In the not-for-profit arts world, the bottom line is dependent on earned income, grants, philanthropic donations—and tried-and-true Christmas offerings.
The gift from the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation gets the theater closer to its $8.5 million goal for funding construction of a new home on North Illinois Street.
As the recipient of a $1.1 million city loan, TWG Development has agreed to include public art in its mammoth project on the site of the former Indianapolis Star headquarters.
The Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington has received a $15 million naming gift from Indianapolis-based philanthropists Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, in addition to an art collection of nearly 100 works.
A similar measure was vetoed by former Mayor Greg Ballard last year, but this one is likely to stick.
Suzanne "Susie" Maxwell, who has overseen strategic fundraising efforts at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art for the past seven years, is stepping down, the museum announced Thursday.
The organization ended fiscal 2015 with a surplus of $260,445 as revenue from building and room rentals and individual donations increased.
Fourteen not-for-profits will receive funding, including $10 million each for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Zoo.
Walker heads Big Car, which he describes as an “art-based, creativity-based not-for-profit that’s focused on community development.” Put simply, it uses art to jump-start neighborhood involvement and development.
A new structure will allow for more canal-side programming for the museum, including concerts, storytelling, art projects, poetry readings and interactive activities.
Executive Director Elise J. Kushigian replacement will oversee not just the 2,200-seat performing arts landmark, but three additional theaters as well.
The local arts group is planning on beefing up its projects and collaborations with artists.
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's leaders played an upbeat tune Monday, reporting a second-consecutive operating surplus fueled by a 16-percent increase in revenue from ticket sales and a near-record year for fundraising.
Rollin Dick’s old-school pocket calendar is crowded with meetings for the various not-for-profit educational and artistic boards on which he sits, along with start times for the plays, musicals and concerts he attends at venues ranging from the Indiana Repertory Theatre to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.
Steven Stolen, a former managing director of the Indiana Repertory Theatre, will work as an independent contractor for 25-30 hours per week until the target Oct. 1 completion of the evaluation.
There are big things in the wings for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, which this month elevated COO Stuart Lowry from supporting player to headliner. Coming attractions include new sponsor deals, expanded programming and, potentially, a bigger staff.