The JCC Indianapolis’s mission is to enrich the community by perpetuating Jewish tradition and heritage while celebrating diversity of beliefs through arts, education, health and wellness programs. The facility houses an art gallery with more than 6 exhibitions each year, an auditorium for performing arts and films, and a dance studio for dance classes. They host the Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts, a three-week festival each fall featuring local and national authors, performances and films.
More than 100 years old, JCC Indianapolis is located at Arthur M. Glick JCC, 6701 Hoover Road and is a beneficiary agency of the United Way of Central Indiana and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and an affiliate member of the JCC Association of North America.
Kalakshiti Performing Arts Company
Kalakshiti Strives to bring forth awareness of India’s art and cultural heritage to Central Indiana region. Specifically, Kalakshiti aims to propagate classical and contemporary performing arts (Dance, Drama and Music) of India by reaching out to the community through public performances, educational presentations, workshops and collaboration with other organizations.
Kenyettá Dance Company
Since 2004, Kenyettá Dance Company (KDC) has aspired to be one of Indiana’s most diverse and versatile dance companies.
KDC represents many things to many people. Above all else, KDC continues to be a community of dance artists who experience and express the joy, the promise and the pursuit of artistic excellence. KDC feels that we have a responsibility to share relevant experiences of life from the African American aesthetic into the tapestry of arts organizations in Indianapolis, Indiana and leave an imprint on the communities where we live.
The choreographic works and co-artistic direction of Nicholas Owens and Lalah Hazelwood examine the power of the human spirit through the concepts of strength and agility. Vanessa Owens, Company Co-Founder & Director, says, “when the bodies move, your mind and spirit will soar! This is why Black Dance Matters!”
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO)
The Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) program was designed to inspire and introduce young elementary school children to the art of dance, while engaging them in a process that equips them with the discipline, confidence, persistence, determination, social consciousness and cognitive skills for success. The mission of Kids Dance Outreach is to make a positive change in the lives of young people through the discipline of dance.
Kids Dance Outreach (KDO)
Established in 2012 the mission of Kids Dance Outreach (KDO) is to positively impact the lives of all children through joyful dance programs that inspire excellence, instill confidence, encourage teamwork, and applaud persistence.
Through community partnerships around Indianapolis KDO shares its high-level dance programs with thousands each year.
Motus Dance Theatre, Inc. (Motus) is a nonprofit modern dance company based in Indianapolis’ Fountain Square district. Motus is dedicated to cultivating Indianapolis dance and its dancers, creating and performing new choreography, and strengthening the Indianapolis arts community through collaborations with artists in other fields and by offering exposure to fresh, unconventional dance.
Moving Company at IUPUI
The Moving Company at IUPUI is a non-profit dance organization that was first formed in 1983 by then student, Margot Faught. It has continued its growth under the direction of Mary Maitland Kimball and entered the new millennium with Paige Prill Craigie. The company gives students an outlet to express themselves by performing while also fulfilling part of the credits needed for the IUPUI dance minor. This student organization is currently funded primarily by private donations and fundraising by the members. The Moving Company hopes to expand awareness and education of the arts throughout IUPUI and the Indianapolis area. The company is open to all styles of dance including jazz, modern, ballet, lyrical and tap.
Nickel Plate Arts
Nickel Plate Arts is an art center created by the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau that supports, promotes and provides outstanding arts experiences in six communities along the Nickel Plate Railroad in Hamilton County. We offer great experiences for art lovers, artists, students and corporate partners who care about the arts!
NoExit’s mission is to create new ideas and to inspire the unused imagination. The group strives for cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and experimental performances that challenge, provoke, and enlighten the thoughts of others. Its goal is to build a theatre that promotes an imagination without boundaries: one without any one exit.
Nrityapriya Fine Arts Inc.
Nrityapriya Fine Arts Inc. is a non-profit organization that was formed to promote all forms of Indian Classical dances. We produce pure Indian classical dance concerts and theater presentations that artfully combines multiple Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi and Yakshagana, with live orchestra. We find great pleasure in providing audiences of all demography and ages with a glimpse of India’s rich and vibrant culture. Please visit www.NrityaPriya.org for more details.
Spirit & Place Festival
100+ community organizations collaborate around an annual theme to create 10 days of innovative, never-seen-before events each November.
We live in a choose-your-niche, all-others-be-damned world. Republicans vs. Democrats. Women vs. Men. The 1 percent vs. the 99 percent. Urban vs. rural. Natives vs. Immigrants. Haves vs. have nots. Sacred vs. secular.
In our divided, divisive, and sometimes uncivil society, we need organizations, activities, and events that unite us. Transcend our differences. Generate ideas. Spark action for the common good.
Spirit & Place does that. Through year-round programming and an annual festival, Spirit & Place brings people and organizations together to build bridges, open minds, touch hearts, inspire reflection, and help our community move forward in new ways.
Spirit & Place is a winner of the NUVO Cultural Vision Award and the Indiana Achievement Award. Since 1996, it has worked with 600+ community organizations, 5,250 idea-makers, and 275,000 people.
Our mission is to be a catalyst for civic engagement through creative collaborations among the arts, humanities, and religion. Through the arts, the festival uses the language of metaphor to explore sometimes difficult ideas.Through the humanities, the festival illuminates the distinct and common narratives of the human condition. Through religion, the festial embraces the values of compassion, fairness, hospitality, and service that fuel our life in community.
Spirit & Place is a community project managed by The Polis Center, part of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The Polis Center works collaboratively to provide community-based research, analysis, information, and access to advanced information technologies. Spirit & Place is an example of Polis’s commitment to creating collaborative, practical, and effective solutions for the communities in which we live.
Stage To Screen Studios, LLC
Stage To Screen Studios is dedicated to the educational development of and providing individuals seeking professional training and/or performance opportunities in the performing arts.
The studio’s 7 show 2018/19 Cabaret Series will kick-off the weekend of Friday, September 14th and continues through Spring 2019.
Shows Performance Dates
Indiana’s Got Talent! September 14, 15, 16
September 21, 22, 23
Legends Live! October 12, 13, 14
October 19, 20, 21
Broadways Greatest Hits! November 9, 10, 11
November 16, 17, 18
Holidazzle! December 7, 8, 9
December 14, 15, 16
Motown’s Legends Live! January 25, 26, 27
February 1, 2, 3
Hip-Hooray for Hollywood! February 22, 23, 24
March 1, 2, 3
Apollo Live! March 22, 23, 24
March 29, 30, 31
The Sacred Dance Institute
The ministries of The Sacred Dance Institute, Ruwach… Pneuma (1st & 2nd Companies), and ROGG: (Reflection of God’s Glory), exists to create an atmosphere of worship unto God during worship occasions and beyond. This ministry embodies spirituality, praise, worship, and a believer’s relationship with God, as well as the physical expression of these characteristics.
Our Mission is to eradicate the apostate and extra curricular spirit within praise and worship present in Christian Dance, by gathering, equipping, enlightening and unleashing God’s people in the multifaceted biblical experiences of Worship, Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance to Dance.
Disclaimer: The Arts Council of Indianapolis provides this database and website as a service to artists, arts organizations, and consumers alike. All information contained within the database and website was provided by the artists or arts organizations. No adjudication or selection process was used to develop this site or the artists and organizations featured. While the Arts Council of Indianapolis makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, it does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information.