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Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed weekends and state holidays.

Mailing & Street Address
Indiana Arts Commission
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N505
Indianapolis, IN 46204

General Contact Information: 
Tel:  317-232-1268
Fax: 317-232-5595
IndianaArtsCommission@iac.in.gov
Facebook.com/INArtsCommission
Twitter.com/INArtsComm

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Administration

Lewis C. Ricci, Executive Director
Lewis is responsible for the strategic planning, direction, management, implementation, and evaluation of all agency operations, programs and services, and internal and external relations.
Contact Lewis at: lricci@iac.in.gov        317.232.1288

Michelle Anderson, Deputy Director
Michelle oversees the contracts and grants administration, online grants, information technology, human resources, research and assessment, financial management, statewide technical assistance programs, and administrative functions of the agency. Michelle assists the Executive Director in planning and development, as well as day-to-day agency management.
Contact Michelle at: mianderson@iac.in.gov       317.232.1286

Dennis Hardin, Executive Assistant

Dennis serves as the main administrative support for the agency, but primarily for the Executive Director. He supervises all agency logistics for meetings and special events, and assists with contract processing. Dennis serves as Ethics Officer, Records Coordinator, and Travel Coordinator for the agency. Contact Dennis to schedule an appointment with the Executive Director or with questions regarding agency records, meetings and events.
Contact Dennis at: dehardin@iac.in.gov       317.232.1269 

Programs and Services

Kristina Davis-Smith, Director of Programs
Kristina oversees and directs the overall delivery of technical and financial assistance by the IAC through grant programs, workshops, and other services statewide. She directly supervises the two community development managers in addition to overseeing the Regional Arts Partnership, the Cultural Districts, Traditional Arts Indiana and Arts Midwest.
Contact Kristina at: kdavis-smith@iac.in.gov       317.232.1279

Sarah Fronczek, Community Development Manager & Arts Education Coordinator
Sarah plans, organizes and directs the delivery of technical assistance and financial assistance through grant programs, conferences, workshops, and other services statewide. Her areas of focus include: Arts Education, Individual Artists, Poetry Out Loud, Poet Laureate, and the Capacity Building Grant Program.
Contact Sarah at: sfronczek@iac.in.gov       317.232.1274

Becca Hopson, Community Development Manager & Accessibility Coordinator
Becca provides professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the delivery of technical assistance and financial assistance through grant programs, conferences, and other services statewide. Her primary areas include: Accessibility, Arts Operating Support III, and Region 7 grants and support.
Contact Becca at: rhopson@iac.in.gov       317.232.1283

Looking for Bobbie Garver? In June 2013, Bobbie retired from the IAC after 44 years of service to the people and art of Indiana. Read more here.

Public Information & Grants Management

Paige Sharp, Grants, Research, and Information Technology Manager
Paige manages the IAC’s information systems including the online grants system (CGO). She coordinates the National Endowment for the Arts grant process, all grant/contract development, and provides direct technical support to IAC applicants/grantees and regional partners. In addition, Paige manages in-house and special project research initiatives.  Contact Paige for assistance with contracts/grant paperwork, grant payments or funding information, research initiatives, and technical assistance in the online grants system (CGO).
Contact Paige at: psharp@iac.in.gov       317.232.1278

Rex Van Zant, Director of Marketing & Communications
Rex provides professional and administrative work in planning, directing, and implementing the agency's external communications and media relations. His primary areas of expertise include: agency press releases and media relations; Arts: 92 e-newsletter; ArtsEye e-newsletter; the biennial Indiana Governor's Arts Awards program: the Indiana Cultural Trust Fund and marketing of the Arts Trust License Plate; and agency logo use compliance. During legislative sessions, he also serves as the agency's legislative liaison. Contact Rex with media inquiries, to schedule media opportunities with the Executive Director, questions regarding Arts: 92 e-newsletter and ArtsEye e-newsletter, IAC logos, Governor's Arts Awards, or the Arts Trust License Plate, and related display ads.
Contact Rex at: rvanzant@iac.in.gov       317.232.1273

Emily Hellmuth, Communications Manager
Emily provides professional and administrative work related to planning, directing and implementing the agency’s e-communication and social media marketing efforts, as well as website development and management. Emily also provides technical expertise in the area of graphic and publication design. She facilitates concept development and event management of special IAC capacity building initiatives. 
Contact Emily at: ehellmuth@iac.in.gov     317.232.1284

Directions

The Indiana Arts Commission is located in Indiana Government Center North at 100 N. Senate Avenue, Room N505 in downtown Indianapolis.  All of the following directions lead to Ohio Street via West Street.  Senate Avenue is one block east of West Street.  Access to Senate Avenue south of Ohio Street is restricted; therefore, visitors will need to utilize metered parking along Ohio Street or on Senate Avenue north of Ohio Street.

  • If arriving from east on I-70: merge onto I-65 north (exit 83B) and take Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street (exit 114) south, which becomes West Street. Turn left at Ohio Street.
  • If arriving from northeast on I-69: take I-465 south (exit 0) to I-70 west (exit 44) toward Indianapolis. Take I-65 north (exit 83B) toward Chicago. Take Martin Luther King Jr. Street (exit 114), which becomes West Street. Turn left at Ohio Street.
  • If arriving on I-65 from northwest: take Martin Luther King, Jr./IUPUI exit (114) to West Street, go south (straight ahead) to Ohio Street, turn left.
  • If arriving from west on I-70: take West Street (exit 79A), turn left onto Missouri Street (heading north), which becomes West Street. Turn right at Ohio Street.
  • If arriving from southeast on I-65: take I-70 west (exit 110B) to the West Street exit (79A).  Turn right (heading north) at the fork onto West Street. Turn right at Ohio Street.

Walking Map

The Government Center does not allow weapons of any sort, including pepper spray and pocket knives. All packages are subject to search by x-ray. Once you enter and go through security, take the east elevators to the fifth floor.

The entrance on Robert Orr Dr. (between Government Center South & Government Center North) is fully accessible, however the fifth floor bathroom is not.  Accessible bathrooms are located on the first floor.

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