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Start with Art

Special thanks to the 750 arts, business, and community leaders who joined us to kick off the 2023 fall arts season and support the work we do to nurture a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive.  

Start with Art sold out and featured a record number of event sponsors. Because of your generosity, Indy Arts Council had its most successful fundraiser ever! 

Interested in partnering with us for Start with Art 2024? Please contact Development Director Rochelle Jerry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Start with Art: 2023 Rewind

Relive the fun and see who showed up to celebrate.

Start with Art Impact

See how you helped support Indy Arts Council’s mission.

Congrats to the 2023 ARTI winners!

See how Indy people and organizations are advancing equity and innovation in the arts.

View all of the ARTI award videos on YouTube.

2023 ARTI winners

Corporate Leadership: IndyGo
Cultural Entrepreneur: PATTERN
Neighborhood Impact: Fonseca Theatre Company
Community Partnerships: International Marketplace Coalition & Global Village Welcome Center
Artist/Activist: Kaila Austin
Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary Schahet

Start with Art 2023 Sponsors

It was a record year for event sponsors, with 72 businesses and organizations supporting Indy Arts Council’s mission. We also appreciate all of our silent auction contributors. 

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Thank you to our funders

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Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation