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.


2022 Cycle sponsored by PNC

Application Opens: June 6, 2022 

Grant Workshop: June 7, 2022 at 5:30pm (via Zoom)

Applications Due: August 5, 2022 

Panel Review: August 8 – 26, 2022 

Award Notification: Week of August 29, 2022 

Participant Workshop: September 6, 2022 at 5:30pm (Location TBD) 

Submit Page Content: September 16, 2022 

Fundraising Begins: October 3, 2022 

Fundraising Closes: October 28, 2022 

Totals Announced: November 7, 2022 

Checks Sent: Week of November 14, 2022 


Contact Phil Slane at (260) 424-0646 ext. 2016 or