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.

Spectator Lounge Second Screen
Cinema Center
$3,410 of $5,000
DETAILS: Cinema Center will convert its Spectator Lounge space, currently used for events, meetings, gallery, discussions and other programming into a second screening room with 40 seats. For the Lounge Theater, Cinema Center will provide a completely different theater-going experience, offering table service during films, eclectic furniture, and using state of the art equipment designed especially for cinema in small spaces.   
The Andalusian Trail
Indiana Center for Middle East Peace
$2,870 of $4,000
DETAILS: Through story and song, The Andalusian Trail celebrates the diversity of cultures that came to settle medieval Andalusia (southern Spain) - from India, North Africa, and the Middle East - the coexistence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the rich exchange of musical ideas, instruments, and culture.  Members of the group, Surabhi Ensemble (5 musicians, 2 dancers), will perform, including original and traditional repertoire with Spanish guitar, oud and harmonium, various other Indo-European instruments, as well as Rajasthani folk dance, flamenco, and Mid-Eastern dance.
Derby Girls Documentary
$2,560 of $3,500
DETAILS: This feature length documentary will showcase the lives of the skaters who comprise the Fort Wayne Derby Girls and what drives them to play their sport. It will be submitted to the local Hobnobben Film Festival in 2019. The goal of this film is to draw positive attention to the growing sport of Roller Derby, as well as the city of Fort Wayne. Thank you for your support.

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.
Read full grant guidelines For questions or information on how to submit a project for Amplify Art!, contact Dan Ross at or at 260-424-0646.

Have questions about applying?

Next campaign session: May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Applications due: March 1, 2018

Thank you to these Amplify Art! sponsors.