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.
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
IBJ Podcast: How is the Big Car arts group changing the Garfield Park neighborhood?
Host Mason King talks with Big Car CEO Jim Walker about the art campus the organization has developed in the neighborhood and how the group is trying to ensure artists aren’t eventually priced out of being there.Read More
Big Car behind on Garfield Park revitalization, but confident it will finish
The centerpiece of the project—transforming a 40,000-square-foot former factory into an arts and cultural space—has not begun, but home renovations and greenspace development are underway.Read More
Carmel Christkindlmarkt to make measured return after last year’s cancellation
The last time the German-themed Christmas market was held in 2019, it drew more than 300,000 visitors. Event organizers aren’t sure if lingering concerns about COVID-19 will hurt attendance or if there will be a strong return.Read More
“The Lume” exhibit, which launches July 27, will put visitors in the center of floor-to-ceiling projections of paintings such as “The Starry Night” and “Sunflowers” by Vincent van Gogh.
Darrianne Christian in May became the first Black woman to chair the Newfields board of trustees, just months after the art museum and gardens faced an uproar over its handling of race and inclusion issues.
The federal grant program, part of a larger pandemic relief effort, officially launched April 8, but its application portal crashed within hours because of technical problems. The portal is set to reopen Saturday.
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.
Arts and culture feel like an easy pathway to support people of color and contribute to our city’s newfound commitment to racial equity.
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.
The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded more than $43 million to 18 museums and cultural organizations across the country, including four in Indiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.