Indiana Artisan jury panels will meet again in September, 2017, to review the work of applicants creating Indiana’s highest-quality art and foods. At the top of this screen, click “Benefits,” “Jurying,” and “Guidelines” for the application that applies to your work. These links provide great insight into what Indiana Artisan looks for and how to write a successful application. Thanks for your interest!
Art applications are reviewed by one jury panel which evaluates on four criteria outlined in the application guidelines. As you complete the application, you might imagine being one of the panelists, reviewing well over 100 applications in a two-day period. To have your work noticed in this crowd, you want to be clear about how exceptional your work is. You want to be specific about why it is exceptional. And you want to do that succinctly. Tell your story. Compelling stories are ones panelists remember when discussing every application. Keep in mind that a story that’s too long bores the reader. Nearly every artist has a great story to tell about themselves and their work. Successful applications tend to be ones who make the point clearly and quickly.
The art application guidelines provide keys to creating a successful application. The guidelines are vital, and they are here. Please read the guidelines first, then click here to go to the online application.
Value-added food producers need to complete the application so that two different jury panels can review the product. Only one panel, the “Packaging/Labeling” panel, will review your application online. This panel is comprised of retailers, dieticians, ServSafe instructors, current or former Indiana State Health Department staffers, and others knowledgeable in packaging/labeling/food retailing. After reviewing your app, the group will meet and evaluate your sample in terms of how it is packaged and labeled, determining if it meets state health department guidelines and requirements and assessing how marketable it is in terms of its appearance and price points.
A second panel, one comprised of chefs, culinary instructors, dieticians, food editors, and others with sophisticated palates, blindly review the samples (out of their package and in small, nondescript “tastes”) as part of the “Taste/Texture” panel. This panel references your application for details regarding ingredients. Are some or all Indiana-sourced? They also review the applications to learn the applicant’s story. How is the product made? Where is it made? Why is it made? The application tries to draw these answers out of food applicants. Tell your story as part of the application!
The food application guidelines provide keys to creating a successful application. The guidelines are vital, and they are here. Please read the guidelines first, then click here to go to the online application.