Some of Indianapolis’ main entrances from Interstate 70 are in line for a $2 million makeover.
The Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis inspires passion for classical music across central Indiana through broadcast programming
When was the last time you took your child or teen-ager to hear classical music, or see a contemporary dance performance a
la Dance Kaleidoscope? When was the last time you went to see a play?
The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis has lost a major corporate gift less than two years from curtain time.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will look to volunteers to help cover the work done by eight people who were laid off last week in a move to trim $600,000, or 2 percent, from the $29.5 million annual budget.
IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design is raising money to expand its classrooms — especially for those artists engaged
in sculpture and public projects.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s operating loss of $293,000 during the most recent fiscal year is not nearly as troubling
in the long term as the symphony’s shrinking endowment.
The Indianapolis International Film Festival is losing volunteer executive director Brian Owens to a paid gig in Nashville,
Indy Fringe executive director Pauline Moffat and Gary Reiter, a board member of the Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival
Inc., want to build an affordable live-work complex near Massachusetts Avenue.
A commission that has drawn $12.5 million in grants and public money to promote Indianapolis’ artistic side is awaiting word
on its future.
These days, many Indianapolis arts organizations barely know where their next dollar will come from. But an innovative
fund-raising model that’s found success in other cities might provide that sorely needed cash. In Cincinnati,
a venerable not-for-profit called the United Arts Fund, founded in 1927, stages an annual workplace campaign,
then doles out the bountiful proceeds to local arts organizations.
After Mayor Greg Ballard’s upset victory at the polls last November, local arts leaders were in a panic. They worried the
no-nonsense former Marine would put public safety on a pedestal and slash Indianapolis’ funding for cultural groups.
The clock is running out on plans to build the Indiana Museum of African American History in White River State Park, but the
ambitious project may find a new home on nearby Indiana Avenue. Less than two weeks before the museum’s option on a two-acre
parcel of park land expires, backers were talking with IUPUI about locating the museum on unspecified university-owned land
along Indiana Avenue.