Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Nominated for Arts United Award

January 6th, 2021

Arts United Awards Ceremony Airs on January 16, 17

Make It Your Own Mural Fest partner Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne selected Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership for a 2021 Arts United Award! The Regional Partnership was nominated for its partnership, tenacity and creativity in leading, planning and executing Mural Fest in the fall of 2020, and in the face of a historical pandemic.

The Arts United Awards presentation is Northeast Indiana's premier celebration of the people, organizations and businesses that make significant contributions through arts and culture to communities throughout our region. The 13th annual Arts United Awards ceremony will take place on January 16 at 7 p.m. on Fort Wayne’s NBC station and on January 17 at 7 p.m. on MyTV Fort Wayne. 

Here's an excerpt of the Arts United nomination

"Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership's Make It Your Own Mural Fest brought 11 talented muralists/muralist teams to our state to create pieces that speak to the history and attributes that make our region unique. These murals sit across the street from historical courthouses, in town squares, inside alley activation zones, beside libraries and in the heart of communities across Northeast Indiana.
These murals are significant building blocks in a regional quality of life initiative. This project has unified our region, developed mentor relationships, catalyzed the creation of more public art, and driven national, state and regional media exposure. Talented artists contributed to this project: Amy Buchs, Tim Parsley, Shawn Dunwoody, Ricco Diamante, Remix uno, Key Detail, Zach Medler, David Rice, America Carrillo, Justin Suarez, Tobias Studios & the regional mentee volunteers.
There was a dedicated team of individuals who built this project. Each county had a committee of representatives, which made decisions at the county-level. A regional steering committee helped to steer the project. Arts United and NEIRP dedicated time and energy to fundraising, development of the project and realizing Mural Fest. Finally, the NEIRP team that dealt with every detail of Mural Fest organization were pivotal."

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