Indiana Youth Group
Indiana Youth Group (IYG) provides safe places and confidential environments where self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth are empowered through programs, support services, social and leadership opportunities and community service. IYG advocates on their behalf in schools, in the community and through family support services.
With its official launch in January 2018, Indianapolis Ballet has returned professional ballet to Indiana’s capital as the first resident company based in the city in over a decade. The professional company includes talent from across the country – including several with ties to the Circle City – to perform in world-class productions. Indianapolis Ballet’s full artistic seasons will include fall, winter & spring productions at The Toby at Newfields, the company’s Official Residency Partner, the Indianapolis holiday tradition that is The Nutcracker at Old National Centre, and its annual New Works Showcases and IndyFringe Beyond Ballet series at The District Theatre – in addition to other appearances and events across the Indianapolis area.
Now in its 13th year, the Indianapolis School of Ballet – the official school of Indianapolis Ballet – continues to serve as Indiana’s premiere destination for professional dance instruction. The internationally respected faculty and artistic staff – guided by Victoria Lyras, Founding Artistic Director of both the School and professional company – are dedicated to meeting the needs of their students and offering them exemplary training, inspiration and encouragement. ISB’s philosophy is that all students, whether they are professional aspirants, pre-schoolers or adults exploring the joys of dancing, will have the opportunity to reach their desired level of achievement.
The Indianapolis School of Ballet’s 36-week Fall/Spring school year offers three main programs: the Pre-Professional Program, the Young Children’s Program, and the Open Dance Program. In addition, the Summer Intensive, scheduled from mid-June to late July, offers various multi-week options for students of all ages and levels.
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Comprised of 34 professional musicians under the direction of Maestro Matthew Kraemer, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra annually presents a concert series and provides orchestral accompaniment for many local arts and educational organizations, including Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Opera and the American Pianists Association. As a champion for new music, ICO serves as Orchestra-in-Residence for the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival and annually conducts a national competition for the composition of new works. The ICO Radio Broadcast airs each Monday evening at 10 p.m. and Sunday night at 9 p.m. on WFYI. The ICO offers a full range of educational programs for ages pre-kindergarten through adult.
Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective
The Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective is a non-profit movement arts organization dedicated to supporting and connecting the Indianapolis community through shared movement experiences – because every human can dance. We are committed to creating a safe, inviting space for the Indianapolis community to engage with movement in many different ways, fostering curiosity, exploration, and play.
We offer engaging classes and workshops for movers of all interests and levels.
We support the creation of homegrown dance works through The Makers Lab.
We provide opportunities for professional growth for the local community by hosting workshops and performances with seasoned artists.
We aim to cultivate thoughtful, intelligent dance audiences by providing a framework for them to engage with movement artists and their work in meaningful ways.
Indianapolis Shakespeare Company
Indianapolis Shakespeare Company is in its 12th year of producing high quality, fully professional Shakespeare in the Park productions. Indy Shakes is proud to offer our mainstage performances to the Indianapolis community for FREE!
We serve local theatre artists. One of our motivating factors is to prevent “creative brain drain”. We offer local theatre artists of all levels artistically satisfying, paid jobs during a time of year when many of the local arts organizations are not producing.
Our Company is comprised of actors, and technical and production professionals. Our team effort that makes creating the productions so satisfying for team members—and ultimately for the audiences.
Indianapolis Suzuki Academy
The Indianapolis Suzuki Academy (ISA) is a not -for-profit 501 c(3) organization that provides quality music education for children from birth to eighteen years of age servicing Indianapolis and the surrounding area. We are located at 40th and Central on the north side of the city in Marion County. We have been providing music lessons for over 30 years, first as the Children’s String Academy of Indianapolis, then as Indianapolis Academy of Music and now as the Indianapolis Suzuki Academy.
Our mission is to nurture beautiful character in every child through excellence in music.
Our vision is for every child to realize their potential.
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of central Indiana’s most established and dynamic musical institution and 2013/2014 marks its 77th season. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the nation, this organization reaches in excess of 25,000 persons each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational/outreach program. The approximately 160 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir's commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each forty-week season. The organization is led by a professional staff and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.The Symphonic Choir is the choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, having been founded in 1937 at the Orchestra’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. Over the years, this partnership with the ISO has remained at the very core of the Choir’s existence. This partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals–two successfully independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results.In addition to collaborative performances with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Choir presents its own performances, educational initiatives and events each season. Regular features include the Sacred Masterworks concert series, which includes large-scale choral-orchestral performances that are complemented by an array of educational events. The Symphonic Choir also produces the family-friendly and ever-popular Festival of Carols concerts, an innovative Sacred Arts performance experience in collaboration with the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Celebration Gospel Festival, and a vocal jazz series titled Mood Indigo.The Symphonic Choir is committed to providing world-class educational experiences to persons of all ages throughout the community. The Choir is now in its third year as the official choral partner of the Indianapolis Public Schools, providing teacher training, educational resources, performance experiences and free printed music. The Spotlight Choir series unites area middle and high school choirs with the Symphonic Choir in a side-by-side rehearsal and performance opportunity, providing intergenerational learning experiences. Other educational initiatives include In-Choir-ing Minds, a lecture-performance featuring a choral masterwork; the Choral Colloquium, which provides scholarly exploration and discussion via the Choir’s Scholar-in-Residence; Roundtables for choir directors from area schools, universities, congregations and community ensembles; student conducting workshops and Hallelujah – What’s it to ya!?, an engaging look at Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”Commissioning new works is critical to the Choir’s mission, and recent years have seen numerous commissioned works added to the body of choral repertoire. In 2009, the organization launched the international Christmas Carol Commission Competition, which encourages emerging composers to write high-quality choral music. CD recordings of recent commissions are available on the Symphonic Choir’s website, including the recent release of a complete, two-disc recording of Mendelssohn's Elijah. The Choir was featured at the Super Bowl XLVI half time performance with Madonna, and is heard on Sirius-XM Radio.Throughout its history spanning three-quarters of a century, the Symphonic Choir has been served by leaders in the choral art, including music directors Elmer Steffen, Don Neuen, Charles Webb, John W. Williams, and Robert Porco, and has given performances around the world. The Symphonic Choir is under the artistic direction of Dr. Eric Stark and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in residence at Butler University's Jordan College of the Arts, Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of the nation’s most established and dynamic musical institutions and 2019-2020 marks its 83rd Season. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the United States, the organization reaches more than 25,000 persons each season through performances and a comprehensive education and community engagement program. The 180 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir’s commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each forty-four-week season. The organization is led by a professional staff and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Symphonic Choir is the choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, having been founded in 1937 at the Orchestra’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. Over the years, this partnership with the ISO has remained at the very core of the Choir’s existence. This partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals–two successfully independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Association
The ISOA is an all volunteer organization that enthusiastically sponsors and coordinates music education programs for the ISO. Our membership is apx 600 which includes 4 city groups and 2 state affiliations: Wabash and Columbus. "We are people with a passion for music."
Indy Irish Fest/ Irish Cultural Foundation of Indi...
The Indianapolis Irish Festival is in its 18th year. The festival is an opportunity to share Irish heritage through music, dance, cultural activities, and family fun. The festival was the vision of a small group of people who wanted to showcase the heritage, music and culture of the Irish people and the contributions of that culture to our city and state. The Irish are the second largest ethnic group to settle in the Indianapolis area. They have served the community in the fields of religion, education, medicine, law, the arts, politics and commerce.
Indy’s Irish Festival committee, an all volunteer 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1996 to host the first festival. Its mission is to preserve, promote and nurture Irish culture, arts, music, and history. The festival has grown significantly over the years and with it, so has the festival’s support of charities and community organizations. Since its inception, the festival has made donations to or helped community organizations raise more than $100,000.
IndyTalks is a collaboration dedicated to fostering a sense of community through respectful and creative civic dialogue. Converse. Connect. Create.
IndyTalks is a collaboration of the Athenaeum Foundation, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana Humanities Council, WFYI, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Big Car, Christian Theological Seminary, EcoArts Connections, Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc., FLOW: White River Festival, Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Herron School of Art & Design, Immigrant Welcome Center, Indianapolis Coalition for Neighborhood Development, Indianapolis International Film Festival, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, IndyHub, IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, JCC, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., Know No Stranger, LISC, Making Connections Indianapolis, Marian University, Mary Miss Studio, and Spirit & Place.
Irish Arts Academy of Indianapolis
We are an organization dedicated to bringing the Irish culture and arts to the Greater Indianapolis region. We offer classes to all ages and levels of experience in traditional Irish instruments, song, dance, and language.
IUPUI - Indiana University-Purdue University India...
Welcome to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, ranked third in "up and coming" American universities that U.S. News and World Report says people should be watching, and the 8th best public college in the Midwest according to Forbes; home of nationally-ranked programs in nursing, public and environmental affairs, law, and health; and a campus renowned for service learning and civic engagement.
IUPUI is Indiana’s premier urban university, with 21 schools and academic units which grant degrees in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University. Its location within blocks of downtown Indianapolis facilitates advancement of research and teaching, and presents unique opportunities for internships, partnerships, community engagement, and more.
IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 students representing all 50 states and 122 countries. Join us, and see how IUPUI offers what matters, where it matters.
IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute
The IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute (IAHI) is a new research institute at IUPUI. Its mission is two-fold. First, it exists to serve as a liaison between IUPUI and the greater Indianapolis community, supporting collaborations and running public programs such as lectures, performances, and a film series. Secondly, it supports interdisciplinary faculty research and creative activity in the arts and humanities at IUPUI.
IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery
On the campus of IUPUI, the Cultural Arts Gallery primarily focuses on under-represented artists such as women and minorities. The gallery strives to raise awareness and appreciation for cultural diversity through the visual arts.
IUPUI Music Academy
The IUPUI Music Academy, an independently operated community music school, under the auspices of the Department of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI, began in August of 1996 as an outreach program for the communities surrounding the IUPUI campus.
The academy currently enrolls over 400 students from all corners of Indianapolis at two main locations, as well as area preschools and public elementary schools. The academy offers a variety of keyboard-oriented preschool and general music classes with computer-assisted instruction to children ages 3-12. Other classes offered include adult piano, voice, and guitar. Private lessons are available for all ages and levels of ability in keyboard, voice, violin, guitar, and woodwinds.
IUPUI University Library
The mission of the IUPUI University Library is to:
•INFORM the IUPUI campus and wider community of learners through our educational resources, technologies, and expertise.
•CONNECT people with our resources, our services and each other.
•TRANSFORM the lives of our community members by facilitating discovery, creativity, teaching, learning and research. University Library actively partners in the transformation of information to new and more accessible formats.
With a million patron visits per year, plus faculty and resources that support all of IUPUI’s degree programs (more than 200), the IUPUI University Library is a vital partner for the campus and community.
By the numbers
•OVER 1,000,000 volumes and 35,000 current periodicals under our roof.
•35,000 reference desk consultations per year.
•2,000 student/librarian chat and e-mail exchanges per year.
•2,500,000 downloads from library databases annually.
•380 study skills class sessions led by University Librarians.
•More than 1,000 years of service and experience among our faculty and staff.
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.
Key Strummers - Key Learning Community
The Key Strummers are a youth ukulele group specializing in rural jazz from the 1930s and 1940s. Players range in age from 8 to 13 and perform all over Indiana. While they are housed at the Key Learning Community, they are funded by the fees paid for their performances.
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.
Multimedia communicator, Jack Koning, has a passion in pushing the creative process. koning design focuses on establishing a “look & feel” that utilizes the best practices of video production, and the principles of graphic design. Bottom-line, your message must communicate to your audience and invoke them to take action. This is koning design’s main goal. Readability, rather it is written, auditory, or visual is what we achieve!
Please visit our website for more information: koning design
Lawrence Art Center
The Lawrence Art Center is a project of Partnerships for Lawrence and is a resource to the community as a place to see art, make art and learn how the arts can make an impact on our community. Our community partners include the Lawrence Community Development Corporation and the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority among others.
Marian University (www.marian.edu) is the only Catholic liberal arts college in central Indiana. It is a private, co-educational school offering classes to both traditional and non-traditional students. Located two miles north of downtown Indianapolis, Marian College is a Catholic college dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions.
Merry MAC Players
The Merry MAC Players, located at the Depot Theatre in Martinsville, Indiana are a community theatre whose goal is to provide quality entertainment, opportunity, education, and enrichment. As part of the non-profit Martinsville Arts Council, we depend on the resources and talents of our local community and hope you join us as we celebrate, promote, and perform the dramatic arts.
Midwest School of Voice
Midwest School of Voice is committed to offering high-quality instruction for a variety of music disciplines in an environment that welcomes performers of all ages and skill levels. The school has a commitment to keeping its surrounding community vibrant, diverse and creative. Through positive community engagement and consistent music and performance training, Midwest School of Voice believes that students will be well-rounded musicians and creative citizens.
The school also hosts salon concerts in the upstairs lounge area. Community members are encouraged to attend concerts and master classes. Check the Midwest School of Voice website for information on upcoming concerts.
National Federation of Music Clubs
The National Federation of Music Clubs is a nationwide not-for-profit organization dedicated to music education and the promotion of creative and performing arts.
Nationalities Council of Indiana
The Nationalities Council of Indiana is an umbrella organization of over 50 nationality or language groups, each dedicated to the preservation of their own unique cultural heritage. The Council hosts the annual International Festival to share the ethnic music, dance and visual arts of these groups with the general community. The mission of the Nationalities Council of Indiana is to encourage communication and cultural exchange across ethnic and racial lines.
New World Youth Orchestras
The New World Youth Orchestras’ mission is to develop and nurture the musical talent of young people in Indianapolis and central Indiana through quality music education and the rehearsal and performance of orchestral masterworks, both traditional and contemporary.
NWYO was founded in 1982 by Susan Kitterman to provide a unique, high-quality musical experience for young musicians in central Indiana. Under the direction of Ms. Kitterman, the New World Youth Orchestras grew in size, increased its performance and educational opportunities, and became an institution of artistic excellence in the state of Indiana. In its first year, NWYO was comprised of a single orchestra with an enrollment of 18. The organization has grown to be comprised of three, separate orchestras with an enrollment of approximately 220, serving young musicians from the ages of 8 to 18.
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