May 1, 2018


FORT WAYNE, IN – Arts United is pleased to present three projects selected for the 2018 Spring Cycle of Amplify Art!, a crowdfunding campaign platform designed to support arts and culture projects in northeast Indiana. Amplify Art! relies on support from the community through social media advocacy and small contributions from a large number of donors. The projects are:

Blocknobben Block Party
Blocknobben is Hobnobben Film Festival’s free and family-friendly block party at the Arts United Center Plaza. Cinema Center brings film, food, artists, vendors and music together as a public celebration of film and Fort Wayne. Blocknobben will kick off the 2018 Hobnobben Festival in June.
• Theatre Arts Day
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will host a full-day workshop for anyone 14 and older who wants to learn more about theatre. Break-out sessions include auditioning, dance, costuming, scenic building, and backstage work. The day concludes with a panel discussion and Q&A with a NYC-based professional actor.
• Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Clinician and Composition
Fort Wayne Children’s Choir will commission James Mulholland, composer and Professor of Music at Butler University, to write a new piece of music for five area high school and university choirs to perform at the Three Rivers Choral Festival. He will work with each choir individually before the performance this fall.

Amplify Art! is a crowdfunding program that mobilizes community support for and awareness of diverse creative projects. Each Amplify Art! campaign takes place over one month; this month’s campaign will run from May 1-31. Donations can be made at www.artsunited.org/amplify. Each project is seeded with $1,000 from Arts United.

Donations from community members to each project are matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,500 by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.

“3Rivers is thrilled to partner with Arts United to mobilize community support and visibility for these incredible arts projects. We’re proud to support our thriving and vibrant arts community.” said Melissa Shaw, Marketing Director at 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.

Through the Amplify Art! program, Arts United proactively increases the community’s access to diverse, innovative, and compelling creative experiences. Arts United provides the fundraising technology and promotional support to help make these projects a reality. Please contact the respective representatives to learn more about each project:

Blocknobben Block Party
Margaret Reeder
Cinema Center

Theatre Arts Day
Elise Ramel
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

Fort Wayne Children’s Choir Clinician and Composition
Jonathan Busarow
Fort Wayne Children’s Choir

Amplify Art! is made possible with support from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and 3River Federal Credit Union. To learn more about the Amplify Art! selection process and this session’s projects or to donate, visit www.artsunited.org/amplify.
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. is a non-profit united arts fund and local arts agency that serves the communities of northeast Indiana by fueling the momentum of more than 70 arts, culture and quality of life initiatives each year. Arts United’s strategic investments position arts and culture organizations to achieve higher levels of excellence and quality, to improve access to the arts for all community members and to support regional priorities for growth and development.


Dan Ross
Vice President of Community Development
260 424-0646 ext 2005

Rachelle Reinking
Communications and Community Relations Manager
260 424-0646 ext 2004


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