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.

Autumn Sculptures in Angola
City of Angola
$1,500 of $5,480
DETAILS: The City of Angola’s Mayor’s Arts Council, Downtown Services, and Economic Development plans to install four new sculptures in the Commercial Historic Downtown district in Angola as the final step in a two-part installation that began in 2019. This public art installation will enhance and encourage community creative expression and discourse, increase visitation to the area, and positively impact quality of place. Support will provide artist honorariums to create the sculptures and provide physical foundation for the artwork.
The Invention of Morel, an opera by Stewart Copeland
presented by Manchester University
$1,470 of $5,000
DETAILS: The Manchester University Music Department presents the collegiate premiere of a new opera, “The Invention of Morel,” by Stewart Copeland, seasoned and prolific American composer of opera, ballet, film and contemporary orchestral music, Founder and Drummer of The Police. Both Copeland and stage director Kathleen Smith Belcher (from the Metropolitan Opera) would join the university for a residency that includes on-campus presentations, assisted by cast members for all Manchester students, plus students from seven area high schools. The Feb. 28-29 performances are part of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season of events.

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: May 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Applications due: March 1, 2020

Thank you to these Amplify Art! sponsors.