Arts Funding

IndyFringe leads effort to build artists' apartmentsRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Kathleen McLaughlin
Indy Fringe executive director Pauline Moffat and Gary Reiter, a board member of the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival Inc., want to build an affordable live-work complex near Massachusetts Avenue.

International Film Festival exec moving to Nashville for paid jobRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
The Indianapolis International Film Festival is losing volunteer executive director Brian Owens to a paid gig in Nashville, Tenn.

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.


Budget cuts loom for arts, parks as mayor tries to lessen deficitRestricted Content

August 4, 2008
Peter Schnitzler

After Mayor Greg Ballard's upset victory at the polls last November, local arts leaders were in a panic. They worried the no-nonsense former Marine would put public safety on a pedestal and slash Indianapolis' funding for cultural groups.


Black history museum loses site, may land on Indiana Ave.Restricted Content

May 11, 2014
Jennifer Whitson
The clock is running out on plans to build the Indiana Museum of African American History in White River State Park, but the ambitious project may find a new home on nearby Indiana Avenue. Less than two weeks before the museum's option on a two-acre parcel of park land expires, backers were talking with IUPUI about locating the museum on unspecified university-owned land along Indiana Avenue.
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