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Arts Commission announces new Indiana Poet Laureate
George Kalamaras, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been selected as the new Indiana State Poet Laureate.
Kalamaras (right) is a professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, a post he has held since 1990. Among his degrees, he holds a Doctorate in English from State University of New York at Albany. He was born in Chicago and grew up in Cedar Lake, Indiana, in Lake County.
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Deadline approaching for IAP grant application
Artists in selected disciplines interested in applying for an Individual Artist Program grant only have a few weeks left to complete the online application.
FY 15 projects must be in the disciplines of crafts, design, media, photography, visual arts, and folk arts related to these disciplines. Artists with disabilities are also encouraged to apply for projects related to the eligible disciplines.
The deadline to apply for a grant is February 7, 2014.
Visit: to see what other visual artists have done with their grants.

Statehouse Unveiling Planned for Busts of Black Legislators
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission have announced plans for the State of Indiana’s 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the Indiana Statehouse.
Highlights of the program will include the unveiling of busts of James Sidney Hinton and Julia Carson. Sculptor Jon Hair, creator of the busts, plans to attend the event.
Hinton grew up in Terre Haute. He was an advocate for civil rights and was the first African American to serve in the Indiana General Assembly, doing so in 1881.
Carson, a graduate of Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, was elected to the Indiana General Assembly in 1972 and served two terms. In 1976 she and Katie Hall were elected to the Indiana Senate – the first African American women in that house – and Carson served there for 14 years. In 1996, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming Indiana’s first African American woman from Indianapolis elected to Congress. She served in Congress until her death in 2007.
In addition to award presentations, and comments by Governor Mike Pence, there will also be a performance by the Golden Singers of Broad Ripple Magnet High School.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Hoosier Arts Advocates to Host Annual Arts Day at the Statehouse

Arts Day at the Statehouse, hosted by the Indiana Coalition for the Arts, will be January 27th, 2014. The annual event provides opportunity for any arts advocates, be they arts administrators, arts educators, artists, or arts consumers to meet personally with their own legislators and share with them the importance the arts play in our state.
For more information about Arts Day at the Statehouse, and to register to attend, please visit the INCA website.

Ten Artists Honored with Mercury Craters
The International Astronomical Union (IAU), an organization charged with planetary and satellite nomenclature, recently named 10 craters on the planet Mercury, all in honor of deceased artists, musicians, painters, and authors who have made outstanding fundamental contributions to their field, and have been recognized as historically significant figures for more than 50 years.
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Artist Opportunities
Indy Film Fest Seeks Piano Player, Indianapolis, IN
The Indy Film Fest will be showing Casablanca at the Anthenaeum February 13th and would like to have a piano player on hand to play the soundtrack from the film. If interested, email qualifications to:
Early Bird Deadline for Filmapalooza 2014, New Orleans, LA
All filmmakers are invited to this epic event March 6 – 10. Join hundreds of filmmakers from around the world as they hit New Orleans to wrap up the 2013 tour at Filmapalooza 2014. Not only will the best films from the 2013 tour be screened, but there will be workshops, networking opportunities, a keynote speaker, and of course plenty of parties. Early bird registration deadline is January 15, 2014. For more information, and to register please visit:

Call for Artists, Temporary Public Art Opportunity, Raleigh, NC
The Office of Raleigh Arts invites artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for a temporary public art opportunity in celebration of bluegrass music and the 2014 World of Bluegrass Week. Artists must have demonstrated experience in producing public art events or installations in an outdoor setting. The artist/team fee is $25,000, inclusive of all expenses including design, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and fees. There is no submission fee. Deadline for submission is January 17, 2014. For more information and how to submit, please click here.

Call for Artists, Spring into Art 2014, Nappanee, IN
A Fine Arts Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library, announce a call for artists for their Spring into Art 2014 festival March 28 & 29 at Coppes Commons, Nappanee, IN. Artists enjoy an indoor venue, free booth space, a Purchase Award Sponsor program, extensive advertising and many other amenities. For more information and to apply online, click here, contact Lindsay at 574-773-7919 ext. 215 for a paper application. Deadline to apply is January 17, 2014.

Buck Creek Players Holding Auditions for The Women
Buck Creek Players will hold open auditions for The Women, by Clare Boothe Luce. Director Andrew Ranck is looking for a diverse group of approximately 20 females ages 16 and up for this comedy that provided inspiration for two Hollywood films. Auditioners should come prepared to read from the script. Please email to peruse a copy of the script. The production is scheduled for six performances (weekends March 21 – 30, 2014). Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, January 27 & 28, 2014. Please bring a list of all conflicts from February through March 2014. For more information, please visit:

Request for Qualifications, Outdoor Sculpture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
The Texas Tech University System is accepting qualifications for artists to create exterior sculpture for the University College Building (Bayer CropScience) Research Facility & Greenhouse/Headhouse. The public art budget is $170,000 and should be all inclusive. For the full description of the project and to view the RFQ, please click here. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2014. Selected finalists will receive an honorarium of up to $2,000 for travel and design expenses. Please direct all questions to Erin Vaden, Public Art Manager, at
Call for Artists, Nature-based Photography Works, Indianapolis Airport Authority

The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) and the Nature Conservancy / Indiana invite artists to submit photographs and photo-based artworks highlighting the natural beauty of Indiana, to be selected through a competition process for display at Indianapolis International Airport for a three-month period beginning in May 2014. Deadline for submission is February 1, 2014. For a complete prospectus, please click here.

Call for Sculpture Proposals, Indianapolis Airport Authority
The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) invites artists to submit proposals to temporarily install a work of art at Indianapolis International Airport. This opportunity is for one free-standing work of art to remain on display in one of two sites in the North Terminal Garden for two years, starting in July 2014. Artists responding to this RFP must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin or Missouri. Click here for a full request for proposal with site images. Deadline for submission is February 3, 2014.
Call for Artists, Public Art, Dubuque, IA
The City of Dubuque, IA seeks applications from qualified artists over the age of 18 for the 2013-2015 Art on the River temporary outdoor public art exhibit. Each year, 10 sculptures are chosen to be placed at highly visible locations along the picturesque Mississippi River Walk at the Port of Dubuque. Selected artists receive $1,500 for loaning the work for one year. A $1,000 cash award for Best of Show is given to one artist. Sculptures must be available for sale. Up to three entries per artist are accepted. No application fee. For more information and download the application forms, please click here or contact Jerelyn O’Connor or call 563-589-4110. Deadline to apply is February 10, 2014.
Call for Entries, Art on the Trailways, Greater Greenwood Arts Council, Greenwood, IN
The Greater Greenwood Arts Council in partnership with the Greenwood Parks and Recreation department are proud to announce the 2014-2016 temporary installation of sculptures along Polk Hill Trail in Greenwood, Indiana. An award of $3,000 is available for each sculpture selected. Digital submissions via Hightail of 1, 2, or 3 already completed an available work will be accepted. All entries must be submitted in one file and compressed using a zip program that is native to most operating systems. Once file is compressed, please submit to: Deadline for submission is 11 p.m. (EST) February, 15, 2014. Entries must also include a resume, an artist’s statement for each submission, two views of each submission, title of each submission, material used, dimensions including base, weight, installation method, retail price, and two-year maintenance plan. Artists must be 18 years of age. Questions should be directed to:
Call for Teachers, Performers, Artists, 2014 Arts Alive!, Greenwood, IN
2014 Arts Alive! is scheduled for April 26, 2014. Anyone from Greenwood, Indiana or surrounding area who would like to teach, demonstrate or share their artistic talent are welcome to participate. Please email: for more information.
Hoosier Artist Gallery seeks Artist Members, Nashville, IN
The Hoosier Artist Gallery, a cooperative of Indiana artists, is in search of additional member artists. All types of artwork will be considered, however they have a high interest in three-dimensional mediums, ceramics, and textiles. Indoor and outdoor sculpture is also desired. Potential members pay a very reasonable monthly fee to cover expenses. Members are required to work two days per month, and new art is juried. To inquire, contact: Application forms are available at the Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville, IN, or online at:
Job Opportunities
Executive Director, Rogue Valley Symphony, Ashland, OR
Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors and working in partnership with the Music Director, the Executive Director will be a skilled entrepreneurial leader who plays a central role in ensuring that the Rogue Valley Symphony (RVS) continues to achieve its artistic, financial, educational, and community relations goals as it grows and enhances its cultural value to Southern Oregon. With offices in the music building at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, the RVS offers concerts in three communities spanning the length of the Rogue Valley. The orchestra presents five Masterworks Series concerts and a Holiday concert in each of the communities, an annual Summer Series of three performances at a local vineyard centrally located in Medford, as well as special concerts and a bi-annual run-out concert in Northern Oregon. Application submissions will only be accepted electronically (MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments). Submit a cover letter that describes interest and qualifications, resume, the names of at least three professional references, salary history and requirements. For a complete job description, qualification, and information on how to apply, please visit: Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

Theatre on the Square seeks Director, Indianapolis, IN
Theatre on the Square’s Spring Production of Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch will run April 18 – May 10 on their intimate Stage 2. The company seeks a Director for the production. A small stipend is available. Auditions are scheduled to begin March 10, 2014. Send qualifications to Andrew Ranck, and Ron Spencer,
Vice-President of Operations, Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, IN
This newly created position is responsible for day to day logistics and operations in the following areas: facilities, production, facility rentals, front of house, and gift shop. The VP also serves as the key relationship manager with the six resident companies on campus of the Center. The ideal candidate will have five to 10 years of increasing responsibility in venue and production management. Experience in labor relations, concessions, revenue maximization, financial forecasting, and budgeting overall facility management. Basic knowledge of physical plant and building systems, front of house operations, collective agreements, and health and safety issues. For more information on this position, complete job description and requirements, please click here.

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