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  • Your Art Here

    Are You an Indiana Artist?

    You can create a free listing for yourself in our online Directory of Indiana Arts Workers. Writers and performers too!

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    Become part of ArtsWORK Indiana's online community. Post an opportunity or post a profile to the directory.

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Get Involved

ArtsWORK Indiana Depends on You!

People in many different roles can help create greater opportunities for access to employment in the arts. Do any of the people below describe you?

  • Individuals working in the arts, both with and without disabilities
  • Youth and adults seeking a career in the arts
  • Professionals in job and career preparation: educational and vocational counselors, job developers and more
  • Arts educators
  • Employers of people in arts-related work
  • Policy makers, arts administrators, and representatives of funding agencies
  • Businesses that support the arts
  • Family members, friends, and advocates of people with disabilities

What Can I or My Arts Organization Do?

  • Join the ArtsWORK Indiana Online Directory.
  • Interact with us on Facebook.
  • Hire an artist, writer or performer with a disability. Purchase their work.
  • Add an artist with a disability to your board.
  • Send Events or Opportunities you'd like to see on the ArtsWORK website.
  • Sponsor an inclusive arts event.
  • Contribute news and information, write an article, or send photos for the website.
  • Share your expertise: Mentor an emerging artist.
  • Get involved with an ArtsWORK Indiana Partner organization:
    Volunteer with ArtMix. Serve as a grants panelist for the Indiana Arts Commission.

  • musician Henry Butler at the piano

    People in the Arts:
    Musician Henry Butler

    See profiles of a few of the many accomplished individuals working in diverse fields of the arts who also have a disability.
    Go to People in the Arts

  • Anima Animus by Mark A. Smith

    Artwork by:
    Mark A. Smith

    Mark Smith lives in Brazil, Indiana. He is a trained artist who served in the military as a medic in combat and other missions. Pictured above: "Anima Animus."
    more about Mark Smith >

  • Nicolas Lyford-Pike

    Spotlight on:
    Nicolas Lyford-Pike

    Nicolas Lyford-Pike is an artist from Columbus, Indiana who is deaf and has autism.
    more about Nicolas Lyford-Pike >

  • George Veditz by Warren Miller

    Artwork by:
    Warren Miller

    Warren Miller is an artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictured above: Miller's painting "George Veditz."

  • Cover of Melissa Draper's book Follow Your Dreams

    Spotlight on:
    Melissa Draper

    Melissa Draper recalls that in school "they automatically labeled me as special education. They just stuck me right into that label." Now she is the author of a memoir, Follow Your Dreams and is a public speaker. She lives in Monticello, Indiana.
    more about Melissa Draper >

  • photograph by Allan Yates

    Work by:
    Allan Yates

    Allan Yates lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
    Above: Photograph taken at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, copyright Allan Yates.
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  • The Mountain Valley by Thaniel Ion Lee

    Artwork by:
    Thaniel Ion Lee

    New Albany, IN artist Thaniel Ion Lee has exhibited his art at Swanson Contemporary in Louisville and at Indiana University Southeast, among other galleries. Pictured above: The Mountain Valley.