For the past 75 years, Columbus’ remarkable collection of modern architecture, art, and design has been a defining characteristic of the city’s cultural identity, and a key economic driver. With a population of approximately 46,000 people, Columbus remains a shining example in America’s Heartland of what a community can do when it works together with shared values and philosophy. Now is a critical time to care for Columbus’ design heritage and leverage it as a source of inspiration for the next generation.
Landmark Columbus was founded in 2015 and has started a movement to continue the tradition of using design incentives not design control, what we call “progressive preservation.” We have made significant advances in caring for Columbus’ heritage and through Exhibit Columbus we have sparked a design renaissance that connects our future to new audiences and partners. We have shown how Columbus’ heritage can be a beacon to the next generation and a national example of innovation and excellence that is inspiring to people in communities of all sizes.
We believe our mission allows for people in Columbus and far beyond to find meaning and purpose in our work. We are actively looking for new supporters and partners to validate our mission and help us achieve our goal to become financially and culturally sustainable. Together we can leverage a unique part of our identity into a larger platform that reasserts the value that architecture, art, and design have in making people and cities stronger. We can educate this and future generations about the importance of shaping cities to reflect our shared responsibilities and most noble aspirations.
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.
Hancock County Arts Council
Hancock County Arts provides leadership for the creative community by encouraging, celebrating, and promoting arts and culture throughout Hancock County Indiana. The council is based in an art gallery in downtown Greenfield and hosts new art exhibits, workshops, and arts-related meetings throughout the year.
HCA is a 501(c)3 organization supported by grants, memberships, and volunteers.
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 a force for cultural development in Indianapolis and a model for community arts, education, and urban revitalization programs across America. We address community problems with cultural solutions: art, music, education, and grassroots activism. We cultivate emerging art patrons by redefining the boundaries of artist and audience: everyone is part of the art.
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.
India Association of Indianapolis Fine Arts Commit...
India Association of Indianapolis is a non-profit organization that brings together people of Asian-Indian origin who live in the central Indiana area. It seeks to preserve, promote, and celebrate the multi-cultural aspect of India. It strives to increase the understanding of India, Indian people and Indian culture among American people.
There were about 15 Indian families living in the central Indiana area in 1967. They gathered for Diwali (A Hindu Festival) and it was then that someone proposed the idea of forming an Indian organization. As a result, the India Association of Indianapolis was established in 1968. Since then, the number of Indian families has steadily increased. It is now estimated to be around 2000 families.
Indiana AIDS Fund / Spotlight
The Indiana AIDS Fund, founded in 1994, is co-convened by The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis and the Indiana State Department of Health. Since its inception, it has become the largest private funder of HIV/AIDS programs in the state, having granted more than $2 million to more than 60 organizations. The Indiana AIDS Fund also is a community partner of the National AIDS Fund.
Indiana Historical Society
At the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, the Indiana Historical Society makes Indiana’s past brand new for visitors through the all-new Indiana Experience as well as a state-of-the-art research library, educational programs and special events. The headquarters building of the IHS, and its Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, is also a performance home to more than a dozen other Indiana arts organizations.
Hours for IHS’s Indiana Experience and the William Henry Smith Memorial Library are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The History Center also houses the Basile History Market (open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), where guests can find many wonderful Hoosier products, as well as the Stardust Terrace Cafe, operated by Hoaglin To Go (open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Indiana Humanities is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to promoting the public humanities. We’re a grant-maker, a neutral convener, a facilitator, a program partner, and much more.
In short, Indiana Humanities encourages Hoosiers to?think, read?and?talk. How? By creating its own programs, such as ALL-IN, INconversation, Novel Conversations,Chew on This, Community Conversations and more; by providing grants for humanities programs throughout the state; and by providing a space—physically and digitally—for people to connect and converse.
Indiana Humanities traces its roots to 1972, when the?National Endowment for the Humanities?(NEH) asked a group of five energetic Indiana citizens to form a statewide grant-making agency. The group was comprised of Dr. Marvin E. Hartig, Mrs. Edmund F. (Virginia) Ball, Dr. Robert E. Burns, Mr. Edward N. Howard, and Dr. Robert W. Richey. Their goal was to focus federal dollars on more local, grassroots initiatives.
We’ve come a long way since then. Today, we’re still a grant-making agency, but we are also a convener, leader and partner. We promote the public humanities and engage Indiana’s community of minds to create stronger, more vibrant communities. Using literature, history, art, music, philosophy and our shared cultural heritage, we strive to help Hoosiers better understand themselves and the world around them.
Indiana Interchurch Center
501 (C) 3 The Indiana Interchurch Center was created in 1967 to offer a viable space in which various groups and faith organizations work to foster unity in the world without sacrificing freedom. The 60,000 square foot building is now home to organizations representing several major faith traditions and various educational, environmental, and social service/action groups that use the space for administrative offices and special events.
INDIANA MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM
IMEM is an Indiana non-profit organization whose mission is to document, preserve, and display artifacts and memorabilia from Indiana music, film and broadcasting. We are in the early stages of funding and finding a permanent brick and motor location for the museum and archive.
Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance
The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance (IUYA) is a youth-led organization that seeks to empower young immigrants to achieve higher education and engage in the community to demand more just and humane policies that affect undocumented families. We believe we can build power by organizing at the local and statewide levels, all while providing resources to support undocumented students and their families, and creating meaningful alliances with other advocacy organizations. Our network is made up of undocumented and documented youth, allies, and affiliate organizations.
Indianapolis Art Center
The Indianapolis Art Center was founded in 1934 as a Works Progress Administration program during the Great Depression to serve artists. Today, the Art Center inhabits a beautiful Michael Graves-designed building which sits on a 9.5 acre stretch along the banks of the White River in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis. Each year, the Art Center offers hundreds of art classes, over 50 art exhibitions in six art galleries, an Outreach program that takes art to underserved communities, and the Broad Ripple Art Fair.
To engage, enlighten and inspire our community by providing interactive art education, outreach to underserved audiences, support of artists and exposure to visual arts.
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.
During the 1800’s, German immigrants wanted to preserve their culture in their new country. Many of them formed societies based on common interest, one of which was singing.
For 145 years, the Indianapolis Liederkranz has continued to preserve this part of German culture in the Holy Cross area of Indianapolis.
The purpose of the Indianapolis Liederkranz is the cultivation and perpetuation of German culture, primarily through song and music, as well as the cultivation and promotion of other cultural activities for its members and the community at large.
All events are open to the public, including our rehearsals. We’d love to meet you!
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 Band
The Indianapolis Symphonic Band, Inc. represents and serves the community by:
* actively working to promote musical and artistic growth
* providing and supporting continued musical education
* providing a challenging performance outlet
* reaching out to audiences old and new
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 2018/2019 marks its 82nd Season. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the United States, this organization reaches more than 25,000 persons each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational/outreach program. The approximately 200 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. In 2018, the Choir joined the ISO at The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) for the SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras.
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."
Indianapolis Women's Chorus
The Indianapolis Women’s Chorus (IWC) embodies excellence in music and the power of women and song to transform communities. Founded in 1994 with roots in the gay choral movement, IWC performs regular season concerts and various community engagements throughout the year. Its repertoire is diverse, including music from various faith and cultural traditions, pop, jazz, folk, and gospel, social justice songs, and music written by women and about women’s lives. IWC sponsors the annual Emerging Voices Choral Composition Contest for young female composers.
Indy Cloth Dollmakers
We are a group of dollmakers that have been meeting in Indianapolis for nearly 20 years. We work primarily in cloth, but explore all aspects of doll making and figurative arts.
Our mission: To educate our members and the public about dolls and dollmaking and to celebrate the doll as art.
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.
Indy Pride, Inc.
Indy Pride produces events that educate, honor the history of the GLBT communities, and celebrate the diversity of the Indianapolis Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight communities
Indy Reads is a not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteers to provide basic literacy tutoring to illiterate and semi-literate adults. Our mission is to promote and improve the literacy of adults and families in Central Indiana. We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to learn to read, and our goal is to make Indianapolis 100% literate. Our programs include one-on-one tutoring, small group sessions, English as a Second Language instruction, and “Literacy Labs” at neighborhood centers.
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