Rivoli Theatre Reuse Survey
Posted: Aug 15, 2019
About this survey: John Boner Neighborhood Centers has been awarded a three-year grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create an arts district along East 10th Street. Included in this grant are funds to conduct a study to determine the possible options for reactivating the Rivoli as a destination for arts and culture or other uses. As part of that effort, the John Boner Neighborhood Centers would like to understand whether or not there is demand for new or improved performance, rehearsal, visual arts/exhibition, special event, and/or administrative space on the part of Indianapolis artists/creatives, educators, arts groups, and organizations.
The survey will be open through August 25 and each takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Irvington Halloween Battle of the Bands
Posted: Aug 07, 2019
Think your band has what it takes? Want to show thousands of people on the main stage at the 73rd Historic Irvington Halloween Festival? Join other local musicians in a duel for the crown at the Battle of the Bands! Compete for the favor of the professional judges and the adoration of the crowds!
Performances will be held during the Street Fair on October 26th, 2019.
The winner will take home a $1,000 grand prize!
For Rules and Regulations and to apply click here.
Art in the Parks Historic Sites Grant Program
Posted: Aug 07, 2019
Art in the Parks Historic Sites Program
Art in the Parks and Historic Sites is a grant program of the Indiana Arts Commission that weaves arts activities into our state’s rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and rural settings. In partnership with Indiana Department of Natural Resources properties and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, this program funds artists, nonprofit organizations, and public entities to produce arts activities that actively engage participants and highlight participating locations’ uniqueness.
Grant period: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Application deadline for Individuals: September 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET
Application deadline for Organizations: September 5, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET
Request amount: $500 – $3,000. There is no match requirement
For more information and to apply, visit https://www.in.gov/arts/3198.htm
Theatre Professional Training Program for Youth
Posted: Aug 06, 2019
SOAR: Professional Training Program
SOAR is a truly unique, one-of-a kind program for students ages 13-18 interested in pursuing a career in theatre.
The program is designed to give young performing artists the chance to broaden, deepen, and develop their talents in a uniquely “hands on” way.
Students will be exposed to all aspects of the theatre and have the opportunity to train with and learn from Broadway and Regional Professionals. They will follow the step by step process of what it takes to put up a show with a Regional Broadway theatre. This year, they will be following the full run of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Students will also take master classes from industry professionals and put on their unique New York Style showcase!
This fall’s Professional Training Program will begin August 20th and will end with a showcase on September 28th.
Click on the links below to apply and check out the FAQ section for more information. If you wish for more information contact either Co-Director of Education Katherine Clemons email@example.com or Co-Director of Education Amanda Boldt firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click HERE to apply!
Click HERE for more information and FAQ!
Click HERE for a full calendar!
They understand the financial requirements for this program may hinder some participants. They have partners offering financial aid to diverse students who need extra assistance. Click HERE for the application for scholarships!
Masterpiece in a Day Seeks Musicians
Posted: Aug 06, 2019
Call for artists: Masterpiece in a Day Musicians
The Fountain Square will host its annual Art Squared event Saturday, September 21st, with activities scheduled in the near-downtown neighborhood from 9am until 7pm. Highlights include over 50 artist vendors gathered into an Art Fair, the annual Masterpiece in a Day competition, and an Art Parade.
To accommodate the welcomed opening of the Red Line IndyGo bus down Virginia Avenue, Art Squared has shifted to Prospect and Shelby Streets and Woodlawn Avenue, just east of Virginia Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to use the Red Line to attend Art Squared to help minimize parking issues. The bus line will be free for the weekend, and also creates easy access to the nearby Hollar on the Hill, just south on Shelby Street in Garfield Park.
Musicians are invited to participate in Masterpiece in a Day, an annual competition that is free to participate. All entries will be judged upon completion, and monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three entries.
Rules of Participation
Entrants must be 18 years old or older to compete and win prizes. Schedule: 10:00am – 11:00am, Competition Check-In at 924 South Shelby Street (across from Arthur’s Music store).
10:00 Music Competition Begins: Pick up registration forms at 924 South Shelby Street
11:00 Random Pairing
11:00 – 4:00 Create music throughout the competition area
4:00 Perform for judges.
Monetary prizes will be awarded after all of the competition performances are complete.
Subject: No restrictions other than it must be appropriate for public presentation; Masterpiece in a Day is a family-friendly event.
Entry: All entrants must sign in the day of the competition. No prior work is allowed. Work must be completed in Fountain Square between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The work place boundaries are Pleasant Street to the north, Olive Street to the east, Sanders Street to the south, St. Patrick Street to the west, with an angled boundary of Buchanan Street down the alley to Hosbrook Street to cap off the northwest.
1st Prize $500
2nd Prize $250
3rd Prize $100
Questions? Email email@example.com
11th Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition...
Posted: Aug 06, 2019
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir announces the 11th Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition as part of its commitment to the future of choral music. Submitted works must be original, unpublished, and have not been publicly performed; between 3 and 5 minutes long; written for SATB (divisi is acceptable), mixed adult choir; and may be a cappella or utilize keyboard accompaniment. Text and language are at the discretion of the composer, and should be suitable for a Christmas/holiday performance.
Composers 35 years of age or younger (as of December 1, 2020) who are United States citizens or legal residents may submit one composition via email (PDF) to the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir by 11:59 p.m. (EST), May 31, 2020. Compositions must be in PDF format and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. No consideration will be given to entries received after the deadline. Submitted materials will not be returned. Questions may be emailed to email@example.com. There is no entry fee, although the attached submission form must accompany the composition. The winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500 plus travel and lodging for the world premiere in December 2020.
More info and application materials here:
Commission Competition Press Release 2020
Commission Competition Submission Form 2020
Auditions - Sweeney Todd
Posted: Jul 31, 2019
ACTORS THEATRE OF INDIANA – SWEENEY TODD AUDITION CALL
These auditions are open to only non-equity performers but must be secured with an appointment time by emailing Actors Theatre of Indiana. Details below.
Non-Equity performer auditions for ATI, Saturday September 14th, 2019 from 12 PM to 5:00 PM.
Date of Audition:
Saturday September 14, 2019
12 PM – 5:00 PM, Non-Equity Performers.
ALL POSITIONS ARE PAID.
To schedule an appointment:
Beginning August 26th, ATI will accept Non-Equity Members audition appointment requests via email to ATI PSM Kevin Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Appointment times will be emailed back to confirm.
Appointments will be given in 7-minute increments.
We will accept video submission up to the date of the auditions.
1st REH: February 4, 2020.
Rehearsals are Tuesday through Sunday. Times vary but generally 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM Tuesday – Friday and 10 am to 5:30 PM Saturday and Sunday.
Performances: Friday 2/21/20 and Saturday 2/22/20
ADOLFO PIRELLI A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past. Male, 30-45 yrs old Range: B2 – C5
ANTHONY HOPE A naive and youthful sailor returning to London. He helps Todd return to London and unexpectedly falls in love with Johanna. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: Bb2 – F4
JUDGE TURPIN A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd. Male, 50-65 yrs old Range: E2 – Gb4
THE BEADLE A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin. Male, 40-55 yrs old Range: D3 – D5
TOBIAS RAGG A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett. Male, 12-18 yrs old Range: Bb2 – Ab4
BEGGAR WOMAN A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret. Female, 35-50 yrs old Range: Ab3 – F5. THIS ROLE IS CAST
MRS. LOVETT An entrepreneurial and amoral meat pie shop owner. She falls in love with Todd and turns his desire for revenge into a profitable business venture. Female, 35-50 Range: G3 – E5 THIS ROLE IS CAST
SWEENEY TODD A wrongfully imprisoned barber seeking to right the wrongs committed against him. He is Johanna’s father, singularly focussed on taking bloody revenge. Our story’s tormented protagonist. Male, 40-55 yrs old Range: F2 – Gb4 THIS ROLE IS CAST
JONAS FOGG The owner of Fogg’s Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers. Male, 35-60 yrs old Speaking Role THIS ROLE IS CAST
JOHANNA A spritely girl, full of innocence, constantly yearning for freedom. Todd’s long-lost daughter and Turpin’s ward. Female, 18-21 yrs old Range: Bb3 – A5 THIS ROLE IS CAST
Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together. Please prepare a song from the score that you are interested in being considered. Please also familiarize yourself with the sides attributed to the role you are auditioning for as the director may ask you to read at the audition. PDF’s of the songs requested per character will be found on our website at www.atistage.org/auditions. An accompanist will be provided.
EPA Procedures are not in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Director: Richard J Roberts
Music Director: Janna Hymes
Pianist: Johnna Tavianini
Artistic Director: Don Farrell
Associate Artistic Director: Judy Fitzgerald
Associate Artistic Director: Cynthia Collins
Production Stage Manager: Kevin Casey
The Studio Theater’s Rehearsal Room 141/142 (Support Space) at the Center for the Performing Arts.
Where do I park? Do I have to pay?
The parking garage is located across from the south entrance to the Palladium, just off of 3rd Avenue SW. There is no charge for parking. See https://thecenterpresents.org/visit/directions-parking/ for garage location details.
Where do I enter?
The auditions will take place in the rehearsal room 141 of The Studio Theater. Access to the backstage area is located through the double doors on the main level of the parking garage. Signs will be posted. If you park on a level higher that the first floor, take the elevator to the first floor, which will take you directly to the lobby of The Studio Theater. Turn left and go down the hallway towards the parking garage entrance. Exit through the glass doors and turn left. Enter through the backstage double doors and sign in with the monitor. If available, you may take the hallway to the left through the Civic Rehearsal Studios to reach the backstage area of The Studio Theater and sign in with the monitor.
Gender Diversity and the Arts - Call for Literatur...
Posted: Jul 31, 2019
The partners above are seeking to celebrate gender diverse members of the community through written, visual, and performing arts. For general questions about this program contact Kelsey at email@example.com.
1. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
You are invited to submit stories, essays, and/or poems about their lives to be included in Gender Journeys, a collection of work by gender diverse individuals to be published by the Indiana Writers Center. The goal of the anthology is to illuminate the hardships and celebrate the strength, resilience, accomplishments, and joys of those who live outside pop culture’s sensationalized images of the gender journey.
Gender Journeys will be edited by Silas Hansen, a professor of English and Creative Writing at Ball State University and a member of the trans community. His personal essays have appeared in The Normal School, Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Redivider, Slate, and elsewhere, and have been reprinted in The Writer’s Presence: A Pool of Readings, the 2017 edition of Best of the Net, and The Spirit of Disruption: Landmark Essays from The Normal School. You can learn more about him at www.silashansen.net
Your name/mailing address/phone number/email should appear in the upper left corner of the first page of your submission.
Prose should be no longer than 3,500 words, double spaced, 12 font, 1” margins. Flash fiction and flash memoir are welcome.
Poems should be no longer than two pages.
Email your submission as an attached word document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include a brief bio in the body your email. If you have publishing credits, please list them. You do not have to be a published writer to submit your work. If you have questions, please email Barb at email@example.com
2. CALL FOR ARTISTS
Indianapolis Art Center will host a visual art workshop from 6 – 8 pm on August 15, 22, 29, & September 5 led by teaching artist Taylor Zartman. This workshop is free and open to anyone who wants to express your gender identity through visual art. No formal art experience necessary.
If you would like to participate in this workshop, please email Alyson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. JOIN US
Finally, in partnership with Dance Kaleidoscope (DK), participants in both the anthology and visual art workshop will have the opportunity to work with DK dancers to transform their stories into original choreographed dances. These dances will be presented along with selections of the anthology at an event at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) on November 10, 2019 as a part of Spirit & Place. Prior to the performances the JCC will host a gallery opening and time for social gathering.
For general questions about this program contact Kelsey at email@example.com.
Registration Open for Indiana Arts Homecoming Conf...
Posted: Jul 31, 2019
Registration opens for the third annual Indiana Arts Homecoming Conference
The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced registration is open for the third annual Indiana Arts Homecoming taking place October 24 – 25, 2019 at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis.
The Indiana Arts Homecoming is a gathering of Indiana’s artists, arts providers, and creative communities who are doing work every day to create opportunities that are vibrant, engaging, and embedded in the lives of our citizens. The conference is expected to attract more than 300 attendees from all communities throughout the state.
Last year the conference was held in Fort Wayne and received rave reviews. One attendee from Lafayette described their experience at the conference as, “invigorating and inspiring to see all that is being done throughout our state, and to meet the people behind these incredible projects and ideas.”
The theme for the 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming is Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access: Arts for All. The conference will explore what “Arts for All” means in practice, inspire new ideas as participants advance their work using this specific lens, and deepen leadership and capacity for artists, organizations and communities.
In addition to the main conference, registration is open for a pre-conference with “TimeSlips”. Developed by Anne Basting Ph.D., the program is a creative storytelling method that helps people with mid to late stage dementia reaffirm their humanity and connect with staff, family, and friends. Rather than pressure people with dementia to remember, the program encourages them to cultivate their imaginations. This training is ideal for artists interested in expanding their storytelling skills and how they can infuse their practice into care settings. No previous experience in this work is required.
Click here to register for the conference.
Director of Development
Posted: Jul 31, 2019
Indianapolis Ballet is seeking an experienced Director of Development for the advancement of classical ballet in our community. Reporting to the Artistic Director and President of the Board of Directors, this position develops and manages all funding functions for the company, school of ballet, productions, the summer intensive program, and special events.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, go to https://indyballet.org/careers/.
Artists Sought for Future Canal/White River Waterw...
Posted: Jul 19, 2019
The Near Northwest community is developing a series of projects that will highlight the assets of local neighborhoods using the arts as a vehicle for engagement. Arts from a variety of disciplines can bring their creativity to the table by engaging in conversations with community members to strengthen and expand upon the dreams, ideas, and beauty of our communities.
The DaVinci Pursuit, in partnership with the Near North West Community and Reconnecting to Our Waterways Canal Committee, is excited to announce an open call to artists to attend an information meeting to learn about upcoming paid opportunities, which include co-leading Artist/Scientist Walks and developing art objects/installations/events near the waterway.
The meeting will be at 2 pm on Saturday, August 17th at Groundwork Indy (1100 Burdsal Pkwy, Indianapolis, IN 46208). Artists of all disciplines and stages of professional development are welcome.
For more information, contact Mark Kesling, firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-833-2783.
Fishers Arts Crawl Seeks Visual and Performing Art...
Posted: Jul 07, 2019
The Fishers Arts Council, along with The City of Fishers, is currently seeking artists, artisans, and performers to participate in Arts Crawl 2019. The crawls are self-guided tours of the businesses in the Nickel Plate District and are held rain or shine.
This year, there will be three crawls on the following dates:
Summer Crawl: July 19th from 6-9pm
Mid-Summers Crawl: August 16th from 6-9pm
5th Anniversary Crawl: September 14th from 4-9pm
Selected artists, artisans and musicians will be paired with businesses in the Nickel Plate District, on the Central Green, or in the pocket park, where they will either provide a performance or display their art work. Artwork may be sold.
HOW TO APPLY
Visit the application form and provide the requested information. A gmail account is required to complete the form. If you do not have a gmail account you may fill out the application by hand: email email@example.com with the subject line ARTS CRAWL APPLICATION.
QUESTIONS? Contact the Fishers Arts Council, firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-537-1670
Grants for Taking Performances Outside the U.S.
Posted: Jun 28, 2019
USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. USArtists International grantees reflect the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts.
The program has three rounds with application deadlines of September 5, 2019, November 22, 2019 and April 1, 2020. To learn more about the program, see additional deadlines or access the online application, please visit their website.
USAI is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding and is the only program of its size and scope in the country.
Fishers Arts Crawl Events Seek Artists and Musicia...
Posted: May 22, 2019
CALL FOR ARTISTS, ARTISANS AND PERFORMERS
2019 FISHERS ARTS CRAWL
The Fishers Arts Council along with The City of Fishers is currently seeking artists, artisans and performers to participate in Arts Crawl 2019. The crawls are self-guided tours of the businesses in the Nickel Plate District and are held – rain or shine! This year, there will be three crawls on the following dates:
Summer Crawl: July 19th from 6-9 p.m.
Mid-Summers Crawl: August 16th from 6-9 p.m.
Fifth Anniversary Crawl: September 14th from 4-9 p.m.
Selected artists, artisans and musicians will be either:
1. Paired with businesses in the Nickel Plate District,
2. Be on the Central Green
3. Be in the pocket park on 116th St.
4. Be roaming along the route performing
The responsibility for all is to provide a performance or display art work, which may be sold.
If you are interested in participating, complete the application at
Auditions - Four Old Broads
Posted: May 14, 2019
Buck Creek Playhouse will hold open auditions for FOUR OLD BROADS , a comedy by Leslie Kimbell, on Monday and Tuesday, September 30 and October 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the playhouse, 11150 Southeastern Avenue. Directors Tracy Friddle is looking to fill seven roles of six women, and one man. All roles are available.
Retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation. A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. The newest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. A mystery unfolds with laughter as the gals try to outsmart the evil Nurse Pat Jones and figure out why so many residents have been moved to “the dark side,” what exactly IS that mysterious pill, and what happened to Doctor Head? Hilarity ensues as Imogene goes undercover and Maude enters the Miss Magnolia Senior Citizen Pageant to throw Pat off their trail. If they can solve the mystery, they may make it to the cruise ship after all.
Bring resume and headshot, if available.
Everyone auditioning should come prepared to read from the script.
FOUR OLD BROADS is scheduled for six performances, weekends January 31 – February 9, 2020. Please bring a list of all conflicts from late October 2019 through mid-February 2020.
Rehearsals are tentatively set to start in late October 2019 (due to the holiday season).
BEATRICE SHELTON – Female senior citizen – A former burlesque star, with an attitude.
EADDY MAE CLAYTON – Female senior citizen – A former nurse and “religious” lady
IMOGENE FLETCHER – Female senior citizen – The newest resident at Magnolia Place
MAUDE JENKINS – Female senior citizen – A funeral and soap-opera-obsessed frump
SAM SMITH – Male senior citizen – Retired Elvis impersonator and Casanova
PAT JONES – Female 40’s – A rude and pushy nurse
RUBY SUE BENNETT – Female 30’s – A quiet, romance-novel-loving nurse
BINGO PLAYERS (3) – tentative – Non-speaking, background actors
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