Jobs / Other States

Literary Arts

  • Call for submissions, Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Brooklyn, NY (Deadline December 31, 2018)

Performing Arts


  • Call for entries, First Look Portfolio Showcase, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA (Deadline November 8, 2018)
  • Call for entries, 16th Annual Photo Contest (Deadline November 30, 2018)

Public Art

Varied Disciplines

  • Call for entries (visual and performing), CORE 13: Defining Ourselves 2018 Inclusive Trajectories, Long Beach, CA (Deadline November 10, 2018)

Visual Arts

  • Call for entries, Second Chances Art Exhibit & Fundraiser, Blue Jacket, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN (Deadline November 9, 2018)
  • Call for artists, Palate: an Appetite for Art, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline November 9, 2018)
  • Call for artwork, Saturday Morning Themed Exhibition, Fountain Square Brewery, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline December 3. 2018)
  • Call for artists, Pushing Paper Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline December 3, 2018)
  • Call for proposals, 2020 Exhibitions at Wells Community Cultural Center, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette, IN (Deadline December, 4, 2018)
  • Call for artists, reVISION Tactile Art Exhibition, reVISION, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline February 22, 2019)
  • Call for entries, Sanctuary: National Juried Exhibition 2019, (opening soon), Arc Gallery and Studios, San Fransisco, CA (Deadline March 18, 2019)
  • Call for submissions, Art Expo 2019 logo design, HANDSin Autism, Bloomington, IN
  • Private offices for 2D makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN
  • Three Private Studio Spaces for makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN

Volunteer Opportunities

Webinars & Workshops

  • Call for registration, Am I Eligible? application webinar, USArtists International, (2 - 3:15 p.m. November 15, 2018)