A report accompanying the street-by-street inventory of public art in Marion County encourages increased representation of BIPOC artists.
22 artworks will depict Indiana history at new-look Gainbridge Fieldhouse
An all-star roster of Indiana artists will create murals and framed paintings set for display in the halls of downtown’s basketball arena.Read More
10 years later, arts leaders assess the significance of Super Bowl murals
On the 10th anniversary of the “46 for XLVI” project, the Indy Arts Council is talking with artists, building owners and the public to determine what’s next for the murals.Read More
Indiana Repertory Theatre to require COVID-19 vaccinations or testing for patrons
The IRT, which had previously decided to make masks mandatory for all patrons this season, said it’s decided to strengthen its COVID-19 protocols in light of the increase in cases.Read More
Local arts groups offer help for venues seeking to require proof of vaccination
The Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indiana Independent Venue Alliance are partnering with a technology company to help Indianapolis venues that want to require patrons attending their events to be vaccinated against COVID-19.Read More
The rule, which takes effect immediately, gives patrons the interim option of showing a recent negative COVID-19 test. But effective Nov. 1, all guests age 12 and older must be fully vaccinated in order to attend a performance.
The new art gallery is an expansion of the airport’s existing arts program, which was launched when the new terminal opened in 2008.
A mural honoring Indianapolis native Marshall “Major” Taylor, the first Black world champion cyclist, will begin going up in mid-May on a downtown building a block from Monument Circle, the Arts Council of Indianapolis said Monday.
Swish organizers are trying to bring back a sense of normalcy and financial security for local artists by guaranteeing they’ll be paid for their involvement in the downtown festival—even if the weather thwarts their plans.
Nearly 600 visual artists, musicians, dancers, spoken-word artists and other creative-industry professionals have been employed to turn downtown into a sidewalk art gallery and outdoor cultural corridor connecting NCAA game sites to a showcase of 50 artworks and more than 250 live performances.
On Saturday, performances will take place downtown on Georgia Street, at Lugar Plaza and at Davlan Park in the Mass Ave neighborhood. Performances are also scheduled at the airport.
The museum said the description—part of a post seeking a new director for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which is part of the complex—comes out of an effort by Newfields to be “truly inclusive.” However, it said the wording was “divisive rather than inclusive.”
Host Mason King talks with Downtown Indy Inc.’s Bob Schultz, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Jeremy Kranowitz and the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ Julie Goodman about the projects and cleanups they have planned.
Podcast host Mason King talked with Julie Goodman, president and CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, about the group’s fundraising efforts and grant programs meant to sustain artists and arts groups. In addition, two artists join the conversation.
The public arts project, funded with a $674,520 grant from Lilly Endowment and organized by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, features 100 mini-installations, performances, literary pieces and individual artworks along urban streets.
The Indy Arts & Culture Restart & Resilience Fund, underwritten by Lilly Endowment Inc., will provide eligible entities with one-time grants ranging from $5,000 to $500,000.
Indy Art & Seek is a collaboration between the arts council and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Funded with a $674,520 grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc., the program will commission artists to create six large-scale, permanent installations in green spaces around the city, along with 100 smaller, temporary installations.
Julie Goodman will take the job March 4, replacing Dave Lawrence, who stepped down in August after 19 years with the organization, including the past nine as president and CEO.
In Indianapolis, the task of monitoring and advocating for public art falls largely to the Arts Council of Indianapolis. It's a private not-for-profit, though its funding includes an annual $1 million allocation from the city.
Dave Lawrence said he’s “ready for a new challenge” as CEO and president of another cultural organization.
A similar measure was vetoed by former Mayor Greg Ballard last year, but this one is likely to stick.
Original works from 33 artists will be on display at businesses and community centers throughout the city as well as at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until the race.
“The Water Show” at Gallery 924—featuring a variety of artists inspired by agua—offers a refreshing reprieve.