Facilitated by Arts United, the Northeast Indiana Regional Arts Council is a member-driven program that provides opportunities for arts and culture nonprofit leaders to work together to enhance Northeast Indiana’s quality of life.

Vision: The Northeast Indiana Regional Arts Council will champion the transformation of Northeast Indiana by connecting, developing, and advocating for arts and culture organizations.


The Regional Arts Council is a collaborative council designed to serve Council member organizations. An overview of membership benefits is listed below.

Those active or interested in membership should review the Membership Handbook for complete benefits, eligibility, and expectations.

Participation in Other Councils

• Audience Development Council, including the ArtsTix Community Box Office User Group
• Business Services Council, discussing health insurance, general liability insurance, payroll processing, wellness programs, and more

Professional Development

• Topical Council Meetings
• Professional Development Summits
• Lunch & Learn Presentations
• Networking Opportunities
• Monthly newsletter and program updates

Visibility and Promotion

• Arts & Culture Forecast
• Arts United Awards
• Taste of the Arts
• Job postings on Arts United’s website
• Arts United promotional materials

Grant Programs

• Regional Arts Council Capacity Grants, available only to member organizations
• Technical Assistance for IAC Grants
• Grant Workshops and Information

Participation in Decision-Making and Advocacy

• Advocacy for arts and culture nonprofits, businesses, programs, and artists
• Economic development and community impact initiatives
• Collaborative planning and cultural development
• Annual needs assessment evaluation for arts and culture nonprofits and programs

Member Organizations

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  • African / African American Historical Society Museum
  • all for One productions
  • Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust
  • Allen County Public Library
  • ARCH
  • Arena Dinner Theatre
  • Artlink
  • Audiences Unlimited
  • Bach Collegium
  • Believe In A Dream, Inc
  • Cinema Center
  • Creative Arts Council of Wells County
  • Creative Women of the World
  • Downtown Fort Wayne
  • Embassy Theatre
  • FAME
  • Fire & Light Productions
  • First Presbyterian Theater
  • Fort Wayne Area Community Band
  • Fort Wayne Artist’s Guild
  • Fort Wayne Ballet
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Choir
  • Fort Wayne Civic Theatre
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic
  • Fort Wayne Sister Cities International
  • Fort Wayne Trails
  • Fort Wayne Writers Guild
  • Fort Wayne Youtheatre
  • Friends of the Third World
  • Garrett Museum of Art
  • Heartland Sings
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • The History Center
  • The Honeywell Foundation
  • LaFontaine Arts Council
  • North Adams Arts Council & Decatur Sculpture Tour
  • Northeast Indiana Public Radio
  • PBS Fort Wayne
  • Purdue Fort Wayne College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Science Central
  • Summit City Chorus
  • Three Rivers Festival
  • Three Rivers Music Theatre
  • UNITY Performing Arts Foundation
  • University of Saint Francis Creative Arts
  • Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts

Interested in learning more or applying for membership?

Contact Heather Closson at (260) 424-0646 ext. 2005 or hclosson@artsunited.org.