Jim Walker

Creative Renewal Arts Fellow - In 1999, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, with generous support from the Lilly Endowment, established the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program. Originally conceived as a renewal opportunity similar to an academic sabbatical, this groundbreaking initiative offers mid-career artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh their creativity. In it's 9th round, the fellowship offers 30 artists and arts administrators $10,000 for an 18 month fellowship period.

Founder and executive director of Big Car, a nonprofit community creativity organization based in Indianapolis. Walker also works as a designer, public artist, photographer and writer. He got his start as a professional journalist at age 16 and worked 20 more years in newspapers as a reporter, editor and photographer, finishing as an arts writer and photographer for The Indianapolis Star in 2007. Along the way, he completed an MFA at Warren Wilson College and began showing photography, collage,

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MFA, Warren Wilson College



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