Musical Family Tree
Musical Family Tree is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission of Spreading Indiana Music. By serving Indiana’s music communities, MFT aims to help build a more sustainable and world-recognized music scene in Indiana. We accomplish this by preserving, documenting, and promoting Indiana music, past and present.Visit our website for a database of local music, read interviews and latest music news on our blog and check out our latest local music projects and concerts.
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.
Nrityapriya Fine Arts Inc.
Nrityapriya Fine Arts Inc. is a non-profit organization that was formed to promote all forms of Indian Classical dances. We produce pure Indian classical dance concerts and theater presentations that artfully combines multiple Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi and Yakshagana, with live orchestra. We find great pleasure in providing audiences of all demography and ages with a glimpse of India’s rich and vibrant culture. Please visit www.NrityaPriya.org for more details.
Q Artistry is a non-profit collection of artists dedicated to enlightening, educating, and entertaining through original and reimagined productions, presentations and events by Indiana writers. With a special interest in nurturing and inspiring all art forms, Q Artistry strives to bring forth new endeavors while fully appreciating the talent and creative minds in front of and behind the curtain.
South Bend Museum of Art
The South Bend Museum of Art features a full spectrum of historical and contemporary art featured in five galleries. A wide range of artistic traditions are taught in our world-class art studios. Located inside the Century Center in downtown South Bend, Indiana, the SBMA is an architectural delight. Designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, the museum occupies three levels in the northern wing of the building.
The South Bend Museum of Art affirms the enduring power of the visual arts to reflect and create community, engage minds, and nurture growth through exhibitions, collections and educational programs.
Since its founding in 1947, the SBMA has provided insight into the art, history and culture of the region and nation.
Since 1987, SBMA has been recognized as achieving the highest level of professional standards in the field, awarded accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. Accreditation status must be renewed every 10 years and, in March of 2011, SBMA was awarded ongoing accreditation. Accreditation inspires museums to achieve a higher standard. It strengthens the field as a whole, as well as the museums that receive accreditation. The rigorous process leads to sustained organizational improvement and a clearer sense of purpose. Of the estimated 17,500 museums in the U.S., only 750 are accredited.
South Side Art League
The Southside Art League was conceived in 1963 then organized in 1964 as a non-profit organization with 59 Charter Members. In the early years members met in basements of churches and in the back room of the firehouse. In 1990 the property at 299 East Broadway was acquired, and has been the home of the Southside Art League ever since. Two historic buildings on the site were renovated for office, gallery and classroom space.
The smaller building houses the office and Gallery. This is where any member can display and sell their works. They only have to pay a small monthly fee and work in the Gallery one day a month. Each month an artist is featured for a solo show in the east room.
The pump house, the larger of the two buildings, houses classrooms used for regular art instruction as well as seminars and workshops. The building has four rooms, two upstairs and two down. The upstairs rooms are currently unfinished with plans for future renovation.
The Southside Art League has a Board of Directors and a current membership of around 200. The Southside Art League is self supporting. Funds come from individual memberships, corporate memberships, gallery dues and class and workshop fees. Each year the Southside Art League sponsors a Student Show, Member’s Show, National Abstract Show and Create Your Heart Out paint-out..
Instructional classes include oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, drawing, and portraiture. Workshops and demonstrations are also offered.
Speedway Parks & Recreation
We are dedicated to providing a variety of high-quality recreational programs and park facilities that enhance the lives of Speedway citizens and visitors. Located in Speedway, Indiana – we are home to both Leonard and Meadowood Park.
Speedway Tri Kappa
Tri Kappa is a 501(c)(3) organization bringing women into close, unselfish relationships for the promotion of charity, culture and education.
We are a husband and wife team; landscape and lifestyle photographer and an abstract painter. We are located in Downtown Indianapolis.
We met through our art. We provide art and art consulting services – specializing in hospitality and corporate art. We offer a range of sizes as original canvas artwork, epoxy and mixed media. Photography is available on metal, canvas and framed print.
Our motto- There is Light Everywhere – and we strive to spread light through our art.
Stephen Sullivan- Pianist, Teacher, Composer, Acco...
I have been a Pianist, Composer, Accompanist, and Future Music Teacher and/or Director since I was playing music games as a toddler. I offer the following services:
Wedding and Party Piano Music
Original, commissioned Music
Teaching Piano Lessons
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis is a new non-profit professional theater company based in downtown Indy focused on producing new plays by underrepresented playwrights. Storefront stages productions in the style of Chicago storefront theaters: with small and intimate settings; raw, and underscored by emotional truth.
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis
Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis is a non-profit, professional theatre company located at 717 Broad Ripple Avenue. Focused on producing new plays by female and minority playwrights, Storefront stages productions in the style of Chicago storefront theaters: with small and intimate settings; raw, and underscored by emotional truth.
As theatre practitioners, we seek to expand the creative conversation with young, curious, and inventive minds by offering a variety of theatre-based learning and exploration centered on developing new works created by young community members on topics of import to them.
Studio OTB (Outside the Box) is an arts program that supports collaborations between artists with and without developmental disabilities.
Studio OTB was created to provide an atmosphere where individuals of all ability levels can come and express themselves artistically. We believe in the potential of every human being and feel that art is an outlet, a career path, and something to be accessible to all.
Studio OTB is a community arts program that provides an atmosphere for all individuals to express, develop artistic skills, & discover new personal interests. We support collaborations between artists with and without developmental disabilities, and have an emphasis on art education & eco-friendly creativity.
Sugar Creek Art Center
Sugar Creek Art Center (SCAC) is open from 11:00-5:00 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (March-Dec.). Please join us for Culture @ the Creek opening art receptions every first Thursday of the month from 6:00- 8:30 pm. Our exhibition season runs from March through December. SCAC is closed during the months of January and February.
We embrace diversity of artistic expression, the creative process and community engagement. Currently SCAC represents both guest and resident studio artists who work in acrylic, oil, watercolor, rosemaling folk art, wood turning, digital photography, mixed media, jewelry, porcelain / stoneware ceramics, fiber, leather, marbled paper, linocut relief block and intaglio printing. Our facility houses working art studios and the Front Gallery, Textile Gallery, Artist of the Month Gallery, Upper Gallery and the SCAC Gift Shop featuring the work of many accomplished and recognized fine artists and craft artisans.
Also, join us for the Annual Western Boone H.S Show (WEBO) in May, the Annual Fall Art Market during the Festival of Turning Leaves in September and the Annual Holiday Art Market between Thanksgiving and Christmas where guests may brouse booths in our large event area. We encourage guest artists to exhibit with us. Please contact us if interested.
Our facility houses a caterer, “Nameless Catering”, working from our commercial kitchen. We have hosted family and school reunions, business conferences, celebration of life events, fashion style shows, community meetings and town chili suppers. We would love to show you our little corner of the world. Please contact us for tours and bookings!
The Anderson Center for the Arts
The Anderson Center for the Arts is a community center whose primary purpose is to promote an understanding & appreciation of the visual arts through programs, exhibitions & a permanent collection.
A premier nightlife destination, The Cabaret features a dynamic range of captivating artists in a uniquely intimate and sophisticated setting. Performers shatter the fourth wall, divulging anecdotes and stories as they take you on a musical journey. Savoring a classic cocktail or lite bite is encouraged, so join us and settle in for a world-class nightlife experience.
Past performers at The Cabaret include: Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife), Jane Lynch (Annie, GLEE), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, Rent, The Good Wife), Megan Hilty (Smash, Wicked), Ana Gasteyer (SNL, Wicked), Stephanie J. Block (Anything Goes, Wicked), Linda Eder (Jekyll & Hyde), Betty Buckley (Cats, Sunset Boulevard), Sam Harris (Star Search), Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, Glee) and Liz Callaway (Baby, Cats) among others.
Box Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 10am-5pm, and 2pm-4pm on days with a performance.
The Indiana Ballet Conservatory
The Indiana Ballet Conservatory, founded in 2010 by Artistic Director Alyona Yakovleva-Randall, is a pre-professional ballet school committed to providing the best classical ballet training to its students and launching the next generation of dancers onto the world stage. IBC students continually place in top positions in national and international competitions and pursue professional careers in dance around the world.
At IBC, we offer one of the strongest pre-professional training programs in the Midwest, along with one of the most well-regarded summer programs in the country…
Provide full scholarships to talented male students in a unique gentlemen’s program, with mentorship and training by male instructors…
The Indianapolis Opera
The Indianapolis Opera is the only professional opera company serving the state of Indiana. Over a 40-year history the company has inspired nearly one million audience members with more than 130 productions of the standard and contemporary repertory. The company has built a solid reputation as a regional opera company dedicated to presenting American opera with over 14 different operas featuring composers such as Argento, Bernstein, Floyd, Gershwin, Hoiby, Leigh, Menotti, Moore, Stravinsky, Ward, and Weill. Young professional artists appearing with the Indianapolis Opera have gone on to international careers in the world’s major opera houses including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Opera Bastille, La Scala, and many more. The Indianapolis Opera provides a needed outlet for local artists in supporting and chorus roles as well as artisans practicing the art of stagecraft.
The educational programs of the Indianapolis Opera reach approximately thirty thousand students annually throughout Indiana and Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. With a commitment to training young artists, the Indianapolis Opera has played an active role in developing the careers of artists and stage directors.
As a producer of opera, the world’s first multimedia art-form, the Indianapolis Opera has led the way in the Hoosier State consistently delivering a professional product that engages, inspires, and educates the community while simultaneously providing a creative outlet for artists and an economic engine for hundreds of individuals.
At the Indianapolis Opera our core artistic beliefs propel us toward striving for artistic excellence. We believe that the highest and best form of artistic expression begins with the human voice. It is this voice, expressed either singularly or united with others that have the power to inspire the kind of creativity and innovation that is so vital to our community. We believe that the stage should be a forum for communication and engagement, not just entertainment. Finally, it is through the act of musical storytelling that our collective humanity is expressed and defined for generations to come.
At this moment, the Indianapolis Opera is focused on continually reaching new audiences, communicating the profound beauty of the human voice, inspiring the next generation of students in our schools, and creating a home for creative voices at the Frank and Katrina Basile Opera Center. Being excellent community stewards of the artistic, educational, and financial resources entrusted to us is our utmost goal.
The Indy Artists' Peace Project
Community group promoting peace, non violence and social justice through the arts.
The Indy Artists' Peace Project (IAPP) is an organization dedicated to promoting peace & social justice in creative, unexpected ways through the creative arts (music, poetry, storytelling, dance, etc.) Several times a year the IAPP organizes and sponsors live "Peace Concert" events, poetry readings, film screenings, roundtable discussions, etc
The Indy Convergence
Indy Convergence is an international artist residency program focused on interdisciplinary collaboration and the intersection of arts in community. IC serves the Near West neighborhoods of Indianapolis and maintains programs internationally in Jacmel, Haiti and London, Ontario. Cultivating the talent that already exists on a local level and facilitating residency programs to bring in new perspectives, Indy Convergence works to both stimulate and amplify community voices.
The Kneeland Center for Poetry, Inc.
The Kneeland Center for Poetry accomplishes its mission by discovering, cultivating, and enhancing the voices and works of underrepresented poets.
Josh Haines, along with friends Sean Yager and Amy Applegate, founded the studio space shortly after their college careers. Originally, it was just a small section of the old warehouse that the three rented. After enough demand from other artists, they decided to rent out the rest, working on fixing it up along the way and establishing a gallery. At the end of 2017, The Oilwick officially became a nonprofit with a mission to serve the artists of Indianapolis and enhance the art scene as well.
Our primary objective is keeping a low cost studio space and maintaining regular exhibitions in our gallery. In 2018, we started a handful of programs like artist meetups, critiques, classes, and figure drawing as well.
The Sacred Dance Institute
The ministries of The Sacred Dance Institute, Ruwach… Pneuma (1st & 2nd Companies), and ROGG: (Reflection of God’s Glory), exists to create an atmosphere of worship unto God during worship occasions and beyond. This ministry embodies spirituality, praise, worship, and a believer’s relationship with God, as well as the physical expression of these characteristics.
Our Mission is to eradicate the apostate and extra curricular spirit within praise and worship present in Christian Dance, by gathering, equipping, enlightening and unleashing God’s people in the multifaceted biblical experiences of Worship, Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance to Dance.
The Urban Patch’s goal is to make the American inner city better.America’s inner cities have had years of disinvestment and neglect. This resulted in a high incidence of vacant property, depressed property values and foreclosures, and numerous other issues. As communities like these in Indianapolis (and nationally) move forward and revitalize, we believe it is important that they do so with a careful balance of economic, social and environmental and plaacemaking considerations. Community art and festivals and events are a vital part of this placemaking. We Urban Patch takes an incremental and resourceful approach to neighborhood development and urban design. Each step includes an aspect that takes on the built fabric of the city (the urban) and in parallel an aspect that addresses the environmental fabric of the city (the patch) while incorporating both into the social, economic and cultural dynamics and considerations that are necessary for a successful and resilient urban community.
Young Actors Theatre
Young Actors Theatre creates theatrical opportunities that instill confidence, creativity, and discipline in youth. Our vision is to empower life.
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