Open AND Online

Indy Art | Media Co-opAsset Sharing, News, Tool Lending

Open hours: Thursday 6pm-9pm and Saturday 12pm -3pm; Equal access is the key to amplifying voices. Members co-own and checkout tools like PAs, Mics, Projectors, Audio/Video Recording Equipment, MacBook Pros, and more; Flower of values depicting how the program succeeds on Empowerment, Equity, Education and Environment

Open Shop We hope you’ll stop by sooner than later to visit with us, at the Indy Tool Lending Library (iTooLL), as we’re now open every Thursday from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 12pm-3pm. We’ve already supported over 14 events (not including the 10+ movie screenings we’ve done, a series that we’ll be bringing back!). In these tumultuous times, the best … Read More

Tomorrow’s Grand Opening Got Bigger!

Indy Art | Media Co-opAsset Sharing, Events, Indianapolis, News, Tool Lending

Visit Indy's 1st Tool Lending Library Thursday the 20th at Kheprw Institute (3549 Boulevard Pl.) with Collective Courage author-speaker Jessica Nembhard

iTooLL is happening!!! Tool Lending & Co-ownership for Indy! ~ event-page ~ It’s been a year since we won the Indy 5×5 contest and held the#Tunes4Tools fundraisers, and we are pumped to officially open to the public! Come check out our space to see the tools, sign up for memberships, and connect with your community! [UPDATE] Enjoy tasty eats and … Read More

Blockchain Possibilities | Decentralizing Everything

Indy Art | Media Co-opAsset Sharing, Collaborative Media, FLOSS, News

Reportback: COALA at NYU 2-Day “Blockchain Workshop” Conference Contributed by xander gieryn | @coopchange In the spirit of FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open/Source/Systems), I would like to share a big write-up I just completed on blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin and perhaps a significant key towards decentralized governance & ownership.   You can edit, comment, and share my ~36 page document (hackpad) using … Read More

iTooLL Underway

SukieAsset Sharing, Indianapolis, News, Peer-to-Peer, Tool Lending

As many of you know, Indy Art | Media Co-op spent the majority of last year building the iTooLL (Indy Tool Lending Library) through planning, fundraising, relationship building, and being awarded the Indy 5×5 $10,000 grant in October. We can’t thank everyone enough for the overwhelming amount of support we have received for this project! It’s inspiring to see people … Read More

iTooLL Wins the Indy 5×5 $10,000 Award!

Indy Art | Media Co-opAsset Sharing, Collaborative Media, Fundraising, Indianapolis, Live Music, Local, Tool Lending

iTooLL won the Indy 5x5 10000 dollar award. Photo of Sukie Conley with the judge panel of Indy 5x5

Wow guys! We did it! Thank you to everyone who came out to the 5×5 last night and voted for iTooLL. This award is only the beginning, but guarantees a full grand opening in early 2016!! Many people have asked, “How can I get involved?” Right now, we have 3 simple ways you can support iTooLL to ensure that this … Read More

Save the Dates! #CoOpShop & #Tunes4Tools2

Indy Art | Media Co-opAsset Sharing, Events, Fundraising, Live Music, Tool Lending

Join us in the final stages of launching iTooLL –Indy’s 1st Tool Lending Library September 26th, 2015 is the encore event to Tunes4Tools! The first Tool Lending Library benefitraised just over $1700 towards the project and has enabled us to establish a budget for the first year, and invest in some initial tools for iAMCo-op events. This time around, we’ve … Read More

FIDO Throws Indianapolis Residents A Bone

Indy Art | Media Co-opAsset Sharing, Local, News, Story Bank

July 17, 2015 Author: Korin Metz Since 2005, Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside (FIDO) has helped thousands of Marion County residents care for their pets. FIDO’s main focus has always been providing care and better lives for dogs that are kept outdoors. On a strictly donation and volunteer basis, the organization provides spay/neuter services, dog kennels, vaccines, fencing repairs, microchipping, … Read More

#Tunes4Tools Great Success!

Indy Art | Media Co-opAsset Sharing, Events, Fundraising, Live Music, News, Tool Lending

Exciting news from the #Tunes4Tools this past Friday! Thanks SO much to everyone who participated; wonderful audience, incredibly talented musicians and artists, and all the supportive friends and community members who made it possible! From the show we surpassed our financial goal and, after expenses, raised over $1,700 towards the Tool Lending Library project. These funds are a great start … Read More