Arts Eye June 2019

Arts Eye newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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Creative entrepreneurs complete On-Ramp workshop

Thirty-four Hoosier artists participated in the second annual On-Ramp accelerator workshop for early career creative entrepreneurs. The three-day workshop, led by Elaine Grogan Luttrull, was held in Nashville, Indiana and focused on developing business skills, career goals, and community engagement learning.

Those completing the course are eligible for the On-Ramp Fellowship, which includes up to $2,000 of artist career project funding. The funding opportunity will help On-Ramp participants take what they learned from the workshop and put it into practice to help advance their careers.

To learn more about the On-Ramp program, click here.

Scholarships for 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming open soon

The Indiana Arts Commission will soon begin accepting scholarship applications for the 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming October 24 - 25, 2019. The two-day convening will focus on the theme of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access, and explore what "Arts for All" means in practice. The Arts Commission will open applications for the conference during the first week of June. Visit the conference website for more information on how to apply.

Nominate a Featured Artist for 2020 Art & Soul

Art & Soul celebrates empowerment through the arts and recognizes over 100 Indianapolis area African-American artists. In February 2020, the Arts Council of Indianapolis will host the 24th Annual Art & Soul celebration at the Indianapolis Arts Garden. Each year, four artists are chosen to be Featured Artists throughout the month.

An Art & Soul Featured Artist is an African-American artist who is professionally unrecognized, but stylistically evolved. Nominees will be evaluated based on the overall excellence of the artist's work and demonstration of exceptional talent; the artist's commitment to professional growth and their artform; and the artist's ability to contribute to meeting the goals for Art & Soul and enhancing the year's theme for the program. Learn more.

iMOCA relaunches as Indianapolis Contemporary

Bison-tennial art returns to the City of Wabash

Indianapolis mayor announces bicentennial art contest

Urbanski to leave ISO after 2020-21 season

Our River - Our Future unveiled at Indiana State University

Hoosier filmmakers say tax incentives needed for more films to be made here

Columbus (OH) Dance Theatre loses funding from Arts Council

How do you succeed in dance? Thirty-three pros offer advice

Study suggests higher family income may increase likelihood of a creative career

The Black playwrights who are challenging American theatre

Meet the artists radically reshaping Broadway

How photography and jazz merged to forge the "Black is Beautiful" movement

An iconic collection of African-American art moves back to its Harlem home

Inside one woman's seven-year journey to photograph every Native American tribe

How to write a book in 10 days

The books we keep may bring us joy, but do we need to keep them?

A philosophical and practical handbook on the development of artistic ideas

Feeling down and uninspired? Here are the best Bob Ross pep talks

Allen Ginsberg: Poet on the Move

Known for his trumpet, Herb Alpert reflects on over 30 years of arts philanthropy

Artist Opportunities (more posted daily at

Art Fairs & Festivals

Conferences, Webinars & Workshops

  • Call for registrations. Indiana Artisan Information Sessions, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette, IN (3 p.m. & 5 p.m. June 5, 2019)
  • Call for registration, Professional Grant Development Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (June 6 - 7, 2019)
  • Call for applications, Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency, Dance / NYC, New York NY (Deadline June 7, 2019)
  • Call for artist participants in public sector problem solving, Arts, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lab, (June 20 & 28, 2019) IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline June 11, 2019)
  • Call for registration, Audition Summer Bootcamp (June 17 - June 21, 2019) , Actors Theatre of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
  • Call for registration, Traditional Arts Indiana Apprenticeship Information Session, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette, IN (3:30 p.m. June 24, 2019)
  • Call for registration, The Business of Backstage (July 8 - July 12, 2019), Actors Theatre of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
  • Call for registration, Indiana Potters Conference (Oct. 3 - 5, 2019), Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN (Deadline September 3, 2019)
  • Call for registrations, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis, IN (November 13 - 16, 2019)
  • Call for registrations, PASIC Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN (9 a.m. - 2 p.m. November 17, 2019)
  • Art teacher workshops, Butler Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN (various dates in 2019)

Craft Arts

  • Call to artists, Paying Homage to the Number 10, American Craft Week (Deadline June 23, 2019)

Fellowships, Grants, Residencies & Scholarships

Jobs / Indiana

Jobs / Other States

Literary Arts

Performing Arts

Public Art

  • Call for proposals, Nashville Art and Entertainment Commission, Nashville, IN (Deadline June 21, 2019)
  • Call for proposals, Sculptfest2019, The Carving Studio, West Rutland, VT (Deadline June 28, 2019)
  • Call for video art proposals, Indianapolis International Airport and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (rolling application reviews)

Varied Disciplines

Visual Arts

  • Call for artists, Alaska Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition, (Deadline June 1, 2019)
  • Call to young artists with disabilities, VSA Emerging Young Artists, Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington, D.C. (Deadline June 5, 2019)
  • Call to artists, 108th Annual Fine Arts Show & Competition, Logansport Art Association, Logansport, IN (Deadline June 6, 2019)
  • Call for entries, Visual Thinking Drawing Exhibition, Fine Arts Program at IU Southeast, New Albany, IN (Deadline June 10, 2019)
  • Call for artists, Art & Soul of Bloomington, The Venue, Bloomington, IN (Deadline June 12, 2019)
  • Call to artists, 95th Annual Exhibition, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline 12 noon June 14, 2019)
  • Call to artists, Big INK at the Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH (Deadline Midnight, June 24, 2019)
  • Call for entries, 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Jasper Community Arts, Jasper, IN (Deadline June 28, 2019)
  • Call for artists and / or patriotic artwork and memorabilia, 2019 Spark! Fishers, Fishers Arts Council and the City of Fishers, Fishers, IN (7:30 a.m. June 29, 2019)
  • Call for submissions, 2019 Art of SOUL!, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH (Deadline June 29, 2019)
  • Call for entries, Art of Hope, Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne, IN (Deadline June 30, 2019)
  • Call for collaborative work, Frankfort Community Library, Frankfort, IN (Deadline June 30, 2019)
  • Call for submissions, Opulent Mobility, Dora Stern Gallery and Arts Unbound, Orange, NJ (Deadline June 30, 2019)
  • Call for artists, Paddles Aweigh, Friends of the River, Fort Wayne, IN (Deadline July 1, 2019)
  • Call for Fiber Artists, Art IN Hand Gallery, Zionsville, IN (Deadline July 3, 2019)
  • Call for artists, 106th Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY (Deadline July 3, 2019)
  • Call for artists, Figures of Speech, Anderson Museum of Art, Anderson, IN (Deadline July 8, 2019)
  • Call for artists, SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition, Southside Art League, Greenwood, IN (Deadline July 13, 2019)
  • Call to artists, Sea to Shining Sea - What Unites Us, Marin Society of Arts, San Rafael, CA (Deadline July 22, 2019)
  • Call for entries, Paperwest: Second National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (Deadline July 26, 2019)
  • Call for designers, Indianapolis Bicentennial Designs, City of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline September 1, 2019)
  • Call for Indianapolis area artists, Indianapolis Review, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline October 1, 2019)
  • Call to artists, 2020 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity, Embracing Our Differences, Sarasota, FL (Deadline October 8, 2019)
  • Studio Space Available for Rent, Lost Dog Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
  • Private offices for 2D makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN
  • Three Private Studio Spaces for makers, RUCKUS Makerspace, Indianapolis, IN

Volunteer Opportunities