April 9, 2009
Indiana: Indiana Artisan
Indiana Artisan is a joint venture by the Indiana Arts Commission, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. The collaboration is designed to support artisans and handmade products and attract visitors to individual artisan sites and arts-concentrated areas in the state. The goals of the project include raising awareness about Indiana’s hand-crafted and value-added food products and boosting entrepreneurial support and business opportunities for artisans, particularly those in rural areas. To participate in the program, artisans must successfully complete a juried process. Applicants can be for-profit or not-for-profit corporations, as well as unincorporated individual artisans specializing in either arts and crafts or foods. Artisans who are selected for the program gain greater market exposure through trade shows, retail displays and statewide marketing campaigns; are eligible for technical assistance and grant funding; may use the Indiana Artisan logo and branding; and gain opportunities to link into tourism-focused trails throughout the state. For additional information, contact Indiana Artisan Project Manager Eric Freeman.
In this Issue
From the Chair
State to State
- Maine: SMART Program
- Louisiana: New Populations Project
- Indiana: Indiana Artisan
- California: Creating Public Value Program
- South Dakota: Our Culture & Heritage Guidebook
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