Artists At Work Indianapolis
Artists At Work is a national workforce resilience program that values artists as workers, invests in communities and leverages culture for social impact.
In partnership with Herbert Simon Family Foundation and CICF, Artists At Work Indianapolis will be a 15-month project, offering five local artists 12 months of salary ($32,500) and full health benefits to work within communities in and around Indianapolis on a range of cross-sector issues including, but not limited to, mental health, antiracism, environmental justice and climate resiliency, substance abuse recovery and youth welfare.
Artist At Work participants will bring their skills and creative thinking to five local social-impact organizations, with community connections facilitated by Herbert Simon Family Foundation and CICF as a lead regional partner. These cross-sector partnerships, led by the five local artists selected through an open call process by an advisory council working with the foundation, will focus on serving and activating the local community through artistic and civic engagement projects.
Examples of public-facing programming and projects may include:
In addition to a 12-month salary and health and retirement benefits, participating artists will:
September 6, 2023: Application window opens.
October 13, 2023: Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m.
December 2023: Artists selected and notified
Dec. 2023 – Jan. 2024: Artist select partner organizations
March 2024: 12-month term begins
All applicants must: