Headquartered on the Butler University campus since 1982, the mission of the American Pianists Association is to discover, promote and advance young American classical and jazz pianists, ages 18-30, who are preparing for professional careers. APA offers winners of its rigorous competition equal fellowships and provides ongoing support for its Fellows, including management of careers along with cash awards and a roster of recitals and concerts nationwide. APA has held competitions since 1979 and in the past has produced Indy Jazz Fest along with Kroger.
The American Theatre Organ Society is devoted to nurturing the tradition of popular organ music, which flourished during the silent film era and continues to reverberate in venues that house working pipe organs, such as Hedback Theatre, Manual High School and the Warren Performing Arts Center.
Amethyst House provides a foundation for sober living by partnering with individuals, families, and communities impacted by addictions and substance abuse issues, offering quality recovery services and guidance for clean, sober, and healthy living.
"The Anderson Center for the Arts is a community center whose primary purpose is to promote an understanding & appreciation of the visual arts through programs, exhibitions & a permanent collection."
The Art Lab bills itself as a "locally owned and managed art studio and classroom" that "strives to provide children and adults alike with creative avenues for self-expression."
The genuine article. Though around 90 years old, Franklin's Artcraft Theatre has '50s-era style, with intact neon marquee. The theater space itself is no-nonsense concrete, but fully equipped with vintage 35mm projector, which is put to good use for just about every film (no DVDs here, or at least very few). Each classic film screening feels like a community event, with a skit, an exciting prize giveaway and other miscellaneous business. And there's a nice mix between family-friendly fare and Hollywood classics over the course of a season.
An arts and crafts shop selling work by "local, regional and national artists," including pottery, jewelry, woodwork, metalwork, glasswork, textiles, prints, cards and soap.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive.
The Arts Council is an organization that advocates for the need and importance of broad community funding and support for a thriving arts scene; innovates by constantly pursuing and promoting innovative ideas and programs that better serve the area, its artists, and arts organizations; and connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations, and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.
Young Audiences of Indiana is geared toward empowering children via arts in education, i.e. inspiring school kids to grow mentally and emotionally through the arts. We know how challenged our local educational institutions can be in a climate of budget cuts and arts are often the first in line. YA is there to fill the gap, providing a clearinghouse for some of Indy’s best local actors, storytellers, artists, musicians and poets to connect to these students (and creating some income for the artists, too!). YA also offers programs that help instructors learn how to better teach the arts.
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