GO Ahead & Play
A student-led public art project.
Women's Fund GO Ahead & Play is a public art project led by 6th-12th grade GO: Give Back students. GO students are using their talent, time and leadership to bring art and music to central Indiana. The project is completely volunteer-driven and is guided by parents and Women's Fund staff.
Pop-up pianos transformed by artists are coming to central Indiana in August 2013.
GO Ahead & Play will feature pop-up pianos transformed by local artists. The pianos will be displayed in public spaces and also in the neighborhoods of some organizations serving women and girls in central Indiana. Stay tuned for details on where our 20 pianos will be located in August, 2013!
Why pop-up pianos? Our inspiration.
GO Ahead & Play is based on Sing for Hope, an organization founded by Monica Yunus, whose father Muhammad Yunus founded Grameen Bank. Women’s Fund was a lead funder in starting Grameen Indianapolis, a microloan program helping women start small businesses.
Thank you, sponsors!
If you have an opportunity, please take your business to our generous sponsors, listed to the right. For more information about sponsoring GO Ahead & Play, please contact us.
GO Ahead & Play in action.
Artists transform each piano with their unique inspiration and expertise.
First through fifth grade GO students use their creativity to inspire a Hidden Objects "seek and find" piano.
Catalyst Construction Management, Inc., Construction Sponsor, creates a custom two-seater bench for all twenty pianos on display in August.
GO students Hannah and Rachel joined Jennifer Pope Baker to discuss GO Ahead & Play with Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.
GO students, Catherine and Mattie, with Jennifer Pletcher, GO Educational Consultant, share about GO Ahead & Play with Indy Style at WISH-TV 8. View the segment on Indy Style's site.
Jay's Moving Company, Moving Sponsor, works hard to move our pianos, which were donated by individuals and businesses throughout central Indiana. The movers were overheard saying one piano weighed 450 pounds!
Pianos settle in at their new home, the Women's Fund Workshop, donated by Sandor Development Company.
Look for new updates and photos of students in action and artists transforming pianos in the coming months!
"I've had a GO Fund since I was 2. When I turned 6, I started going to GO education sessions. A couple times a year, we all get together. I love these sessions because it's the one place where I can be with other girls who care about giving."