Theatre Arts Day 2022

Theatre Arts Day will give all individuals ages 14+ the opportunity to dive in behind-the-scenes with a variety of workshops on topics ranging from technical theatre to audition tips. They will learn that theatre is a source of self-discovery, expression, creativity, and fun!   With outreach to our growing minority communities, we hope to expand the volunteer base not only for Civic, but for all area theatre groups.


A temporary outdoor art exhibit featuring narrative illustrations by artist Rebecca Stockert and inspired by the poetry and prose of Gene Stratton-Porter. Six illustrations will be reproduced on an outdoor material and placed around the grounds at the Gene Stratton-Porter Historic Site in Rome City, IN, also known as Wildflower Woods. Visitors will experience the magic of Stratton-Porter’s writing and Stockert’s illustrations as they wander through the woods that was once Stratton-Porter’s home.

Script to Screen in Six!

Summit City Cinephiles will help three local aspiring filmmakers see their dreams become reality in 6 months, giving them an opportunity to showcase their skills, and access to local Industry professionals that they otherwise may not be able to afford. The Grand Prize winner will receive a full production experience, with professional assistance from auditions through final edits. Second and third places will receive small cash stipends and professional mentorship to self-produce their scripts, culminating in a mini-film festival featuring all three during Summer 2022.

Unsung: Celebrating the Voices of Women in Recovery

UnSung is an original text and music collaboration that celebrates the voices and journeys of women in recovery from Substance Use Disorders through the use of spoken-word and therapeutic music. Audiences will access this recorded work via QR codes displayed on signage throughout the Fort Wayne community.  The purpose of this project is to offer an opportunity for acceptance of women who are mothers, daughters, sisters, colleagues and friends who also experience Substance Use Disorders, to offer hope to the struggling and to reduce the impact of stigma on women seeking treatment.

Downtown Churubusco Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Main Street Churubusco is spearheading a project to purchase and install Lyman Whitaker kinetic wind sculptures in downtown Churubusco. This project will enhance the downtown’s visual assets and create an inviting, inclusive atmosphere as well as create a sense of motion. This project fits within several goals outlined within the Town’s strategic plan with the primary goal being, “Encourage aesthetically appealing elements in the development of public ways to improve the visual appeal of the community.”

Amplify Art is a social media based crowdfunding program that builds community support for and raises awareness of creative projects happening in Northeast Indiana. Amplify Art is made possible with support from PNC Bank.

How It Works

Similar to Kickstarter, Amplify Art uses a fundraising platform designed to gain community support for selected arts projects. Donors give online to support selected projects during month-long campaigns. All donations collected filter through Arts United, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, making them tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Participants receive an automatic investment of $1,000 – thanks to PNC Bank
  • Arts United will set up and manage the online giving platform for your project
  • Community member donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar (up to $1,000) by PNC Bank
  • Participants get every donation made to their campaign – there are no hidden fees!

Amplify Art is a competitive grant program. Due to available grant funding, a maximum of five projects will be selected for the Fall 2021 cycle. Priority will be given to the following:

  • New projects
  • Projects led by or involving BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists
  • Projects located in underserved communities within Northeast Indiana
  • Projects with a total budget less than $5,000

How to Apply

Interested applicants should review the full Guidelines, Application Packet, and Evaluation Criteria prior to submitting their request. Full submission details are outlined in these documents.


Fall 2021 Timeline

Application Opens: June 5, 2021
Applications Due: August 6, 2021
Award Notification: Week of August 30, 2021
Fundraising Cycle: October 4-29, 2021
Totals Announced: Week of November 1, 2021


Contact Rachelle Reinking at (260) 424-0646 or