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Arts Illiana, in partnership with the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, announces a call for artists to celebrate the Community Foundation’s 30th anniversary.

The Community Foundation has helped individuals, families, and businesses create permanent endowments that support charities and opportunities in west-central Indiana, with its primary focus being Clay, Sullivan, and Vigo counties. During this period, the Foundation has distributed more than $41 million, providing grants to charities and scholarships to help area students pursue higher education.

In commemoration of this milestone, the Foundation will host a year-round 30th anniversary celebration to engage the philanthropic partners who have provided time, talent and treasure to enrich life in the Wabash Valley. The 30th anniversary art collection is one of the anniversary events.

The Foundation seeks to acquire 2D or 3D artwork originally produced for permanent display in its offices, as well as in print and digital media. In recognition of the importance of the arts community, the Foundation has created this opportunity to showcase the talent of visual artists living and working in the Wabash Valley service area.

“Since our earliest years, the Community Foundation has supported the arts and the important role they play in our communities,” said Beth Tevlin, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The local arts sector and the creators it employs not only enhance the quality of life, but also act as a magnet for cultural tourism, attract and retain talent, and contribute to the overall economic vitality of the Wabash Valley. . »

Artists from Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties are invited “to share their perceptions of the Community Foundation’s role in the community through visually reflective artwork,” Tevlin said.

Artists must be at least 18 years old to participate and submissions must interpret the Foundation’s impact on the community. This may include the philanthropy of its donors, the programs or projects of its beneficiaries, changing perceptions within the community or its mission/vision.

The Foundation will purchase up to six individual pieces.

Artists can access the RFQ via a link on the artsilliana.com homepage. Questions regarding the RFQ can be directed to Jon Robeson, Executive Director of Arts Illiana at info@artsilliana.org or by calling 812-235-5007. Artists seeking information about the Community Foundation are encouraged to visit the Community Foundation website at www.wvcf.org. Artists will be able to visit the offices of the Community Foundation. Details of tour days and times are listed in the price request.