Amplify Art!

Amplify Art! is a crowdfunding platform designed to turn up the volume on art projects you want to see in Northeast Indiana.

Here’s how it works: Organizations and individuals submit ideas for arts-related projects in our region. Then a special Amplify Art! committee chooses which projects to feature on this website, and people like you amplify those ideas with funding gifts and social media awareness until the session ends.

Amplify Art! Guidelines CY2019

Amplify Art! Application CY2019

Amplify Art! Final Report Guidelines CY2019

No Alley Left Behind
by Paint the Town
$2,614 of $5,000
DETAILS: Angola High School students Brooklyn and Teryn’s Paint the Town mission prompted the “No Alley Left Behind” initiative to brighten Historic Downtown Angola and create areas where the public can become immersed in art. The funds raised in this campaign will go towards transitioning a shabby, vacant alleyway into a vibrant, public space and painting a mural on a downtown wall with community collaboration. People will be able to come together by displaying, performing, and interacting with art in the heart of Angola.
The Brilliance Dreamer Concert
by Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and Fort Wayne Rising
$3,940 of $6,000
DETAILS: Within the polarizing issue of immigration where discord and fear run high, it’s easyto lose hope for a better way. In the midst of this environment lies a musical collective, creating art that is counter cultural. David Gungor and John Arndt—otherwise known as The Brilliance—suggest an alternative to the messages of division and fear bycreating music and experiences that invite the listener into beauty, wonder, and empathy. Support Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic and Fort Wayne Rising as they present the culturally engaging music of The Brilliance on May 30 at The Clyde that blends classical sounds of cello and piano with modern beats, infectious pop hooks and moving lyrics – bringing us together in the belief that peace and justice should be possible for all.
Unlocking Your Design
by Creative Women of the World
$1,480 of $5,500
DETAILS: She may have a dream and be highly creative but how does she turn that into a sustainable business that can help support her family? Creative Women of the World has developed a practical and accessible curriculum that covers all areas of business called “Unlocking Your Design”. It focuses on each person’s unique qualifications for business whether they have recognized or not. This project will help us create interactive workbooks to be used in CWOW’s training and for reference when the class is over.

Amplify Art!

The Simple Five-Step Process

Organizations or individuals submit ideas for projects.


The Amplify Art! committee selects projects from the submissions and recommends them to the Arts United board for approval.


The campaign session begins when approved projects are posted on the Amplify Art! website.


During the 30-day session, Arts United leverages community connections to encourage support from corporate and private donors.


After 30 days, the campaign session ends, and artists receive a check for the money they raised, as well as a list of donors for their records.

Submitting a Project

Any organization or individual in Northeast Indiana can submit a project to be considered for Amplify Art! The Amplify Art! committee reviews applications for campaigns twice a year and recommends projects to the Board of Directors for each session. Priority will be given to projects that:
  • Amplify participation in local arts and culture.
  • Exemplify entrepreneurial, innovative or transformational spirit.
  • Involve organizations with established networks and social media followings.
  • Can be completed by organizations with a track record of success and accountability.
For questions or information on how to submit a project for Amplify Art!, contact Grant and Program Manager Heather Closson at or at 260 424-0646.

Have questions about applying?

Next campaign session: October 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Applications due: August 1, 2019

Thank you to these Amplify Art! sponsors.