The Tippecanoe Arts Federation provides capacity building and professional development workshops for artists, organizations, and individuals across our service area. Previous sessions have covered topics such as:

  • fundraising & resource development
  • grant writing
  • marketing
  • nonprofit finance management
  • exhibition preparation for artists
  • artwork pricing

These workshops are hosted by experienced professionals from our community and beyond! Workshops are FREE for TAF members. TAF also offers one-on-one assistance to its members by appointment. For more information, please contact TAF’s Chief Operating Officer at or (765) 423-2787.

Upcoming Workshops

ArtsU: Artists at the Community Development Table
October 28, 10 am – 2 pm
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Through Artists at the Community Development Table, we aim to deepen the capacity at the local level to pursue arts-based solutions to community development. The Artists at the Community Development Table Local Workshops are designed to help artists and arts organization professionals gain a better understanding of how they can use their artistic product to engage in arts-based solutions to address community development needs.

About this workshop:

This workshop is free and open to artists and arts administrators from Tippecanoe, IN who are interested in or currently implementing community-driven art practices or projects. To address concerns brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans for the Arts is working with the Tippecanoe Arts Federation to develop a social distance experience that still allows for learning about the tenants of the Artists@CDT program and to build connections with each other.

To participate in a local workshop, attendees will be required to:

  • Watch the online four-module course that outlines the four core focus areas of this work. Through taking this course, participants will be able to: articulate a deeper understanding of the concepts of arts-based community development, define the complex layers of community, demonstrate how artists and creative people are part of those communities, and embrace the philosophy of “With Not For”- working with and alongside people.
  • Attend the two-hour virtual workshop facilitated by program facilitators and local artists. Through this discussion-based event, attendees will gain answers to questions they developed in the online classroom, learn from the work of artists in their community, discuss the challenges facing their community, and gain connections with other local artists and arts administrators.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. Participants should only register if they are able to participate in the entire program.

Please email Marissa Shadburn with any questions.


  • Alyse Chinnock, Artist
  • Denise Wilson, Artist
  • Con Christeson, Community Artist
  • Roseann Weiss, Creative Consultant