Arts Commission to host artist workshops for site-specific projects     


(Indianapolis, Indiana) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that
it will host three summer workshops designed to help artists create successful
site-specific, community-based arts projects.

“The art of Community Engagement” workshops will feature a professional peer artist
to share their advice and experience, a naturalist for understanding how to operate in a
park setting, and IAC staff to help participants understand best practices to secure
funding through the Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites program.

“These workshops will help our state’s artists imagine how they can engage people in
new, creative environments,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. “The joining of
the arts with the nature and history provides unique opportunities for artists to utilize their creativity in innovative ways.’

Workshop dates and locations are:

  • July 10, 2016        1:30 p.m. (EDT)    Fort Harrison State Park
  • July 31, 2016        1:30 p.m. (CDT)    Indiana Dunes State Park
  • August 14, 2016   1:30 p.m. (EDT)    Brown County State Park

“The art of Community Engagement” workshops are free, but attendance is limited
to 30 people at each site, so registration will be required to attend. For more information
on the workshops, please visit

Registration is currently open for all three workshops. To register for a workshop, visit and follow the link to the registration page.

“The art of Community Engagement” workshops will provide artists with additional
resources to help them develop successful projects for the Arts in the Parks program
which is now broadened to include historic sites. To learn more about the Arts in the
Parks and Historic Sites program, visit

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every
day, for everyone in Indiana.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays and major holidays.

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