Agape Performing Arts Company
Agape Performing Arts Company is a critically-acclaimed regional youth theatre performing on the Old Northside, for performers ages 10-26, with talented youth from all over central Indiana. Agape brings quality, affordable entertainment, focusing on large-scale musicals, with one all-ages-cast performance annually. Agape focuses on real excellence in all aspects of theatre-related arts, while creating harmony, mentorship and community among the youth and families involved. Agape performs at McGowan Hall, and rehearses at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, of which it is an unfunded ministry.
Alpha Omega Arts
Since inception in 2008, Alpha Omega Arts has been a catalyst for countless discussions about visual art, freedom of expression, and the religious imagination. Alpha Omega Arts is a non-profit 501-(c)(3) organization founded in NYC and is today is based in Indianapolis. Redefining freedom of expression within American culture is one of the principal goals for Alpha Omega Arts as it works to bring people together through the expression of new and traditional ideas. Alpha Omega Arts is a member of IDADA, and does not accept financial support from religious groups or government agencies. Based at the IIC Gallery at Indiana Interchurch Center, the project engages schools, congregations and arts organizations in exploring the religious imagination. Programs are administered by the Board of Directors of the Alpha & Omega Project for Contemporary Religious Arts, each of whom is elected from the membership.
AMHPA: Awareness of Mental Health through the Perf...
The mission of Awareness of Mental Health through the Performing Arts (AMHPA) is to create awareness of mental health issues by providing education and insights through the performing arts, including music, dance, theatre, and film. The Indianapolis affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a collaborator in this project.
AMHPA was founded in 2006 and has had two previous projects. The first project, entitled "The Power of Story: A Transforming Look at Mental Health," involved theatrical vignettes based on real stories acted out by Picture This Interactive Theatre of Community Health Network. In 2007. AMHPA produced "Hearing Voices, Speaking in Tongues" by playwright and actor Michael Mack. Both projects were presented in collaboration with the Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival
Anderson Symphony Orchestra
The Anderson Symphony Orchestra enriches lives through beautiful music of high artistic quality and provides experiences that excite, entertain, engage, and educate our community. We are committed to offering the community a diverse repertoire of music with a goal of cultivating new audiences and growing the organization while remaining fiscally responsible.
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.
Arts for Learning Indiana
Arts for Learning brings teaching artists into Indiana schools and communities to connect kids with the arts. We think art helps spark curiosity and ignite creativity, and we believe that when you connect arts with learning, kids get more out of school.
Click here for more information: https://artsforlearningindiana.org/
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
Big Car brings art to people and people to art, sparking creativity in lives to transform communities. As an adaptive and flexible cultural organization, Big Car draws together people of all backgrounds to promote and perpetuate creativity, invigorate public places, and support better neighborhoods. Big Car is a creative community builder working to boost urban livability from an engagement-based arts and design perspective.
The organization owns and operates the Service Center for Contemporary Culture in the Lafayette Square area where they host many of their events.
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.
Center for the Performing Arts
The Center for the Performing Arts is a three-venue, world-class performing arts center located in Carmel, Indiana. The Center will boast a state-of-the-art, acoustically perfect 1,600-seat concert hall, dubbed the Palladium, a 500-seat proscenium theater, called the Tarkington, and a 200-seat studio theater.
The Center for the Performing Arts plays host to a diverse lineup of local, national and international arts programming, including the Great American Song Book Series, jazz, dance, classical, chamber, choral and country concerts, plus appearances by world famous symphonies like the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, singers and musicians, a variety of plays and musicals, intimate cabaret performances, one night stands by America’s favorite comedians, and a host of other entertainment options that will enhance the quality of life in Central Indiana and throughout the Midwest.
Circle City Sound
Since 1948, the Circle City Sound Barbershop Chorus and Quartets have entertained audiences in the Indianapolis metropolitan area and throughout the Midwest. We love to sing those memorable songs of yesterday and today. Songs from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood, and Broadway…songs of love, faith and country. Our quartets sing for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. If you celebrate it, we’ll sing for you!
The Greater Indianapolis Chapter and the Circle City Sound chorus are part of the Cardinal District of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. For additional information about our chorus, quartets, or barbershopping in general, contact us at (317) 844-SING, or visit our website.
Circle My City
Circle My City is a collective of visual & performance artists. We aim to capture life around our Circle City and bring issues that people ignore to light through art, music, fashion, and philanthropy. We’re circling this city with one eye open.
Classical Music Indy
Classical Music Indy is the non-profit producer and syndicator of classical music radio programs, the originator of numerous community engagement and education programs, and an advocate for classical music and classical music-makers.
Colour Blind Inc
Engaging the public in alternative art forms and cross-cultural social commentary with the hope of initiating behavioral change.
Colour Blind, Inc., is a grassroots campaign seeking to unlock the potential of people through the design, promotion and implementation of large-scale creative arts and philanthropic communication.
Promoting all things that cross colour barriers by any means necessary.. stay tuned..
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
We’re not what you remember! Conner Prairie Interactive History Park still offers the opportunity to step into the 1800s but now we’re offering more exciting, hands-on, interactive activities than ever before. Soar to new heights on our tethered passenger helium balloon in 1859 Balloon Voyage. Electrify your mind in Create.Connect, an indoor interactive area where history and science intersect through wind power, electricity and energy.
Conner Prairie continues to invited families of today to engage, explore and discover what it was like to live and play in Indiana’s past. We bring history to life by recreating settings and time periods and by engaging visitors through first-person costumed interpreters and hands-on experiences. We have several themed historical areas on 200 beautiful, wooded acres, including, 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, Lenape Indian Camp and a 19th-century village called 1836 Prairetown. We also offer tours of the 1823 William Conner Homestead – the first brick home in Hamilton County, built by a prominent trader and community leader. Guests can also mingle with our rare and historic farm breeds in our Animal Encounters Barn and explore the outdoors in our Nature Walk. Every visit is a unique adventure that provides an authentic look into the history that shapes us today. Our goal is to educate families through fun and interactive experiences that expose them to history, nature, science and the arts.
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™.
Drum Corps International
Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Drum Corps International hosts its annual World Championships every August at venues including the Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center. The Drum Corps International World Championships are the pinnacle of more than 100 competitive events that take place across North America as part of the annual DCI Summer Music Games Tour. From June through mid-August, the tour features marching ensembles comprised of up to 150 brass musicians, percussionists and dance performers ages 14 to 22.
Eclecticpond Theatre Company
ETC creates imaginative and accessible theatre experiences with the power to engage and transform the lives of communities and young people.
Flanner House of Indianapolis, Inc
For 119 years, Flanner House of Indianapolis has been at the epicenter of helping people move to a place of self-reliance and self-sufficiency. Focusing on Education, Employment, Wellness, Peace and Safety, and Economic Development, and Food Justice, Flanner House is prepared to serve the evolving needs of our area residents.
HANDS in Autism®
Mission: To provide unique learning opportunities designed to improve understanding of the process and ability of working with individuals with ASD and a range of other developmental and behavioral challenges through hands-on and coaching experiences and building bridges of information, resources and collaboration across family, educational, medical and community systems.
Vision: To build local capacity statewide through continuous learning and demonstration of effective implementation of (1) evidence-based practices in supporting individuals with ASD and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders across home, school, medical and other community settings and (2) regional community networks composed of same stakeholders bridging across systems and settings with a focus on shared responsibility for positive individual and family outcomes.
The Harrison Center is home to 25 artist studios, four art galleries and several nonprofit organizations. Gallery openings are held monthly and open studio nights are held in March, May, September and December. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.
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.
iMOCA at The Murphy
Founded in 2001 by a group of arts benefactors and enthusiasts, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) began as – and still remains – Indianapolis’ only museum dedicated solely to showing and advancing contemporary art. As a non-collecting institution, iMOCA’s mission is to bring contemporary exhibitions and programs to the Indianapolis community to stimulate minds, inspire new discoveries and demonstrate the vital connections between visual culture and life.
Prior to having a dedicated space, iMOCA operated as a “museum without walls,” mounting exhibitions throughout Indianapolis at venues including the Stutz, Herron School of Art and Design, and Key Cinemas. In 2004, iMOCA found a home in the historic Emelie Building in the Indiana Avenue Cultural District, thanks to the generosity of local law firm Katz and Korin, PC. In 2009, iMOCA moved into the Murphy Building in the heart of Fountain Square. The move placed the museum in an actively revitalizing area and iMOCA became inseparable from the thriving Fountain Square art scene. In October 2014, iMOCA entered into a partnership with Buckingham Companies and Buckingham Foundation to program a gallery space in The Alexander Hotel at CityWay.
iMOCA strives to present artwork that increases the understanding and appreciation of contemporary visual culture, provoking dialogue and encouraging the discovery that art is all around us. The museum supports a wide variety of emerging and mid-career artists through innovative exhibitions and audience engagement. Artist talks, workshops and other programming offer unique points of entry into the world of contemporary art. By offering free admission, iMOCA prides itself on accessibility.
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