Arts Council Staff

Shannon Linker

Shannon Linker

Shannon M Linker, Interim President 

Shannon oversees the daily management of the Arts Council. Formerly, the Vice President and Director of Gallery 924, she currently serves in the capacity of Interim President during a national search for the Arts Council's new President and CEO. 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. Additionally, Shannon directs the Arts Council’s contemporary fine art gallery, Gallery 924.

(317) 631-3301 ext. 236
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Ernest Disney-Britton

Ernest Disney-Britton

Ernest Disney-Britton, Director of Grant Services & Education Partnerships

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 Allen

Rishard Allen

Rishard Allen, Grant Services & Education Partnerships Coordinator

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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Lauren 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 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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Julia Muney Moore

Julia Muney Moore

Julia 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
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Kate Oberreich

Kate Oberreich

Kate Oberreich, Marketing & Communications Coordinator and Indianapolis Artsgarden Cultural Concierge

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

(317) 624-2563
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Mike Prusa

Mike Prusa

Mike Prusa, Indianapolis Artsgarden Director

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

(317) 624-2565
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Erin Vollmer

Erin Vollmer

Erin Vollmer, Indianapolis Artsgarden Coordinator

Erin 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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Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission
CICF
Lilly
Jordan
Clowes Charitable Foundation