What happens when you train a group of artists, community members, and police officers to work together to prevent crime and improve public safety in a neighborhood? That’s what we’re finding out with Indy East Art Peace, a joint project of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Near East Area Renewal (NEAR) that will take place from January 2018 through July 2019.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit http://www.arts.gov
The Arts Council of Indianapolis has partnered with Transit Drives Indy (TDI) on a multi-year creative placemaking program,, activating artists and arts partners in order to help create a new culture of public transit in Indianapolis. Thanks to a grant from Transportation for America (T4A), Indianapolis is now part of its national Cultural Corridor Consortium.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis is assisting local developer Buckingham Companies with public art for their commercial and residential development just north of Central Library. Dubbed “Library Square,” the development will incorporate several newly-commissioned projects.
Artists are sought for two large wall-based artworks. Visit our Artist Opportunities listing for more information. Application deadline is December 22, 2017.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., has commissioned Indianapolis, IN artists Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley to create an artwork for a new pocket park planned for a vacant lot next to the Community Caring & Sharing Center in the Mars Hill neighborhood.
City-County Council Proposal 16-001 calls for the implementation of a Public Art for Neighborhoods program and a Public Art for Neighborhoods Fund to finance it. The proposal, with amendments added, passed the City-County Council’s Community Affairs and Education Committee on April 27, 2016 by a 6-1 vote and passed the full City-County Council on May 9 by a 17-7 vote. It was signed by Mayor Hogsett on May 12, 2016. The program is actively in development.
Pictured: McCord Park Sundial