Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Indianapolis Art Center, Inc.

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • http://www.indplsartcenter.org

Mission Statement

Established in 1934, the Indianapolis Art Center is an arts education institution that stresses the creative process, aesthetic response, skill development, the acquisition of knowledge and critical thinking. All Art Center programs are designed to provide the highest level of art instruction and awareness, highlight issues in contemporary art, enhance self-worth, build awareness of other cultures, build community and connect people, maintain open accessibility, take a leadership role in arts advocacy, highlight the value of art in our society, and promote art as a tool for human development.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Education
  3. Exhibitions
  4. Outreach

ruling year

1961

chief executive for fy 2009

Mr Carter Wolf

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Keywords

art,visual,education,museum,at risk,outreach,classes,creativity,contemporary,collaborative,learn,

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EIN

35-1088735

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Each semester, the Art Center offers over 180 studio art classes to the general public, regardless of skill level, in a variety of media including ceramics, painting, drawing, computer graphics, photography, printmaking, glass blowing, steel and stone sculpture, woodworking and metalsmithing. Art Center classes are taught by working, professional artists. More than 5,000 students annually enroll. The Art Center also presents more than 30 rotating exhibitions each year, focusing on the work of living Indiana and regional artists. To maximize accessibility, all exhibitions are open to the public free of charge. Our Outreach Program provides free programs to over 3,000 participants that increase accessibility to artistic experience, engaging underserved and/or culturally diverse audiences.

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Program 2

Education

300 studio classes each fall and spring semester including traditional favorites like ceramics, painting, drawing and glassblowing. Summer programming encourages life-long learning and a Day Camp serving children 7-12 years old.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

$1,256,999.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 3

Exhibitions

Art Center exhibitions, related programs and guided tours provide aesthetic experiences for over 60,000 visitors annually. Referral services benefit regional artisits and the library/periodical services benefits artists and the general public. The exhibition program also assists the Center's annual Broad Ripple Art Fair that attracts approximately 250 artist participants and 20,000 visitors annually.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

$473,358.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 4

Outreach

ArtReach, the Center's core outreach program, provides exciting opportunities for Indianapolis youths to experience art and culture through in-depth arts education activities. The program has two main components: 1) Two hours weekly of facilitated art instruction in a variety of media includig painting, drawing, sculpture, mask making and collage, 2) visits to ArtsPark, the Center's 7-acre outdoor sculpture park where they work with instructors to make and discuss art, 3) The month-long Annual Michael Carroll ArtReach Exhibition displays students work professional in the Center and the "American Scene" that empowers youth to make a positive difference in their community through the creation of public art.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Budget

$280,592.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

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Indianapolis Art Center Inc
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
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Indianapolis Art Center, Inc.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr Carter Wolf

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tanya Stuart Overdorf

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