Indianapolis Arts Council VP to present at Greencastle community meeting Wednesday

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Greencastle Arts Council will play host to Anne Valentine, vice president of the Indianapolis Arts Council, at its 7 p.m. community meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Putnam County Museum.

The meeting is open to all at the museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle.

The Greencastle Arts Council -- still involved in creating itself -- sponsors the monthly "Art After Hours" event, and is working on non-profit incorporation to allow it to better serve area artists and arts and cultural organizations.

How it will serve is still being debated, and a key reason for inviting Valentine to Greencastle.

The Indianapolis Arts Council was created in 1987. Its mission is to "build financial support and widespread appreciation for meaningful engagement in the arts."

To do so, it is using strategies such as ensuring long-term financial viability of the arts, encouraging the development of cultural product to make Indianapolis an arts destination, being a unified voice and leader for the arts and cultural community, and providing programs and services to meet the needs of artists and arts and cultural organizations.

Valentine executes all grant programs, including managing the annual grant program of the City of Indianapolis. She directs all Indianapolis Arts Council fundraising activities and works closely with Council President Dave Lawrence on arts advocacy efforts and day-to-day Council management.

Valentine is enthusiastic about bringing her knowledge and expertise to assist the Greencastle Arts Council with fostering its mission as champion and advocate for arts and culture in Greencastle and Putnam County.

Interested persons may visit the Greencastle Arts Council at and check out the area arts events on the Greencastle Arts Facebook page.

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