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The arts are vital to education.

We’re making sure it stays that way.

2017-2018 Annual Report
Perhaps the best-kept secret of Arts for Learning’s longevity
lies in the expertise of our teaching artists. Our teaching
artists undergo a rigorous application process and, once on
the Arts for Learning roster, participate in regular professional
development opportunities to support ongoing improvement
throughout their careers.

Four teaching artists featured in this year’s annual report
were invited to participate in the Teaching Artist Certificate
Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Through
in-person workshops in New York and online learning sessions,
these teaching artists worked with Teachers College faculty
and fellow teaching artists across disciplines to clarify,
enrich, and advance their individual teaching practices. They
grappled with big issues such as, “What does artistry look
like to me?” and “What shapes students’ artistry?” They also
considered smaller, logistical questions such as, “How does
careful and thorough planning free a responsive, improvisatory
Teaching artist Jalynn Simmons
leading a Drum it Out! workshop
as part of the Inspiring Scholars

pedagogy?” At the end of the yearlong program, the four
teaching artists implemented their new knowledge and skills in
residencies with select school and community partners across
the state.

Highly-trained teaching artists are a crucial resource to arts-in-
education programs, to arts education and general education,
and to the future of the arts as a whole. Effective teaching
artists, like those on our roster, help provide a tangible link
between the creative process and all kinds of learning, and
make manifest in classroom and community settings the
power of creating, critical thinking, and connecting.


JoEllen Florio Rossebo
President & CEO
President & CEO
Growing Their Artistry

Melli Hoppe engaged fourth and fifth grade students at Pine
Elementary in Michigan City in weekly workshops that used
dance and creative movement to reinforce classroom lessons in
literacy and history. The fifth grade students, for example, learned
about the American Revolution through tableau exercises. They
were required to think and work together as actors as they re-
created well-known representations of the American Revolution.

Tamara Loewenthal connected dance with the fourth grade
curriculum on the Underground Railroad for one class at
Fairview Elementary in Bloomington. The students learned about
American folk dance traditions, including hamboning, as well
as the rituals of the art form, such as bowing to partners. The
students performed a group dance at the Lotus Blossoms World
Bazaar, a multicultural arts and education event sponsored by the
Lotus Education & Arts Foundation.
Robin McBride Scott provided innovative creative learning
opportunities to students enrolled in the Toddler Art Program at
Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Art Museum). The children’s
budding curiosity was stimulated through hands-on activities,
entertaining stories, exploratory art experiences, and gallery
talks. They gained a better understanding of art in the museum’s
collection and were encouraged to explore their own creativity.

Jalynn Simmons served as a veteran teaching artist at Inspiring
Scholars, a summer enrichment program at Phalen Leadership
Academy at School 103 in Indianapolis. She not only led
workshops for students that linked drumming rhythms to basic
mathematical concepts, but also mentored a teaching artist new
to our roster. Together, they designed collaborative lesson plans
that allowed their art forms to overlap on key learning objectives.
Arts in Education
hours of programming

workshops (composed of
1,317 workshops)

Curriculum Integration
History Literacy Social Studies STEM

17% 32% 34% 17%



Dance 28% 12% Theater

Literary 9% Visual
Arts Arts

each child participated,
on average, in 2 programs


early childhood
partners center partners

129 2,041 1,094
teaching artists teachers adults
Where We Are

No programs

1-9 programs

10-19 programs

20-49 programs

50-74 programs

75+ programs

No Programs

1-10 Programs

11-20 programs

Heat Map of 21-50 programs

Programs in FY18 51-75 programs

75 + programs


1-19 programs

20-49 programs

50-99 programs

100-199 programs

200+ programs

Marion County
Revenue and Expenses

In-Kind Contributions 4%
Fundraising Events 4%
Corporate and Individual
Contributions 8%
Program Earned Revenue 22%
Grants 62%


Marketing 6%
Fundraising 16%
Administration 18%
Programs 60%

Thank You to Our Supporters
Individual Donors Rob and Sherri Glass William Howell
$2,500 and above Suzanne B. Blakeman Zach Spicklemire
Allison W. Meta William Scott
Estate of Ina Mohlman $1 - $99
Jim and Sara Lootens $100 - $249 Anonymous (3)
Peter J. Chen and H. Daphne Anonymous Adrian Selig
Chiu Alyson H. Smith Alan and Elizabeth Whaley
William Neale Anne Scheele Allen and Denyse Thorpe
Bob Seelbach Amanda Reichelt
$1,000 - $2,499 Bryan K. Brenner August Hardee
Anonymous Caress S. Garten Bethany A. Gosewehr
Anne Surak Collin F. Forseth Bo Walker
Appel Charitable Fund Damon Richards Bret and Mary Lou Waller
Boncosky Charitable David Allee Brittany Keno
Foundation David Lawrence Carol Sue Chapman
Cheryl Strain David Swider Carole Longardner
Chris and Tami Earnhart Denise Craig Charles Thompson
Don and Linda Neel Diane Cruz-Burke Cole Varga and Stephanie
Earl Harris 15 Year Charitable Diane Pfeiffer Haines
Lead Annuity Trust Don and Dolly Craft Cynthia Watson
James P. and Anna S. Donald Lundberg David E. Young
White Dorothy Alig David Hinshaw and Linda Barb
Jason and Susan Oliver Fred and Jane Schlegel David Hochoy
Jeff and Colleen Webster Fred Dennerline David W. Luhman
Jim Chesterfield Gary Thompson Derek and Angela Yetter
JoEllen Florio Rossebo Greg Porter Dorit Paul
John and Kathy Sharpe Jean Richcreek Elizabeth B. Baltz
Michael and Susan Porter Jeffrey and Deborah Christie F. Robert and Linda Sabol
Peter Barickman Jim and Sally Friend Gail Thomas Strong
Sarah Ryterband Jim and Sarah Fronczek Gary Hollingsworth
Susan B. May Joan FitzGibbon Gerry LaFollette
Susan Gran Michal Joe and Molly Shane Glen and Jeanne Bohannon
Todd and Denise Holder Joe Ivcevich James Beaudry
John and Catherine Bridge Jane T. Bradford
$500 - $999 John and Jessica Barth Jennifer Collins
Anonymous Jon Lewis Jo An Hudson Robertson
Anson Keller Julie Tornquist Joan Leibman
Bart Karwath Kathleen McCain Joel Harrison
Bob and Alice Schloss Keely Floyd Joely Pope
Bob and Tish Brafford Laura Jean King Joyce and Marie Stevens
Charlie Schlegel Lily Rossebo Judith Culpepper
Emily A. West Malcom Smith and Heather Julia Birge
Jon Teller and Kelly Lamm McPherson Julia Enkema
Teller Mark and Ann Varnau Karis Klassen
Lindsay Clark Mark Ruschman Kate Anderson
Mark and Kathie Swaim Marvin Vollmer Kim O. Smith
Roy and Mary Cage Mary Ann Forseth Leslie Krom Selden
Sarah Barney Matt and Desma Belsaas Leslie Obst
Thomas A. and Victoria Matt and Joli Heavin Marilyn L. Hoffman
Broadie Mike Wells Marti Daily
Nancy Christy Alan and Mary Levin
$250 - $499 Paul Nordby and DeAnne Mary K. Holland
Ace and Beth Yakey Slater Melissa Gallant
Alan and Betty Stanford Paula J. Katz Michael P. Alerding
Alisia Morales Peggy Myers Nancy H. Dunn
Dawn Fazli Peter Calkins and Susan Casey Patricia McCormick
Frederick and Cynthia Emhardt Rod and Anne Scheele Phyllis Bruick
Gretchen Wolfram Sally Zelonis Ploi Pagdalian
James and Carol Campbell Sarah Walter Randall Ayers
John and Liz Jenkins Stephen and Susan Little Randy Rogers
Kenneth and Krisztina Inskeep Steve and Deborah McNear Rick and Dixie Seaver
Larry and Lisa Beiter Suzanne Beard Robert Proctor and Mary
Stephen E. and Mary O. Tom Grein Fatout Proctor
DeVoe Tom S. Hollett Sandy Reiberg
Ralph Nowak William and Joan Gardiner Sara Beanblossom
Sean Gray Indiana Arts Commission and Kiwanis Foundation of
Sharon Wagner the National Endowment Indianapolis
Sheila Jackson for the Arts, a federal Kroger
Steven Osborn agency National Bank of Indianapolis
Tana Fengya Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Shaffer Enterprises of Indiana
Thomas Benoist Trust Steel House
Todd and Julie Oelschalger The Merchants Property
Tom and Lorelei Farlow $10,000 - $49,999 Insurance Company of
Tori Parker Christel DeHaan Family Indiana
Vic and Katie Smith Foundation The Penrod Society
Junior League of Indianapolis Unity Foundation of La Porte
National Endowment for the County
Arts Wormser Legal
In-Kind Gifts The Glick Fund, a fund of
Ash & Elm Cider Co. Central Indiana Community
BeBop Pizza Kitchen Foundation
Bier Brewery The Indianapolis Foundation Tribute Gifts
Black Acre Brewing Co. In honor of Anna White
Brozinni’s Pizzeria $5,000 - $9,999 Susan B. May
Centerpoint Brewing Co. Blue River Community In honor of Cheryl Strain
Completely Nuts & Candy Co. Foundation Mark and Ann Varnau
Daredevil Brewing Co. Legacy Fund, a CICF affiliate Rod and Anne Scheele
DeBrand Fine Chocolates Managed Health Services In honor of Sara Lootens
Donaldson’s Finer Chocolates Marks-DePrez Fund and Caress S. Garten
Emily Schwank, Photographer the Blue River Community In honor of similar
Handel’s Homemade Ice Foundation Community organizations
Cream Fund Kiwanis Foundation of
Home City Ice Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Indianapolis
Hops & Fire Craft Tap House Memorial Foundation In honor of Susan May
HotBox Pizza The Brave Heart Foundation Judith Culpepper
Indiana City Brewing Co. Young Audiences In honor of Will Gould
Ivy Tech Community College Gerry LaFollette
Louise’s Sweets $2,500 - $4,999 In memory of Ann D. Emhardt
MashCraft Brewing 500 Festival Foundation Frederick and Cynthia
McFarling Foods Art 4 Moore Fund of Tides Emhardt
Metazoa Brewing Co. Foundation In memory of Bea Fatout
Moontown Brewing Co. Arthur Jordan Foundation Mary Fatout Proctor and
Oberweis Dairy BMO Financial Group Robert Proctor
Peacetree Mountain Truffles Community Foundation of In memory of Bea Fink, one
Prairie Farms Boone County of the founders of Young
Printing Partners Haddad Foundation Audiences in Indiana
Round Town Brewery Ice Miller Stephen E. and Mary O.
Salesforce - Indianapolis Lumina Foundation for DeVoe
Headquarters Education In memory of Jack Gilfoy
Schakolad Chocolate Factory Michigan City Community David W. Luhman
Sun King Brewery Enrichment Corporation In memory of Karol Ruby
Teachers College, Columbia Pacers Foundation Elizabeth B. Baltz
University Wolfrum Capital Management Joyce and Marie Stevens
The Cakehole Group Mark and Kathie Swaim
Tinker Coffee Company Paul Nordby and DeAnne
Twenty Below Brewing Up to $2,499 Slater
Upland Brewing Co. Carl Marshall Reeves and Phyllis Bruick
Mildred Almen Reeves Rick and Dixie Seaver
Foundation Todd and Julie Oelschalger
Church Church Hittle + Antrim In memory of Roy and Ann
Corporate and Foundation DkGr Architects Turner
Donors Downtown Optimist Jane T. Bradford
$100,000 and above Foundation
Lilly Endowment, Inc. Eskenazi Health
Glick Family Foundation
$50,000 - $99,999 Gregory & Appel Insurance
Allen Whitehill Clowes Griffith Family Foundation
Charitable Foundation Insurance Benefit Consulting
Arts Council and the City of Kite Reality Group
546 E. 17th Street, Ste. 200
Indianapolis, IN 46202