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

If becoming a Nickel Plate Arts Partner makes sense for you, you likely represent a nonprofit organization with a stake in the arts and an audience in the communities of eastern Hamilton County, from Fishers to Atlanta. You are looking for creative ways to grow your influence and collaborate with organizations like Nickel Plate Arts on advertising and programming. Join us!


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

  • Receive our monthly ‘Partner Updates’ e-newsletter, including your organization’s announcements
  • Qualify for reduced rental rates
  • Submit your organization’s announcement and news to be included on our website and social media pages
  • We will include your events in our Arts Guide and other print advertising
  • Receive up to 10 free copies of our Arts Guide
  • Include a 1/8 page ad or story in each issue of our Arts Guide
  • Receive 1 free ticket to each of our Membership Appreciation events to network with other arts supporters
  • Receive 1 free ticket to our Anniversary Party in September

Nonprofits who want more administrative support from Nickel Plate Arts can become Level 2 Nonprofit Members. 

  • Enjoy all of the benefits of a Basic Nonprofit member
  • Receive our administrative support for one event
  • Receive an extra ticket to our Membership Appreciation events (2 tickets total)
  • Receive an extra ticket to our Anniversary Party in September (2 tickets total)

Organizations who want to be even more involved and support the Nickel Plate Arts cause can become Level 3 Nonprofit Members

  • Includes all benefits of being a Level 2 Nonprofit Member
  • Receive a total of 4 tickets to each of our Membership appreciation events to connect with local arts supporters
  • Receive a total of 4 tickets to our Anniversary Party in September
  • Other perks and benefits will be identified throughout the year, including greater collaboration with your community-centered events

As a Level 4 Nonprofit Member, your organization will benefit from Nickel Plate Arts’s investments in our community AND be an important contributor to our ongoing sustainability.

  • Enjoy all the benefits of a Level 3 Nonprofit Member
  • Receive a total of 6 tickets to each of our Membership Appreciation Events to allow your staff an stakeholders to connect with other arts supporters
  • Receive a total of 6 tickets to our Anniversary Party in September
  • Share our booth space at any community event we attend, including the Noblesville Street Dance, White River Festival and more
  • Be our featured nonprofit at atlas 4 events on our campus


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, 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 in the following standardized format:

Event Title
Date & Time
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

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