Indiana Arts Homecoming

The Indiana Arts Homecoming is the state of Indiana’s annual arts conference that brings together artists, arts administrators, civic leaders, and economic and community development professionals to learn, network and take great ideas back to their communities. This year the conference will be held October 24 - 25, 2019 at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis and is expected to attract more than 300 attendees from throughout the state.

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Arts for All

The theme for the 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming is Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access: Arts for All. The conference will explore what "Arts for All" means in practice, inspire new ideas as participants advance their work using this specific lens, and deepen leadership and capacity for artists, organizations and communities.


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.