Amplify Art!

Amplify Art! is a social media-based crowdfunding program that leverages community support for and awareness of diverse creative projects happening in Northeast Indiana. Amplify Art! is made possible with support from 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.

How It Works

Organizations and individuals submit ideas for arts-related projects in our region. A steering committee of community volunteers will review applications and select 3-4 projects per grant cycle. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Measurably increase community participation in arts and culture
  • Incorporate an entrepreneurial, innovative, or socially transformational approach
  • Involve an organization or individual with an established community network and social media following
  • Can be completed by an organization or individual with a track record of high accountability and success


Selected Amplify Art! participants will receive:

  • Seed funding of $1,000
  • A dollar-for-dollar match (up to $1,500) for donations made by the community
  • Social media toolkit plus $100 social media advertising reimbursement
  • Online fundraising platform to mobilize community support
  • Visibility, promotion, and PR provided by Arts United
  • Complete list of donor information
Campaigns are OUT OF SESSION until October 1, 2020, but while you’re here, take a look at some of our success stories.
Autumn Sculptures in Angola
City of Angola
  $4120.00 Raised
The Invention of Morel, an opera by Stewart Copeland
presented by Manchester University
  $4990.00 Raised

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, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Applications due: August 1, 2020

Thank you to these Amplify Art! sponsors.