Changes in Downtown Parking for the Holidays Parking Meters will not be enforced Saturdays from now until December 27. More on downtown parking here.
Honor That Special Someone as a 2015 Be More Award Nominee! Do you know an outstanding volunteer or volunteer group who deserves to be recognized? Nominations are being accepted now through February 13, 2015. Nominate online.Ten volunteers in a variety of categories will be awarded Be More Awards and a $500 cash award for their volunteer organization. Celebrate Volunteerism at the Be More Awards. Come honor and applaud the outstanding, but often unrecognized efforts of our community volunteers! SAVE THE DATE! Be More Awards Celebration Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater* Questions? Contact Bet Savich (812-349-3472 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Lucy Schaich(812-349-3433 or email@example.com)
The Nonprofit Alliance of Monroe County Would Like Your Feedback! Nonprofit staff, board members, allies, and committed volunteers, give us your feedback on topics and future speakers that will help you or the organization’s you support! It will take less than 5 minutes of your time, thanks in advance for your contributions! Click here to take the survey!
New Retailer in Bloomington: Wolfsen Apparel! Wolfsen Apparel is a Bloomington-born clothing company. In their own words they’re “just a few guys who aren’t very good at dressing ourselves. Most days, we wear jeans and T-shirts cuz that’s pretty hard to screw up. But we’re also designers, so it felt kind of lame to have such a totally uninspired wardrobe. That’s why we started making really practical accessories that add just the right amount of flair to our otherwise drab getup.” Wolfsen Apparel specializes in making comfortable/practical accessories for men. Low on flair, high on usability, their products keep pants up; necks warm; chests covered. Click here for more information!
Tell the Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington what you think!
The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington is a member–driven, 501(c)3 organization that promotes the sustainability of the creative arts community through communication and collective action. They are currently conducting a survey to find out how the Alliance can best benefit the arts community. The survey can be accessed by clicking this link: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/FyCNDB. Survey closes December 31.
City Hall December Atrium Exhibit: Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington’s Annual Winter Show, “Celebrate Everyday” During the month of December, BEAD will showcase artworks created by members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington in the Showers Atrium of City Hall, 401 N. Morton Street.The show, “Celebrate Everyday” is a holiday-themed show and includes art from members aged 6 through 16. Club members spent the semester learning about different cultural holidays and celebrations. “Celebrate Everyday” includes more than 30 member-made paintings and drawings, which will be for sale as a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bloomington Visual Arts Program.
Gluten-free Holiday Desserts: Part 2 Saturday, December 13, 11am-1pm Carmen Armillas Join Carmen in part 2 of her gluten-free holiday dessert class. Learn how to make a variety of holiday cookies, a cranberry apple crumble, and a banana rum cake. A light, gluten-free lunch will be served. $52. Register here.
Bloomington Cooking School Classes
Candy Crush Wednesday, December 17, 6-8pm Stacy Strand. In this class, Stacy helps you create rolled caramels that are easy to make and crazy delicious. To get us in the holiday spirit, we’ll make a classic toffee and/or a nut brittle and a buttermilk praline or a holiday fudge. It’s a chef’s choice. A light dinner will be served. $52 Register for BCS classes here.
BEAD Advisory Meeting
The last BEAD Advisory Committee meeting for 2014 will be Monday, December 15 at noon in the McCloskey Room. There will be updates on: Downtown development, Volunteerism, Grant workshop, and feedback is requested for the IAC 2015 grant. All are welcome to attend.
Cardinal Stage Company presents Shrek the Musical! When: Friday Dec. 19-Saturday Jan. 3 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater A tongue-in-cheek musical fairy tale guaranteed to charm the whole family Cardinal Stage Company turns the Buskirk-Chumley Theater a vivid green this holiday season. Ogre Green, that is! Yes, Cardinal Stage’s 2014 family holiday show is Shrek the Musical and it is the company’s largest holiday production yet! Cardinal’s 9th annual family holiday show plays the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Dec 19th – January 3rd. Elegantly adapted from the 2001 Dreamworks smash hit movie by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and composer Jeanine Tesori (Drama Desk awards for Violet and Caroline, or Change), Shrek the Musical is the charming tale of a crotchety ogre whose happy swamp home has been overrun by pesky fairytale creatures. In the company of a charismatic (if chatty) donkey, Shrek sets out to rescue a princess in a tower in an effort to recover the deed to his beloved swamp. But somewhere along the way, the big grumpy green ogre and the princess with a deep, dark secret and the donkey and the dragon rewrite the rules of love! Click here for the full press release Ticket information here!
Monroe County History Center presents a Presentation and Book-Signing with Dr. James H. Madison of IU to Mark the Publication of Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana Join the History Center for a presentation and book-signing with Dr. Madison on Thursday December 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Monroe County History Center. Come learn about the Hoosier past and the ways our conception of Hoosier history and culture has changed over the past three decades. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.There will be a chat with the author in a reception following the presentation.
Ryan Academy of Irish Dance – Week Irish Dance Classes
The Ryan Academy of Irish Dance will be beginning another 6 week session January 13th. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Bloomington United Arts Academy, located across from College Mall on Pete Ellis Drive. No previous dance experience is required for this class. An introduction to technique and footwork will be provided, after which we’ll be working on both group and solo choreography. As we did for the last session, plans are in the works to give students an opportunity to perform in the community at the end of the session. The cost for the session is $80 for new students and $60 for returning. Session tuition is due on the first day of class and can be made payable to the Ryan Academy of Irish Dance. Click here to register!
Winter Semester classes now registering at Music Together Enjoy music-making together in classes for all ages and all stages in a supportive music-filled environment. For a full class schedule and how to register, click here.
Job and Internship Opportunities
Monroe County History Center Operations Manager The Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana, is seeking an experienced operations manager. Working under the executive director, the operations manager is responsible for: managing the daily operations of the building including special events; handling human resources and bookkeeping; maintaining board of directors’ records; overseeing marketing initiatives; coordinating bimonthly newsletter; overseeing technology support services; and supporting the staff. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as good people skills. Minimum of three years of experience in position responsibilities. Full job description available at www.monroehistory.org Send electronic applications including letter, résumé and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by12/13/2014. MCHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning Production Manger/Technical Director The Production Manager for the John Waldron Arts Center has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the performing arts center, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, and coordinating necessary maintenance with Facilities. The Production Manager works with a great deal of independence and exercises independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. Because of the operating hours of the Ivy Tech Waldron, hours are flexible. The Production Manager will provide oversight at both the John Waldron Arts Center and the Bloomington Playwrights Project. Click here to see more responsibilities, qualifications, etc.
Cardinal Stage Company Development Director Cardinal seeks a development candidate to be responsible for strategizing, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive annual development program, along with major and planned gifts, corporate gifts, government and foundation granting, and the development of other raised revenue opportunities. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Development Director will serve as the primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors on development issues. Working with the board and senior management, the Development Director will develop, coordinate, and attend special fundraising events and oversee donor stewardship. The ideal candidate will have a track record in annual fund campaigns and special event fundraising programming. The Development Director will work with the Artistic and Marketing Directors to advance the institutional profile of the company and to strategize for a future new theatre facility Capital Campaign.
- Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree
- 3-5 years of experience working as a professional involved with significant goal setting and achievement
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong professional writing skills
- Strong presentation and negotiation skills
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, creativity, maturity and judgment
- Experience with budgets
- A high level of computer proficiency and preferred data base experience
- Detail, goal oriented and highly organized
- Demonstrated ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
- Ability to inspire confidence among prospects, donors and volunteers
Compensation Position is full-time, salaried. Salary is competitive within the industry and commensurate with experience. To Apply Cardinal Stage Company is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references by: December 20, 2014 to: Jessika Hane, Board Member at email@example.com.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Director of Development The Director of Development oversees all fundraising efforts for MHC and works closely with the CEO. Candidates should have experience in development and non-profit work, excellent writing and presentation skills, and be highly organized. The full position description, with requirements, is available on our website, www.mhcfoodpantry.org. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and professional writing sample in PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted until position is filled and reviewed as they are received.
Internship Opportunity for Gather: Handmade Shoppe&Co:
Gather :handmade shoppe & Co: (formerly Gathering :handmade pop-up shop: opened a permanent brick and mortar store inside Fountain Square Mall (suite 112) on Aug 30, 2014! Currently looking for the following internship positions: marketing, office assistant, merchandising. Email: gathershoppe@gmail with subject line INTERN.
Windfall Dancers is Looking for Interns One intern position will focus on marketing and fund development and the other will focus on improving operations and organizational processes. Both would have other duties as assigned. Email Kathleen Olges with questions and to apply.
Usher for Buskirk-Chumley Theater! Lend a hand to the BCT team by ushering! See performances for free, help with concessions and just generally be awesome. All you need is a white shirt, black pants and a great attitude. Usher slots available for shows like Shrek, MLK Day Celebration, PRIDE Film Festival and more. For more info contact email@example.com.
PALS Volunteer Training – Jan. 10 People & Animal Learning Services (PALS) offers regular trainings for new volunteers interested in becoming involved in PALS therapeutic riding. The next training will be from 1-4 p.m. on Jan. 10. Volunteers help children and adults with disabilities learn how to ride horses. Responsibilities include leading horses and side-walking riders during lessons. Volunteers also groom, saddle, train, care for horses and help with barn chores. A commitment of three to four hours per week is requested, usually between 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mon. through Thurs. Volunteers must attend a training and be over age 16, but no horse experience is necessary. Please contact Jennylynn Vidas at (812) 336-2798 ext. 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (www.palstherapy.org/volunteer)
Fill the Holiday Volunteer Gap Fill the volunteer gap when IU students and community members are on vacation! Your short-term assistance during the upcoming winter break will be a huge help to the agencies who rely on volunteers to maintain their services year-round. Some of the organizations that have difficulty filling the gap are: Boys and Girls Clubs, Community Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity and Habitat ReStore, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Interfaith Winter Shelter, Middle Way House, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, New Hope Family Shelter, SCCAP Circles Initiative, Shalom Community Center and Volunteers In Medicine. Please contact Bet Savich at email@example.com or (812) 349-3472. (BloomingtonVolunteerNetwork.org/fillthegap)
Friends of the Library Bookstore
If you love books and you love your local library, consider becoming a regular in the Friends of the Library Bookstore! This is physical work that involves sorting, packing and carrying books and straightening up materials for sale in the bookstore. The start and stop dates are flexible, but volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of a two-hour shift each week. You may choose to volunteer anytime during these hours: Mon., Wed. (9 a.m.-noon); Tues., Thurs. (10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.); Sat. (11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Minimum age is 16. Please contact Mary Jean Regoli at (812) 349-3050 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (mcpl.info)
PRIDE Volunteers Bloomington PRIDE is seeking volunteers for the film festival in Jan., Summerfest in Sept., the steering committee, and the LGBTQA weekly youth group. Film festival selection committee members meet from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays. Other film festival volunteer positions include ushers, artist hospitality, set-up and tear-down. Summerfest volunteer positions include artist hospitality, set-up and tear-down, staffing booths, serving as security, greeting visitors, or bussing tables and washing dishes. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Abby Henkel at (765) 354-8257 or email@example.com. (www.bloomingtonpride.org)
Buskirk-Chumley Theater Street Team The Buskirk-Chumley Theater Street Team spreads the word about their events by distributing posters for nationally-known performers. Volunteers cover specific sections of town, are provided with a list of posting locations, and post 10-12 times per year. This is a great opportunity for those who need a flexible schedule or who want to learn more about their community. Two rounds of postering earns you a complimentary ticket to the show of your choice, dependent on availability. Minimum age is 16. Please contact Regine Richter-McClain at (812) 323-3020 firstname.lastname@example.org. (www.buskirkchumley.org)
Wylie House Docent The Wylie House Museum welcomes applicants for docents, also called tour guides. If you are interested in local history, this is an opportunity to learn about life in the 19th century and gain museum experience in the process. Docents will be trained to give historically accurate tours of the Wylie House Museum, home of IU’s first president, Andrew Wylie. Tours are offered 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tues. through Sat. between March 1 and Nov. 30. Docents are asked to give a minimum of two 2-hour weekday shifts per month. Volunteers must be able to climb steps, as there is no elevator in this 1830s home. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Carey Beam at (812) 855-6224 email@example.com. (www.indiana.edu/~libwylie)
Bloomington Writing Project The Bloomington Writing Project is seeking volunteers to teach basic grammar and writing skills to adults. Volunteers conduct classes from 6-8 p.m. on Thursdays at the Monroe County Public Library. This program is a partnership between Volunteers In Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) and the Bloomington Writing Project. Minimum age is 18. Please contact Molly Gleeson at (812) 349-3173 firstname.lastname@example.org. (www.mcpl.info; www.bloomingtonwritingproject.org)
Artist and Creative Spaces
Two Art Studio Spaces Available Immediately Two 75 sq/ft studio spaces available with access to water, electricity, and bathrooms. $100 each, utilities included. Possible uses, but not limited to – art production, music practice rooms, design, creative writing etc. Call or text Chris at (812) 360-4641.
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Upcoming Calls for Visual and Performing Artists
Call for Artists: City Hall Atrium Exhibition Opportunities BEAD is seeking artists for the 2015 Atrium exhibition program. Slots are currently available for March, July, and September of 2015. The Atrium exhibition space is best suited for two-dimensional works but three-dimensional works may be considered as well. Exhibitions are typically one month in length and public viewing hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, as well as additional evening and weekend hours when City Hall is open for meetings and events.Artists may submit a digital portfolio of works for consideration to Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at email@example.com or call (812) 349-3534 for additional information.
Bloomington Open Studios Tour Call for Artists Event dates for next summer, 2015: Saturday June 6 10 am-6pm & Sunday June 7 10 am-4pm Bloomington Open Studios Tour is a two–day event in which local visual artists open their workspaces to the public. If your workspace is not suited for public access, indicate it on the application; organizers are working to pair up artists with host-studios. Marketing support includes a full-color, 40+-page, community sponsored booklet and promotion of the event outside of Bloomington. Application deadline January 16, 2015. Questions: Contact Sarah Pearce at 812-323-9745 if you have specific questions, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the application!
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater Presents a Short Film Competition The Buskirk-Chumley Theater presents an opportunity for a local filmmaker to win a rent-free use of the Theater. Filmmakers are invited to submit three-minute films on the subject of their choice and films will be screened as part of the second annual “A Red Carpet Affair” on February 22, 2015. “A Red Carpet Affair” is a celebration of film and will include a screening of the Academy Awards, film trivia, and classic film clips, in addition to the film competition. The audience will vote to determine the winning filmmaker, who will receive a rent-free use of the theater. Registration is due by January 15 and films must be submitted by 5pm on February 13. Only the first 10 filmmakers to register will be accepted. For more information and the registration form, visit buskirkchumley.org. BCT Presents “A Red Carpet Affair” Short Film Competition Registration for filmmakers due by January 15, 2015 Screening on February 22, 2015
Indiana Arts Commission: Deadline for Intent to Apply for Arts Operating Support Grant Programs The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced that a “notice of intent to apply” is now required for all organizations desiring to apply for Fiscal Year 2016 Arts Operating Support (AOS I, II, III) grant funding. Organizations must complete a notice of intent to apply form by 4:30 p.m. (EST) January 9, 2015. The notice of intent to apply may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/167m527. In addition, changes in the grant guidelines will impact grant applicants beginning Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) in the grant levels of Arts Operating Support (AOS) I, II, and III. The notice of intent form reflects revised eligibility guidelines for operating support grants which require that “providing arts activities or services” be a primary mission, purpose, and focus of the applicant organization. Examples of qualifying organizations would be arts producing, arts promoting, arts presenting, artist services, or arts teaching organizations. The organizations must be a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt status 501 (c) (3) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or an Indiana public entity (part of city or county government). Guidelines for these grant programs are now available online at the IAC website www.in.gov/arts or through your Regional Arts partner. To find your Regional Arts Partner, please visit: www.in.gov/arts/2482.htm. Organizations considering applying for AOS I, II, or III should carefully read through the new guidelines. The notice of intent form, dueJanuary 9, 2015, will determine eligibility to apply for these grants. Guidelines for organizations applying for AOS III, or those organizations in Region 7 (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, and Shelby counties), should consult directly with IAC staff Becca Hopson email@example.com and visit the IAC website at: www.in.gov/arts.
Artists in dance, literature, music, theatre, and folk arts should apply now: Individual Artists Program Grants
Deadline: February 6, 2015! Hoosier artists in selected disciplines have until Friday, February 6, 2015 to submit grant applications for the IAC’s Individual Artist Program.The Indiana Arts Commission encourages artists to apply. Eligible projects will only be considered in the areas of: dance, literature, music, theatre,and folk arts related to the traditional disciplines. Artists with disabilities are encouraged to apply for projects related to the eligible disciplines either through the discipline directly or through the access category. Individual artists living and working in Indiana may apply for up to $2,000 from the IAP grant, which requires no matching funds. The grants are intended to assist artists with specific project-related costs that will help them further their career and provide some form of public benefit through the completed project. The application guidelines and the online grant application system are currently accessible on the IAC website and can be found at: www.in.gov/arts/individualartistprogram.htm. Application for IAP grants will only be available through the online grant system. The deadline for application is February 6, 2015. Applicants must be 18 years of age, must be an Indiana resident for at least one year prior to the date of application, and plan to remain in the state for the full grant period. Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-granting program. All projects must be completed between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Applications must be submitted through the Indiana Culture Grants Online athttp://indianacgweb.org/.
Call for Participation: 2015 Creative Aging Festival The City of Bloomington Commission on Aging and the Center on Aging and Community invite you to participate in a city wide celebration honoring our elders and their creative contributions to our community! This celebration is in recognition of May as Older Americans Month. Bloomington is known for being both an arts destination as well as a retirement destination. We seek to enhance these two positive attributes by hosting the fifth annual Creative Aging Festival. We encourage all arts organizations, faith based organizations, local businesses, municipalities, neighborhoods, and families to participate in this unique annual community celebration by organizing a community activity of your choosing. Our primary objectives are to:Showcase the talents and skills of both established and first-time older artists, writers and performers;Promote inter-generational understanding through dialogue, sharing traditions, and storytelling;Enhance awareness about the value of creative engagement to adult health and well-being.The easiest way for you to participate is to simply identify the creative elders around you and then publicly recognize them in some way anytime during the month of May. If you are a business you may choose to apply the “creative aging” theme in some way, or better yet you may choose to host some sort of creative aging event. Here are some examples: Open your public space for the exhibition of creative visual art done by members of your organization. Hold a storytelling circle that brings together youth and elders that you know. Offer an open-house or reception to honor elders in your organization. Host a creative hobby day or a show and tell event for creative elders. Creative Aging Festival Program Guide: The Bloomington Commission on Aging will post an online program guide, promoted on the City of Bloomington and partnering agencies’ web sites that will feature creative aging events and exhibits. Additionally, a printed program guide will be distributed to arts and aging venues throughout the county and state. The 2014 Creative Aging Festival program guide is available for your review at our website:www.bloomington.in.gov/coa. If you would like to have your event promoted through the web site’s online program guide, please fill out an event listing application form Creative Aging Festival Online Event Submission Form and submit it no later than March 1st, 2015. Early submissions will be given priority consideration to be included in the printed program guide as well. (Space is limited, so inclusion in the printed program guide cannot be guaranteed.) Events that do not meet the guidelines and/or spirit of the Creative Aging Festival will not be included.
Call for Artists and Musicians for Downtown Hyatt Place Hotel! The new Downtown Hyatt Place Hotel is looking for visual artists and musicians for performance and exhibition opportunities at the hotel. Contact Kristine Swisher at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Monroe County History Center Call for Artists Monroe County History Center is seeking applications from artists wishing to have a gallery show of their work. Opening is available from April 2015 through August 2015. There is 10 x 22 foot area for the artist to use. The show will be a feature during the 2015 June Garden Walk. We are specifically seeking 2D artists who focus on gardens, flowers, or a combination. Please submit an image to email@example.com to be considered. Deadline for Submission: January 1, 2015. For more information about the museum, visit monroehistory.org
Bloomberg Philanthropies Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge Applications – Due Dec. 15!
Public Art Challenge will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development. http://publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org/
License Plates Needed! A new community art project. Entitled “More Than Homeless”, the sculpture project will inspire in viewers a level of empathy and understanding towards people experiencing homelessness. Artist Joe LaMantia needs license plates (they will be placed on the fascia of the octagon) from all over and so if you have old plates, don’t know what to do with them, then just mail them to: Joe at 820 W Howe Street. Bloomington, IN 47403 or drop them off at WFHB. Be a part of a wonderful project. Please spread the word. If you send a plate or drop one off, please sign your name on the back.
IU Cinema Events
IU Cinema: “Amadeus” film – Sunday, December 14 at 3:00pm
Set in Vienna during the latter half of the 18th century, Amadeus is a gripping human drama and sumptuous period epic celebrating the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The film, which garnered eight Academy Awards®, portrays the rivalry between the genius Mozart (Tom Hulce) and the jealous court composer (F. Murray Abraham in his Oscar®-winning role) who may have ruined Mozart’s career and shortened his life.
IU Cinema: “Citizenfour” film – December 12-13
CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).
CITIZENFOUR places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.
IU Cinema: “Underground Undone” film – Friday, December 12 at 6:30pm
Filmgoers are frequently encouraged to conceptualize the production of films as having singular end dates, often signified by a film’s date of release. Underground media makers, however, often work and re-work their films far beyond their initial dates completion and exhibition. This selection of short films focuses on works that have been partially destroyed, left unfinished, finished posthumously, or otherwise designed to be indeterminate in ways that trouble finite ideas of film production and release. This program includes Pat O’Neill’s Trouble in the Image (1996), David Wojnarowicz’s A Fire in my Belly (A Work in Progress) (1986– 1987), and Helen Hill’s The Florestine Collection (2011). The 16mm print for The Florestine Collectionis provided by the Harvard Film Archive.
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Two Indiana Poets Among Latest Recipients of NEA Grants
Student Art Contest / Cooperative Calendar of Student Art 2016 Seeks Student Submissions
BSU Film Professor Makes Holiday Film Picks
Arts Council of Indianapolis Announces Fellowships
Study Shows Recent Arts Alumni are Resilient, Adaptable and Involved
Survey Seeks Professional Artist Input
A national survey, Artists and Art Materials Survey, seeks input from U.S. and Canadian professional artists. The study gives results for students, recreational artists and professional artists, so this is a chance to be heard.
By taking the survey, artists will:
The survey is anonymous, and you will not receive marketing spam.
The results of this survey will appear in the third edition of the NAMTA Artists & Art Materials Study. The study will be available to nonprofit art associations, colleges, galleries, and NAMTA members in 2015. NAMTA is an association of hundreds of independent and family-owned art materials retailers and brands.
Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NAMTApro.
Conference Will Explore Dance, Theatre and Diversity
If You Want to Be a Musician, Listen to Music – Even What You Don’t Like
Listening to and trying to understand as much music as possible, even music you don’t enjoy, is an incredibly important part of becoming a better and better musician. Differing genres make use of different musical processes and ideas, and listeners raised in different traditions pay attention to different markers. Click here to learn more. (source: New Music USA)
Earlham College Exhibition to Turn Weapons of Violence into Artworks of Peace
Call for Musicians, Outdoor Concert Series, Bloomington, IN The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department is seeking musicians to apply to participate in the 2015 Performing Arts Series, which takes place May through August in City parks throughout Bloomington. Performers are selected based on type and quality of performance, availability, past performance record, cost and sponsor interest. Those interested in applying to perform next summer must submit an artist application online; the link to the application is available at bloomington.in.gov/concerts. Applicants must send to the Parks and Recreation Department current photos, links to online music or mp3s with at least three examples or original music, and recent publicity that has been printed for the group. Applications and a $10 application fee must be received by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department no later than 5 p.m. December 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted until all performance dates are filled. for more information, contact Greg Jacobs at 812-349-3725 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Artists, Request for Proposal, Poster Design, Indiana CPA Society, Indianapolis, IN The Indiana CPA Society seeks to produce an artful poster to commemorate its 100th anniversary. The poster will be distributed to members and other partners and peers in the state and national CPA community. The posted is intended as a gift that can be displayed in a variety of professional office settings. Agency / individual shall provide an original graphic or artistic theme depicting the spirit of the 100 Year celebration of the Indiana CPA Society. The tone of the poster should be appropriate to hang in a professional office setting. Key words or themes incorporated into the design include: collaboration, collegiality, leadership, vision, change, professionalism, integrity, trust, and history. The design of the poster must include the following information: Indiana CPA Society, 100 Years and Counting, and all designs must include preexisting Indiana CPA Society and INCPAS 100 Year logos. Poster design should include a minimum of two (2) printed colors. Submission must include the company or individual’s name, name of contact person, mailing address, telephone number, at least three (3) links to examples of respondent’s work, total requested compensation including all fees and expenses. Send projected cost for services in the RFP response. The design, copyright, and original source files must remain with the Indiana CPA Society for use as the organization sees fit. Submissions, including cover letter, link to samples, submission and cost estimate must be submitted by 5 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2015. The selection process will occur during the second week of January, 2015. Direct all questions to Jess Halverson, 317-726-5027 or email email@example.com. Submissions may be emailed to this address, or sent postal to Jess Halverson, Indiana CPA Society, 8250 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., #100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Request for Qualifications, Millersville at Fall Creek Preserve Public Art Project, Indianapolis, IN The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), is requesting qualifications from artists or artist teams who are interested in creating outdoor public artwork for the indicated site. This RFQ is an open call to experiences public artists living in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio or Kentucky. KIB’s IPL Project Greenspace is a grassroots-driven effort that helps transform vacant lots and underused spaces into natural, beautiful and functional pocket parks. As part of the 2015 initiative, public art will be incorporated into the pocket park planned for Millersville at Fall Creek Preserve, a site near E. 56th Street and Emerson Avenue. An optional informational meeting will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. at the KIB offices, 1029 E. Fletcher Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Tammy Stevens, Program Manager, at KIB, firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete details, please visit: http://www.indyartsguide.org/classifieds/detail/30308. Deadline for submissions is 5:00 PM (ET) Friday, December 19, 2014.
Request for Proposals, Urban Design / Public Art Opportunity, Syracuse, NY The Syracuse Urban Renewal Agency (SURA), a public benefit corporation of the City of Syracuse, New York, seeks a qualified, multidisciplinary team to plan, design and develop construction specifications for a public art space in the center of Downtown Syracuse. The project will transform an underutilized plaza and green space into an active and inviting public space, encompassing urban and landscape design and context sensitive public art. This is a two-stage proposals process. In the first stage, respondents are requested to present their qualifications that demonstrate experience and expertise in the areas of urban and landscape design, context-sensitive public art, and public participation. Because public art is an integral component of this project, a public artist must be part of the project team. For RFP documents and more information, please go to http://www.syrgov.net/SURA.aspx. Deadline for submission is Monday, December 22, 2015.
Call for Proposals, New Albany Public Art Project, New Albany, Indiana Artists, submit your proposal to create a public artwork about sustainability to be installed in New Albany, Indiana in Spring 2015 for the first year of the New Albany Public Art Project: Today & Tomorrow Series. Click here to download the prospectus and submit your proposal online. Please note that all proposals must be submitted online through the link provided. Deadline for submission is 11:59:59 p.m. (Mountain Time) January 5, 2015.
Call for Proposals, West Lafayette Post Office Mural, West Lafayette, IN The City of West Lafayette’s public art program, administered through its Public Arts Team (PAT), is undertaking a mural project on the east side of the West Lafayette Post Office. The Public Art Team is collaborating with the building owner and the U.S. Postal Service on the project, with funding provided by the West Lafayette Redevelopment Commission. The Public Art Advisory Group seeks an artist / art teacher to create a permanent public artwork on the east wall of the post office. The entire wall to the right of the entrance is available for decoration and the committee requests that a least 60% of the area be covered. The size of the wall is approximately 100 feet by 15 feet. Artwork should not exceed the building facade. Exterior latex paint should be used. Two to five high school art students will be available to help with implementation. Installation shall take place next year and should be completed by September 1, 2015. Projects up to $5,500 will be considered. Budget should be appropriate to the scope of the project and should include all supplies and prep work. For more information, or to receive a copy of the RFP and submission form, contact Beverly Shaw at email@example.com. Deadline for proposals is 4:00 p.m. (EST) January 15, 2015.
Request for Qualifications, Outdoor Sculpture, Art Spaces, Inc., Terre Haute, IN Art Spaces, Inc. – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection is issuing a request for qualifications for a site-specific project to be located in Deming Park in the city of Terre Haute, Indiana. The sculpture will be located in Deming Park on a hillside adjacent to the Clark-Landsbaum Holly Arboretum. Artist budget for the project shall not exceed $70,000. The budget will include research, design, materials, fabrication, shipping, engineering, insurance, taxes and any other expenses related to the project not listed as the responsibility of Art Spaces. On the Art Spaces website you will find links to images of the proposed site, a map of Deming Park, additional information about Art Spaces and the sculpture collection, and this project. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Art Spaces, Inc., 669 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807. Deadline for submission is Friday, January 16, 2015.
Call for Artists Portfolios, Kremp Gallery, Jasper, IN The Kremp Gallery will be reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2016. This open call to artists working in all medias. No fees included. Professional, non-student artists only please. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. The Gallery provides invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on-site, and reception where needed. The artist is responsible for framing, shipping and / or delivery. Commission of 30%. Minimum of 10 images for solo show, more for group show, along with artist statement and curriculum vitae. Digital images should be on CD or emailed. No online submissions. There are also paid opportunities for workshops / gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit. Deadline for submission is March 13, 2015. If interested, please mail materials and a SASE to Emily Colucci, Visual Arts Coordinator, Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Ave., Jasper, IN 47546. Questions or concerns should be directed to Emily Colucci at 812-482-3070 or email email@example.com. Visit www.jasperarts.org for more information.
Artistic Director, Sphinx Music, Detroit, MI Artist recruitment, coordination and logistical management are core responsibilities of this position with an established national organization focused on transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Successful candidate will be comfortable managing details while operating at a rapid pace. The position demands expertise with both technology and interpersonal communications while offering the satisfaction of helping youths and promoting diversity in classical music. If you enjoy challenge, a broad scope of responsibilities and the opportunity to play a critical role in an organization that offers relationships of mutual respect, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Director, Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, WA The Washington State Arts Commission currently seeks candidates for their Deputy Director. Successful candidates should have experience in budget, finance, and agency operations. The deadline to apply is December 21, 2014. To view a complete job description and information on how to apply, please visit: http://bit.ly/1FLEJOB.
Portrait and Figure Models, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN The Indianapolis Art Center is currently calling for experiences portrait and figure models. Models are needed for sporadic assignments that can occur on any day of the week, typically in three hour blocks of time. Most classes run during the following times: 9 a.m. -12 p.m.; 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. ; and 6 – 9 p.m. Previous modeling experience strongly preferred. Must be able to hold poses for 20 minutes and longer. All body types, genders, races and ethnicity sought. The model is responsible for providing the Indianapolis Art Center a complete invoice at least monthly for all services provided. Models will be paid $12 per hour for work as a nude / semi-nude figure modeling, and $10 per hour for portrait / clothed modeling. Models must send contact information, including name, address, phone, and email; explanation of previous modeling experience; letter of reference regarding modeling experience; photographs including head shot and full body shot; height, weight, and age; gender, race, ethnicity; muscle tone; piercings; tattoos; and other distinguishing marks or features. Models should send required information to Kelly Oden at KOden@indplsartcenter.org. This is an independent contract role and as such, models will not be employed by the Indianapolis Art Center. Indianapolis Art Center will not provide fringe benefits or any other employment related benefit. Model is responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes and must provide Indianapolis Art Center with a completed W9 Tax Form.
Patron Services Representatives, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, IN The Center for the Performing Arts seeks outstanding individuals for part-time Customer Service positions in the Ticket Office. Candidates should have excellent communications skills and enjoy interacting with the public. These positions require the ability to work evenings and weekends along with varying schedules. Knowledge of the arts and experience using Tessitura or other ticketing software programs are pluses, and sales experience is helpful. To apply, email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Manager of Volunteer Services, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN The Manager of Volunteer Services maintains reporting systems and tour evaluation, and supports all logistics for the Volunteer program. He/she actively recruits and oversees the orientation of new volunteers; trains, ensures appropriate placement of and provides support for volunteer staff throughout the institution. He/she sets standards for and monitors volunteer performance and development. Basic work week is 37.5 hours per week, with some night / weekend event presence needed. Click here for the complete job description, qualifications, and how to apply.
Accounting Associate, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN The Accounting Associate works closely with the Vice President of Administrations / CFO regarding banking month and year-end closing, balance sheet accounts reconciliations, sales tax return preparation, bank account and bank deposit reconciliations, revenue tracking, accounts receivable and inventory related accounts payable entry and reconciliations. To see the full job listing and how to apply, click here.
UNIQUES is a silent auction of one-of-a-kind, limited edition, unusual, and other handmade contemporary art jewelry and small metals. This time SNAG has partnered with the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.
UNIQUES helps SNAG members gain exposure and sell work while helping SNAG raise funds for programming.
The Society of North American Goldsmiths advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community. SNAG envisions a diverse jewelry and metals community engaging in thoughtful conversation and critical discourse
while preserving tradition and embracing innovation.
Americans for the Arts presents the 28th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy an evening with Norman Lear Television producer, author, and social activist Monday March 23, 2015 6:30 p.m. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall Washington, DC
- Seating is limited.
- Reserved tickets will be distributed at the Americans for the Arts’ Will Call desk located in the Concert Hall foyer on the night of the event.
- Visit our Nancy Hanks Lecture website to find out more about the lecture series and to reserve your free general admission ticket.
The Nancy Hanks Lecture is presented in conjunction with Arts Advocacy Day, the National Arts Action Summit. For more information and to register, visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org/AAD.
|Columbus Artist Nicolas Lyford-Pike is Subject of Video The young artist is featured in an online video that highlights his paintings and the story of how art has transformed his life. Lyford-Pike, who is deaf and has autism, lives in Columbus, Indiana. More about Artist Video >|
|“The Complete Frida Kahlo: Her Paintings. Her Life. Her Story.” Over 100 hand-painted, licensed recreations of Kahlo’s paintings, costumes and artifacts are on view at the South Shore Arts Gallery in Munster. The iconic Mexican artist had lifelong disabilities. More about Frida Kahlo Exhibit >|
|Big Headed Ant Art by Stone Belt Artists Imaginative artwork depicting big-headed ants in a variety of media can be viewed or purchased at the Wonderlab Museum in Bloomington, through January, 2015. More about Big Headed Ant Art >|
|Opportunity Spotlight: VSA International Young Soloists Award Young musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25, are eligible to apply for the $2,500 award and an opportunity to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. More about Young Soloists Award >|
(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that a “notice of intent to apply” is required for all organizations desiring to apply for Fiscal Year 2016 Arts Operating Support (AOS I, II, III) grant funding.
Organizations must complete a notice of intent to apply form by 4:30 p.m. (EST) January 9, 2015. The notice of intent to apply may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/167m527.
In addition, changes in the grant guidelines will impact grant applicants beginning Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) in the grant levels of Arts Operating Support (AOS) I, II, and III.
The notice of intent form reflects revised eligibility guidelines for operating support grants which require that “providing arts activities or services” be a primary mission, purpose, and focus of the applicant organization.
“The programs and services of the Indiana Arts Commission are constantly under review by our commissioners to insure we are maximizing the impact of grant funds, producing public arts benefits for our citizens,” said Lewis C. Ricci, IAC Executive Director. “The refined eligibility guidelines for Arts Operating Support grants will sharpen the focus of IAC operating support for organizations which are primarily arts organizations at their core, and thereby produce pervasive public arts benefit on a consistent and continuous basis.”
Examples of qualifying organizations would be arts producing, arts promoting, arts presenting, artist services, or arts teaching organizations. The organizations must be a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt status 501 (c) (3) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or an Indiana public entity (part of city or county government).
Guidelines for these grant programs are now available online at the IAC website www.in.gov/arts or through your Regional Arts partner. To find your Regional Arts Partner, please visit: www.in.gov/arts/2482.htm. Organizations considering applying for AOS I, II, or III should carefully read through the new guidelines. The notice of intent form, due January 9, 2015, will determine eligibility to apply for these grants.
Guidelines for organizations applying for AOS III, or those organizations in Region 7 (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, and Shelby counties), should consult directly with IAC staff Becca Hopson firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the IAC website at: www.in.gov/arts.
The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, everyday, for everyone in Indiana.