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.
Next season will start later and feature a money-saving collaboration with Indiana University.
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.
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.
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.