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Join this session to learn what practices three organizations in the same community implement to achieve the IDEA themes, why we find them important, and how we work together to advance our individual missions. Discuss how arts organizations can partner with non-arts organizations to increase the capacity for greater inclusion and access. Then, let's discuss challenges we all face to find potential solutions.

In this session you will:

  • Learn how arts organizations can be used to further the mission of non-arts organizations.

  • Learn how arts organizations can increase inclusion and access.

  • Engage in conversations regarding challenges cross-sector collaborators face and brainstorm together for potential solutions.

Presented by:


Chloe Illene
Artistic Director
New Industry Dance
South Bend, Indiana

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Chloe is the Artistic Director of New Industry Dance. She believes strongly in the power of movement to learn about ourselves and the world around us. She has worked vigorously to forge partnerships with various organizations in South Bend and seeks to demonstrate the ways art and dance can be used to support a community. Chloe holds a dual degree in Anthropology and French with a minor in Dance from Indiana University, South Bend.


Patrick Quigley
Events Director
The Well
South Bend, Indiana

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Patrick volunteers as the event coordinator at The Well, a nonprofit coffeeshop venue in South Bend that hosts live music, dance events, galleries, theater, and other art events. The Well focuses on creating space for young and new artists to showcase their art alongside professional and touring artists. Patrick also works to curate a performance space with accessibility regardless of financial capability for patrons.


Michael McMillion
Program Assistant
The LGBTQ Center
South Bend, Indiana

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Michael is the Program Assistant of The LGBTQ Center, Northern Indiana’s only organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ inclusivity and experiences located in South Bend. Carrying a performance background in music and dance, Michael works to connect creative and artistic communities with that of the Center’s; and to create accessible programming and events for the surrounding community at large. Michael holds a degree in music and dance from Indiana University South Bend.