There’s No “I” in Arts

Arts-related nonprofit organizations in communities along the Nickel Plate Railroad share similar values, missions and challenges. Bringing these like minds to the same table makes us all stronger. By offering access to funding opportunities, invitations to collaborate and more, we encourage organizations to become NPArts Partners.

Featured Partners


How To Become a Nickel Plate Arts Partner

Nonprofit organizations and small businesses are stronger together. If your organization or company creates art or works with artists, we want to partner with you! By working together, we can grow your customers and audiences, advocate for the needs of the arts, and celebrate your victories!



CONNECT | FREE!

Any nonprofit organization that has a stake in the arts can become our partner. 

  • You’re invited to annual partner meetings to share goals & meet other arts groups
  • All of your arts events that take place in our service area that are submitted to Hamilton County Tourism will be displayed on our website.
  • You will receive periodic newsletters about new opportunities for arts organizations
SHARE | $250

We want to share what you are doing to make our Arts Community great!  Here’s how:

  • Receive all of the benefits listed above (including assistance with an event), plus:
  • You will be featured in the “Partner Events” section of our monthly newsletter
  • All of your events will be included on our website calendar
  • We’ll include your events in our monthly Current ads
  • When possible, we will include your events as special features in our social media feeds
EXTRA HELP | $500

Events can be hard to organize, especially when you are relying on volunteers. We can provide administrative help to keep your program on track and connect it to other resources!

  • Receive all of the benefits listed above, PLUS
  • One of our staff will join your event committee and provide administrative support for that event!
BUILD YOUR AUDIENCE | $1,000

We have many ways to connect with big crowds, arts enthusiasts, and local leaders. We can introduce you to all of them:

  • Receive all of the benefits listed above (including assistance with an event), plus:
  • Your organization will get a ¼ page ad in one or more of our Arts Guide Magazines
  • We will feature your organization at one of our events:
    •  Your organization can take over a section of our campus for a First Friday or one of many other events
    • Our staff will help you select the event that best fits your needs 
    • At the event, you can collect contact information, sell items, present hands-on activities, stage a performance, or whatever best shows you off.  Our 20% commission rates will apply to all sales and transactions.

COMMUNITY PARTNER MEETING

Nickel Plate Arts would like to meet with all of our Community Partners to discuss art related events happening in the 5 communities we service.

WHO: Any organization or business offering art-related activities in Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta

WHAT: Meeting of art focused minds interested in collaboration and promotion of arty events for 2018.

WHERE: Nickel Plate Arts/Judge Stone House; 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060

WHEN: 2019 meetings TBD, last meeting was held October 9, 2018

WHY: Because we want to hear from you!

Details from the last meeting…

    • Brenda Meyers gave an informative presentation on the White River Vision Plan. Please take some time to review the attachment by clicking here and give your feedback.
    • Introductions by attendees including holiday plans and goals for 2019, including the introduction of Nickel Plate Arts newest staff members, Curtis Honeycutt – Marketing Coordinator and Joelle Jenkins, Guest Experiences Coordinator. For the contact information of those who attended the meeting click here. I have included a brief summary of what each person discussed so you can continue with the wonderful ideas which were brought to the table.
  • Presentation of Community Events listing through mid 2019 which can be viewed by clicking here.  I encourage you to take a look and see if there are any opportunities for collaboration and cross promotion. Feel free to share any ideas you have to krowe@nickelplatearts.org, I would be happy to help facilitate and support them. If you notice an event that is not listed, more than likely it has not been submitted to me. Please see below on how to get your event on this list. If you notice and error, please let me know right away so I can get it corrected.

Submitting arts related events…

To accurately and efficiently keep up with this huge task of tracking all our Community Partner events, please submit your art related events to me at krowe@nickelplatearts.org in the following standardized format:

Event Title
Date & Time
Location
Cost for event
Description of the event
Website/event info. Link
* please include contact person/info. (who can be reached for event questions)
Please also submit your logo are event related image if one is available

Partner Stories

Let us know how we’re doing

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Our mission is to cultivates arts resources to enrich the lives of everyone who experiences our community. We can’t achieve that mission without feedback from you.  We have two surveys related to our overall performance – each should take you 5 minutes or less to fill out.  Please consider taking one or both of them to help us grow and best serve you! Thank you!

Apply for Funding

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Nickel Plate Arts offers non-profit organizations up to $1,000 in funding for events and/or projects that build community around the arts in the communities of eastern Hamilton County, from Fishers to Atlanta. To apply for funding, simply fill out the form here. Our staff will review your application within one week of receipt. Funding decisions are based on the order in which applications are received, the strength of the application, its connection to the arts community and the availability of funds. For more information, please contact amcgill@nickelplatearts.org.

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