To promote the art of storytelling by creating opportunities in Indiana for diverse audiences of all ages to listen and share stories and by showcasing tellers who entertain and inspire.
Since 1988, Storytelling Arts of Indiana has introduced the art of storytelling by creating environments for the residents of Indiana to listen and share stories and by showcasing tellers who entertain and inspire diverse audiences of all ages. Storytelling Arts runs programming year round, including public performances, the As I Recall Storytelling guilds, weekly storytelling at the bedside of patients at a local children's hospital, summer performances in various day camps throughout Marion County, and Jabberwocky in collaboration with IndyFringe. The Life Stories Project, an oral history program records the stories of everyday people in collaboration with WFYI and the Indiana Historical Society. The Annual Liar's Contest takes place on opening night of the Indiana State Fair in Pioneer Village where youth and adults tell their biggest lie for cash prizes and ribbons. Our newest project, Two Truths and a Lie will take place this summer at Pokagon State Park and McCormick's Creek State Park. Check out our websites, StorytellingArts.org and LifeStoriesProject.net to learn more.