Indianapolis’ Nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry Generates $440 Million in Economic Activity and Supports 14,729 Jobs Annually According to Americans for the Arts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $440 million in annual economic activity in Indianapolis—supporting 14,729 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $47 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 … Continue reading →

Arts Council of Indianapolis receives NEA Grant for arts-based Community Development Investment in Indianapolis’ neighborhoods

Indianapolis, IN— The Arts Council of Indianapolis has been awarded a $50,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a program aimed at crime prevention and public safety for the Near Eastside.  The award is … Continue reading →

VIP Premiere of Fourth Sci-Fi Film by Local Filmmaker Launches “Submerge Weekend”

Indianapolis, IN, May 21, 2017 –(– Indiana filmmaker Demetrius Witherspoon will premiere the highly anticipated fourth film of his critically acclaimed independent science fiction short film series at a VIP screening Thursday, June 29, at the Keystone Art Cinema. The … Continue reading →

Kathryn Haigh promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

INDIANAPOLIS, May 18, 2017—Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Kathryn Haigh has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Haigh will continue … Continue reading →

Artist with Parkinson’s Reinvents his Medium and Method, April 7 at Indiana Landmarks’ Rapp Family Gallery

After he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2009, artist Wendell Lowe experimented to reinvent his approach from painting with brushes on canvas to using a camera, soft pastels, and finger painting to create abstract works that reflect the color, texture … Continue reading →

Indianapolis-based production firm earns award for Arts Commission anniversary video

(Indianapolis, Indiana) March 2017 – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced that the video produced to celebrate the agency’s 50th anniversary recently earned a Gold ADDY Award for Indianapolis-based Think Ahead Studios®. A 2017 ADDY Award for Public Service Online … Continue reading →