Indy Convergence

Indy Convergence

Indy Convergence 2611 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46222

The Indy Convergence strives to empower and connect artists from all backgrounds to their communities, other artists and new cultures in an inclusive, collaborative environment. We push artists to constantly explore new ways of creating and interacting with people from any background, country, and at any age. Our programs from professional development intensives to community engagement put “Artists at Work” to their fullest potential at all stages of development.

VISION

We believe in the power of artists in community. As creatives, teachers, citizens and storytellers. Artists communicate through shared experience which we hold as a vital ingredient to affecting community action. Our vision is to help artists harness their creativity to pursue excellence in their profession and in their communities.

 


Upcoming Events at Indy Convergence


Past Events at Indy Convergence

Feb

27

Thu
Thu, Feb 27, 2020 7:00 PM - Thu, Feb 27, 2020 10:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

Happy Black History Month Family!

That Peace Open Mic is a Radical Space for Art, Culture, & CommUNITY, something like an open mic turned family reunion turned soulful JAM SESSION! As we enter our 5th year, we’re so excited to take the energy even HIGHER!

TPOM returns this month for its first installment of the NEW YEAR in a NEW VENUE on a NEW DAY! Catch us at Indy Convergence on the LAST THURSDAY’s of every other month.

Featuring this month will be the undeniably TALENTED Singer, Songwriter, and Wardrobe stylist Greg Smith and One Sound!

**OPEN MIC LIST SIGN UPS BEGIN AT 7PM! FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE!**

Hosted By: Mariah Ivey
Music By: TPOM House Band & The Real DJ Rex

Cover $7 (cash or cashapp)
Free Parking

#ThatPeaceOpenMic

Tags: That Peace Open Mic is a Radical Space for Art, Culture, & CommUNITY, something like an open mic turned family reunion turned soulful JAM SESSION

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Oct

10

Thu
Thu, Oct 10, 2019 5:30 PM - Thu, Oct 10, 2019 7:30 PM @ Indy Convergence

Join Indy Convergence Thursday October 10 for a casual open house. Experience our space, see new work from Jacmel Arts Center, and learn about our holiday rental opportunities! Book your event on Thursday and get 10% your rental rate!

Beverages provided.

Tags: Indy Convergence, nonprofit, tour Jacmel Arts Center

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Oct

05

Sat
Sat, Oct 05, 2019 8:00 PM - Sat, Oct 05, 2019 10:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

Indy Convergence’s newest initiative is mobile, non-invasive, arts programming along the shores of the White River. A Rising Tide’s first season will feature five interdisciplinary, collaborative performances this summer. Each performance will be an unexpected adventure employing an all-terrain stage or floating stage to bring Indy audiences to the banks of the White River.

SHOWS:
-June 20, 6pm Tony Ducan, internationally renowned hoop dancer followed by a nature hike. Who knows, you might just run into some of Indianapolis’ most talented artists enjoying an impromptu theatrical and music jam session

-July 19, 8pm “Sweet Palace Bistro”, our debut performance on the floating stage. The Palace and Sweet Poison Victim will light up the night with their soul, rock, and world beats

–August 30, 8pm “Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods” Forward Motion will be joined by The Fonseca Theatre Company and local professional dancers for a live collaborative performance in the woods.

September 28, 2pm “Down to the River” an afternoon of Bluegrass and Gospel following the annual White River Alliance Dragon Boat Races.

-October 5, 8pm “UnNamed Productions” Kick off fall with a staged reading of a new horror-thriller under the bridge.

A Rising Tide is made possible through an initial grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust White River Fund and Reconnecting to Our Waterways, with additional support by the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis. Tickets are available https://indyconvergence.ticketspice.com/arisingtide or www.indyconvergence.org/art

Only 50 tickets per performance are available.

These are outdoor events that require some walking. Attendees should wear shoes appropriate for walking, bring a chair or blanket for seating and bug spray! Each event is in a different location along the river. Attendees will be notified by email and/or phone call about the exact location the week of the show. This is largely due to changing river levels that affect each playing space. Please send all questions to [email protected]

Tags: Indy Convergence, arts programming along the shores of the White River, Tony Ducan, Sweet Palace Bistro, Dance, Live Music, Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods, Down to the River, UnNamed Productions

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Sep

28

Sat
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 2:00 PM - Sat, Sep 28, 2019 5:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

Indy Convergence’s newest initiative is mobile, non-invasive, arts programming along the shores of the White River. A Rising Tide’s first season will feature five interdisciplinary, collaborative performances this summer. Each performance will be an unexpected adventure employing an all-terrain stage or floating stage to bring Indy audiences to the banks of the White River.

SHOWS:
-June 20, 6pm Tony Ducan, internationally renowned hoop dancer followed by a nature hike. Who knows, you might just run into some of Indianapolis’ most talented artists enjoying an impromptu theatrical and music jam session

-July 19, 8pm “Sweet Palace Bistro”, our debut performance on the floating stage. The Palace and Sweet Poison Victim will light up the night with their soul, rock, and world beats

–August 30, 8pm “Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods” Forward Motion will be joined by The Fonseca Theatre Company and local professional dancers for a live collaborative performance in the woods.

September 28, 2pm “Down to the River” an afternoon of Bluegrass and Gospel following the annual White River Alliance Dragon Boat Races.

-October 5, 8pm “UnNamed Productions” Kick off fall with a staged reading of a new horror-thriller under the bridge.

A Rising Tide is made possible through an initial grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust White River Fund and Reconnecting to Our Waterways, with additional support by the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis. Tickets are available https://indyconvergence.ticketspice.com/arisingtide or www.indyconvergence.org/art

Only 50 tickets per performance are available.

These are outdoor events that require some walking. Attendees should wear shoes appropriate for walking, bring a chair or blanket for seating and bug spray! Each event is in a different location along the river. Attendees will be notified by email and/or phone call about the exact location the week of the show. This is largely due to changing river levels that affect each playing space. Please send all questions to [email protected]

Tags: Indy Convergence, arts programming along the shores of the White River, Tony Ducan, Sweet Palace Bistro, Dance, Live Music, Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods, Down to the River, UnNamed Productions

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Aug

03

Sat
Sat, Aug 03, 2019 8:00 PM - Sat, Aug 03, 2019 11:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

A multi-sensory art experience featuring the art of Lee Rainboth, the drumming of Dimitry Etienne, and the dance of Gerald Joanis. Attendees will be immersed in an atmosphere that brings the spirit of Haitian culture to life as they’re invited to interact with the art. The exhibit will include more than 20 new works by Lee that have never been shown in Indianapolis before.

A donation will be collected at the door which, along with proceeds from any sales from the night, will go to support the work of both the Jacmel Arts Center and Sa-k-la-k-wel Community Center in Jacmel, Haiti. We invite you to come experience this truly one-of-a-kind exhibit while supporting some great Haitian organizations.

Tags: multi-sensory art experience featuring the art of Lee Rainboth, the drumming of Dimitry Etienne, and the dance of Gerald Joanis, Live Music, Art

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Aug

02

Fri
Fri, Aug 02, 2019 6:00 PM - Fri, Aug 02, 2019 10:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

Join Indy Convergence and our Near West partners for the second annual Near West Rara. Each NW neighborhood will have a block party with their own band. Artists visiting from Haiti will greet each party and invite guests to follow them to the next neighborhood. The Rara will end just south of Haughville Park with a celebration of our four neighborhoods. (The Rara WILL NOT stop at Indy Convergence’s building.)

PARTY LOCATIONS:
Join at the first stop or hang out and wait for the Rara float to come to you!
-16 S Addison Street, Rosalie Cook Park
-Central State Mansion grounds
-501 N Belleview at West Michigan Street (just south of Haughville Park)

Rara:a Haitian street band that grows and evolves as it moves through the city. They exist to celebrate the joy of living & unite communities to dance and sing away their troubles. Thank you to our friends at Jacmel Arts Center for helping us adapt the Haitian rara to the Near West

Tags: second annual Near West Rara, 4 block parties, Artists visiting from Haiti, Live Music, cookouts, Jacmel Arts Center, Indy Convergence

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Jul

19

Fri
Fri, Jul 19, 2019 8:00 PM - Fri, Jul 19, 2019 10:30 PM @ Indy Convergence

Indy Convergence’s newest initiative is mobile, non-invasive, arts programming along the shores of the White River. A Rising Tide’s first season will feature five interdisciplinary, collaborative performances this summer. Each performance will be an unexpected adventure employing an all-terrain stage or floating stage to bring Indy audiences to the banks of the White River.

SHOWS:
-June 20, 6pm Tony Ducan, internationally renowned hoop dancer followed by a nature hike. Who knows, you might just run into some of Indianapolis’ most talented artists enjoying an impromptu theatrical and music jam session

-July 19, 8pm “Sweet Palace Bistro”, our debut performance on the floating stage. The Palace and Sweet Poison Victim will light up the night with their soul, rock, and world beats

–August 30, 8pm “Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods” Forward Motion will be joined by The Fonseca Theatre Company and local professional dancers for a live collaborative performance in the woods.

September 28, 2pm “Down to the River” an afternoon of Bluegrass and Gospel following the annual White River Alliance Dragon Boat Races.

-October 5, 8pm “UnNamed Productions” Kick off fall with a staged reading of a new horror-thriller under the bridge.

A Rising Tide is made possible through an initial grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust White River Fund and Reconnecting to Our Waterways, with additional support by the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis. Tickets are available https://indyconvergence.ticketspice.com/arisingtide or www.indyconvergence.org/art

Only 50 tickets per performance are available.

These are outdoor events that require some walking. Attendees should wear shoes appropriate for walking, bring a chair or blanket for seating and bug spray! Each event is in a different location along the river. Attendees will be notified by email and/or phone call about the exact location the week of the show. This is largely due to changing river levels that affect each playing space. Please send all questions to [email protected]

Tags: Indy Convergence, arts programming along the shores of the White River, Tony Ducan, Sweet Palace Bistro, Dance, Live Music, Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods, Down to the River, UnNamed Productions

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Jul

01

Mon
Mon, Jul 01, 2019 6:00 PM - Mon, Jul 01, 2019 8:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

NoExit Performance is seeking a diverse group of performers (16 years and older) to perform in NoExit Performances Fall 2019 production of The Birds. All levels of performers are encouraged to audition, regardless of previous theatre experience.

In lieu of a traditional audition, we are hosting two audition workshops at Indy Convergence on Sunday, June 30th and Monday July 1st. You may attend both days of auditions if you like. There may be a third day of auditions at a later date.

There is parking on the street and at the Kroger across the street.

Participants will perform light movement (choreographed and improvised) and work with text. No prior preparation is required.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can play hard in. Bring a water bottle and a sense of play.

Rehearsal will begin between mid-July and early-August. Performances will occur between September 27 and October 27.

All performers and artists will be paid. Information about stipends and contracts will be released within one week of the start of rehearsals.

If interested, please complete the audition form online via this link (https://forms.gle/TkeUEjL4PwpouVu16). Head shots, portraits or selfies must be submitted directly to [email protected]

Tags: NoExit Theatre Performance Auditions, The Birds, Indy Convergence

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Jun

30

Sun
Sun, Jun 30, 2019 2:00 PM - Sun, Jun 30, 2019 4:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

NoExit Performance is seeking a diverse group of performers (16 years and older) to perform in NoExit Performances Fall 2019 production of The Birds. All levels of performers are encouraged to audition, regardless of previous theatre experience.

In lieu of a traditional audition, we are hosting two audition workshops at Indy Convergence on Sunday, June 30th and Monday July 1st. You may attend both days of auditions if you like. There may be a third day of auditions at a later date.

There is parking on the street and at the Kroger across the street.

Participants will perform light movement (choreographed and improvised) and work with text. No prior preparation is required.

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you can play hard in. Bring a water bottle and a sense of play.

Rehearsal will begin between mid-July and early-August. Performances will occur between September 27 and October 27.

All performers and artists will be paid. Information about stipends and contracts will be released within one week of the start of rehearsals.

If interested, please complete the audition form online via this link (https://forms.gle/TkeUEjL4PwpouVu16). Head shots, portraits or selfies must be submitted directly to [email protected]

Tags: NoExit Theatre Performance Auditions, The Birds, Indy Convergence

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Jun

20

Thu
Thu, Jun 20, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Jun 20, 2019 7:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

Join us for a free performance by world champion hoop dancer, Tony Duncan on our all terrain stage.

In the event of severe weather Tony Duncan will perform inside Indy Convergence at 2611 W Michigan.

NOTE: Indy Convergence is the severe weather location.

THIS EVENT IS LOCATED: Near North Belmont and White River PKWY… across from School 63

Tags: Tony Duncan, Hoop Dancer, Native American, Dance

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Jun

20

Thu
Thu, Jun 20, 2019 6:00 PM - Thu, Jun 20, 2019 9:30 PM @ Indy Convergence

Indy Convergence’s newest initiative is mobile, non-invasive, arts programming along the shores of the White River. A Rising Tide’s first season will feature five interdisciplinary, collaborative performances this summer. Each performance will be an unexpected adventure employing an all-terrain stage or floating stage to bring Indy audiences to the banks of the White River.

SHOWS:
-June 20, 6pm Tony Ducan, internationally renowned hoop dancer followed by a nature hike. Who knows, you might just run into some of Indianapolis’ most talented artists enjoying an impromptu theatrical and music jam session

-July 19, 8pm “Sweet Palace Bistro”, our debut performance on the floating stage. The Palace and Sweet Poison Victim will light up the night with their soul, rock, and world beats

–August 30, 8pm “Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods” Forward Motion will be joined by The Fonseca Theatre Company and local professional dancers for a live collaborative performance in the woods.

September 28, 2pm “Down to the River” an afternoon of Bluegrass and Gospel following the annual White River Alliance Dragon Boat Races.

-October 5, 8pm “UnNamed Productions” Kick off fall with a staged reading of a new horror-thriller under the bridge.

A Rising Tide is made possible through an initial grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust White River Fund and Reconnecting to Our Waterways, with additional support by the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis. Tickets are available https://indyconvergence.ticketspice.com/arisingtide or www.indyconvergence.org/art

Only 50 tickets per performance are available.

These are outdoor events that require some walking. Attendees should wear shoes appropriate for walking, bring a chair or blanket for seating and bug spray! Each event is in a different location along the river. Attendees will be notified by email and/or phone call about the exact location the week of the show. This is largely due to changing river levels that affect each playing space. Please send all questions to [email protected]

Tags: Indy Convergence, arts programming along the shores of the White River, Tony Ducan, Sweet Palace Bistro, Dance, Live Music, Strings, Reeds and a Flicker in the Woods, Down to the River, UnNamed Productions

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Jun

14

Fri
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 7:30 PM - Fri, Jun 14, 2019 10:30 PM @ Indy Convergence

Join us for the culminating evening of our 11th annual artist residency, The Convergence. This is one of our favorite nights of the year where artists from the residency share what they’ve been cooking up over an intense, creative two week process. Artists will share their projects as works in progress and may invite the audience to respond to specific quesitons they have. You’ll get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the artistic process and get to see some of the newest, most exciting projects that are being developed in Indy and around the county.

Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. Parking is available at Kroger across from our building. Questions? email [email protected]

Tags: 11th annual artist residency, The Convergence, art, gallery

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May

18

Sat
Sat, May 18, 2019 7:30 PM - Sat, May 18, 2019 10:00 PM @ Indy Convergence

Help support our longest running artist program by sharing your worst business and design ideas for a horrible prize. Remember that great business you thought you wanted to start? Or that patent you thought you should apply for? We want to hear about it! Attendees get to vote on the worst idea, participants get ten minutes and 5 slides to share their worst idea. Limited to six presenters. Email [email protected] to pitch your most terrible idea. Presenters will be notified one week before the event.

PAY AT THE DOOR ONLY!
$10 Near West Residents
$15 Anywhere else

All ticket sales will support Indy Convergence’s annual artist residency where our participants work on really great ideas with their peers for two weeks.
Learn more indyconvergence.org/residency

Tags: sharing your worst business and design ideas, Godawful TED Talks, Indy Convergence

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Aug

24

Fri
Fri, Aug 24, 2018 7:00 PM - Fri, Aug 24, 2018 10:30 PM @ Indy Convergence

$10 at the door, unless we sell out!

Secure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dreaming-iii-tickets-48225626146

The Dreaming is a wandering music and arts festival organized by Haitian diaspora to bring resources to Haiti with a community-to-community model.

This iteration features:
Tatjana Rebelle
Telle
G.O
Nathan Pierre
Skypp
Kyro the Artist
Damon Karl
*and more*

Last time we helped bring 1200 solar panels to arts and education in Jacmel!! This time, help us enrich the lives of Jacmel’s children with discipline, self-esteem, and sportsmanship. Enjoy delightful delicacies for body and soul to support Indy’s local artists and the children of Haiti in one night. This event was brought to you by Selke-Dimanche in collaboration with Indy Convergence to support a Karate Program at Sa-k-la-k-wel in Jacmel.

Those who can’t attend but would still like to donate may do so here: https://bit.ly/2NstaVE

In-kind donations accepted for the event, and business sponsorship tiers available, see Kimberly Milfort for details!

Tags: indy convergence, Haiti, benefit

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