Arts Eye January 2019

Arts Eye newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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L-R: Rebecca Pappas, FY18 grant recipient; Leela Breithaupt, FY18 grant recipient

IAC launches new artist services website

The Indiana Arts Commission has launched a new artist services website where artists can find helpful information to assist them with funding opportunities, learning resources, inspiration, and connections to further their creative pursuits. This new online portal will help you advance your career, reach new audiences, explore new creative learning opportunities, and get answers to frequently asked questions. For more information about IAC artist services, contact Anna Tragesser at 317-232-1281 or email

Important IAC deadlines approaching for artists

Creative artists and entrepreneurs interested in learning ways to enhance their business skills have a limited time to apply for the 2019 On-Ramp accelerator program. The Indiana Arts Commission is accepting applications through January 17, 2019.

Applications are also open for the next cycle of Individual Advancement Program grants from the Arts Commission. Artists may request up to $2,000 in support of projects that will help advance their careers and have public benefit. The deadline to apply for the Individual Advancement Program is 4:30 p.m. (EST) February 7, 2019.

Work of 19 Hoosier artisans earn Indiana Artisan designation

Functional and decorative art, as well as savory and sweet foods became part of the Indiana Artisan brand giving their makers the distinction of ranking among the best in Indiana. Experts in all aspects of art, fine craft and food served on panels that reviewed applications from Indiana's highest-quality artists and food producers. Art panels were a balance of professionals with insight into art and fine craft, including artists and craftspeople, art educators, and museum staff. Artists and craftspeople selected include:

  • John Brickley, Lapel, wood artist
  • Nancy Goodwine Wozniak, visual artist
  • Carrie Wright, Muncie, jewelry artist
  • Otis Harville, Carmel, photographer
  • Mark Lisota, Indianapolis, jewelry artist
  • Theresa Groth, Elizabethtown, wood artist
  • Anna Chalos-McAleese, Terre Haute, glass artist
  • Matt Hurdle, Fishers, visual artist
  • Sharon & Jessica Bussert, Nashville, photographers
  • Carolyn Mabry, Indianapolis, basket weaver
  • Wendy Simon, Frankfort, multi-media sculptor
  • Rebecca Stockert, Fort Wayne, illustrator (IAC On-Ramp alumni)
  • Patricia Wilkerson, Indianapolis, wood artist
  • Monte Young, Jasper, ceramic artist
  • Kathy Blankenheim, Brownsburg, visual artist
  • TeriLu Adler, Madison, multi-media artist (IAC On-Ramp alumni)

Online video forum helps artists become civically engaged

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) has launched Citizen Artist Salons, online video-based gatherings and learning calls that deepen dialogue on specific themes and allow promising projects, ideas, and possibilities to circulate through the USDAC network. Each Citizen Artist Salon features guest presenters, open space for group conversation, and highlights opportunities for action and connection. Learn more.

Indianapolis to host 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming

The Indiana Historical Society will be the host venue for the 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming. The statewide convening of artists, arts administrators, arts educators, advocates and community leaders will be October 24-25, 2019.

The theme for the 2019 Arts Homecoming is Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access: Arts for All. The conference will explore what "Arts for All" means in practice. Learn more.

South Shore Arts exhibit focuses on graffiti artists

Contract approved for more Goshen storm drain art

40-foot-tall, $150,000 sculpture adds unique presence to Shelbyville gateway

Artists bring new life to dying trees in East Chicago parks

Work begins on Fort Wayne public art master plan

A first: in L.A. more women than men had solo shows in 2018

Retaking the stage: what artists can be in our society

What does it mean to be a teaching artist?

Grammy nominee brings the military experience to light with 'Rifles and Rosary Beads'

Women are inventing their own Nashville country music

For the first time in her 70 year career, Rosemary Harris is a replacement actor

93-year-old Dick Van Dyke talks about his dancing in Mary Poppins sequel

Inside the lives of understudies

Artist Opportunities (more posted daily at

Conferences, Webinars & Workshops

  • Call for conference proposals, LEAD 2019 Conference, Denver, CO, Kennedy Center Office of Accessibility, Washington, DC (Deadline extended to January 14, 2019)
  • Art teacher workshops, Butler Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN (various dates in 2018 and 2019)

Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships

  • Call for applications, Project Funding for Musicians, Create Indy, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline January 11, 2019)
  • Call for applications, Performing Arts Academy for young adults (13-19), Indiana Black Expo, Indianapolis, IN (Orientation begins February 16, 2019)
  • Call for applications, US - Japan Creative Artists Fellowships, Japan - United States Friendship Commission (Deadline March 1, 2019)
  • Call for applications, Lechleiter Visiting Artist-in-Residence Program, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline March 17, 2019)
  • Call for applications, USArtists International Round Three Grants (Deadline April 3, 2019)


  • Call for submissions, Superfest Disability Film Festival, Lighthouse for the Blind and Enchanted Hills Camp, San Fransisco, CA (Deadline 11:59 p.m. February 28, 2019)
  • Call for submissions, 36th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Chicago, IL (Discount Deadline May 1, 2019)

Jobs / Indiana

Jobs / Other States

Literary Arts

  • Call for scripts, 2019 VSA Playwright Discovery Awards Program, VSA Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. (Deadline January 23, 3019)
  • Call for play submissions, 35th Annual MiniPlay Festival, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington, IN (Deadline February 1, 2019)

Performing Arts


  • Call for entries, LENS 2019, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL (Deadline January 14, 2019)
  • Call for entries, FOCUS 2019, IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, IN (Deadline January 25, 2019)
  • Call for entries, IN-Focus Exhibition, Anderson Museum of Art, Anderson, IN (Deadline February 2, 2019)

Public Art

  • Call to artists, Sky Harbor Terminal 4 Public Art Sculpture, Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture and City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Phoenix, AZ (Deadline January 18, 2019)
  • Call to artists, Sky Harbor Terminal 4 Public Art Walk Bridge, Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture and City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Phoenix, AZ (Deadline January 18, 2019)
  • Call to artists or artist teams, Fresh StART, Arts for Learning, Starke County, IN (Deadline January 25, 2019)
  • Call for muralists, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline January 27, 2019)
  • Call to artists, Sculptures Angola" seeks existing sculpture, Angola, IN (Deadline February 8, 2019)
  • Call for video art proposals, Indianapolis International Airport and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (rolling application reviews)

Visual Arts

  • Call to artists, Image & Word, Kaviar Forge & Gallery, Louisville, KY (Deadline January 11, 2019)
  • Call to artists, Black History Month Art, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline January 12, 2019)
  • Request for qualifications, Welcome Race Fans 2019, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline January 14, 2019)
  • Call for entries, American Dream, Arts Illiana Gallery, Terre Haute, IN (Deadline January 18, 2019)
  • Call to artists, Love Themed Exhibition, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville, IN (Deadline January 18, 2018)
  • Call for submissions, Mad Scientists Society Volume II, I FELL, Bloomington, IN (Deadline January 21, 2019)
  • Call for artists, Encounter: a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art Exhibition, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline February 9, 2019)
  • Call for artists, reVISION Tactile Art Exhibition, reVISION, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline February 22, 2019)
  • Call for artists, "Upbringing," Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery, Kokomo, IN (Deadline February 25, 2019)
  • Call for artists, Arte Natura: art inspired by nature, SlowArt Productions and Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY (Deadline February 28, 2019)
  • Call for artists, Ivyside Juried  Art Competition, Penn State University, Altoona, PA (Deadline March 1, 2019)
  • Call for artist portfolios, Solo and Group Shows for 2020, Krempp Gallery, Jasper, IN (Deadline March 15, 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, (April 19, 2019) HANDSin Autism, Bloomington, IN
  • Private offices for 2D makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN
  • Three Private Studio Spaces for makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN

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Webinars & Workshops