Giving Tuesday Now
May 6, 2020 Update:
We have surpassed our $15,000 goal!
We had 105 donors participate in our #GivingTuesdayNow campaign!
34 of those were NEW donors to the Art Center.
This was the largest day of giving the Indianapolis Art Center has ever seen (outside of fundraising events)!
Thank you to all who donated this #GivingTuesdayNow!
We need your help.
On a more “typical” day, the Art Center is dedicated to our mission to inspire creative expression in people of all ages. We offer classes serving hundreds of students in our 14 university-level studios, award-winning outreach programs like ArtReach sites across the Indianapolis area for students who wouldn’t otherwise have access to art education, an ongoing rotation of free exhibitions, and extensive grounds open to the public.
But today is different.
As a nonprofit organization which regularly employs working artists and faculty, groundskeepers, and staff, we are struggling. COVID-19 has forced our building to close, entire semesters of classes cancelled, and annual events like the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair called off.
The impact of these decisions has an extensive reach. Without classes, a building, and regular operations, our 75+ art instructors and more than half our administrative staff have been laid off, and artists are unable to exhibit their works on our walls. To lessen the deep economic repercussions, the entire remaining staff has taken significant salary reductions. Without events like the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair, countless artists and artisans have been left without an opportunity to share their creations with thousands of patrons.
Our mission is still as strong as ever.
We are confident in our ability to advance our mission, even from afar. We are pivoting to virtual classes and providing as many options to connect with our community as we can, but we still need your help.
We’re calling on our community to support us during this time of uncertainty. Your generosity today will help us return to “normal” faster once we can reopen our doors. Please consider donating whatever you can to provide critical relief to the Indianapolis Art Center.
How to Help
All donations will be designated for General Operating Support, which supports all of our programming and operational needs.