Since March, Indy’s arts & cultural workers have delivered art-making kits to kids, performed virtual concerts and shows, sewed protective masks and gowns for health-care workers, and turned Downtown’s boarded-up buildings into a community canvas to illustrate powerful messages of hope and healing. They’re also a driving force of the city’s economy, serving 8 million residents and visitors annually.
And they need our help now more than ever. Nearly 100% of artists are suffering severe income losses due to an estimated 30,000 cancelled events and closed venues. Your donation to the Keep Indy Creating Fund (Phase II of the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund that launched in March) will cover basic needs and healthcare costs for local creatives, but also build innovative new revenue streams that will aid in recovery efforts for the arts & cultural workers hit hardest by the pandemic.
In March 2020, the Arts Council of Indianapolis and a coalition of community funders established Phase I of the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and provided 950 rapid-response grants to local creatives. As one recipient said:
“I'm so thankful to those who are working hard to support artists in our community. When I moved to Indy, I didn't expect to love the city or the arts community as much as I do; this is a testament to the people who love and support what's happening here.”
100% of all contributions will go directly to central Indiana artists, arts workers, and administrators. The Fund will be managed by the Arts Council in partnership with the funders and support from Indy Music Strategy, Indiana Humanities, Create Indy, and others.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, you can mail a check to:
Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
c/o Arts Council of Indianapolis
924 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204