Arts Commission Announces Call For Session Proposals For Indiana Arts Homecoming 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today it is inviting session proposals for the 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming conference, October 24 – 25, 2019, at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis.


The theme for the two-day conference is Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA): Arts for All. Goals for the conference include exploring what “Arts for All” means in practice; inspiring and being inspired by new ideas; and developing a deeper leadership and capacity for artists, organizations, and communities.
“We want to provide conference sessions produced by Indiana’s creative community, including artists, organizations, and communities,” said IAC Deputy Director Miah Michaelsen.
Proposed sessions should fit in one of the following tracks:

  • LEARN what IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) means and why it is important
  • SHARE and explore what IDEA means in practice
  • INSPIRE new ideas and empower attendees to do IDEA work, and
  • BUILD nuts – and – bolts skillsets in arts management

The IAC will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 12 from 10 – 11 a.m. (EST) to share more information about the theme and walk through the session proposal development and submission process. More information on the webinar is available at the Indiana Arts Homecoming Session Proposal webpage: https://www.in.gov/arts/3133.htm.
“We want to hear from folks from around the state, in particular those that may be new to the Indiana Arts Homecoming or new to conference presenting, and we think a webinar on session development and submission will help build capacity. Inspiring work is happening in communities and organizations small and large, that we are certain would be of interest to conference attendees,” Michaelsen added. “This open call for sessions and the information webinar will be an excellent opportunity to get potential presenters ready to share with the larger arts community and help increase access to the arts for everyone.”
Session proposals must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. (EST) March 1, 2019.
For more information, visit the IAC website or contact Miah Michaelsen at 317-232-1286 or email mmichaelsen@iac.in.gov.

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