Arts group names president

David Lawrence, who has been acting president at Arts Council of Indianapolis since July, continues the task of leading an organization that has seen its
funding fall dramatically in the past year.

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State, city agencies get new round of federal arts funding

Indiana and Indianapolis arts agencies will receive more than a half-million dollars in federal stimulus money to help save
jobs at local organizations, the National Endowment for the Arts announced today. A second round of American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act funding includes $250,000 for the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

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Arts fund-raising model not embraced locally

These days, many Indianapolis arts organizations barely know where their next dollar will come from. But an innovative
fund-raising model that’s found success in other cities might provide that sorely needed cash. In Cincinnati,
a venerable not-for-profit called the United Arts Fund, founded in 1927, stages an annual workplace campaign,
then doles out the bountiful proceeds to local arts organizations.

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