Community Education Arts, Inc.
Community • Education • Arts, Inc. (CEArts) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Arts organization. CEArts is the home of a variety of Arts-related projects, events, and opportunities for creatives of all kinds. We host online Arts Showcase exhibits, a podcast, short video series, and two annual projects, Noblesville Interdisciplinary Creativity Expo (NICE) (est. 2014) and The Polk Street Review (TPSR) project & book publication (est. 2010). Both annual projects support community participation and involvement by seeking submissions from all kinds of creatives (artwork, music/song lyrics, poetry, prose, photographs, etc) with all levels of experience from amateur to professional. Throughout the year, we offer publishing services, a variety of workshops, guest opportunities for our podcast discussions, short videos, webinars, and more. The annual NICE project presentations event occurs in the Fall and the annual TPSR project’s book launch occurs in February.
CEArts supports the Black Lives Matter movement, and encourages Black artists, musicians, and writers to participate in our arts projects. We also believe that intolerance, racism, prejudice, and discrimination against any persons, in any place, by any human being, by any public or private business, by our schools, and by our government goes against the ideals upon which our democracy must stand — justice, equality, and liberty. We believe the Arts enhance the world we all live in, and that the Arts can work towards justice, equality, and liberty by changing people’s perspectives and by bringing people together. We strive to show the Arts are essential, relevant, vital, and accessible to quality of life FOR ALL. In our arts projects, we’re honored to include creations from artists, writers, and musicians from all over the world from all walks of life.
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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.
Crossroads Dance Indy
Crossroads Dance Indy (CDI) was created in May 2015 when a group of Indianapolis-based dance artists came together to create artistic opportunities and outlets for inspired creativity. The founding members saw a need for more connection and partnership within the Indianapolis dance community and hoped to bridge the gap by creating connections with other artists and groups, as well as creating project-based work and offering classes in varied techniques to the public. Our mission at Crossroads Dance Indy is to establish community connections and impact local society through evolving artistic collaborations and works.
Culture Thru Expressions, Inc.
A Tax Exempt 501c3 organization) – specializing in life coaching and sustaining communities through gardening projects.
Cumberland Arts, Inc.
Cumberland Arts, Inc. exists to promote the appreciation of and the participation in the arts within and beyond the Cumberland community. Through the full range of performance and visual media, we aim to lift the spirit and deepen the experience of beauty and delight at the core of our lives.
Cumberland, Indiana is located on the far east side of Indianapolis. It is a 501 (c)(3) organization and is the arts outreach initiative of Cumberland First Baptist Church.
Cumberland Arts, Inc. is best known for hosting a local Arts Festival in Cumberland for 11 years and for its’ 2018 art competition with ties to the Indiana Bicentennial “Ten Worthy Places.” Cumberland Arts looks forward to exciting new plans to enrich the community by doing what the organization does best; bringing Art & Community together. Follow on Facebook and Instagram! #CumberlandArts
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.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western A...
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Its mission—to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The museum executes this charge in exciting and often surprising ways.
The Eiteljorg collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects. Its collection includes artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick. The institution’s contemporary Native art collection has been ranked among the world’s best.
The Eiteljorg also prides itself on offering engaging exhibitions. Special exhibitions at the Eiteljorg have covered diverse subjects, including the artistry and histories of pistols and motorcycles; the intersecting experiences of African- and Native Americans; Jewish life in the West; and the work of iconic artists Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe. The museum allows guests to further immerse themselves in Western and Native cultures through dynamic programs, cultural exchanges and events. The Eiteljorg has explored GLBT representation in Western film; celebrated women in the West and hosts a variety of Western and Native artists in residence each year.
The Eiteljorg Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest, and one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that explore both Native America and the American West.
Renowned programs such as the Indian Market and Festival, Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship and the Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale have helped the museum cultivate a national reputation as a premier cultural institution.
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.
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.
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.
Freetown Village was born out of a determined vision to provide an accurate picture of an important but misunderstood period in Indiana and American history. Since 1982, it has told the stories of that past in ways that connect directly with our present. These stories enhance our understanding of one another, celebrate the riches of our diversity, and show us the common ground of human nature, family tradition, and the essence of good citizenship. Freetown Village, a living history museum, portrays the lives of African-Americans after the Civil War through theatre programs, character portrayals, craft and heritage workshops, and special events. Programs are presented at a variety of locations statewide.
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.
The mission of the Indianapolis Art Center is to inspire creative expression in people of all ages.
With its official launch in 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.
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
About the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (ICO) advances and promotes music composed for the small orchestra through professional concert performances and education programs. Maestro Matthew Kraemer leads the orchestra as Music Director and Principal Conductor. James Aikman serves as Composer-in-Residence. ICO is the professional Orchestra-in-Residence at the Schrott Center for the Arts, Butler Arts Center.
Comprised of 34 musicians, the ICO annually presents a seven-performance concert series. In addition to the series, the ICO provides orchestral accompaniment for many local arts and educational organizations. The 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 reaches over 30,000 people annually in central Indiana through its concert series, education initiatives, community partnerships, and outreach programs. The ICO is featured prominently in local media with its weekly Monday @ 10 pm radio broadcast on WFYI, 90.1 FM. Additionally, the ICO was featured on the PBS concert “A Festival of Carols with Sylvia McNair” and commissioned Peacemakers, the subject of an Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary in 2017.
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!
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