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State of Indiana Launches Hospitality & Entertainment Grant
Posted: Apr 20, 2021
In April 2021, Indiana announced a new grant program to support the state’s hospitality and entertainment industries that have been disproportionately impacted throughout the pandemic and largely excluded from other government assistance programs. The Indiana Hospitality & Entertainment Grant program is designed to help accelerate economic recovery activity by reimbursing certain expenses incurred during and related to the global pandemic.
Please read through all grant details, eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions below before applying.
Entertainment venues, promoters, and hospitality businesses that meet the eligibility requirements can apply for reimbursement for qualified business incurred between March 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2021.
Only expenses that have been incurred may be submitted. You may not submit forward-looking statements or anticipated costs. If you are approved and receive grant funding, but do not reach the $1 million maximum award, you may reapply to submit additional expenses incurred since first applying.
Reimbursements for expenses may be awarded up to $100,000 for each month during that period. Reimbursements may not exceed $1 million total for each eligible venue, promoter, or business.
Eligible businesses may apply for grant funding to cover qualified expenses incurred at their Indiana operations, such as payroll, insurance premiums, rent or mortgage payments, utilities, and safety investments. These expenses may be reimbursed up to 80% for non-payroll expenses and up to 100% for payroll expenses.
The deadline for applying is Dec. 31, 2021. Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply and submit expenses for reimbursement as soon as possible; grants will be issued in the order in which applications are received until funding is exhausted or until the program expires.
Registered Indiana businesses and venues must:
Have been established prior to Oct. 1, 2019
Be registered to operate in Indiana and must be seeking reimbursement for expenses related only to their Indiana operations.
Be in good standing with the Indiana Department of Revenue or have entered into a payment plan approved by the Indiana Department of Revenue.
Have been profitable and have had between $10 million and $35 million in revenue (Gross Receipts or Sales) in 2019; profitability is determined by EBITDA
Demonstrate a monthly gross revenue loss of at least 60% compared to the same month in 2019 (e.g. July 2020 compared to July 2019).
Have had fewer than 500 full-time employees in 2019.
Still be operating in Indiana.
Be an entertainment venue, promoter, or hospitality businesses as defined by the following NAICS Codes:721110 Hotels & Motels
711310 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities
711320 Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events without Facilities
711110 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
512131 Motion Picture Theaters (except Drive-Ins)
512132 Drive-In Motion Picture Theaters
Note: Please use the primary NAICS code used on your tax return.
May be reimbursed up to 100%:
May be reimbursed up to 80%:
Rent or mortgage payments
Lease payments for real or personal property
Please Note: Expenses covered by another CARES Act-supported program such as PPP, EIDL, or from a local government entity (CDBG) may not also be reimbursed by this grant. Funding received from other CARES Act programs, with exception of EIDL Loans, will be added to a business’ revenue and may impact eligibility or reimbursement in impacted months.
For full information and to apply, click here.
Health Insurance Enrollment Open Again By Special Order of the President
Posted: Apr 06, 2021
Health insurance enrollment is open again by special order of the president
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, President Biden has reopened the health insurance marketplace for a special extension to give all Americans the chance to be ensured. If you missed the open enrollment window this winter, you have until August 15 to get insurance for 2021.
The even better news? A provision of the just-passed American Rescue Plan will lower premium costs for millions of people. If plans were too pricey for your budget before, it’s time you checked again.
Shop plans today
If you have collected unemployment benefits (including PUA) at any time this year, you qualify for a free Silver plan with lower deductible and co-payment costs. When you connect with a health insurance provider through our National Benefits Platform, they will tell you what subsidy you qualify for and help you get the best deal possible.
Remember, when you buy health insurance through Freelancers Union, we receive a small fee that allows us to continue our advocacy work all year round. Coverage for you, support for all freelancers. That’s a win-win.
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Buck Creek Players Seeks Directors
Posted: May 25, 2021
Buck Creek Players is seeking directors who are passionate about theater and have a production or productions they’d like to see on the Buck Creek Playhouse stage!
Their call for submissions is now available, with submissions due by Saturday, August 14, 2021!
How does BCP choose a season?
They ask potential directors to submit productions they would like to direct and we choose from the pieces submitted. They desire directors who are truly passionate about the piece they will be directing as their passion comes through in the final product.
What is BCP looking for in a season?
As part of the selection process, they try to offer a balanced season. That includes:
Providing a variety of genres: comedies, dramas, and musicals;
Balancing riskier productions (those which may not generally have a wide audience) with productions that have wider appeal;
Balancing first-time directors, or directors new to BCP, with names who have a history with the playhouse or significant theatrical experience; and
Providing productions that include the IDEA principles (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access) as part of the production.
It is this balance that has allowed them to continuously produce an interesting and diverse season for the greater Indianapolis area for the past 47 years.
As a Director, how do I submit?
Please provide the following information in your submission (at a minimum):
(A) Program Selection Submission Form in either .pdf or Excel format. On the form, please include information on:
The proposed production;
Type of production;
Idea or vision of the production;
Ranking of preference of production time slots (please note the Summer 2022 slot is not available as a previously selected production has been rescheduled to that slot);
Thoughts on how to include the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA) with the production; and
Preliminary production staff that are lined up or likely to work on the production.
(B) Please submit two (2) copies of each script (play and/or musical). For musical submissions, please be sure to also submit a copy of a cast recording (CD or .mp3 audio files) in addition to each script. Since the musical score is such an integral part of a stage musical, no musical submissions can be considered without a recording accompanying it.
(C) Your theatrical resume outlining past directing experience and theatrical background.
Please note the following: All available production slots may be chosen at this time. A separate call for submissions is not guaranteed at a later date.
A director may propose any play or musical they would like to direct; however, please keep in mind our facility and stage, as well as the marketability of your submission.
All submissions must be received or postmarked no later than Saturday, August 14, 2021. Submissions may be mailed via U.S. Mail, dropped off, or e-mailed.
If you choose to mail your submissions, please send to:
Buck Creek Players
Attn: Program Selection
11150 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46259
If mailing your submission, please send by way of the United States Postal Service ONLY.
We are an all-volunteer community theater and unfortunately do not have staff available during the day to sign for UPS or Fed Ex deliveries. You may also save postage by dropping off submissions directly to the playhouse or by e-mailing your submission(s).
What happens after I submit?
All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Selection Committee in the coming months, and the proposed season will be chosen and approved by the Buck Creek Players Board of Directors and membership. All potential directors will be notified whether or not their pieces were selected for the 2022-2023 season.
Does BCP repeat shows they’ve produced in the past?
We have repeated very few productions as we highly encourage productions that have never been seen on our stage. We will fully consider pieces we have previously produced; however, if all other factors are equal, preference will be given to the piece we have not produced. For a list of past productions, please view our Past Seasons.
What production dates/slots are available?
We are requesting submissions for five production times with this call for submissions. The summer 2022 time slot is not available as a previously selected youth production has been rescheduled due to the pandemic. This does not prevent additional youth submissions. Youth submissions are encouraged for any of the time slots and should be noted as such on the submission form. Additionally, any fundraisers or non-traditional productions are strongly encouraged to submit a form at this time. Based on submissions, all available production slots may be chosen at this time. A separate call for submissions is not guaranteed at a later date.
What if I have questions?
Please feel free to drop us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will do their best to answer your questions as quickly as they can!
Indiana Humanities Announces 2021 Grant Opportunities
Posted: Jan 19, 2021
Indiana Humanities will offer more than $215,000 in grants in 2021, continuing to provide opportunities for smaller rapid-response funding and larger grants that support innovative and collaborative public humanities programs.
The statewide nonprofit has a webinar online about its offerings and anticipates holding in-person grant workshops later in the year around the state to provide additional information about the grant guidelines and application instructions.
Deadlines vary by grant, but range between February 28 and July 31, 2021.
For applications, eligibility, and deadlines, visit https://indianahumanities.org/about-grants.
Artists & Community Conversation Series
Posted: May 11, 2021
Artists & Community Conversation Series
Made possible by PNC Bank
Big Car is proud to present a virtual conversation series connecting their program and artists with others doing related work in peer cities. These sessions will be co-led by artists in Big Car’s affordable artist housing program, the Artist and Public Life Residency (APLR).
St. Louis on art and gardening and food with Jarrod Dortch, Juan William Chavez of the Northside Workshop and Indianapolis bee sanctuary and and chef and restaurant innovator David Kirkland
this Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm
Facebook link to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/936443467207973
Cleveland on literary and performing arts with Uzuri Asad, Daniel Gray-Kontar of Twelve Literary Arts and Raymond Bobgan of Cleveland Public Theatre
Thursday, May 27 at 7 pm
Facebook link to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/484879039385043
Cincinnati on art and entrepreneurship with Jarrod Dortch, Allen Woods of Mortar and Cal Cullen of Wavepool
Thursday, July 22 at 7 pm
Facebook link to share: https://www.facebook.com/events/470175584216857
Pittsburgh TBD in August
About APLR artist Dr. Jarrod Nicholas Dortch
Jarrod is a Professor of Communication at Ivy Tech Community College in Muncie, Indiana. He also serves as the owner and operator of Solful Gardens, a local urban agriculture startup specializing in bringing Fresh.Urban.Natural produce to clients’ properties and working with community gardens. He has been affiliated with Big Car as a Community Artist and as Community Gardener at the Tube Factory artspace. He is currently working with Listen Hear and WQRT 99.1 FM. He enjoys bringing together art, education, and gardening to help to enrich the experiences of communities and their denizens.
About APLR artist Uzuri Asad
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Uzuri Asad now lives and works in the Garfield Park neighborhood of Indianapolis as part of Big Car Collaborative’s Artist in Public Life Residency program. She’s a singer, dancer, choreographer, and jewelry-maker. Formally trained in West African dance and contemporary movement, her art is guided by lived experiences and her cultural upbringing. Her style is a unique blend of fluid, free flowing, yet intentional movements. For Asad, dance is a sacred means of individual expression that lives and breathes through her.
Auditions Open for 'Boogie Wonderland'
Posted: May 25, 2021
The Boogie Wunderland Auditions start May 24 and Audition VIDS are being accepted until July 7th.
Ben Asaykwee is looking for singers, dancers, and actors for a digital WORLDWIDE community theatre production of his original piece Boogie Wunderland.
Most of the rehearsals will be online (and most will be available for whenever you can watch the vids) with a few in person rehearsals before the final taping day on Aug. 7th in Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Auditioning is easy… just film yourself doing one of the following: (or do more than one of these things on your vid if you’d like to be considered for any/all)
SINGERS: a verse and a chorus or ANY disco song (Donna Summer, KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor… or any others)
ACTORS: read or recite from memory any part of the Lewis Carol poem “The Jabberwocky” in a modern style.
DANCERS: freestyle with ANY disco song of your choice – tricks and special skills encouraged
You can send in your audition vid in any of the ways listed below OR you can join Ben on one of the Zoom Audition dates:
July 6th at 6pm
Meeting ID: 785 3788 4203
July 7th at 6pm
Meeting ID: 759 5196 2449
BELOW ARE THE OPTIONS FOR SENDING IN AUDITION VIDS
– HERE is the link to the online audition form
– HERE is the link to the google drive for uploading audition vids
CICF Seeks Round 2 Artist Ambassadors
Posted: Jun 15, 2021
Formed in 2019, the CICF Artist Ambassadors cohort was brought together to explore how CICF grant funding could support artists—specifically, artists of color, from the LGBTQ+ community, and artists with disabilities.
Since the group’s inception, it has interviewed and surveyed dozens of artists to understand the needs and perceptions of artists in our community. The group has intentionally taken a slow, exploratory process to provide support in ways that are responsive to the artist community’s needs in Central Indiana.
The ambassadors will conduct multiple grant rounds in 2020 and 2021 to support visual and performing artists—including individuals, partnerships and collectives.
Grant Round 2 is open for applications in June 2021 and will support visual, performing, and neighborhood based arts for activation in Summer-Fall 2021. Preference will be given to collaborative projects, particularly those that collaborate across cultures and/or artistic disciplines.
Applications open: June 2, 2021
Applications deadline: June 30, 2021 by 1:00 p.m.
Committee review period: July 1 – 30, 2021
Grant notifications: August 2, 2021
Project implementation: by November 30, 2021
Grant report due: by December 31, 2021
The application for all three rounds (visual, performing, and neighborhood) are housed on the Indianapolis Arts Council’s grant platform.
If you need assistance navigating this platform, click here.
Shuttered Venue Operators Announces Grant Funding
Posted: Feb 03, 2021
Are you a venue operator, theatrical producer, performing arts organization, museum or cinema center?
Assistance is available for performing arts groups, venues, museums, cinemas, colleges and universities with performing arts programs and more.
You may be eligible to apply for a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. The program guidelines and application to be available very soon from SBA, but in the meantime:
Check the SBA’s FAQ document for more info on eligibility. Eligibility criteria is still evolving but get familiar and get ready. Click here to review the FAQ document.
Register your organization in the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM). Even if it turns out your organization isn’t eligible for SVOG, this is still a good use of your time because anyone who does business with the federal government must be registered in SAM and you must be registered in SAM to receive direct funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and they have grant opportunities open right now. Click here for information on how to register.
Auditions Held for Bard Fest 2021
Posted: May 03, 2021
All actors are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute monologue for presentation.
Auditions are private with just the actor and the directors of the productions. All auditions are by appointment. To schedule an appointment please send a request to email@example.com.
If you have a question about a specific production or role, please send it to the e mail above and it will be sent to the appropriate director.
Bard Fest believes in color and gender blind casting. We welcome everyone.
Dates of the Productions –
Lear’s Shadow – The IndyFringe Festival – The last three weekends in August
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe (The Prestige Project) – Oct 8th and October 15th weekends
Macbeth (Youth Production) – Oct 21st and 28th weekends
Measure for Measure – Oct 21st and 28th weekends
Love’s Labor’s Lost – Oct 21st and 28th weekends
Antony & Cleopatra – Oct 21st and 28th weekends
Elizabeth Rex – Nov 5th and 12th weekends
For more information, including audition dates, click here.
Applications Open for On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator
Posted: Jun 03, 2021
The On-Ramp program teaches entrepreneurship to artists and creative professionals by focusing on a portfolio career, 10 key business concepts, and a community-engaged artistic practice.
Creative Entrepreneur Course: A three-day intensive entrepreneurship and community engagement workshop
One-to-One Coaching: A follow up session with an arts business pro
Fellowship: Up to $2,000 to put the lessons into action
Cohorts become incredible networks of support and collaboration. Don’t be surprised if you leave feeling like you’ve just met your long lost family. Read more stories about the On-Ramp community in the “Cohort” tab.
Six different teams across Indiana will offer On-Ramp this year. Click here to learn about these teams of instructors and coaches.
Learn more and apply by June 24, 2021, here.
ARTIST/ARTISAN/MUSICIAN CALL OUT: Art on the Prairie
Posted: Apr 02, 2021
Fishers Arts Council is partnering with Conner Prairie for a new event: Art on the Prairie on August 22, 2021 from 10am to 4pm. Artists/artisans will display and sell their creations, accompanied by live music.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to submit for this opportunity, artists must:
· Be an artist/artisan/musician of Hamilton County or surrounding areas
· Have art/creations to display and sell · Music needs to have an acoustic capability (power may not be available)
· Be able to set up on the event day between 7am-10am
· Be present for the duration of the event from 10am-4pm*
· Clean up your space by/before 6pm
· Provide your own tables/display materials
· Provide your own tent, if needed
· Be able to take your own payments
· Demonstrate your medium (optional) · Musicians will be required to play, and will have a different schedule, depending on the number of performers*
There is no compensation for this event. Visual artists may sell during the event with no commission taken. There is $100 FEE for visual artists to participate. You can pay your fee here. Musicians will be paid to perform.
Artists must submit their applications by 3:00PM EST on Friday, June 18, 2021. Representatives from Fishers Arts Council will review submitted applications and select up to 50 visual artists for the event. Up to five (5) musician/musical groups will be selected.
Note: While this is the intended selection process, Fishers Arts Council reserves the right to invite an artist to participate, should we need more artists/artisans for the event.
Artists will be selected based upon the following criteria:
Technical Ability: Artist’s history of work indicates professionalism, skill with materials and techniques
Artistic Quality: Artist’s work is appropriate to its medium, represents it well, and shows personal creativity
Note: Remember that this is a family-friendly event.
This timeline represents the event as it now appears.
· Release Request for Applications: March 31, 2021
· Deadline for Submissions: 3:00PM EST on Friday, June 18, 2021
· Notification of Selection: on/by Friday, June 25, 2021
· Event Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
HOW TO APPLY: Artists must submit the following information to info@FishersArtsCouncil.org or you may use the Submit Your Work page on our website.
1. Applicant information: Please include the following information in your cover letter:
· Artist name · Band name (if applicable)
· Full mailing address
· Phone number
· Email address
· Website/Social (if applicable)
2. Cover Letter: In addition to the above contact information, please include:
· A statement about your interest in this event
· If you have participated in Fishers Arts Council event in the past or other area events
· Your medium or genre of music
· A description of what pieces you will display/sell at the event (if applicable)
3. Examples of artwork/creations: Submit two to ten digital images in .jpg or .pdf format of work that will be on display/for sale. Please limit the file size of each image to 2MB or less. (Do not embed images in your email.) Musicians should submit a weblink to one or two audio files.
4. Image information: Provide the following information about each submitted image: title, price, and a brief (one to two sentences) description of the piece. (Musicians do not need to complete this step.)
DELIVERY OF SUBMISSIONS:
Submissions may be emailed to info@FishersArtsCouncil.org, shared via Dropbox/Google Drive, or mailed to Fishers Arts Council.
Mailed or delivered submissions must be loaded on a single USB drive. CDs, DVDs, or printed items cannot be accepted. USB drives must arrive at the address below no later than 3:00PM EST on Friday, June 18, 2021. A Dropbox/Google Drive share request must be time-stamped by 3:00PM EST on Friday, June 18, 2021 – and all items must be included in the shared folder by that time. Any item that is time-stamped as being uploaded after 3:00PM will be disqualified from consideration.
The Delivery Address is:
ATTN: Art on the Prairie
Fishers Arts Council
11650 Olio Road; Suite 1000-241
Fishers, IN 46037
Fishers Arts Council via email at info@FishersArtsCouncil.org
Audition for Climate Follies by Jim Poyser - IndyFringe 2021
Posted: May 24, 2021
AUDITION FOR US!
Are you an actor? Are you funny? Do you cry yourself to sleep each night crushed by the dread of inevitable global collapse?
GREAT, us too.
Audition for Climate Follies – written by Jim Poyser & directed by Raphael Schwartzman – a comedy about the unfunniest thing ever: the climate crisis.
Performances: Aug 19-Sept 5, 2021 at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival
Rehearsals: June-Aug based on actor availability
The deadline for priority consideration is June 5, 2021. For more information (including COVID-19 safety) and to submit your audition, visit…
Online WINTER & HOLIDAYS Arts Showcase Exhibit CALLOUT
Posted: Aug 05, 2020
Community • Education • Arts WINTER & HOLIDAYS Arts Showcase online exhibit deadline is November 9.
CEArts offers online Arts Showcase exhibits every couple of months, each with its own web page featuring creative work of all kinds! Next up is Winter & Holidays! Submit your original artwork (all mediums), writings (all genres), and songs/instrumentals (videos or MP3s).
The themes listed below are for 2021 (themes may change each year).
Annual submission deadlines are:
WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT: January 9
SPRING FANCIES: April 9
SUMMER’S SIZZLE: June 9
CH-CH-CHANGES: August 9
FALL & HALLOWEEN: October 9
WINTER & HOLIDAYS: November 9
Send YOUR original images, writings, & music for their online Arts Showcase exhibit opportunities! Email the form with your submission files to firstname.lastname@example.org (download form: CEArts Arts Showcase Exhibits Callout)
More info: https://cearts.org/arts-showcase/
Re:Public, A Pop-Up art space on East 10th Street, Opens for Exhibitions, Classes, and More
Posted: Jun 07, 2021
Re:Public, A Pop-Up art space on East 10th Street
Are you an artist, creative or arts organization looking for a space to host exhibitions, community art programs, classes and workshops? Then Re:Public may be a match for you! This gorgeous recently renovated space on East 10th Street is available for rent with rates starting as low as $10 per hour. Pricing varies based on the day and time. If you wanted to check out the space, drop-in Open House hours are being offered every Monday in June from 4:30-6:30pm. More information at: https://www.10eastarts.org/republic.
Indy Shakes Seeks Volunteers
Posted: Jun 22, 2021
Are you interested in being involved with Indy Shakes?
They heavily rely on the efforts of volunteers to make their mainstage production a success! They are always looking for new volunteers to become part of the Indy Shakes family.
You can sign-up now for one or more volunteer spots for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (July 22-24 & July 29-31) HERE.
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