Arts Eye February 2019

Arts Eye newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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2019 Rhapsody Arts and Music Festival, Elkhart

Kick up the tempo on your career with an IAP grant

The deadline is fast approaching for applications for 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 next round of applications will be accepted in the disciplines of dance, literary arts, music, theatre, and related folk arts.

The deadline to apply for the Individual Advancement Program is 4:30 p.m. (EST) February 7, 2019.

Submissions open for 2019 Hoosier Women Artist Contest

The Office of Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, in cooperation with the Indiana Arts Commission, are now accepting entries for the 2019 Hoosier Women Artists Contest. The annual competition, established in 2008, celebrates the importance of the arts in Indiana communities and showcases the work of talented female artists throughout the state.

Crouch said a wide variety of visual arts including drawing, painting, and photography are welcome to enter. The artwork is judged by a panel that includes Crouch, Mitchell, and peer artists coordinated by the Arts Commission.

Mitchell said winners of the Hoosier Women Artists Contest will have their work displayed in her office and the Lt. Governor's office at the statehouse for one year to be enjoyed by thousands of school groups, visitors and staff who explore the building annually.

Additionally, pieces of art will also be selected by First Lady Janet Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor Tera Klutz, Chief Justice Loretta Rush, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick to display in their respective offices.

Submissions may be made on the Indiana Arts Commission's Online Application System. The deadline for submissions is February 22, 2019.

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne to receive $2 million gift

Fortville Library to become arts and music center

iMOCA cancels move, announces new leadership

IU Kokomo exhibition highlights Art of Alzheimer's

Who gets to call themselves a Detroit artist?

This Warhol went missing in 2012, and was never seen again

Poet Charles Bernstein wins $165 Bollingen Prize

Why it's increasingly difficult to make a living as a writer

Using the arts to help juvenile offenders out of jail

The power of theatre: "Hamilton" in Puerto Rico

Inside the battle to make orchestras more diverse

How photography became the dominant form of recording the world

Artist Opportunities (more posted daily at

Art Fairs & Festivals

Conferences, Webinars & Workshops

  • Call for conference applications, "Lights! Camera! Access! 2.0 Hollywood, Career Exploration Summit, National Disability Mentoring Coalition (Application deadline February 8, 2019)
  • Call for registrations, Blog Writing Workshop, Metonymy Media, Indianapolis, IN (February 13, 2019)
  • Call for registrations, National Arts Action Summit (March 4 - 5, 2019), Americans for the Arts, Washington, D.C. (Advanced deadline February 17, 2019)
  • Call for proposals, 2019 Annual Convening, Arts Administrators of Color, Washington, D.C. (Deadline February 28, 2019)
  • Call for registrations, Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2019)
  • Call for conference panel proposals, 29th International Sculpture Conference, Portland, OR (Deadline March 14, 2019)
  • Art teacher workshops, Butler Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN (various dates in 2019)

Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships

  • Call for applications, May Residency, Friends of Organ Mountain Desert Peaks, Las Cruces, NM (Deadline February 28, 2019)
  • Call for applications, Artist-in-Residency, PlySpace, Muncie, IN (Deadline March 1, 2019)
  • Call for applications, US - Japan Creative Artists Fellowships, Japan - United States Friendship Commission (Deadline March 1, 2019)
  • Keyholder Printmaking Studio Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY (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 registration, Midwest Writers Workshop, L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Ball State University, Muncie, IN (May 10 & 11, 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

Performing Arts


  • Call for submissions, Historic Preservation Month Photo Contest, Indiana Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline April 5, 2019)

Public Art

  • Call to artists, Sculptures Angola" seeks existing sculpture, Angola, IN (Deadline February 8, 2019)
  • Call to artists, Arts Council Rooftop Deck Sculptural Furniture, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville, IN (Deadline February 21, 2019)
  • Call to artists, Kokomo Sculpture Walk, Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, Kokomo, IN (Deadline February 28, 2019)
  • Call for graphic art / Photography for Vinyl Fence Project, Economic Improvement District, Evansville, IN (Deadline February 28, 2019)
  • Call to artists, LSU Human Development Center Installation, Louisiana Percent for Art Program, New Orleans, LA (Deadline March 1, 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, In Bloom Exhibition, Hamilton East Public Library, Fishers, IN (Deadline February 7, 2019)
  • Call for artists, City Hall Exhibition, Fishers Arts Council, Fishers, IN (Deadline February 15, 2019)
  • Call for entries, Ceramic Centric Exhibition, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO (Deadline February 18, 2019)
  • Call to Indiana women artists, 2019 Hoosier Women Artists Contest, Office of the Indiana Lt. Governor & Indiana State Treasurer, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline February 22, 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 entries, Watercolor USA 2019, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO (Deadline February 27, 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 artists, 2019 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA (Deadline 11:59 p.m. March 11, 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 art celebrating Porch Party Movement, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline March 22, 2019)
  • Call for veterans art, Austin Veteran Arts Fest, Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel, Austin, TX (Deadline April 1, 2019)
  • Call for artists, 6x6x2019 - The Small Art Phenomenon Exhibition, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY (Deadline for entries April 14, 2019 or postmarked by April 13, 2019)
  • Private offices for 2D makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN
  • Three Private Studio Spaces for makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN

Volunteer Opportunities