The mission of the Arts Council of Indianapolis is to foster meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive.
The Arts Council exists so that artists may make a viable living, arts organizations flourish, and a broad menu of arts programming is available for everyone. We are the support mechanism - the connector, the convener. The results of our efforts enhance the comunity through economic development while enriching the lives of everyone in central Indiana through the power and passion of artistic expression.
The Arts Council oversees and awards funding for artists and arts organizations, and provides marketing, technical, and other business-related services to artists and arts organizations throughout central Indiana. The Arts Council is responsible for Public Art Indianapolis - the city’s public art program, and corresponding works and exhibitions; and provides an online database featuring more than 800 artists involved in various disciplines including dance, visual arts, theater, literary arts, music, and more.
The Arts Council also offers the region’s most comprehensive, and up-to-date calendar of arts exhibitions, performances, and events. With IndyArts.org it’s easier than ever for audiences to find and enjoy the artistic programming of their choice.