Founded inĀ 1955, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne exists to bring collective focus and supportĀ to the creative sector of Northeast Indiana. Arts United believes that elevating Northeast Indiana’s quality of life is one of the greatest imperatives for our community. The arts equip Northeast Indiana to cultivate, attract and retain the talented workforce needed to elevate the prosperity of every citizen. The arts transcend boundaries, unifying diverse individuals into one community. The arts enrich the human experience.


Arts United advances the creative sector by mobilizing resources to elevate our community’s quality of life.


Arts United adopts the community vision that Northeast Indiana will claim its place as a national destination by driving forward its creative sector with a regionally collaborative, dynamic, inclusive and innovative spirit.

Core Values

In everything we do, Arts United strives to

  • Create a margin of excellence for the creative sector
  • Encourage innovation and creativity
  • Exemplify good stewardship of the community’s resources
  • Operate collaboratively and inclusively

Core Initiatives

Arts United serves the community through

  • Advocacy and Promotion
  • Arts Campus Fort Wayne
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Development