Arts Council of Indianapolis

  • Design
  • Love Indy

Website
www.indyarts.org

Primary Contact
Dave Lawrence
President & CEO
Contact via email

Mission statement

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is a not-for-profit that exists to foster meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive.

Actions

Arts Council of Indianapolis is working on the following actions:

Love Indy

Strategy

Develop Indy into a playful city for all ages.

Action

Assess the current landscape for opportunities to play, perform and to witness entertainment from an under 21 perspective

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2017

Progress

20%

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Status on November 21, 2016
The Central Indiana Community Foundation held the first IN Light IN Festival in August 2016. Big Car and the Indianapolis City Market are hosting Sparket throughout the fall (2016) to encourage active use of space and community engagement.
Love Indy

Strategy

Increase support for the arts in the public realm.

Action

Develop a Percent for Beauty Program

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2019

Progress

100%

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Status on May 10, 2016
On May 10, 2016, the City-County Council passed Proposal 16-001, the Public Art for Neighborhoods Program and it was signed by Mayor Hogsett. The program requires private developers receiving economic incentives from the City of Indianapolis to direct 1% of the value of these incentives towards either completing a work of public art as part of their project, or as a cash contribution to the Public Art for Neighborhoods Fund. The Arts Council will serve as the steward of the program.
Love Indy

Strategy

Increase support for the arts in the public realm.

Action

Encourage the growth of public performance on sidewalks, parking lots, along the Cultural Trail and in other public places

Start Date:

May 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2018

Progress

0%

Design

Strategy

Honor and celebrate what we already have.

Action

Explore opportunities for art and design intervention of existing public infrastructure for the purposes of beautification and placemaking

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

15%

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Status on November 21, 2016
The Public Art for Neighborhoods program will officially launch in early 2017. As part of the program, artists, neighborhoods, and community organizations will have the opportunity to envision and create programs, performances, and art pieces to beautify and create unique and authentic spaces throughout Marion County. Arts Council public art staff will serve as resources, advisors, and catalysts for this work, along with many community partners. In addition, the Arts Council is updating and revising the Public Art Master Plan. Public input sessions will be held in Q1 2017.
Love Indy

Strategy

Increase support for the arts in the public realm.

Action

Institute a busking toolkit

Start Date:

May 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2017

Progress

0%

Love Indy

Strategy

Develop Indy into a playful city for all ages.

Action

Pilot a free arts and culture “ticket” to Indianapolis students under 21

Start Date:

May 1, 2018

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

0%

Love Indy

Strategy

Increase support for the arts in the public realm.

Action

Research, find and secure new funding for artists, arts organizations, and arts activities like the Transformational Impact Fellowship Program in Indianapolis

Start Date:

May 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2019

Progress

5%

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Status on November 21, 2016
Community conversations and research are taking place regarding potential new funding opportunities to be investigated more fully in 2017.