Nearly 100% of Indianapolis-based artists have suffered severe income losses during the pandemic.

Yet #IndyKeepsCreating. Artists and arts and culture workers have served and inspired us by delivering art kits to students, inviting us “into” their creative spaces for concerts and performances, sewing protective gowns for health-care workers, creating uplifting #MaskUpIndy art, painting powerful murals to advocate for racial justice, and more. 

Your support of the Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund will provide eligible Central Indiana artists and arts and culture workers experiencing severe financial distress due to the pandemic with one-time $1,000 emergency grants to help cover basic living expenses. 


All proceeds from sales of limited-edition T-shirts, hoodies, and masks will support the Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund. #IndyKeepsCreating gear will only be available from Nov. 16-30 through The Shop and will be shipped starting Dec. 1, just in time for holiday gift-giving. 


Eligible artists and arts and culture workers can apply beginning Nov. 5 through Dec. 31, 2020. Learn about eligibility requirements and read our FAQ. The application process will take 10-15 minutes and all personal information will kept confidential. 


The local nonprofit arts and culture sector has experienced more than 30,000 event cancellations and venue closures since March. Artists and arts and arts and culture workers continue to struggle to pay for food, health care, and housing costs.

Every dollar matters. Individual donations of any amount to the Fund will be doubled by the Efroymson Match Challenge, up to a total of $100,000, through Dec. 31, 2020.

Questions about the Keep Indy Creating Relief Fund? Please email

Special thanks to Big Car Collaborative and Pattern Indy and for their partnership to develop the #IndyKeepsCreating graphics.

Thanks to Our Funders & Partners

American Structurepoint
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Bose Public Affairs Group
Browning Investments, Inc.
Citimark Real Estate Investment Company
Eskenazi Health
Fifth Third Bank
Gregory & Appel Insurance, Inc.
Indiana Sports Corp
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Ice Miller LLP
Indiana Sports Corp
Indianapolis Airport Authority

Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Colts
Indy Chamber
Katz, Sapper & Miller
KERAMIDA Foundation
Messer Construction
Schmidt Associates
Shiel Sexton
Strada Education Network
TAG Consulting LLC
16 Tech
Generous individual donors 


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