Who has time for spring cleaning?

Spring is in the air, and Creative Grounds' Field of Dreams Gala was a big success. We would like to give a big "Thank you" to all those who attended, sponsored, and volunteered. We could not have done it without every one of you and are elated to have such a stong community around us as we move into another year.

If you are not involved with Creative Grounds, we have a lot of opportunities coming up for you to join the Creative Grounds Family. Session 2 of our classes started on March 16th, but there is still room for you to brush up on your dance and acting chops before putting your skills to the test in our Broadway Aspirations Summer Camp. If that's not your cup of tea, then check out one of our other Great American Road Trip Summer Camps. Auditions for our upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone are due on May 2nd by the end of the day.

Last, but certainly not least, be sure to check out our production of Disney's Aristocats Kids from March 31 through April 2nd and The Secret Garden from April 28 through May 1.

Be In A Show

Looking for ways to get your child involved? Purchase tickets to one of our current productions to see what we do if it’s between auditions. Watch our website for audition information. Anyone ages 8-18 are eligible to participate in the shows.

Wanting further information about our programs? Contact Mark Landis, our Executive Director with any questions you may have at mark@cgfinearts.org.

Our History

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy, Inc. (CGFAA) began as Center Grove Fine Arts Academy, an extension of the Worship Ministry of Center Grove Church. In 2018, CGFAA became a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. As the program grew, reaching students from all over the Indianapolis metropolitan area, the need for a name that better encompassed the scope of our mission, became clear. In August of 2019, we became Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy.

Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy is a work in progress, just as we all are. We began this program with just 30 students participating in our first production, Godspell Jr. in January 2014. In the Spring of 2018, Mary Poppins had over 150 students participating in the show. Now as Creative Grounds Fine Arts Academy Inc. we will continue to build students up to impact our community and the world around them.

CGFAA Narnia The Musical

Benefits

Spiritual Benefits

Our hope here at CGFAA, Inc. is that students and families will build the relationship not only with each other and us, but also with Christ throughout the programs offered here at CGFAA, Inc.  We are intentional in building relationships with the students, as well as the parents.  Our goal is that through the process of a show, classes and camps, students and families alike will begin to see Christ at work in the lives of those around them.  We’d love to see students and families become friends with us here at CGFAA, Inc., but most importantly to become better disciples and grow in their faith, serving in a church that best fits them.

Indianapolis Youth Theater -

Educational Benefits

CGFAA, Inc. is an educational theater arts program. What does that mean? Simply put, we value students and want to see them grow. We don’t want a student to come into an audition and feel the fear of being cut from a show. This means we don’t cut students from the show. Everyone who auditions will be included in the show in some capacity.

Reviews

Here’s what some folks have said about our shows:

“The talent level exceeds the expectation level of ANY theater program I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to several professional shows.”

“We loved the show! You don’t feel like you’re watching kids, they are so professional! WOW!!”

“We came expecting a cute church production. We were blown away by the professionalism and quality of the show. You could charge WAY more for these tickets and they’d still be worth every penny.”