Courageous Conversations: Challenges Contemporary ...
Posted: Jun 19, 2019
Courageous Conversations at the Indiana State Museum
Thursday, June 27, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Listen in and share your thoughts as a panel discusses the challenges contemporary Black artists face.
Meet the Panel
Dr. Kelli Morgan, The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) at Newfields
Dr. Morgan is the associate curator of American Art at the IMA, where she manages its significant collection of American art. Morgan’s research concentrates on historic African-American women artists, and her goal is to strengthen the museum’s holdings of historical works by artists of color.
Dr. Modupe Labode, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Dr. Labode most recently served as associate professor of history, public scholar of African American aistory and museums, public scholar of Africana studies, adjunct associate professor of Africana studies, and director of undergraduate studies for the department of history at IUPUI.
She is well-known for her research in the field of African American studies, and particularly for her response to the cancellation of artist Fred Wilson’s project to create a work of public art for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. The proposed work, E Pluribus Unum, referenced the figure of an African American man on the Indiana Soldiers and Soldiers Monument.
Shannon Linker, Arts Council
Shannon is the vice president of the Arts Council and serves as the director for its fine art gallery, Gallery 924. Shannon has strong relationships with local African American artists, and serves the professional artist community by creating programs and services intended to help build their careers. Shannon is an advocate for all artists within Indianapolis and the state.
Who would enjoy this program? High school-aged students and adults
Price: $5/adult, $2/student with student ID
Tickets: Member tickets | Non-member tickets | Call 317.232.1637 | At the door
Questions? Chat with ISM at 317.232.1637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playwright Theater Lab
Posted: Jun 19, 2019
New for next season and in honor of Actors Theatre of Indiana’s 15th anniversary, a new program dedicated to nurturing new playwrights and developing future plays – the ATI TheatreLAB Series. You won’t want to miss being there when it all begins!
ATI is accepting submissions (locally and abroad) now through July 31. Submissions electronically can be sent to my attention via email to email@example.com with “TheatreLAB – (name of play)” in the subject or via snail mail to: Don Farrell “TheatreLAB – (name of play)”, Actors Theatre of Indiana, 510 3rd Avenue SW, Suite D, Carmel, IN 46032. Determinations will be made and announced before/by the season opener of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on September 6. #ATIstage#ATItheatreLAB #newplays
Indy Author Fair
Posted: Jun 19, 2019
Indy Author Fair 2019 – Author Registration
The Library is excited to announce the 2019 Indy Author Fair, a day devoted expressly to Indiana’s talented writers. This year’s fair will take place on November 9th. The day includes activities for writers and book lovers of all ages. Workshop sessions provide an opportunity to learn about the writing community in Indianapolis, practice writing exercises, and explore marketing and publishing opportunities. Classes are designed for writers of all skill levels.
Attendees can network with more than 40 up-and-coming Indiana authors who offer a wide variety of writing styles and genres. Book sales and signings will be available.
Are you an author?
Would you like a table at the Author Fair?
Author Registration: June 17 – July 28
Authors must register to be considered for participation in the Indy Author Fair. Participants will receive table space to network with other authors, meet the public, and promote books. Registration does not guarantee participation. Registered authors will receive a notification confirming or declining participation no later than September 23, 2019.
The Indy Author Fair is presented by The Indianapolis Public Library in association with the Indiana Writers Center.
Indiana Arts Homecoming 2019 Scholarship
Posted: Jun 18, 2019
Indiana Arts Homecoming 2019 Scholarship Application
Scholarships are available to attend Indiana Arts Homecoming 2019, October 24-25 in downtown Indianapolis!
Connect with fellow artists, arts organizations, and arts advocates at Indiana’s statewide arts conference that features 24 learning sessions focusing on big ideas and big ways to have an impact on community vibrancy through the arts. Come ready to learn, celebrate, and create and leave energized and empowered to bring the arts closer to the center of your community.
Scholarships provide complimentary registration and a travel/accommodations honorarium of up to $200 to cover two-day participation.
Scholarships are designed to help promote IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and access) within the arts community. To achieve this end, priority will be given to participants who meet any of the following:
ALAANA individual (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American)
Person living with a physical disability
Resides in a rural Indiana community determined by population (less than 50,000)
Are (or have been) experiencing homelessness
Military veterans or active duty personnel
Individuals formerly incarcerated
Early career (five or fewer years working in the arts administration and/or an arts practice)
Application Deadline: Friday, July 19th
Looking for more information about about the Homecoming? Click here: Indiana Arts Homecoming 2019.
Pop-Up Gallery Seeks Artwork/Literature for Lucha ...
Posted: May 29, 2019
Call for Artists/Authors for Lucha Libro Fest- Indianapolis!
La Sardina Pop-Up Gallery and the Indianapolis Central Library invite you to submit work for consideration for the Lucha Libro Fest – an unforgettable event!.
La Sardina Gallery is a traveling cultural space and pop-up gallery project that opens in commercial spaces and abandoned storefronts. The goal of La Sardina is to be multicultural ambassadors: creating a bridge between worlds through music events, art exhibitions, and performances in different communities throughout Indianapolis. La Sardina has partnered with numerous organizations to bring multicultural arts programming to different communities, and also facilitate Latino- focused programming in already established arts organizations.
Through the Lucha Libro Fest at the Central Library, they seek to create a cultural bridge that many communities all over the world can celebrate, WRESTLING! The Mexican Lucha Libre and the various American Wrestling Associations have had a long- standing cultural exchange. Wrestling performers cross from Mexico to the United States and vice versa to have a constantly rotating cast and crew as well as different job prospects for both communities. These wrestlers have become legendary, mythic characters in the hearts of young and old all over the world! Indiana also has a rich history of professional wrestlers including big names like The Ultimate Warrior, Dick the Bruiser, and Mick Foley just to name a few.
They will bring a talented group of Lucha Libre: (Mexican Masked Wrestlers), masks, ring and all to celebrate this unique cultural tie, while also having engaging activities aimed at literacy and cross- cultural connectivity.
La Sardina will create an art exhibit at Central Library featuring paintings, prints, objects, photographs, and written material relating to Lucha Libre and American Wrestling and pop culture around these traditional sports.
Consideration for the Lucha Libro Fest is going on now through July 12th, 2019. Artists need to submit digital images (small file JPGs) of their original artwork, or PDFs of their written work.
La Sardina and the Indianapolis Public Library seek to promote a lasting cultural positivity and therefore reserve the right to reject works on grounds relating to the mission of both entities. Space is limited so apply early!
Artists can submit 5-10 visual works, and/or one literary work. For two and three dimensional work they can only accept works that are a max of 36” in any direction. For literary works, please limit to short passages (no longer than three pages). The artwork will be on display for as long as 3 months. Pieces can be sold without a gallery fee, however all sales must be taken care of by the artist.
This callout is for all Indianapolis and Midwest artists/authors to submit their work, which should be thematically connected to Lucha Libre and American Wrestling. Work will be on display one month prior to the event, during the event, and one month afterwards.
For submission please include:
Name, Email, Address, Title of your work with appropriate dimensions, and a short Artist
SEND TO: CHRISTOPHERDANC@GMAIL.COM with the message LUCHA LIBRO
Artists must be able to transport their work to The Indianapolis Central Library and also pick up their works after the events. Pick-up and drop off times will be sent out upon selection.
The Lucha Libro Fest event will take place at The Indianapolis Central Library, Saturday, September 28 th, ,
2019. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit: Lourdes Grobet
Publishing Anthology Seeks Poetry, Fiction, Creati...
Posted: May 14, 2019
When Dreams Come True Spring 2020 Anthology
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Kids at Heart Publishing is excited to announce a mixed genre anthology exploring dreams that come true. Sometimes our dreams don’t seem to make sense, but other times dreams point to a future event or circumstance that takes place and has meaning in our lives. Whether your specialty is poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, Kids at Heart wants to know about dreams that come true and the impact they’ve had on your lives.
Submit original, unpublished works of 3000 words or less.
Up to three poems may be submitted per entry.
Use Times New Roman font, 12 pt.
Deadline: October 1st, 2019
Cost: $15 Per Entry
Checks payable to:
Kids At Heart Publishing, LLC
215 W. Main St.
Cambridge City, IN 47327
Publishing Your Words and Dreams
Call for Special Indianapolis Issue of the Indiana...
Posted: Apr 16, 2019
CALL FOR SPECIAL INDIANAPOLIS ISSUE! The Indianapolis Review is currently working on an Indianapolis issue that will contain works by Indianapolis (and surrounding area) poets and artists ONLY. They are looking for writers and artists who CURRENTLY live in the area. They are still open for general submissions from anyone, regardless of location, but if you are interested in being considered for the Indianapolis Issue, please put a note in your cover letter and/or title of your email. email@example.com
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