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June 29, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

BEAD: News this Week

Indiana Coalition for the Arts Foundation Seeks Nominations 2012 Community Arts Leadership Awards
Indiana Coalition for the Arts Foundation, Inc. seeks nominations for their annual Community Arts Leadership Awards. INCAF will honor four outstanding Hoosiers for their part in advancing the cause of community and local arts in Indiana. The award ceremony will be held in Indianapolis on November 1, 2012. INCAF seeks to honor individuals who have contributed to the arts in four categories: Arts Professional, Arts Educator, Arts Advocate, and Volunteer Board Member/ Arts Leader.

Award recipients and their respective nominators will be guests at event. Recipients are encouraged to bring family, friends and colleagues to participate in the Indiana Community Arts Leadership awards ceremony. The deadline to nominate an arts leader is July 20. Click here to download the Community Arts Leadership Awards guidelines and nomination forms.

 BCT Box Office Eliminates Convenience Fees

The BCT Box Office, the regional ticketing service provided by the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, is proud to announce the advent of its new ticketing system July 1st. Benefits to patrons include no more convenience fees, reserved seating selection available online, and a personal profile which allows access to past ticket purchase information/subscriptions. Benefits to Promoter Partners include 24/7 access to sales information, ability to communicate directly with patrons, marketing opportunities to past and present ticket buyers, and access to all patron information for long term database development. Visit for more info.

BEAD to host Pakistani singer-songwriter Arieb Azhar
On Thursday, July 5 at 11:30 am on the lawn in front of City Hall, Arieb Azhar will perform an informal lunch hour concert. Azhar is part of Center Stage ( An initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Center Stage brings compelling contemporary artists from Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan to the United States to engage the American people in cultural diplomacy as a way to create opportunities for greater understanding. With the driving power of both rock and qawwali (Pakistan’s globally-savored Muslim devotional music), Azhar’s songs have a delicacy and atmospheric texture that flow from his long stint as a busker and pub player in Eastern Europe. Visit Arieb’s website at

Fourth Street Festival of the Arts Extends Deadline
Applications have been extended to July 15. Please contact Susan Snyder ( or Ed McEndarfer ( for more information.

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