Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) has proudly served as Region 4 Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), a state agency, since 1997. It is one of 12 partner organizations throughout the State.
Serving a population of just over 525,000 citizens, Region 4 County Representatives cover the largest geographic area among the Partners, and includes 14 counties: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Newton, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White.
The goals of the Regional Arts Partnership are to increase public awareness and access to the arts, as well as to provide advocacy and support of the arts – all at the local level and regional level. Each Regional Partner provides four core services:
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation regularly provides and maintains an arts and cultural calendar highlighting the activities of regional organizations and artists. Using integrated software, TAF is able to share information on indianaarts.org. TAF staff offers contacts for artists and arts groups, instructors, leads on other funding sources, and a host of other information and services throughout the region.
TAF offers how-to workshops, leadership development, capacity building, tips for connecting with businesses and more. If you have a topic you would like to be explored geared to artists, arts organizations, or both, we would love to hear your ideas. Email our Director of Regional Services at firstname.lastname@example.org .
TAF collaborates with Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network in providing technical workshops for Not-for Profits. Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network posts their on-going workshops for the west central region on their blogspot here: Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network Blogspot
In addition to TAF staff providing technical assistance, attorney Miriam Robeson has provided technical assistance, workshops and other valued council and advice to arts organizations within Region 4. Ms. Robeson's website - http://www.lawlatte.com
*Join us for Hoosier Artland for Economic Growth 2015!
Hoosier Artland for Economic Growth 2015 Registration Time and Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015--10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Location: Best Western Brandywine Reception & Meeting Center, 304 S. 6th St., Monticello, IN., 47960 Join us for Hoosier Artland for Economic Growth 2015! This conference provides resources and information to community leadership and individuals seeking to leverage the arts in order to build community and economic development. Arts track and government track sessions will cover topics such as rural demography, identifying community stakeholders in the arts, rural affairs programs across Indiana, creative place-making, arts marketing, and Indiana arts organization successes. The keynote talk will be given by Sue Ellspermann, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana. Other speakers include Ken Houston, Mayor of Monticello; Drew Klacik, Senior Policy Analyst at Indiana University Public Policy Institute; Colette Griffin, Project Manager at Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs; Sharon Canaday, Associate Director of Economic and Community Development at Building Better Communities, Ball State University, and many more! Lunch and refreshments will be served. Activities across Monticello will follow the conference, including band performances and an optional winery tour.