Arts Council of Indianapolis


The arts are important to a vibrant and thriving city. The Arts Council of Indianapolis leads and participates in key strategic partnerships to ensure that the arts are part of the fabric of our city and a catalyst for community engagement and civic pride. We partner with organizations throughout Indianapolis to provide visibility of and opportunities for Indianapolis' diverse arts and cultural community. In turn, our partners provide the Arts Council with connections to other segments of the community. Engaging the community is central to the mission of the Arts Council, and we work each day to build broad and diverse support for the creative community.

Cultural Arts Committee
The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee and the Arts Council of Indianapolis have commissioned a substantial piece of public art for the City of Indianapolis. The piece reflects the proud and distinct history of the African American community in central Indiana. The piece selected for this project is a thoughtful investigation of who we are as a city and a community and will represent the Indianapolis African American community in an insightful, creative, and positive manner.

Bernard Williams worked closely with the Arts Council, city, and Trail staff to ensure that the artwork is integral to the identity of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick, the neighborhood in which it resides, and downtown Indianapolis.

To learn more about the project, click here. 

Reconnecting to Our Waterways
Reconnecting to Our Waterways is a grassroots movement and a collective impact partnership that is helping neighbors strengthen waterways, and in turn, helping waterways strengthen neighborhoods.

A co-created, five-year strategic action plan for downtown Indianapolis guided and activated by collaborating organizations. Velocity is funded by Downtown Indy.

Key Partners:

 idada                downtownindy