Arts Council of Indianapolis

LOU'S VIEWS: 2012 A&E favorites

December 28, 2012
Lou Harry
With so much to choose from, it's impossible to say what was best. Instead, here are some of my favorites of the year.
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Arts council launches local crowdfunding service

December 12, 2012
Dan Human
The Arts Council of Indianapolis on Wednesday unveiled a a new program to help central Indiana not-for-profit arts, cultural and humanities organizations raise funds for individual projects.
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Indianapolis Opera stays afloat as peer companies call it quits

June 23, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Next season will start later and feature a money-saving collaboration with Indiana University.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Walls of fame

January 7, 2012
Lou Harry

Have you picked your favorites from among the “46 for XLVI" murals? I have.

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LEADING QUESTIONS: Arts groups strive to keep lean

August 18, 2010
Mason King
LQ_Lawrence_watch videoAwaiting the 2011 city budget, Arts Council of Indianapolis' Dave Lawrence discusses his transition to CEO and lessons learned as arts funding grows scarce.
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Arts Council hopes move, emphasis on donors will help with financesRestricted Content

May 22, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Arts Council of Indianapolis soon will move its office from Monument Circle to a smaller space on Pennsylvania Street with an adjacent gallery. The move is symbolic of the council’s ongoing reinvention, as well as the financial reality driving that effort.
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Arts Commission to share duties with regional groups

April 19, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indiana Arts Commission revamped the way it allocates money out of concern about future state budget cuts, which would further reduce grants available to arts organizations.
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Downtown buildings land arts tenants

March 30, 2010
Tom Harton
Vonnegut Memorial Library Inc. will move into 1,100 square feet at 340 N. Senate Ave. The Arts Council of Indianapolis will occupy 5,400 square feet at 922 N. Pennsylvania St.
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Arts group names president

December 11, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
David Lawrence, who has been acting president at Arts Council of Indianapolis since July, continues the task of leading an organization that has seen its funding fall dramatically in the past year.
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State, city agencies get new round of federal arts funding

July 7, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indiana and Indianapolis arts agencies will receive more than a half-million dollars in federal stimulus money to help save jobs at local organizations, the National Endowment for the Arts announced today. A second round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding includes $250,000 for the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
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Skyline Club gets behind local artistsRestricted Content

June 1, 2009
The Skyline Club has reserved one wall of its main dining room for local artists and will also host a series of artist receptions for its members and the general public.
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Arts Council faces grants-divvying dilemmaRestricted Content

June 1, 2009
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Arts Council of Indianapolis faces the unenviable task of divvying up less than $1 million in city grants for the arts, compared with $2.15 million that was awarded last year.
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Arts advocates seek money from Indy governmentRestricted Content

December 22, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Arts Council of Indianapolis is leading talks with city councilors, Deputy Mayor Nick Weber and the chiefs of top cultural organizations about how to create a bigger pot of revenue for the arts.
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Arts fund-raising model not embraced locallyRestricted Content

September 8, 2008
Sam Stall

These days, many Indianapolis arts organizations barely know where their next dollar will come from. But an innovative fund-raising model that's found success in other cities might provide that sorely needed cash. In Cincinnati, a venerable not-for-profit called the United Arts Fund, founded in 1927, stages an annual workplace campaign, then doles out the bountiful proceeds to local arts organizations.


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Arts Council offers more help directly to artistsRestricted Content

October 8, 2007
Jennifer Whitson
When Shannon Linker went to work for the Arts Council of Indianapolis in mid-2002, it was a typical pass-through organization--re-granting city money to local arts groups. Now Linker is director of an artist-services program for the council that is on par with those offered in communities like Seattle and New York City but few other places.
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Arts Council ready to play matchmakerRestricted Content

February 5, 2007
Jennifer Whitson
Leaders of the 20-year-old Arts Council of Indianapolis want to broaden the organization's approach to arts advocacy. They say they'd like to act as a cultural broker of sorts, making sure local artists are connected with possible patrons.
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