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March 27, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

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Indianapolis Arts Council Seeks Mural Artists for CityWay Bridges

The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with Buckingham Companies is pleased to announce the next round of murals for the city of Indianapolis. Up to four Indiana artists/ artist teams will be selected to paint murals on four facades of three CSX bridges near the intersection of Delaware and South Streets. The facades to be painted are adjacent to CityWay, the residential and commercial building project currently being constructed at Delaware and South Streets. For more information and how to apply, please visit: The postmark deadline for entry is April 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Indianapolis Arts Center Seeks Proposals for ArtsPark Residency
During this one-week residency, the artist will work directly with the public to create a new site-specific installation/sculpture within the confines of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. The Art Center is requesting that artists submit proposals to be considered. The Art Center will then convene a panel to select one artist for the residency. The artist will receive an honorarium, production budget, and organizational support. The residency will occur in fall of 2012. Budget: $20,000 including design, fabrication, honorarium and installation. Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 31. For more details about the residency and application process, visit

Arts Fair on the Square Application Deadline: April 2
Artists, please join the 32nd Annual Arts Fair on the Square. Apply now– the application deadline is quickly approaching! Arts Fair on the Square will take place on June 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the picturesque grounds surrounding the Monroe County Courthouse. The mission of Arts Fair on the Square is to showcase fine art and craft of the highest quality, connect artists with the art-buying community, and promote commitment to the arts through a variety of interactive arts experiences. The Bloomington Playwrights Project invites national and local artists to participate in this juried art show featuring over 65 unique artists and craftspeople. Applications can be submitted through ZAPP at (register for a free account and then search for Arts Fair on the Square), by mail post-marked by April 2 or delivered to the Bloomington Playwrights Project at 107 W 9th St. Bloomington, IN 47404.

Call for Artists:  The Bloomington Open Studios Tour–  June 2 and 3, 10 A.M.- 4 P.M.
Participating artists in an Open Studio Tour have an opportunity to show and sell their work, learn more about collectors, buyers and viewers, and engage with the community in a direct, yet informal setting. Visitors have a unique opportunity to see art displayed on site where it is made, indoors and out, view work-in-progress, meet the artists and learn about their medium and processes. The public will be provided with a brochure that includes a map that locates all participating artists’ workspaces throughout the city and county. Visitors create their own self-tour over the two days. We are happy to announce that artists who lack publicly accessible studio space may also participate by presenting their work at a large alternative space that has been arranged especially for the Tour.

— Interested artists should complete a full application and will be contacted soon after the application deadline to discuss logistics. Open Studio events are extremely popular and successful events in other cities.  The time is right for Bloomington! Participant fee is $50 for each artist, with a cap of $200 for any one location on the map. Artists are encouraged to share spaces. The fee pays for yard banners for each location, the printing of the brochure/map, and advertising, marketing and publicity in and outside of Bloomington. We are currently collaborating with the Bloomington Visitors Bureau, BEAD, the GalleryWalk group and other city organizations to promote and enrich the event. Please participate! Email us with any questions you may have at To fill out your free online application and learn more about the event, please go to:  Deadline for applications is April 1.

FREE Artist Professional Development Workshops
The Arts Council of Indianapolis and Primary Colours collaborate each year to offer a series of professional development workshops for central Indiana artists. Past topics have included accounting, legal matters, portfolio development, photographing your own artwork, technology issues for artists, writing your artist statement, grant writing for artists and more. For this, our eighth year, we are leaving the summer months to drinks on patios and long weekends at the lake and starting our workshop series early this year.  Stay tuned for topics, presenters and more details on spring and fall workshops coming soon.

Upcoming Workshops:
April 11:  Handling, Packing and Shipping Artwork
April 25:  How to Become a Teaching Artist

– Seating is limited so please RSVP with your name and the names of any guests who may be joining you to Please put the name of the workshop in the subject line. For more information about our partners, Primary Colours, please visit Stay tuned for more details on future workshops or visit Arts Council of Indianapolis

Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center 2012-13 Call for Submissions
Deadline: April 30. 0% commission – artist keeps 100% of sales. Six galleries, shows are one month in duration. To apply:

Artist Studio Space Available
Space available at new artist studio complex 5 min. from downtown. Variety of spaces available. Contact for more info.

Clips of Faith: Call for Original Short Films
New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, is calling all filmmakers, beer-lovers and videographers! Create and submit an original film between 10 seconds and 7 minutes long for judging. Your film can be on any subject in any genre but for bonus credit, try to include one or more of New Belgium’s three main follies. You need to be at least 21 years of age and reside in the United States. Film submissions will be accepted through April 16th. Films will be judged by panels of judges selected by New Belgium. What’s in it for you? Fame and beer-fortune. In18 different cities, coast-to-coast, your film is up on the big screen and then potentially online and at New Belgium hosted events. But that’s not all. For the first time we are going to bottle-up a trophy-worthy beer made exclusively for the winning submissions. Find official rules and regulations here. Contact Jenny Foust with any additional questions.

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