Art is how a space becomes ‘that’ place you are inexplicably drawn to. Listed below are how Columbus Area Arts Council leads the way.
Participation in the Field The Arts Council remains at the forefront of issues affecting the arts by active involvement in local, state, and national service organizations including the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce, Columbus Area Visitors Center, Indiana Presenters Network, Indiana Coalition for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.
Direct Advocacy with Government The Arts Council actively advocates for local art, artists, and arts organizations.
City of Columbus Interacting directly with the Mayor’s office, Columbus Parks & Recreation, and others.
State of Indiana Participating in the annual Arts Advocacy Day at the state legislature.
Indiana Arts Commission Representing Region 9 (Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties) needs and interests to the Indiana Arts Commission.
Reports and Appeals Central to all of our work is both our need and desire to expand support for art in our community. This means participation and creation as in other areas of our work, but it also means expanding resources. We work to do this through our Annual Report to the Community and making appeals to expand existing funding and attracting new funding.
District Leadership The Arts Council has been a leader in Columbus’ efforts to develop an arts district since inception. Today, it serves as a key stakeholder for the Arts District Coalition, coordinates information, maintains documentation, and submits an annual progress report to the Indiana Arts Commission.
Collaborative Leadership The Arts Council works with local cultural organizations to reduce scheduling conflicts, provide a comprehensive list of activities and events to the community, and market activities through its web site, e-newsletter, and cultural planning calendar.
Planning The Arts Council maintains a Cultural Planning Calendar listing events scheduled in the Columbus community. This service allows groups to post their events and plan their events based on the availability of dates shown. Providing this information to participating organizations greatly reduces scheduling conflicts. To gain access to this calendar and start posting your events, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.