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The Indiana Arts Commission has announced two new grant programs endorsed by the Bicentennial Commission:
Arts in the Parks is a partnership between the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) enabling the creation of arts activities for the public to enjoy at parks and forests across the state. More info here.
Indiana Masterpiece will introduce Hoosiers to the best of Indiana’s cultural and artistic legacy through special productions, commissions, exhibitions, performances, and / or artistic celebrations. Projects will showcase the state’s arts history and prominent figures in order to highlight Indiana’s rich cultural heritage and those who created it. More info here.
The IAC is currently seeking submission of qualifications from artists interested in creating the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards. The selected artist will be asked to create three to five editions of a unique artwork that includes or incorporates part of the Indiana Constitution Elm tree as part of the award piece. A section of the Constitution Elm will be provided to the selected artist. The Arts Commission will provide a commission of $5,000 for creation of the awards. Click here for more information.
Nominations are being accepted for the next Indiana Poet Laureate now through September 1.
The Indiana Poet Laureate represents the State of Indiana and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of programming to the education community and general public. The Poet Laureate makes formal presentations at various educational facilities and events, pursues individual initiatives to advance the knowledge and appreciation of poetry throughout the state, and offers advice to the Commission regarding ways to further the art of poetry in Indiana. More here.
Established by the Commission in 2014, PACE (Partnering Arts, Communities and Education) currently supports four partnerships in the state at an annual funding level of $10,000 each. Following basic planning between an artist/arts organization and eligible school, the existing partnerships submitted their applications and were subsequently approved for completion of their initial planning phase and final reports June 30, 2015.
Go to the PACE program webpage for a description and information to be included in a letter of interest. Submit letters to Sarah Fronczek, IAC Arts Education Coordinator at email@example.com, 317-232-1274 on or before the deadline of 4:30 PM (EDT) September 30, 2015.
Nominations for the 2015 Governor's Arts Awards are currently being accepted through 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on September 1. To read the nomination guidelines or to submit a nomination, click here.
The Capacity Building Partnership Program will provide funding for programs that further develop the professional skills of the staff of cultural organizations, community leaders and / or individual artists.
For application instructions or more information, please visit the Capacity Building Partnership Program webpage.