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! Application and Guidelines CY 2018

Art This Way Calhoun Street Alleyway Mural
Art This Way
$1,924 of $5,000
DETAILS: Art This Way brings large scale, professional art installations into downtown Fort Wayne, creating an outdoor public art gallery and activating the alleyways that run through our target zone. The mural at 804 S. Calhoun Street will build on works already installed in the pedestrian alleyway. A public call for artists for the site will be released in November 2018.
Fort Wayne Ballet, Too and YOU!
Fort Wayne Ballet
$1,412 of $2,000
DETAILS: Fort Wayne Ballet, Too is an annual, free performance of new works for the Fort Wayne community that closes Fort Wayne Ballet’s season. The public will be able to vote for their favorite music from a selection of five pieces via social media. Featured choreographer David Ingram will create a brand-new work to the winning piece of music, and the performance will premiere at Fort Wayne Ballet, Too on May 24, 2019.
Barr Street Corridor Creative Illumination
Arts Campus Fort Wayne
$1,854 of $5,000
DETAILS: In partnership with the City of Fort Wayne, Arts Campus Fort Wayne will animate the Barr Street Corridor entry to the Arts Campus and Freimann Square with projected lighting and creative illumination. Innovative lighting will provide a safe and inviting pedestrian-friendly pathway under the railroad elevation, connecting the Arts Campus, restaurants on Superior Street, and Headwaters Park.

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 Grant and Program Manager Heather Closson n at or at 260 424-0646.

Have questions about applying?

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

Applications due: March 1, 2019

Thank you to these Amplify Art! sponsors.