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Quality of life is Indiana’s greatest asset. Our rich resources in the arts, the natural beauty of our state, and our widely recognized health care innovations make Indiana a desirable place to live. Imagination is alive in IU’s celebrated programs in music, visual arts, theatre, dance, and creative writing. The arts illuminate our cultural landscape, improve our quality of life, and attract new residents and employers to Indiana. Our world-class medical facilities provide peace of mind, giving current and new residents to Indiana access to some of the best doctors, health care facilities, and hospitals in the nation.

Revel in Indiana’s Riches
  • Discover music, arts, theatre, dance, and more through our listing of Arts & Humanities resources organized by campus.
  • Check out our top quality health care resources, including IU Health, Indiana's most comprehensive healthcare system. IU Health, through its partnership with the IU School of Medicine, give gives patients access to innovative treatments and therapies. 
  • Learn about our international outreach efforts to connect Indiana to the world.
Facts At-A-Glance
  • The IU School of Medicine (IUSM) is the second largest in the nation. With its partner IU Health, IU comprises one of the largest academic medical centers in the country. IUSM also hosts federally designated centers of excellence in women’s health, cancer, kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, alcohol research, arthritis, a general clinical research center, and sexually transmitted disease centers.

  • Our alumni nurture the arts in Indiana as performers, artists, writers, and leaders of cultural organizations.

  • The world-famous IU Jacobs School of Music attracts the brightest young talent and most accomplished musical faculty. The school offers more than 1,100 classical, jazz, and opera performances a year, many in the renowned Musical Arts Center.

  • In Indianapolis, the arts provide more than 15,000 full-time jobs, attract nearly $52 million in local and state government revenue, and draw audiences from around the world.

  • The Toradze Piano Studio in South Bend, the Ogle Cultural and Community Center in New Albany, Theatre Northwest in Gary, the IU Art Museum and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington, and the Herron Galleries in Indianapolis are among more than 30 cultural venues on our IU eight campuses.