March 2018 Artist Opportunities

March 2018 Artist Opportunities

We’ve decided to post all of our artist opportunities in one spot to make it easier for our network of creatives. Read on for call-outs and more, and be sure to read all the way through – we wouldn’t want you to miss an important deadline! Note: opportunities are listed chronologically according to deadline date, with deadline in bold.

Spark!Fishers Seeks Vendors & Musical Performers for Inaugural Event

A brand new event is coming to Fishers this summer! Spark!Fishers is an inaugural, weekend-long celebration in the heart of Fishers’ Nickel Plate District. The community-led event is uniquely Fishers with over 80 representatives from the community driving the planning process, and they are looking for vendors and musicians to join in on the excitement.

The Spark!Fishers planning committee is seeking three types of vendors: 1) food vendors, 2) business/artists/organizations, and 3) non-profit/education vendors. If you would like to be considered as a vendor for this inaugural event, please fill out the application here. Please note that the application deadline is March 30th, 2018.

For musicians/bands, there are two opportunities: main stage and roaming performances. Act soon: the deadline to apply for consideration is Friday, March 30th. For more information and how to apply, please see our web posting.

Callout: Mural Opportunity in Greenfield

Calling all artists! Greenfield Parks and Recreation is installing a 4,000 square foot splash pad slated to open in May of this year. As part of this project, a new building will be constructed that will house mechanical equipment and two restrooms, and the Parks departments is looking for an artist to design a mural that will be printed on a weather-resistant sign and displayed on the new building. Submission deadline is March 30th. For more details and how to apply, read our website posting.

Volunteers Needed: 2018 Indiana Artisan Marketplace

Known as the state’s premier art and food experience, Indiana Artisan Marketplace (happening April 7-8 in the Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds) is the don’t-miss weekend for everyone who enjoys exceptional art, fine craft, and small-batch food and beverage. It wouldn’t be the same without volunteers to help set it up, provide hospitality, and tear it down. Indiana Artisan staff strive to make duties fun and would like to have you join the team. For details or to register as a volunteer, visit the Indiana Artisan website.

Auditions: Brighton Beach Memoirs

The Belfry Theatre proudly announces auditions for their upcoming production, “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle‐class Brooklyn walk‐up.

Performances dates:

Fridays and Saturdays: June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16 with curtain at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinees on June 10 and 17 with curtain at 2:00 p.m.

Audition dates are April 3 & 4, time and location TBD. For more information, please see our web posting.

Pre-qualification Program Available for Muralists through Arts Council of Indianapolis

In 2015, in an effort to more quickly respond to late-breaking mural opportunities, the Arts Council of Indianapolis established a juried pool of highly qualified mural artists to refer to community members and to use for its own projects.  This pool was to be re-juried every three years.  This call is to seek a new pool of highly qualified artists and artist teams to be referred for projects starting in 2018 and until the pool is rejuried in 2021. Artists who are prequalified will be eligible for selection for mural projects with budgets up to $100,000.  Budgets are inclusive of design, travel, artists’ fees, materials, labor, rentals, insurance coverage, subcontracts, and all other costs associated with the design and production of mural artwork. The deadline to apply for this program is April 9, 2018. For eligibility information, selection criteria, instructions on how to apply, and more, visit the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ website.

Fairy House Architects Wanted!

Our Fairy House contest returns this spring! Fairyville’s population is BOOMING, and we need your help in housing all the fairies! We are looking for artists, individuals, organizations, and companies to build fairy houses to display along the Fairyville Trail. The walkable Trail will stretch from Nickel Plate Arts through parts of downtown Noblesville. These houses can celebrate Earth Day, represent your home or business, or your favorite local spot – be as creative as you’d like! Prizes will be awarded based on audience vote. Up to $500 in prizes will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners, along with other Honerable Mention prizes. Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 11th. For more information, see our website posting.

Indiana University

Indiana University Bicentennial Medal Design

Calling all Hoosier designers! Indiana  University has announced its Bicentennial Medal Design competition, and anyone can enter. Leave your mark on IU history by designing one half to this historic medical, which will be awarded to individuals who have broadened the reach of IU to people, audiences, and places around the world through personal, professional, artistic, or philanthropic efforts. Design competition closes on April 18th. For more information, see our website posting. 

Hamilton Town Center’s 5th Annual Chalk Art Festival

Hamilton Town Center is hosting its 5th Annual Chalk Art Festival on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, 1pm-5pm. They are in need of both Professional (age 18+) and Novice (17 or under) artists to  compete for best chalk mural. The top three artists in each category will win a Simon Malls giftcard. All artists must supply their own chalk. Artists may begin their creations on Saturday starting at 10am, but no earlier. To register, please email MacKenzie Harris, Director of Marketing at mackenzie.harris@simon.com with first and last name, email, phone number, and which category you will compete in. Hurry – we have limited spots available! Deadline to sign-up is May 11th. 

Callout: Anderson Museum of Art’s “Figures of Speech”

The Anderson Museum of Art is currently accepting submissions for their upcoming “Figures of Speech” exhibit, happening June 26th – August 17th, 2018. All artists age 18 years or older in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, & WI) are invited to enter this open competition and exhibit. “Figures of Speech” is focused on giving artists the opportunity to turn all the classic figures of speech into works of art. Examples include “Birds of a feather flock together,” “Jumbo shrimp,” “As wise as an owl,” and many more. Works on paper, paintings, contemporary conceptual photography, mixed media, and sculpture will be accepted.

Digital entries are due no later than Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018. An Artist’s Reception and Awards Presentation will take place on Friday, July 6th, 2018. For more information or to submit, view the Anderson Museum of Art’s prospectus.

 

Fishers Arts Council’s Art in City Hall Exhibit Season

The Fishers Arts Council is pleased to announce its 2018 Art in City Hall Exhibit Season. Each month, there will be a new exhibit of artwork reflecting a variety of topics relative to the City of Fishers and offered by the residents of Fishers and the surrounding metropolitan area. The exhibits are open to the general public during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to these hours, a reception is generally held for the participating artists at some point during the exhibit, usually from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. And, most artwork is available for purchase. See the available call-outs with further details in Fishers Arts Council’s recent press release.


Opportunities at Nickel Plate Arts:

Exhibits at Nickel Plate Arts 

Interested in participating in an exhibit here at Nickel Plate Arts? Head on over to our Submissions Page to apply for consideration in our upcoming exhibits: May Flowers (a collection of floral-themed art) and Fit to Print (a printmaking exhibit). More exhibit opportunities coming – stay tuned!

Classes at Nickel Plate Arts

Want to teach a class at Nickel Plate Arts? Get in touch with your ideas! We are still finalizing our 2018 calendar of exhibits, classes, and events – email us today to start the conversation!

We are constantly getting information about new and exciting opportunities for our artists, so stay tuned for more info!

 

Rachael O'Dell
rodell@nickelplatearts.org