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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.
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 email@example.com (download form: CEArts Arts Showcase Exhibits Callout)
More info: https://cearts.org/arts-showcase/
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.
Art Supply Swap + Artist Meet Up
Posted: May 12, 2021
Art Supply Swap – June 5 from 11 – 4 p.m.
Do you have new or gently used art supplies that you no longer need and you’ve been trying to figure out what to do with them?
Are you wanting to jump start your creative practice and need a refresh on your art supplies?
Do you want to meet-up with some of your fellow creatives that you haven’t seen in over a year?
Then the Art Supply Swap & Artist Meet Up is for you!
This is a FREE event at the 10 East Arts HUB, Indy’s newest community art space on East 10th Street! Visit https://www.10eastarts.org/10-east-events/art-supply-swap for more details!
HOW IT WORKS.
An art supply swap is event where creatives can trade in/donate new and gently used art supplies to share with fellow creatives.
Art supply drop-off is June 3 (4-6:30pm), June 4 (4-6:30pm) and the day of the arts supply event on June 5 (11am-4pm).
When you arrive, drop off your give-away materials on the appropriate swap tables we’ll have everything labeled and organized by type of materials.
On the day of the art supply swap (June 5), you can take anything you want on the swap tables. We all want cool stuff but we ask you be mindful of the amount of items you snatch up. No greedy grabbers. We ask you only take what you think you will genuinely use.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I attend the art supply swap event even if I didn’t bring anything to swap?.
You don’t need to bring something to take something however we encourage you to rummage through your closets, studio, shed/garage – who knows, maybe you have something you haven’t used forever that a fellow artist could put to great use.
Is there a charge for anything? The event is free to attend and all art supplies and materials are donated by fellow artists and creatives.
The swap goes until 4pm. What happens if all the good stuff gets snagged before then? We’ll stay open until everything is gone. Check Facebook (Inspire 10th Street) for updates throughout the day. Art supply drop-off can happen the day of the event so new things may be added to the swap tables throughout the day.
Cat Head Press and Hoy Polloy will also have creative things happening immediately next door to the HUB on June 5.
WHAT SORT OF THINGS WILL YOU TAKE IN THE SWAP? WHAT DON’T YOU WANT?
We want your…
Completed or in-progress artwork
Art Books or Magazines (instructional and/or content for creative inspiration)
Sketchbooks, drawing pads, notebooks and stationery
Textiles (yarn, felt, fabric)
Sewing materials (needles, thread, embroidery looms, buttons)
Writing and drawing utensils (colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, markers)
Canvas fabric or stretched canvases
Frames and mats
Tubes and Bottles of paint (watercolor, tempura, acrylic)
Jewelry making tools and supplies
Stringing & beading: beads, fishing line, thread
Paper (stationary, homemade paper, origami)
Fun to have: pom poms, glitter, pipe cleaners
Leaves these items at home….
Broken, crusty or dried out materials
Super smelly smells
Massive objects that won’t fit in a sedan
Participation in Portrait Series
Posted: Sep 09, 2020
Artist BA Thomas is creating a series, titled Submerged, of digitally illustrated portraits of women in water as a means of collective reclamation of womanhood. This call is for submissions from all women, artists or not, of 2-5 photographs of themselves in water to be used as reference for digital portraits. Read about the project below, and click the attached link to learn more and request a submission form.
From BA Thomas:
“Over the summer of 2020, I began creating digital self portraits. They were borne out of a necessity to embrace myself amidst the chaos of the world, and to dive into a new medium (digital illustration) during my state’s stay-at-home order. They quickly evolved into a ritual of re-learning myself as a means to ease anxiety, sadness, and isolation. I now want to grow this body of work into something further reaching than my own slow healing. I want to invite all women into the pool with me for your own exploration, your own submergence. Whether you struggle with mental illness, with body image, with sexual assault, abuse, harassment, racism, sexism, or most likely a combination of these, I think we all could use a little healing. So I’m asking for you to take your own photos for me to use as reference for digital portraits. For you to participate in my body of work, yes, but to also enter into your own ritual of reclamation of body, mind, and spirit. These will be visually similar to more intimate photos we might take of ourselves, displaying vulnerability and desire. They also will be created with a visual language meant to emphasize the impossibility of fully representing someone as they truly are. Think of my digital interpretation of your submission as a filter you would use on a photo, just a little more obvious. These will be intimate pieces, and this is an intimate act, inviting you here. ”
Visit BA Thomas’ Submerged page for examples.
Request submission form here: https://baartworks.weebly.com/aninvitation.html
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.
Learn more at https://www.freelancersunion.org/insurance/health/?utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=campaign_2151529
The Bushwick Starr Seeks Artwork in Multiple Mediums on Black Female Mental Health
Posted: Mar 29, 2021
Seeking works on Black Female Mental Health curated by Whitney White, produced in partnership with The Bushwick Starr
The Bushwick Starr, in collaboration with Whitney White, invites US-based artists to submit work within the mediums of: video, design, photography, painting, drawing, and other visual forms, speaking to the themes of Black female mental, physical, and sexual health. These pieces will accompany an installation production of DEFINITION by Whitney White to be held in summer of 2021 at the Mercury Store in New York City. This initiative is an effort to expand artistic opportunities limited by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The exhibition is a response to the upcoming DEFINITION created by Whitney White, a musical and theatrical experience piece which takes a surrealist look at an African American woman’s inner awakenings. (Previously workshopped with Ars Nova, and Sundance Theatre Institute).
Selected artists will receive an honorarium, and work will be exhibited in concert with work by Whitney White, Dan Rosato, Daniel Soule, Stacey Derosier, and Johnny Moreno.
Selected works must be submitted to The Bushwick Starr either digitally, shipped, or delivered in person (contactless) no later than May 20, 2021.
Artists should feel free to submit previously created work, or respond with new work that defies genre boundaries, embraces the tenants of Afro-surrealism, and centers the Black female experience.
Pieces may be inspired by (but are not limited to): Black female mental health, Black female sexuality, intersectional feminism, intimacy and communication in the modern setting, work-life balance, Renee Magritte, reality vs. fantasy) / LOCATIONS OF INTEREST: (offices and work spaces, the bedroom and intimate spaces, therapy and spaces of the mind, museums, and colonial art spaces). Read below for further details on specific categories.
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