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News from IAC

IAC Announces Policy for Late Final Reports

At its September business meeting, the Indiana Arts Commission ratified a new policy regarding final reports submitted by grantees after the posted deadline.
This policy affects all current and future grantees, including individuals and organizations receiving grant funds for the following programs:
Calendar Year 2013 Arts in Education grants;
Calendar Year 2013 Technical Assistance Program grants;
All Fiscal Year 2014 grants; and
Calendar Year 2013 Capacity Building Grant Program grants.
To view the complete policy, please click here.
For more information, contact Kristina Davis at or call 317-232-1279.
IAC Gathering Public Input via Web Cafe
What would you like to see from the Indiana Arts Commission in the next few years? In the coming days, the IAC will announce a special “Web to share your voice with us as we enter the final phase of the current Strategic Plan.
More information will be posted soon on the IAC website in coming days for more information.


Artists Encouraged to Apply for IAP grants

Hoosier artists interested in applying for career development grants in selected disciplines have until February 7, 2014 to submit applications online for the IAC’s Individual Artist Program (IAP).

Eligible projects will only be considered in the areas of visual arts, photography, design, media, crafts and folk arts related to these traditional disciplines. Artists with disabilities are also encouraged to apply for projects related to these 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.

To learn more about the grant program, grant guidelines and the online application system, click here:

(image courtesy of Traditional Arts Indiana)

Indiana’s Mariachi Zelaya to Perform in West Lafayette

On Wednesday, November 13, from 8 – 9 p.m., Indiana’s statewide folklife program will join with West Lafayette Public Library to host a free concert with Mariachi Zeleya, a group that embraces the rich and versatile musical tradition of mariachi to create music that resonates with diverse audiences across the state.

Sponsored by Indiana University’s Traditional Arts Indiana and funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the concert will showcase the talents of this popular Indiana mariachi band.

Born in Zelaya, Nicaragua, the band’s founder Pedro Toledo played salsa, merengue, and cumbia before turning his attention to mariachi. In 1998, he formed Mariachi Zelaya in Atlanta, Georgia, but soon relocated to Indianapolis, which has served as the band’s home base.

For more information, please contact the West Lafayette Public Library at 765-743-2261 or visit them online at:

Traditional Arts Indiana is a partnership program with the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana University Department of Folklore and Enthnomusicology.

Deadline Approaching for Region 4 Artists to Apply for 2015 Exhibitions

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation reminds all Region 4 artists that the deadline to submit application for 2015 exhibitions at the Wells Cultural Center is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

All artists, art groups, art organizations, and schools from Region 4 are eligible to submit an application and electronic portfolio for panel review.

Region 4 consists of Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White counties.

For more details, and to apply online, please click here or contact Erika Kvam, Arts Education and Regional Services Director, or call 765-423-2787.

Columbus Area Artist Helps Kids Create Mural Project

When kidscommons Children’s Museum opened in downtown Columbus, Indiana in October 2005, visitors found exciting exhibits in a space five times larger than the museum’s original facility. They also discovered a vibrant, safe setting full of hands-on learning and fun. One such hands-on learning opportunity recently brought together the talents of a local artist with kids ready to learn about creating a mural.

Andy J. Miller, a Columbus area artist, led a two-day artist’s workshop for children ages 7-12 at the kidscommons to share his creative process and the characters and narratives that appear in his work.

Each of the 10 students taking part in the workshop created their own original mural characters. At the end of the workshop, Miller then incorporated the 10 works into his final mural (above left), which is on display at the kidscommons.

Known for art and design rooted in the whimsical, Miller’s projects span the globe. He is well-known for his Indie Rock Coloring Book and the NOD drawing project, as well as a collaborator of the Color Me Exhibition with Andrew Neyer.

The mural project was made possible, in part, by the Columbus Museum of Art & Design, the Columbus Area Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The kidscommons Museum is located at 309 Washington Street in downtown Columbus. All exhibits are accessible by way of ramps and an elevator.

Artist Opportunities

Artist Residency, Contemporary Artists Center, Troy, NY
The Contemporary Artists Center has recently opened its newest residency program on the campus of Woodside National Historic Register Site in Troy, NY. Two neo-gothic stone church buildings now house the artist program and welcome artists from all over the U.S. and abroad. The CAC is located 2.5 hours north of New York City, and is currently accepting applications for the Winter 2013 season. CAC focuses on emerging and early career artists and accepts applicants who offer quality in their art and encourages diversity of style, medium (2-D, 3-D) and concepts. The residency program offers the artists the time and support to create new work and fosters an environment that encourages creativity, dialogue and experimentation. Fellowships are available. All residency artists receive some level of financial assistance. To apply online, go to: For more information about the program, please visit: Deadline to apply is Friday, November 15, 2013.

Call for Artists, Public Art, City of Phoenix, AZ
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program seeks an artist to join the design team responsible for the design of a new transit center. The selected artist will be asked to consider unique ways to provide functional integrated elements for passengers and to advise the team on other potential areas for artistic treatment. Art opportunities include, but are not limited to: vertical shade features, shelters and seating, walkways, and landscape enhancements. The estimated budget is $250,000, inclusive of all design and construction, travel, insurance, taxes, and incidentals. Deadline to apply is November 22, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (Arizona time). To download the full Call for Artist, please click here. For questions about the call, contact Rebecca Rothman, project manager, at 602-495-0839.

Call for Entries, Black & White Show, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY
Dacia Gallery invites new and established artists to submit artwork of an opportunity to participate in their annual Holiday Group Exhibition this December. The theme of the exhibition is Black & White. The gallery is open to a diverse body of artwork in all mediums and styles, so anything goes as long as the artwork is Black & White. The gallery will advertise and promote the selected artists for the exhibitions and host a formal Opening Reception for the exhibition, including Artist Talk during the opening reception. For more information and to apply online, visit Deadline for entry is November 27, 2013.

Call for Artists/Artisans, “Time Travel is Messy: Vonnegut in the Aerodrome,” Indianapolis, IN
Circle City Aerodrome invites you to submit your entries for their second annual art exhibit “Time Travel is Messy: Vonnegut in the Aerodrome” which will feature fine craft, multimedia and fine art. Kurt Vonnegut was an Indianapolis native and author of Slaughterhouse Five, a novel about WWII and time travel experiences of a soldier named Billy Pilgrim. The show will run February 7 – 28, 2014 at the New Meadery in Fountain Square. The show will be juried. Jurors will be asked to select the best examples across a wide variety of fin craft and art disciplines. Artists may submit up to three items. For the full call, please click visit: Deadline for entry is November 29, 2013.

Call for Artists, About Face: Juried Portrait Exhibition, Bower Suhrheinrich Arts Center, Evansville, IN
The Bower Suhrheinrich Visual Arts Center, located in the Ivy Tech Evansville campus, is looking for artists to participate in About Face: A Juried Portrait Exhibition. This exhibition invited artists to explore traditional or new interpretations of portraiture. Submitted works are open to a range of 2-D processes and materials. Entry forms and more information can be found at: Deadline for entry is December 6, 2013.

Call for Artists, Wells Street Art Festival, Chicago, IL
Chicago’s outdoor art festival season will be in full swing the weekend of June 14-15, at the 40th annual Wells Street Art Festival. One of the city’s largest and most prestigious juried fine arts fairs, the event is held on Wells Street between North Avenue and Division. This iconic festival showcases the works of more than 250 juried artists. Artwork ranges from paintings and sculptures to glasswork, photography, ceramics and more. Learn more and download an application by clicking here and then hit Artist link. For more information, call Joe Persfull at 773-584-6642 or email December 9, 2013

Call for Artists, Seattle Central Seawall, Seattle, WA
The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in collaboration with Seattle Department of Transportation, seeks an artist or artist team to create a major integrated artwork on the public pier of the Seattle Central Waterfront. The selected artist or artist team will collaborate with the project design team to create an original artwork or series of artworks on Union Street Pier or Pier 62/63. The call is one of a series of calls for permanent and temporary artworks along the redeveloped Seattle waterfront. The artist will join the Waterfront Seattle design team in February 2014 and will develop a conceptual direction for the artwork over the first half of 2014. Upon acceptance of the concept design, the artist will be contracted for design development, engineering, fabrication and installation of the artwork. This call is open to all professional artists working in the U.S. and internationally. The total project budget is estimated to be $1 million all-inclusive of design, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs. Click here to apply online. Deadline to apply is 11 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2013 (PST). For more information, contact Eric Fredericksen at 206-733-9838 or email

Job Opportunities

Leadership Gift Officer, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis seeks a Leadership Gift Officer who will be responsible for supporting the museum’s individual gift fund-raising effort by securing financial support from donors in support of the museum’s annual operating, capital and endowment campaigns. In concert with the Director of Leadership Gifts and other members of the development team, the position will create and implement short and long term action plans for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors and prospects in support of both outright and deferred estate commitments. To see the full job description, required qualifications, and to apply online, click here.

President and CEO, Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
With the benefit of growing listenership, a strong Board of Directors and Advisory Council, and a board-designated endowment, the Fine Arts Society is poised for growth and forward momentum. Driving this is a strategic plan that includes rebranding, marketing, and the use of technology to broaden their reach, and seeks a leader who has a passion for classical music, is an effective fundraiser, and is excited about the opportunity to make a significant difference in the broader arts community. The successful applicant should have a minimum Bachelor’s degree; graduate degree preferred; demonstrated success in nonprofit management and fund development in a professional or volunteer leadership role; at least five years experience; strong financial reporting, budget creation, and expense management skills and experience; ability to think strategically, learn quickly, and obtain the resources necessary to effectively manage in a broadcasting environment; broadcast knowledge and experience preferred, but not required; experience in management of an arts organization will be given strong consideration. Click here to view the complete job description and apply online.

Two Jobs at Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
The Indiana State Museum is searching for a full-time maintenance repair-person and a part-time school group liaison. If you, or someone you know is interested in learning more about these jobs, please go to, click Apply Now, log-in (returning applicants) or register now (new applicants), click advanced search, and scroll to Job ID to enter the numbers assigned to the job posting you are interested in. Full-time maintenance repair-person (Job ID 586789) this posting closes 11-12-13, and part-time school group liaison (Job ID 586398) this posting closes 11-11-13. Complete all pages to the application to be considered. Once the application is complete, click the submit button on the last page.

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