Spring 2021:

More information to follow.

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 Participants 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

Submitting a Project

Any organization or individual in Northeast Indiana can submit a project to be considered for Amplify Art!

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.


Contact Director of Grants and Programs Heather Closson at (260) 424-0646 or hclosson@artsunited.org.