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!
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.
The creative industry in Indiana supports 160,621 jobs.
Between 2017 and 2018, 12,495,202 arts experiences were funded by the IAC.