August/September 2018 Artist Opportunities


August/September 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 (when applicable).

Indiana Arts Commission’s “Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites” Grant

Do you represent an arts organization interested in submitting an applications for the Arts Commission’s Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites program? The program offers grants up to $3,000 for arts related projects that encourage the creation of and public engagement with art in the Indiana state park / forest system or state historic sites. Arts and non-arts organizations are eligible to apply as well as individual artists. Organizations have until 4:30 p.m. September 6, 2018 to complete their online application. Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites is a grant program that provides funding for arts program related projects that encourage the creation of and public engagement with art about the Indiana state park/forest system and historic sites. To get funded, the proposed project must be connected to the site (highlight its historical significance, etc.). Click here to review program guidelines and important program dates.

Plein Air Painters Wanted for Duck Race

Noblesville Main Street’s Duck Race is happening on September 8th, 2018 from 3-7pm on the Logan Street Bridge. Live music, kayak racing, kids’ activities, cash prizes, and a beer garden will round out the event’s festivities in this fun annual event. Event organizers would like to highlight the local arts community by inviting plein air painters to set up their easels and capture local scenery during the event. Interested artists should email Rachael ( for more information.

Call for Art: “Middle West” Exhibit at Ignite Studio in Fishers

Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers is excited to celebrate the fall season with an art exhibit featuring artwork from local artists. Ignite Studio seeks 2D artwork in a variety of sizes and mediums that fits the title theme of “Middle West.” The exhibit will be on display in their new art–focused makerspace from October 17 – January 1. To submit your artwork for consideration, please email Katelyn Coyne directly at Submission deadline is Monday, September 10th. 

For more details, view the full callout PDF.

Forging Sweet Arts: Celebrating Six Years of Nickel Plate Arts

Artists: We need your help! On September 12, we’ll be celebrating our sixth anniversary with a fundraiser gala at Mill Top Banquet and Conference Center. We’re looking for artists to help us with event décor, artwork, gifts, auction items, and more. Can you count on you to help us pull off a successful event? Read more about our fundraiser artist opportunities.

Tickets and table sponsorships are available now!

Call for Artists: Worldwide “Art Battle” Competition Coming to Fortville

Art Battle is a live competitive painting event that happens in cities across the US, Canada, and around the world. On September 29th, Fortville Main Street will host their own Art Battle event from 6-10pm. Artists are invited to enter the competition and turn a blank canvas into inspiring artwork in just 20 minutes. Participants will help vote to determine an event winner. All artwork created during the event will be available for purchase via a silent auction. Fans of art and live competition are invited to purchase a ticket to attend (with special early bird prices available until September 22nd). Kids 12 & under may attend for free. For more event details, including online ticket purchasing, volunteer opportunities, and how to apply as a competitor, visit the Art Battle International website.

Registrations Open Now for Nickel Plate Arts’ Comic Book in a Day!

Nickel Plate Arts is celebrating the 5th year of our annual Comic Book in a Day Challenge by bringing the event to a new home! This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 6th from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library!  This year’s event will feature the best that Nickel Plate Arts AND Ignite have to offer, included expanded activities for families and kids, more artwork for sale, and more activities for artists and comic book fans of all ages. Mark your calendar now and visit our event page for more details and how to register.

Fishers Arts Council’s Art in City Hall Exhibit Season (Updated 7/18/18)

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 submit your work for consideration in our upcoming exhibit, “Falling in Line” (showcasing work by comic artists, illustrators, graphic artists, and drawing artists). More exhibit opportunities coming – stay tuned!

Ailithir McGill