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Thanks to all who have contributed and helped us celebrate an outstanding season of arts in Columbus!
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First Fridays for Families
Mario the Maker Magician

January 3
The Commons
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Show starts at 6:00 pm
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Artist Reception

January 23
411 – A Project of the Arts & Entertainment District
5:00–7:00 pm
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Community Caroling
Bartholomew County Public Library
Armory Apartments
December 19
6:00 pm
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It’s a Wonderful Life – Radio Play
Harlequin Theatre
December 20, 21
7:00 pm
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The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays)
Actors Community Theater of Seymour
December 20, 21
7:30 pm
More info

Chordlighters Barbershop Chorus
St. Bartholomew
December 21
7:00 pm
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Beecher Singers & Orchestra
St. Paul Lutheran Church
December 22
6:40 pm
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Comedian Tim Kavanagh
Harlequin Theatre
December 27
7:30 pm
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Indiana Artist Holiday Exhibition & Sale
Brown County Art Guild
West Baden Springs Hotel
Now through December 30
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Kwanzaa Celebration
Bartholomew County Public Library
December 30
5:30–8:30 pm
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YES Comedy Showcase presents Mike Armstrong
YES Cinema
December 31
7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
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Love Your History – Call for Youth Artwork

Bartholomew County students ages 14–19 and/or attending high school (public, private and homeschool) are being asked to submit original artwork for the Inn at Irwin Gardens' event, "Love Your History."

Are you inspired by historic landmarks that make Columbus a special place to live? We have an art assignment for you! Create a one-of-a-kind work of art that visually represents what “Love Your History” means to you and win a chance to exhibit your work at The Inn at Irwin Gardens. Students selected to exhibit work will be entered into an art contest with cash awards.

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Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites announced

The Indiana Arts Commission has approved 72 projects for the 2020 Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites program. Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites is a partnership between the IAC, Indiana State Parks and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, funding art activities that encourage visitors to create and experience art that celebrates the uniqueness of Indiana’s historic sites, parks, lakes and forests. 

Click here for a full list of funded projects.


Indiana Women's Suffrage Centennial proposals

The Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission is issuing a Call for Proposals to Indiana-based artists or artist teams interested in designing and fabricating an original work of art to be displayed in the Indiana Statehouse to commemorate the ratification of the 19th Amendment and to remain a part of the State of Indiana’s permanent public art collection.

Proposals should embrace and celebrate a theme of representing the ideals, people, and actions behind the movement for women’s suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment in Indiana and in the United States. Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel convened by the Indiana Arts Commission, which will include artists working in public art, public art administrators and citizens. Three finalists will be submitted to the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, which will make the final selection. Proposals due January 10, 2020.

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Indiana Arts Commission Opportunities

On-Ramp Career Accelerator
On-Ramp is an accelerator for Indiana creative entrepreneurs looking to rev up their business thinking. On-Ramp gives participants new connections, plans, coaching and access to special funds. Applications due January 16, 2020.
Click here for more information about On-Ramp.

Individual Advancement Program
Individual Advancement Program provides support up to $2,000 to Indiana artists for career development projects. This cycle, IAC is accepting visual arts (crafts, design, media arts, photography) applications. Applications due February 6, 2020.
Click here for more information about Individual Advancement Program.

Creative Community Pathway
Creative Community Pathway is a roadmap for any Indiana community to use arts and culture-based strategies to grow community wellbeing. Communities interested in pursuing special designation through the program must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 27, 2020.
Click here for more information about Creative Community Pathway.

Arts Organization Support I
Arts Organization Support provides annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations. Organizations new to this grant must submit a Letter of Intent by January 15, 2020. Applications due March 5, 2020.
Click here for more information about Arts Organization Support I.

Arts Project Support
Arts Project Support provides funding to nonprofit organizations to support a specific part of the organization's arts activities or a series of related arts activities such as art classes or training sessions. Applications due March 5, 2020.
Click here for more information about Arts Project Support.


Connect with CAAC!

Do you love the arts in Columbus? Become a volunteer for the Columbus Area Arts Council! With a variety of programs and events happening year round, we are always looking for ways to get others involved in our work. Email for more information today!

Promoting local events is one of the many ways CAAC supports arts and culture in the Columbus area. Let us know about your event and we may feature it in our newsletter or on social media. Newsletters go out biweekly. Deadline for submission is the Monday before the next newsletter.
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