Arts Council of Indianapolis Appoints New Board Directors

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“The Arts Council of Indianapolis’ board of directors is a tremendously active and dedicated group of community and civic leaders who understand the importance of the arts and cultural community in Indianapolis,” said Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. “With the counsel and talent of these new board members, we will continue to lead and advocate for the arts and cultural community of central Indiana. 

In addition to the new appointments, the board elected the following officers: Krista Skidmore, Principal at FlashPoint, serves as the new board Chair, and David Resnick, Managing Partner at Katz Sapper & Miller LLP, serves as Immediate Past Chair. The Executive Committee also includes: Ted Givens, Special Projects Manager at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Vice Chair; Joyce Morris, First Vice President & Manager Private Banking at The National Bank of Indianapolis, Treasurer; and Tanya Stuart Overdorf, President at Tanya S. Overdorf, P.C., Secretary.

The Arts Council’s board of directors works closely with Lawrence and his staff to execute the Council’s mission of building financial support and widespread appreciation for meaningful engagement in the arts. This year, the board will launch a new Strategic Plan for 2016-2018, guide the organization through a change in Mayoral leadership, and work toward additional visibility and funding for the Indianapolis arts community. 

About the Arts Council of Indianapolis:

The Arts Council of Indianapolis fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive. The Arts Council is an organization that advocates for the need and importance of broad community funding and support for a thriving arts scene; innovates by constantly pursuing and promoting innovative ideas and programs that better serve the area, its artists, and arts organizations; and connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations, and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.

The Arts Council owns and operates two performance and exhibition spaces, the Indianapolis Artsgarden (attached to Circle Centre Mall) and Gallery 924 (at 924 N. Pennsylvania Street). The Arts Council allocates public funding to arts and cultural organizations through a competitive grant program; offers fellowship opportunities including the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, the Transformational Impact Fellowship, and the Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship; provides programs, services, and technical assistance for artists and arts organizations; and manages the city’s public art program. The Indy Arts Guide provides a comprehensive arts calendar featuring thousands of events, performances, and exhibitions throughout central Indiana. For more information on the Arts Council, call (317) 631-3301 or visit online at

Connect with the Arts Council of Indianapolis on Facebook/indyarts, Twitter and Instagram @artscouncilindy, and online at



INDIANAPOLIS–The Arts Council of Indianapolis announces three new appointments to its board of directors. Joining the board for a three-year term beginning in 2016 are:

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