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Arts Commission awards funded fellowships to creative entrepreneurs

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
2019 On-Ramp Creative Career Accelerator Cohort at the Brown County Public Library

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that 33 creative entrepreneurs throughout the state will receive funding for their business goals through the agency’s On-Ramp 2019 Fellowship.

The fellows are part of the 2019 On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator. After completing a three-day course led by arts entrepreneurship trainer Elaine Grogan Luttrull, each participant was eligible to request up to $2,000 to implement their newly honed career goals, business skills, and community engagement learning.

2019 On-Ramp fellow Olivia Ulch said, “Like most creatives, I have experienced stress relating to financial knowledge, business law, marketing skills, and overall personal confidence in my perceived value in society as a creative. Course leader Elaine Grogan Luttrull’s uniquely specific creative entrepreneur teachings have alleviated those fears. My toolbox was topped off with access to a powerful diverse artist network among my fellow classmates; who mutually vowed to provide future support and accountability.”

Panels of experienced Hoosier creative entrepreneurs reviewed and provided advice to strengthen the fellowship proposals. The 33 On-Ramp 2019 Fellowship grants, totaling $66,000, were among 431 funding recommendations approved June 14, 2019 during the Commission’s Quarterly Business Meeting in Indianapolis.

A complete listing of the On-Ramp 2019 Fellowship recipients and their project descriptions can be found here.

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