Whit Bones

Whit Bones, Director of Community Engagement & Strategic Advancement

Whit 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. He 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
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Whit Bones, Director of Community Engagement & Strategic Advancement

Provenance: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Current neighborhood: Franklin, Indiana

First Job: Preparator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. I installed Vincent van Gogh's self portrait once. It was like looking in a mirror. 

If I weren't an arts administrator, I would be: Restauranteur, I love the service industry.

Inspiration: Creativity and general weirdness in others.

Reading: Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky

Listening to: Politically Reactive, RadioLab, On the Media, and Reply All. Also, a lot of music. 

Zen Moment: That brief moment between wakefulness and sleep when everything seems to make so much sense and no sense at all. 

Current Project: Just getting warmed up!

Dream Project: Developing lasting engagements with the Indianapolis community. 

What artist/musician (living or deceased) would you like to have dinner with and where would you take them? Banksy...but I can't tell you where we are going, sorry. 

Love about the Indy arts scene: It is all so new to me. There is so much to explore!

When you are not out crusading for the arts, where can we find you? Chasing around our toddler in our backyard or in the kitchen with my wife. 

Community Service/Memberships/Certifications: Franklin Department of Public Art and AIGA Indianapolis Board Member

Thank you to our funders

Indiana Arts Commission
CICF
Lilly
Jordan