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
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra seeks to get back in the black in 2020
In 2020, the ISO will hire a new concertmaster, begin the search for a new conductor, and negotiate a new contract with its musicians. And all of this comes while its leaders try to pull the orchestra out of the red.Read More
Cultural Trail raises enough money to keep Ann Dancing
Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc. officials announced Wednesday that they’ve raised enough money to keep a popular electronic piece of public art in operation for years to come.Read More
Musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra say negotiations with the organization’s management are nonexistent as the current contract is set to expire in less than two months and another round of furloughs has begun.
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.
With a $5.85 million Lilly Endowment Inc. grant, the city of Lawrence and Arts for Lawrence are poised to launch a major project focused on the arts and the area’s military history.
The improvements are part of a masterplan that aims to bring hundreds of thousands more visitors to the complex, which includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Circle to get $8M boost for patriotic light show as Lilly Endowment doles out $50M in special grants
The endowment said Wednesday it would fund 17 ideas across the city as part of its one-time Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation program.
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.
The business advocacy group is working with city officials and a consultant to develop a strategy for promoting Indianapolis’ musical assets—and then writing the next verse in a higher key and more robust tempo.
Fishers-based audio marketing technology company Vibenomics Inc. on Tuesday announced it has signed deals with the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Downtown Indy Inc. to provide custom audio packages.
Dave Lawrence said he’s “ready for a new challenge” as CEO and president of another cultural organization.
The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, which is devoted to the study of the science fiction-fantasy author's works, won a $50,000 grant this month from the National Endowment for the Humanities to begin planning the giant archive's conservation.
In a somewhat unusual move, the theater is making a public plea for a naming rights sponsor with a specific price tag.
Mayor Jim Brainard’s vision to turn Carmel into a performing arts hub anchored by a world-class concert hall has come true, but without the support of central Indiana’s most important arts funder.
The largest individual gift in the theater’s history will be used to create the James Still Playwright-in-Residence Fund.
Leaders at struggling Theatre on the Square say they need to step back and plan needed repairs, audience development, and marketing and programming strategies.
What would happen if, say, a playwright, a video artist, a sculptor and a musician got together for a few weeks to try to create something without concern about who would see the final product … or even if there were a final product?
The airy spinoff of its farm-to-table Broad Ripple namesake stresses simple dishes with natural ingredients.