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News from the Indiana Arts Commission

Arts Commission Approves Grants for 39 Hoosier Artists
Thirty-nine artists throughout the state will receive career development assistance through the Indiana Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Program (IAP) grants for Fiscal Year 2014.
The IAC earlier this year accepted grant applications from artists in the performing arts for projects in dance, theatre, literature, music, as well as from folk and access artists for projects related to these traditional disciplines. As in years past, artists could request up to $2,000 for career development assistance.
“These individual artists represent the heart of the creative economy in our state,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. “Their projects supported by these grants help them further their career development, but also provide opportunities for their talents to be shared in their communities through exhibitions, demonstrations, and instructional opportunities.”
A complete listing of the FY2014 grant recipients and their project descriptions can be found at:
Deadline Near for Poet Laureate Nominations
The deadline to submit nominations for the Indiana State Poet Laureate is August 1, 2013. Nominations should be limited to one, single-page cover letter and a resume or CV detailing the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments. No additional materials should be included with the initial nomination.
Nominees must be residents of the state of Indiana and remain residents during their two-year term of service. Nominees should be published poets with experience in educational program development.
Nominations must be submitted to the Indiana Arts Commission by 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Thursday Aug. 1, 2013. Nominations should be sent to the attention of Susan Britsch: For more information, contact Susan at 317-232-1281.

Hoosier Musician, Educator among 2014 Jazz Masters

Jamey EbersoldThe National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently announced the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, the nation’s highest honor in jazz music. Among the four artists selected is Indiana native Jamey Aebersold.
On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, I am proud to announce the newest class of NEA Jazz Masters,” NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa said. “The NEA is committed to supporting this uniquely American art form, whether it’s through educational materials such as NEA Jazz in the Schools, supporting performances and educational activities by the Jazz Masters through Jazz Masters Live, or in this case, honoring the individuals who have devoted their lives and careers to mastering, sharing, and expanding this music.”

Aebersold is the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz.

“Jamey Aebersold has made enormous contributions to the jazz world through his tireless efforts as a performer, educator, and publisher,” said 2000 NEA Jazz Master David Baker who is also on the faculty of the Summer Jazz Workshops, directed by Aebersold. “As the creator of the innovative and groundbreaking Jamey Aebersold Jazz Play-A-Long recordings series, as the longtime director of the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops, as an exceptional clinician and performer, and as the publisher of an extensive catalogue of jazz materials, Jamey has revolutionized the way people practice, teach, create, and perform their music.”

Jamey Aebersold was a 2007 recipient of the Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards, and performed during the awards program (above). Prof. David Baker received a Governor’s Arts Award in 1991.

To learn more about the Governor’s Arts Awards, click here.

Indiana’s Arts Trust Plate Gives Wings to Creativity at One South Bend School

Customers of the Indiana Arts Trust license plate, better known as Celebrate the Arts, have good reason to celebrate the results of their investment in arts education in our state.

Good Shepherd Montessori School in South Bend, IN was a recent recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission Arts in Education grant. The Arts in Education program is funded entirely from investment income generated by the sale of Indiana’s Celebrate the Arts license plate.

Felicia Leon-Driscoll, Director of Community Relations for the school, tells the story.

Bloomington Planning Group Has Vision of Artist Enclave

BeadArtists encourage and energize one another, and a steering committee for future development in Bloomington, IN thinks they could do the same for one underutilized industrial area of that community.

In one of the draft goals of the ImagineBloomington steering committee, a group tasked with crafting the city’s next plan for development, mentions a potential artist enclave on South Morton Street. The report highlights a vision for a “collaborative artists’ district that fosters studios, collaborative work and gallery space.”

Miah Michaelsen, the city’s assistant economic development director for the arts, said the city has been looking at South Morton Street, between West Allen Street and West Grimes Lane, as a place to put an artist-oriented development. She sees Paducah, KY and its “Lower Town” district, with a mix of studios for painters, jewelers and potters, as an example of what Bloomington could create.

With frontage on the B-Line Trail, Michaelsen wants to pursue the idea of centralizing artists along the corridor.

snaapNew SNAAP Report Focuses on Gender, Race, and Economic Status of Arts Graduates

Findings from a national study released in late June by the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) show that a postsecondary arts education affords some unique advantages for women, minorities, and disadvantaged students. However, significant gaps remain and inequalities persist related to school debt, racial diversity within artistic occupations, and disparities in earnings by gender.

The report, An Uneven Canvas: Inequalities in Artistic Training and Careers, details findings from more than 65,000 arts alumni of all ages from 120 institutions in the United States and Canada. Participating schools included public and private institutions: research universities, colleges of art and design, conservatories, liberal arts colleges, and arts high schools.

Alumni from disadvantaged backgrounds work as artists and persist in artistic careers at very similar rates to those from more privileged families. Women graduates who work in the arts seem to face no wage penalty for having children or dependents, unlike women working in most other fields. Minority graduates may be more likely to go into more commercially oriented and higher paying arts careers, such as web design or graphic arts. In fact, a slightly higher percentage of Black alumni (47%) who work primarily within the arts earned over $50,000 in the previous year, compared with Whites (45%), and Hispanics (43%).

However, SNAAP data reveal that students who majored in the arts are not immune to patterns of inequality found in other educational disciplines. For example, 76% of Black alumni and 72% of Hispanics accrued student loan debt in order to attend their institutions, compared to 52% of Whites and 44% of Asians.

The full report can be found here:

Did You Know?

Just over 28 percent of people who have purchased Indiana’s “Celebrate the Arts” license plate identify themselves as artists! Are you one of them?

If you have a “Celebrate the Arts” plate on your car, light truck, or motorcycle, we invite you to take a brief survey (2-3 minutes) and share your opinions. Click here to take the survey.

Don’t have a “Celebrate the Arts” license plate? Click here to find out more about how to get one. You can also visit your local BMV license branch, or virtually visit

Artist Opportunities

Call for Filmmakers and Filmmakers-to-be, 48-Hour Film Project, Indianapolis, IN
Registration is now open for the 48 Hour Film Project Indianapolis, 2013 edition – one of the creative highlights of the year. The 48-Hour Film Project is your chance to make a short film – write, cast, shoot, edit and score it – in just two days! On Friday night, teams get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and an genre, all to include in their movie. 48 hours later, the movie must be complete. Get your team together and mark you calendar for production weekend: August 2 – 4. See your finished film Saturday night, August 10 at The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Registration July 9 through July 23 in $160, and registration July 24 through August 3 is $175. For more information, and to register, visit: This is an intensive, collaborative creative experience. Indianapolis is one of 80 cities running a competition this year. This is an international competition, and one lucky film from the U.S. will make it to the famed Cannes Film Festival! There is no limit to the number of cameras used. Credits may be up to one minute, and the story can be up to seven minutes. To see a sample of last year’s winning Indianapolis film, visit: For more information, email Jim Walker at or Anne Laker at

Call for Artists, New Material Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
Come December there will be a new face amid the plethora of satellite fairs taking place during Art Basel in Miami Beach. The New Material Art Fair, slated to take over the entire 30-room boutique Eva Hotel Miami Beach, is slated to run December 6 – 8, with an opening reception on the evening of December 5. The focus of New Material is to expose brave departures in the practices of established and mid-career artists and galleries; particularly bodies of work unfettered by trends, and to date untested in the commercial realm. There are two ways for individual artists to apply to participate. Open Call for Solo Space: one artist will be selected from the open call applications to receive an entire room at the cost of New Material to use for a Solo Exhibition of their proposed work. Apply to the Solo Open Call by visiting: The Regular Artist Exhibition Space permits artists to submit proposals for a juried process to rent available exhibition spaces. Individual artists will be selected by jury from all applicants. Upon completion of the jury process, successful proposals will be allocated either 1/3, 1/2, or a whole room based on the amount of space requested in the initial application. Apply for the Exhibition Space Call by visiting: Early entry deadline is July 15, 2013 with entry fee of $30. Regular deadline is August 15, 2013 with entry fee of $50, and late deadline is September 15, 2013 with entry fee of $65. Fees include three images; an additional fee of $20 per image for up to 10 total images.

Call for Artists, Adams Green Park Project, Quincy, MA
This is an open competition for the selection of three sculptures for the Adams Green Park Project in Quincy, Massachusetts. This is open to professional artists working in the United States. Artists must submit qualifications for the design, fabrication, and installation of three monumental sculptures representing John Adams, Abigail Adams and John Hancock in the Adams Green Park. The sculptures will be placed prominently near the United First Parish Church, the Old City Hall and Hancock Cemetery. Deadline for submission of qualification is 11:00 a.m. (EDT) July 16, 2013. To receive the RFQ, contact the Purchasing Department, City Hall, 1305 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169, or call 617-376-1060 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The RFQ is also available here:

Call for Artists, Wabash Valley Art Spaces, Terre Haute, IN
Wabash Valley Art Spaces has begun the search for an artist to design and construct an outdoor, public sculpture that honors Paul Dresser, Terre Haute native and author of Indiana’s state song. The organization has issued a “request for qualifications” for the project. Artists have until July 17, 2013 to apply and send images of their past work. Art Spaces plans to select three to five finalists in August. Each will be brought to Terre Haute sometime in September to meet with local officials and discuss their site plan. The target for project completion is June 2014. The artist budget will be $50,000 and the overall project cost is estimated at $85,000. For more project information, or to apply click here.

Video Marketing Workshop for Artists and Arts Organizations, West Lafayette, IN
If you aren’t using video to promote your artwork or your organization, it’s time to learn. In this two day session (July 31 and Aug 1) students will learn hands-on the fundamentals of creating a video from start to finish, including choosing/creating content, setting up shots, basic editing, audio/lighting, the power of social media and even copyright basics. Students must have some knowledge and comfort with technology. If you can send an email with an attachment, have a Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram account, and know how to transfer images/video/audio files off of a memory card or flash drive, then you are good to go. Laptops will be available, however we encourage you to bring your own. Video cameras will also be available for loan, but you may bring your own (iPhones are perfectly acceptable). The workshop is sponsored by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. Registration is $30 for TAF members; $40 for non-members. Registration must be received by July 26, 2013 (limited space available). Click here to register. For more information, contact Paige Sharp at 765-423-2787 or email

Call for Artists, Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition, Ocala FL
The City of Ocala in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, Fine Arts for Ocala, and Marion Cultural Alliance is issuing a call for artists for the first Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The competition is open to all artists age 18 and older who are working in North America. Each artist may submit up to three works suitable for public outdoor display. Artists will compete for cash awards including: best of show, $2,000; second place, $1,000; honorable mention, $500, and people’s choice, $500. The 10 sculptors whose work is chosen will each receive a $1,000 honorarium. Entry deadline is July 31, 2013. For the full call to artists and entry details, please visit:

Call for Artists, Request for Proposals for Public Art, Town of Nashville, IN
The Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission has released a Request for Proposal seeking intriguing and distinctive sculptures to be placed on the corner of Franklin and Jefferson Street. The selected artist/owner must sign a 2-year Lease Agreement as per the RFP and the art will be for sale to the general public. The selected artist/owner will receive a lease fee of $1,500 for the two year period. To view the RFP and project guidelines, please visit: Deadline for submission of proposals is August 1, 2013.

Call for Artists, Big Fat Scary Deal Exhibit, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Galleries is curating an exhibit of contemporary art that is edgy, weird, unsettling and scary. The exhibition is open to any U.S. artists and runs Oct. 21 through Dec. 8, 2013. Any media, limit 8-feet tall or 10-feet wide. Selections from jpeg or video files – no PowerPoints. Artists responsible for shipping. No entry fee. For more information, contact Craig Martin, Director at 765-494-3061 or email: Visit: for details. Deadline for submission is August 1, 2013.

Call for Performing Artists, Tampa, FL
Silver Glass Productions has announced a call for female performing artists to participate in the fourth annual New Seeds Festival. Tampa’s women’s festival will take place March 21-22, and 28-29, 2014. Artists applications will open Aug. 15, 2013 and supporting materials are due no later than Oct. 15, 2013. Silver Glass will notify artists of their participation by Nov. 1, 2013. The festival is seeking original, socially relevant work across all performance disciplines. Applications can be found at: under “Performer Info” at the bottom of the page and then click “Online Application.”

Call for Plein Air Artists, Fifth Annual IUPUI Regatta, Indianapolis, IN
On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Herron Alumni Association will help transform the downtown canal into an artist’s playground as they host their annual Art Contest at the Fifth Annual IUPUI Regatta. This contest is open to artists 18 years and older, whether amateur or professional. Using their own supplies, participants create original artwork in any medium. The $10 entry fee includes an official Regatta “Artist” t-shirt. Deadline for registration is Sept. 4, 2013. For a complete listing of contest guidelines, please click:

Call for Artists, Art IN Hand Gallery Seeks Artists for Gallery, Zionsville, IN
Art IN Hand Gallery, a cooperative gallery in Zionsville, Indiana, is looking for artists to jury into their gallery, particularly 2-D artists. 2-D art might include (but is not limited to) oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pen and ink, hand-pulled prints, or photography. Artists must be able to work approximately two days a month in the gallery. For more information, please visit their website: and contact them at Their next application reviews will be September 4, 2013.

Studio Space Available, Indianapolis, IN
A local artist has a studio she is looking to share with one or two additional people. It is at 54th and Monon a few doors from Zest. It is a total of 1,200 sq feet / $1,200 that would be split three ways. Amenities include terrific light, several large work areas and a front gallery area street side with large glass doors. For more information, contact Anne Cleary at 317-414-7930 or email

Artist Studio Space Available, Bloomington, IN
Space is available at new artist studio complex five minutes from downtown Bloomington, Indiana. Variety of spaces to choose from. Contact for more information.

Artist Studio Space Available, Bloomington, IN
Art Studio space meeting space is available at Cyclops Studio. Contact for more information.

Creative Collaborative Space Available, Bloomington, IN
The Solution Lab has space available for interested tenants. Contact The Solution Lab at 888-758-2678 or email to set up an appointment to tour the building and pick out a space. For more information about the Solution Lab and pictures of the building, please visit:

Job Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty – Fine Arts, Ivy Tech for Various Arts Classes
Ivy Tech seeks Visual Arts instructor(s) for Fine Arts Classes. Candidates must demonstrate student advocacy through positive attitude of approachability, adaptability, strong problem-solving and desire to identify and support student success. Instructors must engage in behaviors that create an inclusive environment in which all people are valued and supported, and must be able to go beyond the easiest or surface answer for a student, or an internal or external customer, and get to the root cause of the problem, question or issue to solve it as quickly and professionally as possible. The instructor will perform all instructional duties necessary to teach assigned classes according to faculty loading guidelines, prepare syllabi and lesson plans as requested, and maintain student attendance and grading records according to College policy. Candidates must: possess an earned bachelor (or higher) degree in Fine Arts, from a regionally accredited institution in studio fine arts; and completed academic preparation appropriate to the program and/or course being taught; and two of the following: a portfolio that demonstrates significant involvement as a practicing artist or designer; or professional certification in the field; or five years directly related work and exhibition experience. The closing date for application is August 10, 2013. For more information, please visit:

Heartland Film Festival, Theater Managers, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, Indianapolis, IN
The Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, a non-profit organization, has an opening for multiple Theater Managers for the 2013 Heartland Film Festival. This position will run the duration of the festival (Oct. 18 – 26) and hours will vary based on availability. This is a contract position. Candidates must possess the following skill sets: highly organized; event management experience; able to work under pressure; strong communications skills, positive attitude, and willingness to work effectively as part of a team. To see the full job description and to apply online, please click here.

Heartland Film Festival, Patron Services Assistant, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, Indianapolis, IN
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, a non-profit organization, seeks a seasonal Patron Services Assistant for the 2013 Heartland Film Festival. This position is needed from approximately August 1 to October 31, 2013. This position requires evening and weekend work throughout the Festival (Oct. 17 – 26). Candidates must have world class customer service; be highly organized; proficient with Microsoft Office products; strong communications skills;and ability to work effectively as part of a team. To see the full job description and apply online, please click here, or send resume and cover letter to Tom Weidenback, Senior Manager of Patron Services, 1043 Virginia Ave., Ste. 2, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

Heartland Film Festival Operations Assistant, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, Indianapolis, IN
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, a non-profit organization, seeks two seasonal Operations Assistants for the 2013 Heartland Film Festival. This position will run from approximately July 22, 2013 through October 31, 2013. Candidates must be highly organized, proficient with Microsoft Office products, strong communications skills, positive attitude and willingness to work effectively as part of a team. To see the full job description, and to apply online, please click here, or send resume and cover letter to Adam Howell, Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, 1043 Virginia Ave., Ste 2, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Graphic Designer, Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Indianapolis, IN
Delta Upsilon Fraternity has an exciting opportunity for a Graphic Designer. Reporting to the Associate Executive Director, the Graphic Designer will work on a three person communications team and manage the layout and design of all printed pieces and electronic communications. Requirements include: a bachelor;s degree in related field, minimum two years related experience preferred, excellent writing, editing and verbal communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, must have eye for layout and design, strong attention to detail, experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. To see the full job description, additional duties, and qualification, and to apply online, please click here.

Development Office Assistant, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
The Indianapolis Art Center has a temporary part-time position for a Development Office Assistant. The position will support the three other members of the Development Team and report to the Interim Director of Development. This is a temporary position to last approximately 2-3 months for 15-20 hours per week. The Development Office Assistant will assist with Raiser’s Edge database entry and gift processing, prospect research, gift renewals, and the coordination of ArtSparkle, the Art Center’s annual summer fundraiser event. Candidates should have at least one year of work or internship experience with a nonprofit and/or development office. Raiser’s Edge competency preferred. To see the full job description and to apply online, please click here.

Assistant Director Admissions, Jordan College of the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Butler University is seeking an experience individual to serve as the liaison between the Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) and the Admission and Financial Aid Offices. This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the admission and audition process, procedures, schedules, etc.; identifying appropriate programs; and initiating contact and/or serving as JCA’s arts representative with targeted prospective students. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Bachelor’s degree or higher required. Excellent writing, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required. It is necessary to work with constituents across campus and within JCA. Some travel and weekend work required. Proficiency with Microsoft desktop applications and experience with admissions software and database management required. Knowledge of the arts and comfort with social media platforms is desired. To see a full job description and duties, and to apply for this job, please click here.

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