Arts and culture feel like an easy pathway to support people of color and contribute to our city’s newfound commitment to racial equity.
Indiana museums to receive $8 million from Lilly Endowment
The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded more than $43 million to 18 museums and cultural organizations across the country, including four in Indiana.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Helping artists and arts organizations survive the pandemic
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.Read More
Vonnegut Museum shifts gears on Bluebeard-managed cafe plans
Fletcher Place restaurant Bluebeard, which was the museum’s original choice of cafe operator, says it can’t tackle the project right now because of uncertainty around the pandemic.Read More
Museums, performance venues expect to withstand closures
Facing millions of dollars in lost revenue from the COVID-19 outbreak, major arts and cultural attractions throughout Indianapolis are slashing budgets, cutting staff and dipping into reserves or endowments to make ends meet.Read More
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.
Indiana’s economy should start to recover this year from the damage of COVID-19, but the economy likely won’t fully rebound until late 2022 or early 2023, a Ball State University economist says.
While not overloading visitors with facts, figures and history, “Dance!” does a nice job of introducing styles from around the world.
Built from steel, bronze, aluminum and glass, the sculptures tend to grow larger the higher they get.
In his fifth season in Indianapolis, the Polish native not only leads the ISO, but also has conducting and guest-conducting commitments worldwide.
The tap-dancing Santas, reindeer puppets and carol arrangements fulfill an essential role supporting the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s bottom line.
Nearly four years after the Center for the Performing Arts’ Carmel high-profile debut, its second full-time CEO says the startup has stabilized operations and is ready to grow its eclectic mix of programming.
Charles Venable inherited two years ago a museum with an elevated stature in the world of art but disappointing attendance figures and a penchant for over-spending its endowment to make ends meet.
National Public Radio is spending $750,000 on an aggressive advertising campaign designed to boost its audience in four test cities, including Indianapolis, by pointing out the wide variety of people who listen to public radio.
Indianapolis Museum of Art CEO Charles Venable plans to cut costs and use major exhibits to boost attendance—a strategy aimed at reducing the museum’s reliance on investment returns and allowing its endowment to grow back to pre-recession level.
The ailing Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra intends to step up annual donations 40 percent. But many longtime donors feel conflicted about future contributions as they await word on whether the ISO will scale back to part time.
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, to find ways to encourage history museums to incorporate the often unpopular and intimidating fields of science, technology, engineering and math into their offerings.
Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, incoming CEO of The Center for the Performing Arts, turned a $500,000 deficit into a $300,000 surplus at her current organization in Tennessee. The 18-month-old Carmel center’s budget is almost seven times larger.
Three years after budget cuts threatened the state-run Indiana Artisan program, the newly independent organization is moving ahead with ambitious plans to broaden its reach—and help artists and food producers build their businesses.
The retired WISH-TV anchor will be a community affairs adviser and make presentations at the history center.
A WXIN-TV Channel 59 report suggests the city of Carmel hired private investigators to tail Steven Libman, who resigned abruptly last month as CEO of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.