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 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."
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 Arts Council
The Indy Arts Council fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive.
The Indy 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 Indy 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 Indy 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 Indy Arts Council, call (317) 631-3301, visit online at indyarts.org, and connect with us Facebook.com/indyarts, Twitter @ArtsCouncilIndy, and Instagram @ArtsCouncilIndy.
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.
Indy Reads Books
We’re an independent bookstore, and we’re the only bookstore in downtown Indianapolis. We sell mostly used and some new books for adults and children, and we can special order almost any book you can name!
IndyFringe is a place, an event, an environment, an attitude, a movement, an incubator for new talent and a magnet for imaginative, thoughtful, hopeful and transformational people. Located in the Mass Ave Cultural District, we are an annual Theatre Festival and a year round theatre for emerging artists and new work.
We are both an advocate and a resource for Indy’s twenty-/thirty-somethings, providing a space to learn about and become a part of this city. We exist to connect you: with other individuals, with community organizations, with local businesses, with Indianapolis. We are always here, always on the go, and always working to further Indy’s urban evolution. Sign up and be connected.
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.
For more than 30 years, The International Center has served as a catalyst for the state’s international growth. Working in collaboration with businesses, organizations, government agencies, educational institutions and individual citizens, The Center expands Indiana’s global interest in a variety of ways.
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.
Irvington Historical Society
The Irvington Historical Society is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit whose main mission is to promote and further the artistic traditions, heritage, legacy, and artists — past and present — of the greater Irvington and Central Indiana community.
The JCC Indianapolis, guided by Jewish values and traditions, provides inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building. 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.
KaidyDid Theatre Productions
KaidyDid Productions is an urban based, all female theatrical production company.
Established in 2011, KaidyDid Productions has dedicated its mission to bring you Original… “True to Life Entertainment” for the entire family to enjoy.
KaidyDid Productions is aligned to leverage inspirational performances through the Arts. We believe our gift to spread the good news by way of theatrical productions is the calling placed upon our company. We are restoring ‘Excellence’ back to the theater community. Not only are we a Stage Production Company, we script our own Screenplays; Produce our own Media, Actresses, Soloist, and Writers for Hire.
Our productions are geared to entertain all individuals and bring enjoyment to the entire body by way of theatrical entertainment.
We are advocates to express Liberty, Healing, and Redemption through our Stage Productions.
Our Vast Resume in theater includes over 25 years of experience in Broadway (Musical Theatre), Drama (Tragedy), Comedy & Gospel Theatrical Performances. Our platform and exposure in the entertainment genre include performances with National Artist on National Stages all over the country. This is our proven guarantee you will be uplifted when you attend a KaidyDid Production.
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.
We want to build a community of creatives who are inspired to use their artistic abilities for good. This idea started because of a dream to give artists a means to use their creative talents to spread hope and love in their local community. Kingdom Creative is an online and local community that helps you share your creativity/faith through quarterly art projects, connect with fellow artists through monthly gatherings, and make an impact through local art installations. It’s time to believe creatively and ignite a renaissance of creativity in our community
La Plaza is a groundbreaking effort to be the trusted liaison between Latinos and the larger community. La Plaza exists to serve, empower, and integrate the Latino community of Central Indiana.
But we weren’t always La Plaza. In 2004 the Hispanic Education Center, Fiesta Indianapolis and El Centro Hispano chose to merge. Their merger formed La Plaza; a bringing together of all these separate resources and services into one organization to provide better support.
La Plaza has devoted an extensive amount of time and resources to solidifying its new structure by implementing a strategic plan which has guided us in making decisions required for the short term and the long term; a comprehensive development plan, which addresses how La Plaza will secure the resources it needs annually for its current work; a technology plan, which guarantees that La Plaza is using the data systems and technological capacities of the three merged organizations in the most effective and efficient way; and an initial overview of the needs of the Hispanic/Latino community
Line+Form Art Center
Line+Form Art Center is a process-based community art center serving all ages and abilities. We offer a variety of art classes, pop up workshops, art camps, birthday parties, and other community events. Our nonprofit, The Line+Form Foundation, provides outreach to Indianapolis schools, treatment centers, and more.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region.
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in northwest Indiana’s premiere multidisciplinary contemporary art space conveniently located on the beautiful lakefront of Michigan City, just an hour’s drive from Chicago. LCA’s mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region. The center has five gallery spaces that change quarterly which showcase regional and national artists. Enjoy art and offshore breezes during the LakeFront Art Festival, the 3rd weekend in August, featuring over 100 artists from across the nation in beautiful Washington Park. LCA participates in Michigan City’s popular/dynamic Uptown Arts District First Friday art walk each month from 5-8 PM (central time). Come explore our exhibitions, listen to great music or witness a poetry slam, enjoy the cash bar and nibbles at this free after hours event. To view upcoming exhibitions, available classes, and events visit LCA’s website at http://www.lubeznikcenter.org.
Madam Walker Legacy Center
We’re named after Madam CJ Walker because our building was once the headquarters and manufacturing plant of her Hair Care and Beauty Products. To this day, the structure still boasts much of its original 1927 architecture…but we are more than just a building.
Based in Indianapolis, IN we’re an integral part of the community. The Madam Walker Legacy Center is a 501 c3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Madam’s legacy by providing cultural education, promoting social justice, supporting entrepreneurship and empowering youth to become the next generation of entrepreneurs and civic leaders.
We continue to serve as an enduring symbol of not only African-American pride and achievement but for all citizens of the world by perpetuating the legacy of our nation’s first self-made millionaire, Madam CJ Walker.
MCCOY (Marion County Commission on Youth)
MCCOY is an advocate, a resource, a capacity builder and a convener, all to support youth opportunities and outcomes in central Indiana.
MCCOY champions the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues and support of the youth worker community.
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