Join the virtual celebration of IU Day with the Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI (A.R.T.I.) on Wednesday, April 20, 2022! Follow OnyxFest – the first and only theater festival in the state exclusively designed to showcase the works of Indiana Black playwrights- on their social media accounts all day, as A.R.T.I. highlights the purpose of Black theater.
Help us reach our goal of raising $2,500.
This IU Day, help amplify Black and Brown stories, struggles, concerns, joys, and more with the Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI (A.R.T.I.) with your support. If you have attended People Speak!, OnyxFest, “The Price of Progress: The Indiana Avenue/IUPUI Story,” CENTERSTAGE Black Theater Workshop events on or off the IUPUI campus over the last few years, you were at an A.R.T.I. event. These initiatives offer a much-needed platform addressing themes around racial inequity and social injustice challenges facing Black and Brown people in the U.S. GIVE NOW!
A.R.T.I. is a celebration of powerful, culturally affirming Black theatre!
Black theater is a platform on which to convey our stories in our own voice. The Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI (A.R.T.I.) leverages the creative and communal power of the arts as a tool for fostering community, youth empowerment, and positive social transformation.
There are several ways you can celebrate, publicize, and show support for A.R.T.I. on IU Day:
- Please help us reach our IU Day goal of raising $2,500. Any donation from today will count towards this goal. Your gift is critical and crucial, especially NOW. Learn more
- Share and like OnyxFest’s social media posts.
- Share photos of yourself:
- Post photos of you attending an ARTI event: OnyxFest, Price of Progress, People Speak!, CENTERSTAGE Theater Workshop, Theatre Community Forum at the Walker Legacy Building, and more.
- Post photos of you wearing IU gear.
- Don’t forget to use the hashtags #IUDay, #OnyxFest, and #ARTI.
- Visit the IU Day website to learn more ways to celebrate!
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The Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI (ARTI) is a program of study offered by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, the School of Education and the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement using a multidisciplinary approach to “edutainment.” ARTI was developed to document and artistically reflect the history, cultural life, and politics of peoples of the African Diaspora. As a public arts initiative, ARTI has a deep commitment to and focuses on artistic and community engagement.
ARTI founders include Leslie Kenneth Etienne, ARTI manager and acting director of IUPUI Africana Studies; Khaula Murtadha, associate vice chancellor for community engagement at IUPUI; Regina Turner, associate faculty in communication studies at IUPUI; Vernon A. Williams, communication and community engagement strategist at IUPUI; Susan Kigamwa, assistant director of development for both the School of Architecture and the School of Art at Yale University; and Abdul-Khaliq Murtadha, assistant professor for Department of Theatre and Dance at Auburn University.