Arts Commission Announces Indianapolis To Host Third Annual Indiana Arts Homecoming

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that Indianapolis, Indiana will host the third annual Indiana Arts Homecoming. This statewide convening of artists, arts educators, arts administrators, advocates, and community leaders will be October 24-25, 2019 at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown Indianapolis.


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.
More than 300 people from over 40 Indiana counties attended the 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming last October in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
“The response to the Indiana Arts Homecoming has been beyond expectation and is confirmation that community leaders from every corner of the state, in both rural and urban areas, recognize the community and economic development benefits of the arts. Arts partnerships help all communities prosper and creatively solve problems, and this convening shows some of the best and most creative success stories from our artists, arts and civic organizations, and communities,” said Lewis C. Ricci, IAC Executive Director.
Launched in 2017, the annual two-day statewide convening brings together the state’s arts community and stimulates opportunities to inspire, evoke creativity, and bring together people to make the arts central to the quality of life. Learning sessions provide opportunities for artists, arts organizations, arts educators, elected officials, community development and tourism professionals to learn field-driven best practices from across the state and around the nation.
Registration for the 2019 Indiana Arts Homecoming will open this summer. Attendees can RSVP for early registration notification and learn more about the convening at the Homecoming Facebook Page.
For additional information about the Homecoming, contact Miah Michaelsen at mmichaelsen@iac.in.gov or (317) 232-1286.

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