Rishard Allen

Rishard Allen, Director of Grant Services
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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 Provenance: Indianapolis, IN

Current neighborhood: Eagle Creek, Indianapolis, IN

First Job: Jimmy John’s

Inspiration: I’m inspired by my close friends. We are constantly encouraging one another to be our best selves. It’s been a pleasure watching all of us realize our dreams.

If I weren't an arts administrator, I would be: I/O Psychologist

Reading: Invisible Man by Ralph Waldo Ellison

Listening to: R&B, Neo-soul, and exploring the world of podcasts

Dream Project: Developing an initiative to increase participation by people of color in non-commercial arts.

What artist/musician (living or deceased) would you like to have dinner with? Frank Ocean

When you are not out crusading for the arts, where can we find you? At home binging a show on Netflix

Thank you to our funders

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Indiana Arts Commission
Clowes Charitable Foundation