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October 30, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Arts Commission encourages Hoosier artists to apply for Individual Artist Program grants

(Indianapolis, Indiana) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that Hoosier artists in selected disciplines have until Friday, February 6, 2015 to submit grant applications for the IAC’s Individual Artist Program.


Eligible projects will only be considered in the areas of: dance, literature, music, theatre, and folk arts related to the traditional disciplines listed here. 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:


Application for IAP grants will only be available through the online grant system, and artists are encouraged to read through the guidelines completely before starting the application process. 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 at


For more information, please contact Sarah Fronczek at 317-232-1274 or email


The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, everyday, for everyone in Indiana.

October 30, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

19th annual craft show




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October 30, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Martina_Celerin_queenantMartina Celerin Featured Artist at WonderLab’s First Friday Evening Photo courtesy: Martina Celerin Description: Artist Martina Celerin and her model of a big-headed ant queen playfully wear crowns Bloomington, Indiana – Meet dimensional weaver and scientist Martina Celerin, who will demonstrate the process of creating fiber sculptures at the WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington during First Friday Evening Science of Art: Felted Ant Sculpture on Friday, November 7. Ms. Celerin was commissioned by WonderLab to make the original sculptural artwork of ants for the museum’s new science exhibition Big-Headed Ants! The large-scale models are displayed above the ant colony habitat and accurately depict the relative size and distinct features of the different ant castes – queen, supermajor, major and minor ants. Visitors will have the opportunity to make their own mini 3D felted “ant” sculptures to take home. In addition, WonderLab will showcase the concurrent art exhibition, Big-Headed Ant Art by Stone Belt Client Artists, with a “meet the artists” reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. The imaginative artwork displayed in this exhibition depicts big-headed ants in mosaics and other media, and it will be on display through February 1. The artwork is available to buy, and proceeds benefit the Stone Belt Center.  Half-price general museum admission ($3.50) will be in effect on First Friday Evening from 5:00 pm until the museum closes at 8:30 pm. The activities are recommended for all ages and are included with museum admission. A small plate meal, freshly prepared by Bloomingfoods, will be available to buy in the WonderLab café. Free parking spaces are available in the 4th Street Parking Garage after 6:00 pm.  First Friday Evening Science of Art: Felted Ant Sculpture is sponsored by F. Rudolf Turner with additional grant support from Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The monthly program series is part of WonderLab’s mission is to highlight the connections between science and art. WonderLab is an award-winning science museum and destination located at 308 West Fourth Street on the B-Line Trail in the heart of the downtown Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD). For more information, call 812-337-1337 ext. 25 or go online to

October 28, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Spirit and Place Festival to Feature Poetry Event November 8

Brick Street Poetry, Inc. and DePauw University’s Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics will present A Poetic Journey Through Urban America November 8 as part of the Spirit and Place Festival.

The program will feature readings from the poetry anthology, Urban Voices: 51 Poems from 51 Poets, which explores the relationship between the city and the poet. The keynote speaker for the event is poet and Rumi translator, Coleman Barks, who is one of the poets featured in the anthology. Former Indiana Poet Laureate, Joyce Brinkman, and former Virginia Poet Laureate, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, edited the anthology.

The readings and keynote speech are free, but online registration is required. Lunch with the poets is $10 and must be ordered by November 1, through the online registration. Registration can be accessed from Brick Street Poetry’s website:

DePauw’s Janet Prindle Institute is located at 2961 W. County Road 225 S., Greencastle, Indiana.

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Fort Wayne Theatre to Host Mental Health Awareness Event

To raise awareness about mental health, funding sponsors St. Joe Community Health Foundation and East Wayne Street Center have announced the inaugural Mental Health Awareness Great Event at Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre.

The event presents the live stage production of Mother 4 5 and 7 even produced and directed by James Wesley Williams and starring actor Cynda Williams and introducing Sophia Plummer.

This event is a part of a creative awareness effort to provide insight into, while incorporating knowledgeable and educational resources within mental health concerns.

The inaugural Mental Health Awareness Great Event also is supported by several social service agencies, professionals and higher education facilities.

General admission tickets for the stage production are $10 (credit card fees apply) through Ticketmaster, or purchase in person at the Embassy Theatre box office.

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Indiana Student Among Nation’s Top Young Poets

Weston Clark, a 16-year-old student at Park Tudor High School, Indianapolis, is one of five outstanding high school student poets, and has received the nation’s highest honor for original work.

In a private ceremony at the White House (left), First Lady Michelle Obama presented each of the students with a pin, reflecting their role as a national poetry ambassador for the next year.

As a poetry ambassador, Weston will represent his region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Weston and the other poets will each develop a community service project and participate in an event during National Poetry Month 2015, where they will promote reading, writing and appreciation of poetry among youth and people of all ages.

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Nominations Sought for Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Board

The Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) is currently seeking nominations for board members. Board service with IPA offers members the opportunity to be deeply engaged in the future direction of the field and to help guide IPA as both a leadership and service organization for the future.

Philanthropy is growing, changing and operating in an environment of increased scrutiny. Indiana is fortunate to have a strong history of knowledgeable and committed leaders in the grantmaking community.

IPA’s role is to champion, support and connect members as they transform Indiana through effective philanthropy.

Consider making a nomination of a colleague, or yourself as a candidate for election to the IPA board.

For more information about the nomination process, please visit the IPA website at:

Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2014.

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Renowned Concert Violinist Returns to Busking Subway Stations

Almost always accustomed to playing in near perfect acoustic venues, for the second time in his illustrious career Joshua Bell returned to busking near a Washington D.C. Metro station.

Bell, a native of Bloomington, Indiana, graduate of Indiana University, and world renowned concert violinist first performed (unannounced) in a subway station in 2007 to call attention to the importance of arts education, particularly music education.

The September 30 performance was announced in advance, and this time took place in the Main Hall of Union Station rather than below ground. The change in venue was in anticipation of a larger crowd than when he played incognito, when he was largely ignored by the bustling commuters.

Read the full Washington Post story by clicking here.

Joshua Bell is a 2003 recipient of an Indiana Governor’s Arts Award.

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News Around the State

Indiana Museums among those to receive national grants Several Indiana museums have been awarded a total of nearly $500,000 in funding. The money from the Institute of Museum and Library Services will support programs in Evansville, Indianapolis, Muncie and Richmond. Click here to read more. (source: Inside Indiana Business)

Dresser Memorial Finds a Home in Terre Haute A bronze sculpture honoring songwriter Paul Dresser has been installed in Fairbanks Park next to the Terre Haute native’s boyhood home. Titled “A Song for Indiana,” the Art Spaces sculpture by Teresa Clark was installed in late September. Click here for the full story. (source: Indiana Economic Digest)

Taking Art to the Streets, Literally, in Downtown Shelbyville There is a new piece of art in downtown Shelbyville, but you’ll have to look down to see it. The crosswalk at Broadway and Tompkins now includes the work of artist Robin Fritz. Read the full story by clicking here. (source: Indiana Economic Digest)

Artist Sees Fulton County Masonic Lodge a Rescue Project for the Arts A Fulton County artist is breathing new life into an old Kewanna, Indiana building. Owner Diane Tesler is turning the former Masonic lodge into an art gallery and studio with the help of a crew from Logansport-based Shepler Construction. The red-brown siding that once covered the the tall 1800′s style windows has been removed, revealing a facade Tesler compares to “something from the Wild West.” Read the full story here. (source: Indiana Economic Digest)

South Bend Redevelopment Commission agrees to support downtown loft project for artists Redevelopment of the Hoffman Hotel in downtown South Bend will get $175,000 of taxpayer money for curb and sidewalk improvements and repairs to the exterior of the building, which is being transformed into space for artists. Read the full story here. (source: Indiana Economic Digest)

First piece installed in Kokomo’s Artist Alley Artist Alley saw its first display go up in late September, and it will be a recognizable one for those familiar with Kokomo’s automotive heritage. Click here for the full story. (source: Indiana Economic Digest)

Indiana “Featured” in Heartland Film Entry, Just Not Filmed Here A film entered in this years Heartland Film Festival, boasting big name actors, and receiving critical praise is a story set in Indiana. The only problem is, it wasn’t filmed here. To find out why, click here. (source: Indiana Economic Digest)

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National News

STEAM Concept Gains Traction in Some Schools Lessons involving STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts and math – are catching on nationwide, including in schools in Florida, Ohio and Texas. The concept also has drawn support from businesses and government. Still, some say the effects of STEAM on student achievement remains unclear. For the full story, click here.

Can Music Help Underprivileged Students Succeed? Music may help bridge the achievement gap between underprivileged students and more-affluent peers, according to a recent study. Researchers found that students who participated in two years of music instruction were better able to process complex sounds, which could result in improvement with learning and language skills. Read the full story by clicking here. (source: Pacific Standard)

Harris Poll Shows Growing Number of Americans Value Music Education A recent Harris Poll shows that a growing number of Americans value the personal and professional skills that music education taught them. According to the results of the poll, which was conducted in May 2014, 71% of all adults say that music education helps people work collaboratively and 67% say it provides the discipline to solve problems. Fewer Americans agreed with these assertions in 2007. In the new poll, Harris Interactive also found that 37% of the three-quarters of Americans who had some sort of music education in school think that the experience was “extremely influential” or “very influential” in their life. (source: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies)

NEA Selects New Director of Music and Opera The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has selected Ann Meier Baker as its new director of music and opera, effective January 12, 2015. As head of the NEA’s Music and Opera Office, she will lead NEA grantmaking in music and opera grants as well as the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships, and represent the agency to the field. “Ann’s experience leading a national music and education organization makes her ideally suited to connect with our partners in the music and opera community,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Currently, Baker serves as president and CEO of Chorus America. She was founding director of the National School Boards Association Foundation, an incubator for new ideas about the challenges facing urban school board leaders and other issues in public education. Baker also worked for the League of American Orchestras, the National Association for Music Education, and began her career as a professional singer with the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants. (source: NEA press release)

California Loses Nearly $2 Billion When Movies and TV Don’t Film There California lost nearly $2 billion in production spending over the last four years, as film and TV projects took their business out of state, according to a new report. In a study released in late July, the California Film Commission found that from 2010 to 2014, so-called runaway projects accounted for almost $2 billion in production spending outside of California. Click here for the full story. (source:

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Graphic Designer Vendor List, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Phoenix, AZ The City of Phoenix is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to develop a qualified vendor list for graphic design services, to work with staff in the creation of brochures, publications, collateral materials for public art projects, and other outreach materials for the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s programs. Designers must have solid experience with InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, a keen sense of the visual relationship between text and image, and a desire to create dynamic work for an innovative, award-winning municipal arts program. Please visit to see the full call. For questions, contact Jeanine Garcia, at or call 602-534-5084. Deadline for submission in 5 p.m. (AZ time) October 31, 2014.

Technical Director, Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN The Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc. is seeking a full-time technical director. Bachelor’s degree in production technology or a related field and at least two years related experience in a performing arts facility or auditorium are preferred. Touring experience and / or professional concert and Broadway production experience is a plus. Salary range is $35,000 – $50,000. Send resume, three references and cover letter via email to Jared Duymovic, Programming Director at or mail to Embassy Theatre, c/o Programming Director, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Deadline to apply is October 31, 2014.

ArtPlace America seeks Letters of Inquiry for National Grants Program ArtPlace is pleased to open the application process for the fifth round of its National Grants Program. Since 2011, ArtPlace’s National Grants Program has contributed $56.8 million to 189 projects in 122 communities across 42 states and the District of Columbia. Grants range from $50,000 to $500,000. This year, ArtPlace intends to support approximately 40 projects with roughly $10 million. ArtPlaces National Grants Program targets creative placemaking projects in which art and culture help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. Any individual or organization within the United States or U.S. Territories is eligible to apply. Letters of inquiry are due by 3:59 p.m. EST November 3, 2014. Due to the high volume of LOIs, ArtPlace cannot provide individualized guidance or feedback to each applicant. Answers to frequently ask questions are available on the ArtPlace website, and technical issues can be directed to For more information or to submit an application, please visit:

Two-day Grants Training Workshop in Greenwood The Greenwood Indiana Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Greenwood / Indianapolis, November 13 & 14, 2014. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Beginning and experiences grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend. Tuition is $455 and includes all materials. Click here for full event details.

Director of Marketing, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN The Director of Marketing will work as part of a team and is responsible for developing integrated approaches to marketing that leverage a wide range of traditional, online and emerging techniques aimed at promoting the IMA. For a complete job description, qualifications, and how to apply, please click here.

Development Coordinator, Music for All, Inc., Indianapolis, IN Music for All is seeking qualified candidates for their Development Coordinator position. The Development Coordinator works under the direction of the Director of Development and is an important part of the Music for All team. For a complete job description, qualifications, and how to apply, please click here.

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October 28, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

“The Whole World in Her Hands”, a performance and presentation by Monika Herzig, at The Venue

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts PRESS RELEASE


Contact for Gallery: Gabriel Colman, David Colman


Contact information:

Telephone                  812-339-4200



Gallery Address:         114 S. Grant, Bloomington Indiana 47408


Gallery Hours:             11am-7pm Tuesday-Sat, 12pm-5 Sun pm, CLOSED Monday


Gallery Telephone:      812-339-4200


Gallery Website:         The Venue

On Tuesday eve, November 4th, beginning at 5:30p.m. The Venue will host a presentation and performance by Jazz Great, Monika Herzig, of her project “the Whole World in Her Hands.

As Monika explains: “Today, we have many female role models who are contributing their unique voices to the art form jazz.  My dream with this project is to showcase some of these iconic jazz women, from all over the world, who unfortunately still don’t get the recognition they deserve.  We are bringing you these iconic women on CD, DVD, on sheet music and more, so you can hear, feel, and see the power and excitement that these stars are creating for audiences all over the world”

On Tuesday eve, Monika will perform some of the music of the CD and tell the stories of these jazz ladies.  She will also show video footage from the studio, all with the idea of spreading the word.

Refreshments will be served at The Venue, and our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts will be on display for purchase.  You can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue:

Join us.

October 28, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

“Penetrating the Surface, Paintings by Tara Ree Miller”, at The Venue

greenmirrorOn Friday, October 31st, beginning at 6:00p.m., The Venue will host a special reception and one week showing of Paintings by emerging artist, Tara Ree Miller.

Tara received her BFA in Painting at Indiana University, and is a second generation Bloomington Artist, the daughter of Bloomington’s own Carol Miller.

In contrast to her lifelong interest in foreign cultures and living and traveling overseas, Tara is artistically interested in the immediate surroundings of her own home. She observes how people cultivate the items that fill their homes, and the surprising compositions that can be found in seemingly mundane objects. In her most recent works on display, she deals with the tactility of surfaces and the effects of color and atmosphere on the mood of a painting.

Refreshments will be served and our fine selection of paintings, jewelry, ceramics, and artistic gifts will be on display for purchase.  You can visit the following link for free parking options near The Venue:

This show will run at The Venue until November 6th.

October 24, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Don’t forget! The TAILS and TRAILS 3K DOG WALK: Saturday October 25 10am-6 pm

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A Dog DaZe this Saturday
Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum and the Greene County Humane Society present Tails and Trails 3 K Dog Walk!

We will have a day of events and contests for dogs and their owners. Participants will be invited to take part in a costume contest and best trick competition. We will also have a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.
When: Saturday October 25th between 10am and 6pm.

This event is free and open to the public!

Want More info? Click here to read a great article by NewsBarb!






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