Arts Council of Indianapolis


Dave Lawrence
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Dave Lawrence, President & CEO

As the city's chief advocate for the arts, Dave directs all aspects of the Arts Council of Indianapolis including arts advocacy and arts policy development, strategic planning and implementation, arts funding programs, and marketing and outreach initiatives. Having served the arts community for 22 years, Dave was named president and CEO of the Arts Council in December 2009. A graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series (class XXIX), Dave's passion for and dedication to the arts are evidenced in his leadership of the Arts Council.

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(317) 631-3301 ext. 222

Shannon LinkerShannon Linker, Vice President

Shannon works closely with the President and CEO on daily management of the council. She also creates and directs programs and services that benefit central Indiana artists, and serves as the Council's principal liaison on artist issues with organizations throughout the city and state. Shannon also directs the Arts Council’s contemporary fine art gallery, Gallery 924.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 236

Ernest Disney-BrittonErnest Disney-Britton, Director of Grant Services & Arts Education

Ernest manages both the grantmaking programs and the arts education programs for the Arts Council. As the lead grants officer, he serves as support for arts organizations and individuals who apply for grant and fellowship funding through the Annual Grant Program, Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, Robert D. Beckmann Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship, and Transformational Impact Fellowship. Additionally, Ernest directs the Any Given Child Indianapolis program that is creating a long-range arts education plan for students in grades K-8 in Indianapolis Public Schools.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 235

DanielleDoveDanielle M. Dove, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement

Danielle directs the marketing for the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Artsgarden, and Gallery 924; as well as promotes the performances, programs, and exhibitions of central Indiana's arts and cultural organizations. She works to elevate the visibility of the Arts Council by creating meaningful collaborations and partnerships with community and civic entities.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 241

Jill EderJill Eder, Director of Finance

Jill oversees all finance-related activities, including budgeting, audits, grant payments, and all accounting functions.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 220

Ken JeffersonKen Jefferson, Office Manager

Ken manages day-to-day activities including welcoming visitors to the Arts Council and Gallery 924, providing information and referral services to the public, assisting with meetings and special events, and other special initiatives.

(317) 631-3301  

Shawn JonesShawn Jones, Website & Network Manager

Shawn serves as the website administrator, handling web programming and maintenance, and serves as the IT administrator for the organization.

(317) 631-3301

Lindsey LordLindsey Lord, Public Art & Artist Services Coordinator

Lindsey assists with implementation and coordination of various public art projects, Gallery 924 exhibitions and continued maintenance of ACI's artist database. She also a project manager for the public art program.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 214

Candy Marshall, Executive Assistant

Candy supports activities of the executive staff, manages office activities, serves as the liaison to the board of directors, manages special events and initiatives.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 215

JuliaMooreJulia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art

Julia directs and manages all aspects of public art programs of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, including project development and execution and maintenance of individual works of art. She works with neighborhood, community, and city partners to enhance public space, make places memorable, and improve quality of life.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 240 

Jeff MountjoyJeff Mountjoy, Artsgarden Production Coordinator

Jeff handles the sound, lighting, and audio/visual aspects of Artsgarden events, maintains production equipment and inventory, and assists with events.

(317) 624-0416

IMG 1903Kate Oberreich, Artsgarden Cultural Concierge

Kate works to build awareness and visibility for Indianapolis’ arts and cultural attractions, as well as to answer visitor questions concerning the city of Indianapolis and Circle Centre Mall.

(317) 624-2563

Mike PrusaMike Prusa, Artsgarden Director

Mike provides day-to-day management of the Artsgarden, including programming, rentals, maintenance and operations.

(317) 624-2565

ErinErin Vollmer, Artsgarden Coordinator

Erin is responsible for assisting the Artsgarden Director with the coordination and management of events, operations, and maintenance.

(317) 624-7434