Arts Council Staff

Executive Leadership

Julie GoodmanJulie Goodman

Julie Goodman

Julie Goodman, President & CEO
B.A. in Communication, minor in music

Julie is responsible for the implementation of ACI’s strategic plan, organizational administration, and programming priorities including grants and fellowships, services and support for artists and arts organizations, the city’s public art program, the Indianapolis Artsgarden, Gallery 924, the Indy Arts Guide, and Any Given Child in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools. As president and CEO, Julie specifically leads stakeholder engagement, advocacy, and resource development required to advance ACI’s mission of fostering meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 222 
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Shannon M LinkerShannon M Linker

Shannon M Linker

Shannon M Linker, Vice President and Director of Gallery 924 
B.F.A. and M.A. in Art History

Shannon assists the president with daily management of the Arts Council. She 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. Additionally, Shannon directs the Arts Council’s contemporary fine art gallery, Gallery 924.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 236
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Artist Services

Grant Services & Education Partnerships

Ernest Disney-BrittonErnest Disney-Britton

Ernest Disney-Britton

Ernest Disney-Britton, Director of Grant Services & Education Partnerships
B.A. in Arts Management, M.A. in Philanthropic Communication, and Ph.D. student of Communication

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 coordinates 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
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Rishard AllenRishard Allen

Rishard Allen

Rishard Allen, Grant Services & Education Partnerships Coordinator
B.S. in Arts Management 

Rishard assists the Director of Grant Services & Education Partnerships with the management of the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ grant and fellowships programs, arts education initiatives, arts organizations services, and equity initiatives.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 219
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Public Art

Julia Muney MooreJulia Muney Moore

Julia Muney Moore

Julia Muney Moore, Director of Public Art
B.A. in Classics, M.A. in Art History, and M.B.A.

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
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Indianapolis Artsgarden

Bailey PeychaBailey Peycha

Bailey Peycha

Bailey Peycha, Indianapolis Artsgarden Coordinator
B.S. in Arts Management from Indiana University

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


(317) 624-7434
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Kate OberreichKate Oberreich

Kate Oberreich

Kate Oberreich, Indianapolis Artsgarden Cultural Concierge
B.F.A. in Painting

Kate works to build awareness and visibility for Indianapolis’ arts and cultural communities. 

(317) 624-2563
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Mike PrusaMike Prusa

Mike Prusa

Mike Prusa, Indianapolis Artsgarden Director
B.S. in Business Administration

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

(317) 624-2565
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Marketing & Communications

Samantha BricklerSamantha Brickler

Samantha Brickler

Samantha Brickler, Marketing & Communications Manager
B.S. in Arts Management

Samantha manages the marketing and communication efforts for the Arts Council of Indianapolis, including branding, online presence, and media relations.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 229
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Administration

Lauren GendronLauren Gendron

Lauren Gendron

Lauren Gendron, Accounting Manager

Establishes the organization's financial status, ensures accurate and timely financial reporting, and manages HR activity.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 220
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Ken JeffersonKen Jefferson

Ken Jefferson

Ken 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
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