Arts Journalism Fellowship Program


2016 Arts Council of Indianapolis Arts Journalism Fellows & IndyStar Correspondents 

AJF Fellows 20162016 Arts Journalism Fellows (left to right): Alex Weilhammer, Bekah Pollard, and Ross Reagan

Bekah Pollard is a 2016 graduate from Butler University where she graduated with high honors in Art + Design, English Creative Writing, and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. Throughout her time at Butler, Bekah worked as a contributor and editor for Butler’s humor magazine Archives, as well as the university’s fine art and literary magazine, Manuscripts. Bekah has shown her artwork regularly on Butler’s campus and in several galleries throughout Indianapolis in the past few years. Bekah worked as a contributing editor for the website, and most recently writes arts articles for She is originally from Peoria, Illinois.
Billboards promote Indy's art scene
Pop artist Peter Max pops in
'Rocky Horror Show' play in Indy let's us do the time warp again
Design a skate park? Yeah, you need math for that
Puppets and space pirates? Quirky musical replaces Optical Popsicle
Hip hop anything but routine at The Dojo
Mari Evans, colorful doors and thoughts of unity
Sofar Sounds' secret concerts keep the focus on the music
Let's talk about guns, iMOCA art exhibit says
Alan Cumming, not your typical show
Clint Breeze album targets racism, oppression
The millennials' guide to the Indianapolis arts scene

Ross Reagan is a 2016 graduate from IUPUI where he majored in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Business and Professional Writing. He has always had a passion for theatre and film, and served as Indiana Repertory Theater’s first Student Correspondent for its 2015-2016 season. Last fall, Ross studied abroad in London while interning at The Space theatre and exploring Europe. In his spare time, he enjoys volunteering with various nonprofits across Indianapolis. His other hobbies include weightlifting, classic films, and brainstorming short story ideas at his local coffee shop.
Peter and the Starcatcher makes Indy debut
Secret society of actors keeps audiences guessing
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall
Heartland documentary explores big band torchbearer
In this journal, everyone gets to write
Animated shorts at LGBT film festival focus on acceptance
Latest 'Cinderella' adds modern twists
Indianapolis Arts Center tattoo exhibit reveals vulnerability of veterans
Historic Indiana theaters give travelers classic holiday movies
Get a peek behind the scenes of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's 'Yuletide'
The millennials' guide to the Indianapolis arts scene

Alex Weilhammer is a 2016 graduate from DePauw University. He majored in English Writing and minored in Philosophy. He was an active member of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, and he served many positions at The DePauw, including editor-in-chief. In the summer of 2015, Alex was an intern at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Alex grew up in Indianapolis and is also a die-hard Colts fan. Outside of writing, Alex has a deep appreciation for stimulating conversations, long games of chess, and live music.
Bill Murray's sister, a nun, brings play to Indy
Art exhibit reaches for new heights by staying low
Eiteljorg Museum to debut exhibit from late Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams
Cabaret to host next season at Cook Theater
Step aside, Vonnegut, current Indiana authors have something to say
Women veterans tell of emotional journey
This emotional response brought to you by Dance Kaleidoscope
National novel writing challenge unites hopeful authors
How to succeed as a Hoosier filmmaker
Film Indy seeks tax credit to boost state's film industry
The millennials' guide to the Indianapolis arts scene

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