Your gift is critical and crucial, especially NOW.

Help amplify Black and Brown stories, struggles, concerns, joys, and more with the Africana Repertory Theatre at IUPUI (A.R.T.I.). In the face of ongoing racial inequity and social injustice challenges in the U.S., the arts are an essential means by which people share their experiences, make sense of their lives, build bridges across divides, and realize their common humanity.

Every gift to the Africana Repertory Theatre at IUPUI (A.R.T.I.) brings to life the aspirations and creative efforts of Black and Brown voices in the arts through public performance, outreach, research, talent, career development, and post-secondary engagement.

Highlights from 2020 include the OnyxFest, where six original one-act plays by Indianapolis Black playwrights were presented in a COVID cautious environment to a limited audience. A partnership with WFYI and Butler University continues to ensure diverse audiences have access to thought-provoking content. OnyxFest is the first and only Indiana theater festival exclusively for African American playwrights.

To make your unrestricted gift in support of A.R.T.I. and its mission, click the “GIVE NOW” button below.

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Every gift makes an impact!

The A.R.T.I. leadership team looks forward to your support. We promise to continue in our efforts to showcase the diverse stories of Black and Brown Americans. Many thanks for considering our request.


For more information regarding other ways to support the A.R.T.I. fund, please contact Vernon A. Williams, OnyxFest Director, by email at or by phone at 317-274-8710.

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