Arts Place, Inc. is a nonprofit regional arts council that operates three centers in East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio. Arts Place is dedicated to presenting quality exhibitions and educational programming. The galleries exhibit the work of both emerging and established artists.
Art With a Heart
Art With a Heart is a visual arts organization that, with its partners, provides excellent, innovative, mentor-intensive visual arts programming. The programming is integrated with core academic areas, resulting in measurable positive impact on the personal development of at-risk urban youth in becoming creative, productive, successful members of their communities.
ArtMix is a non-profit arts service organization providing access to the arts for people with disabilities. ArtMix (formerly VSA Indiana) fulfills its mission through a series of arts programs led by 20+ professional Teaching Artists who provide programming in schools, community centers, hospitals, and on-site in our adaptive arts studios near downtown Indianapolis.
Through its programming, ArtMix increases access, engagement, knowledge, and skills in and through the arts. Collectively, ArtMix programs serve more than 6,000 people each year. The programs create opportunities for learning, self-expression, and socialization, and increase community understanding and acceptance of people of all abilities. ArtMix was founded in 1982 and is a member of the VSA Affiliate Network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
For more information visit artmix.org or call (317) 974-4123.
Arts Council of Indianapolis
The Arts Council of Indianapolis fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive.
The Arts Council is an organization that advocates for the need and importance of broad community funding and support for a thriving arts scene; innovates by constantly pursuing and promoting innovative ideas and programs that better serve the area, its artists, and arts organizations; and connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations, and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.
The Arts Council owns and operates two performance and exhibition spaces, the Indianapolis Artsgarden (attached to Circle Centre Mall) and Gallery 924 (at 924 N. Pennsylvania Street). The Arts Council allocates public funding to arts and cultural organizations through a competitive grant program; offers fellowship opportunities including the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, the Transformational Impact Fellowship, and the Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship; provides programs, services, and technical assistance for artists and arts organizations; and manages the city’s public art program. The Indy Arts Guide provides a comprehensive arts calendar featuring thousands of events, performances, and exhibitions throughout central Indiana. For more information on the Arts Council, call (317) 631-3301, visit online at indyarts.org, and connect with us Facebook.com/indyarts, Twitter @ArtsCouncilIndy, and Instagram @ArtsCouncilIndy.
Arts for Lawrence
Mission: Arts for Lawrence connects arts to the community to inspire everyone every day.
Vision: Living Lawrence – A vibrant arts destination.
Partnerships for Lawrence offers public arts programming in visual and performing arts. The Theater at the Fort provides a venue for local performers, Lawrence Township school performances, Summer Art Camp, Monthly Poetry readings and art exhibitions. Other programs include outreach in visual arts instruction, public art installations, and a community mural program.
Association of Indiana Museums
Founded in 1972, this association is the advocate and information resource for Indiana’s museums. The 2008 Directory of Indiana Museums, published by AIM and the only resource of its kind, lists 508 museums. Please refer to the AIM website for more information and to order your copy of the Directory.
Indiana museums care for at least 10.5 million collection items, from photographs to wagons, manuscripts to giraffes, and arrowheads to DVDs. In doing so, they help over 9.6 million visitors annually explore, learn and enjoy the knowledge communicated by those collections.
AYS Inc is a non-profit child and youth services agency providing before and after school programs in public schools across Central Indiana.
To learn more about AYS Summer Camps, visit http://www.ayskids.org/Camp/index.htm
Buck Creek Players
Buck Creek Players presents theater in an intimate setting that stimulates and inspires through exceptional artistry. The organization provides an atmosphere of education, professionalism, caring, and support through opportunities for all ages in volunteer-driven operations and programs. Members believe that theater should involve, engage, reflect, and nourish the community it serves. The group is currently in its 43th year of producing award-winning community theater.
Carmel Arts Council
The council supports and promotes visual, performing, and literary arts in the Carmel/Clay area. It offers The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery according to Guinness Records. Artwork is exhibited from a different school each month during the school year. The gallery is open September through May on Friday and Saturday from 2 to 5pm and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. excluding holidays or by appointment. Admission is free. The council also offers an expanding performing arts program and two arts scholarships each year.
Classical Music Indy
The non-profit producer of the syndicated radio program “Classical Music with Michael Toulouse” and advocate for, and promoter of, Indiana classical music happenings.
Visit our website for a list of affiliate stations carrying the show.
Drum Corps International
From modest beginnings more than four decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and World Championships, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and nationally-broadcast events. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™.
Finch Entertainment provides a mix of astonishing magic and mentalism for the most memorable party your discerning guests will ever experience.
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You want your friends and associates to remember your party. Unique, quality entertainment makes you look good. Jon’s style of magic promotes interaction among your guests. The entire audience is involved in every bit of the show–they are participants, not just spectators. As a professional, he has performed in every possible situation.
Fishers Arts Council, Inc.
The Fishers Arts Council is entrusted to develop and maintain an Arts program for and by the people of Fishers. It serves as the leading art an creativity organization for Fishers — doing so by stimulating participation, advancing, supporting, and recommending access to and for the arts in Fishers.
Fishers Music Works
Fishers Music Works is a not-for-profit music-related organization whose mission is to sponsor professional and semi-professional ensembles in the Town of Fishers and to provide educational opportunities that revolve around great music of the present and the past. Nickel Plate Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece Big Band/Jazz ensemble. Fishers Wind Symphony is a 45 to 50 piece concert band. Each of these ensembles has presented five concerts. Fishers Chamber Orchestra presented its debut concert in March, featuring music of Mozart, Haydn, and Rossini. White River Brass Quintet and Mudsock Jazz Combo have played for multiple events in central Indiana. For audition information for our large ensembles go to the individual pages under the Ensembles Menu.
Fountain Square Arts Council
• Act as a catalyst for arts and communication for the arts in South East Indianapolis
• Further establish Fountain Square as an arts destination
• Provide support for local artists
• Make art inclusive of the entire neighborhood
• Provide a connection between residents and artists
• Provide a forum for open discussion of public art projects and guidelines
• Create a mechanism to network with other local art groups
• Develop a web site for Fountain Square Artists
• Promote youth and family involvement in the arts
Hancock County Arts Council
Greenfield, Indiana has long been a quiet little community to the east of Indianapolis. The county seat of Hancock County, Greenfield has had famous residents in the past and many happy families living and growing in our midst.
Now as a rebirth of downtown is in progress, we are home to the beautiful Creative Arts & Events Center, historic H.J. Ricks theater, restaurants, and events such as Second Friday, the Will Vawter Juried Art Competition, Riley Festival, the annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Competition and the Pennsy Trail Art Fair.
The Hancock County Arts and Cultural Council encourages the growth of our hometown artists and has played a vital part in this flourishing arts environment. We are looking forward to many more exciting arts activities in the future. Be a part of the Arts in Hancock County through the Arts and Cultural Council.
Hendricks County Arts Council
The Hendricks County Arts Council (HCAC), a not-for-profit organization, promotes, encourages, and increases awareness of the arts throughout the county.
Hendricks County Arts Council is a community organization that strives to provide financial support, services, and other programs for a variety of arts organizations and/or individual artists and the community as a whole. Our objective is to enhance in the quality of life in our community and raise awareness of the Arts that are taking place in Hendricks County Indiana.
Historic Irvington Community Council
Founded in 1970, the Council is a 501(c)3 organization that provides a voice to the city on Irvington issues such as public services and zoning and works to improve the community and the lives of its residents. Highlights of the Council’s efforts include the annual Halloween Festival, Town Hall meeting and Luminaria as well as the Spring Event. The Council meets monthly, except for December, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Irvington Presbyterian Church, 55 S. Johnson Avenue. The public is encouraged to attend. The Council is made up of members from four districts and at-large members. Elections are held in May of odd numbered years. Councilors serve two-year terms.
Hoosier Artisan Boutique LLC
The Hoosier Artisan Boutique, LLC exists to promote the diversity of Indiana’s arts and crafts. Currently, it’s primary means of doing this is an annual event featuring juried artisans.
Indiana Arts Commission
This agency of the state government, is a public catalyst, partner, and investor in the arts. It serves the citizens of Indiana by funding, encouraging, promoting, and expanding the arts.
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Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission
The mission of the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission is the promotion of cultural activities emphasizing music, art, literature, drama, and dance by and for the citizens of Noblesville to enhance the overall quality of life of the entire community.
Shelby Arts Alliance
The mission of the Shelby Arts Alliance is to promote, support and showcase the arts in Shelby County. The mission is to provide and opportunity for education, cultural exposure, interaction and participation in the visual, performing and literary arts.
Sponsors annual Shelby County Arts Fest. For more information about the arts fest: PO Box 808 Shelbyville, IN 46176 firstname.lastname@example.org
Southside Art League
Southside Art League, Inc. ( SALI) is a visual artists support organization offering educational opportunities through classes and workshops, as well as exhibiting opportunities through juried shows, the Art About Town program, and the Off Broadway Gallery. SALI is also the sponsor for the annual Midwest National Abstract Exhibition. Membership is not required to participate in many of the activities and shows.
For more information, visit www.southsideartleague.org or call 317-882-5562
Speedway Arts Council
The mission of the Speedway Arts Council is to stimulate appreciation of the arts and enrich the cultural lives of Speedway residents and guests; encouraging a focused vision of the arts throughout the community.
The Art Lab
The Art Lab is a locally owned and managed art studio and classroom that provides adults and children with creative avenues of self-expression and opportunities to enhance their own lives and community. Their core teaching group of professional teaching artists are cooperative members in The Art Lab invested in individualized instruction and learning through the arts.
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