Three New Opportunities for Central Indiana-based Artists

As the city ramps up for the 2021 spring season, we are pleased to announce the #IndyKeepsCreating blog. Here, you’ll find updates, fresh opportunities, and other announcements related to being a creative during the pandemic. Make sure to share widely!


Art & Basketball

Help create outdoor art, music, and cultural experiences as the city welcomes 68 NCAA men’s basketball tournament teams from across the nation in March! The Arts Council of Indianapolis, working with community partners, seeks 300+ central Indiana-based artists to activate downtown Indy and other key locations during March Madness. 

Artists can learn more about the opportunities in the Indy Arts Guide’s classifieds section. The deadline to submit information is February 15. Artists or teams of artists are sought to:

  • Provide existing visual artwork and literary art/poetry to be printed on large-scale vinyl that will be installed in vacant downtown storefront windows. Details here
  • Create new, temporary, site-specific art installations in vacant downtown windows and storefronts to serve as colorful backdrops. Details here
  • Paint dimensional, interactive, 10×10-foot basketball-court themed murals in four central locations. Details here
  • Create outdoor dance, music, spoken word, and other performances in public spaces such as Monument Circle, Lugar Plaza, and Georgia Street. More details here.

Help us continue supporting artists through the COVID-19 pandemic

Central Indiana artists: Nearly a year after the pandemic, how is COVID-19 continuing to impact your work, health, and finances? Please take this 20-minute survey by end of day Feb. 17 to help the Arts Council better understand the services and resources you will need going forward. In 2020, your survey responses helped the Arts Council raise more than $1 million to provide emergency grants to artists and cultural workers. 

Complete the survey to be entered in a drawing to win one of two $250 VISA gift cards. We appreciate your time, and thank you for everything you’re doing to make sure #IndyKeepsCreating. 


Financial resources & tax guidance for artists

It’s been one heck of a confusing year when it comes to knowing how and when to apply for financial assistance including unemployment benefits, loans, and grants. And that doesn’t even include preparing your taxes for the unusual year that was 2020. Through a partnership between the Arts Council and gener8tor, Central Indiana artists can sign up now for FREE webinars and one-on-one, 30-minute consultations with experts to help you identify and apply for critical financial resources and get tax guidance. 

Sessions are Feb. 16-24. The one-on-one slots fill quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible!


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