first_imgInspiration from InstagramIndiana is home to ten arts and culture hot spots! Follow these Instagram accounts for creative inspiration.Arts Village Brown CountyBloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD)Carmel Arts and Design DistrictColumbus Area Arts CouncilMadison Area Arts AllianceNickel Plate District, FishersNickel Plate Arts, NoblesvilleNoCo Arts and Cultural DistrictWabash Valley Art SpacesTippecanoe Arts Federation Learn how Decay Devils has been able to get a Rust Belt city interested in historical preservation for the first time in 40 years at the Indiana Arts Homecoming conference this October in Indianapolis.A few years ago, the City of Gary sold the Union Station building for $10 to Decay Devils “who have cleaned the outside and have plans to haul away the garbage and put windows back in. Perhaps it could become a restaurant. Or a museum. Most of all, they say, it could serve as a sign that this city, which has lost more than half its population and struggles with violence and blight, is heading toward a long-awaited rebound.” (Mitch Smith, New York Times) Andrea LedbetterPresenting will be one of the organization’s founding members, Andrea Ledbetter. In addition to her work with Decay Devils, Andrea is a photographer, writer, researcher, and registered nurse.Space is limited so grab your ticket for the Indiana Arts Homecoming (October 24-25, 2019) and secure your spot to get connected with this incredible group! Instagram screenshots from featured accounts Five Stories You Don’t Want to MissHow one rural community leveraged the arts to renew its economyArtwork created in El Paso to help the community healLearning the racial geography of Indiana as a young Black girl in the 1980s18 times Toni Morrison spoke to our soulsThe power and possibility of Dayton’s Oregon District Putnam County Mural Project Site from CreatINg PlacesPutnam County Mural Project Site from CreatINg Places Sending all the creative vibes your way,Bridget EckertDirector of Marketing and CommunicationsIndiana Arts [email protected]center_img Members of Ohio-based band Mo’ Mojo perform at The Purple Fiddle. Photo from The Purple Fiddle.Ohio-based band Mo’ Mojo perform at The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia. Photo from The Purple Fiddle. People landscaping under an bypass Bridget Eckert Friends Tell Friends About FundingWe’re here for a good alliteration and sharing funding opportunities to help bring the arts to communities across our state. Take a look at these opportunities.Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites for site specific project supportCreatINg Places crowdfunding for community improvements and projectsRural Indiana Performance Fund for community concerts / performancesHistoric Renovation Grant Program for facade faceliftsINcommon grants support community gatherings to talk about tough topics FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Tameside bakery students attend Chocolate Academy

first_imgTwo Tameside College bakery students recently had the chance to visit the Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy in Banbury, after winning an all-expenses-paid trip.Fay Corrigan and Rebekah Simpson won the prize after competing in the California Raisins’ Future Baker Competition 2010, held at the Baking Industry Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham in March last year. The students had to work as part of a team, and bake in front of a live audience.The students, accompanied by Tameside tutor Lorna Jones, attended the three-day trip last month, and produced items, including chocolate brownies, alongside other delegates.They also took part in the Chocolate Patisserie course, which demonstrated their presentation skills when displaying afternoon tea and counter products, said the college.“The opportunity to visit the Chocolate Academy was a fantastic experience. The course was exceptional and the trip around the factory helped bring the theory to life,” commented Jones.“Rebekah and Fay were nervous working in front of the other delegates at first, but once they started, their baking skills took over and they felt very comfortable.”>>Student embraces time at Richemontlast_img read more