IU New Frontiers and IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal Grant Information Session

Grant Workshop Announcement

DATE: September 27, 2012
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
LOCATION: University Library, Room 1126

This session will provide participants with an overview of the deadlines for these funding opportunities, how to apply and more importantly how to develop a competitive proposal. Members of the IAHI and New Frontiers grants advisory groups will be present to answer questions, as well as IUPUI faculty who have received one or both of these grants and who have reviewed arts and humanities proposals.

To register for this event, go to http://crl.iupui.edu/Events/eventsRegistration.asp?id=2995.  Question may be directed to Jason Kelly at jaskelly@iupui.edu.

Herron School of Art and Design announces Abbey Chambers as Basile Center Director

Abbey Chambers

Herron School of Art and Design announced today that Abbey Chambers has been appointed as the new director of the Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life.

Chambers joined Herron in January 2008 as an administrative support specialist for the Herron Galleries and the Basile Center. She was promoted to the role of academic advisor and recruiter in February 2011. She is also an associate faculty member in Art History.

Her role as the director of the Basile Center will draw on this experience while allowing her to continue teaching her popular courses on Art Appreciation, American Art and the History of Fashion. Chambers also Colonial period through the first half of the 20th century.

She is a past president of the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) and remains deeply involved in the local arts community.

Chambers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Art History from Kendall College of Art and Design, where she was valedictorian. Her master’s degree is in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Following her graduate studies, Chambers worked for the Community Programs Center at the University of Indianapolis, where she matched students with appropriate service learning opportunities. She also has worked at the Wheeler Arts Community, coordinating public arts events and programs with the resident artists.

Chambers said, “I am honored to have been selected as the Director of the Basile Center. The Basile Center already is a great asset to Herron, its students and to the community. It holds a lot of potential for developing new and innovative partnerships that can enrich our students’ learning and enhance our communities even more.”

About the Basile Center

The Frank and Katrina Basile Center for Art, Design and Public Life is Herron’s laboratory for applying the talents and skills of Herron students and faculty to the needs of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. It connects artists in all media with community partners who are interested in providing real-world and professional practice experiences through public art commissions, art and design competitions and civic engagement opportunities. The skill and knowledge students gain from conceptualizing and competing for community-based commissions better pre-pares them for the world outside college. Students often work with architects, engineers, electricians, fabrication design houses, printer companies and landscape architects to get the job done, resulting in an extraordinarily well-rounded practical experience. For more information, visit http://www.herron.iupui.edu/basile-center.

2012 Frederick Douglass Symposium, “Rediscovering the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: A Public Symposium”

Frederick Douglass

Date:  October 4-5, 2012
Location: IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.

A free two-day public event to observe and assess the significance of the publication of the first scholarly edition of Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, the third and most inclusive autobiography by the 19th century’s best-known African American by the Frederick Douglass Papers, a unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis’ Institute for American Thought. Douglass (1818-1895), a runaway slave, rose to become an internationally recognized orator, reformer, journalist, and diplomat.
Event Schedule:

Keynote Address—by Professor David W. Blight, the Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University. CE 450 – 5-6:30 pm, October, 4th

Public Reception and Book Launch Party Reception—4th Floor Terrace6:30-8:00 pm, October 4th

Scholarly Symposium on Rediscovering the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass—CE 450 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, October 5th.


Sponsored by the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indianapolis and its English and History departments, the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, and the Indiana University Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

For additional information or to register for this free event, email douglass@iupui.edu

Event website: http://liberalarts.iupui.edu/douglass/