Arts Homecoming

Join us October 24 - 25 at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis for the State of Indiana’s third annual arts conference. Artists, arts administrators, civic leaders, and economic and community development professionals are invited to learn, network and take great ideas back to their communities, all while have a lot of fun!


Arts for All

Educational Sessions & Interactive Art
With panel talks and hands-on workshops, learn the skills you need to be deepen the impact of the arts as you work to make your community a more inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible place.

A Culture of Community
You’ll experience unique ways to connect with members of our statewide arts community. Make long-lasting connections as you network, learn, and have some fun!

Inspiration Around Every Corner
Be inspired by expert speakers, relevant content, and a variety of learning formats to imagine a brighter future. You’ll leave reinvigorated to take on what’s ahead.


Why are the arts important to a community?

The arts continue to demonstrate their ability to provide categorical evidence of their impact on social issues that concern virtually every facet of American society.

Oh, and the arts are good for business, too. Did you know that the Arts & Culture sector in the United States represents $764 billion every year? Plus, U.S. exports generate a $24.1 billion arts trade SURPLUS. (Source: Americans for the Arts)



Million Dollar revenues

In 2017, arts nonprofits in Indiana saw an astounding $433,500,000 in revenue.


thousand jobs

The creative industry in Indiana supports 160,621 jobs.


million experiences

Between 2017 and 2018, 12,495,202 arts experiences were funded by the IAC.