Fishers Arts & Culture Survey
In early June, the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission Master Plan Subcommittee met for their first meeting. This subcommittee is made of local artist, entrepreneurs, educators, business owners, volunteers, and art advocates that will help guide the future of the Nickel Plate District Cultural Designation and the vision for arts and culture in Fishers as we update your community art master plan.
The subcommittee broke up into two groups with our consultant, Ex2 Partners, facilitating the conversation. They were able to gain valuable feedback from the Subcommittee regarding who we want to be, our strengths, our areas of opportunity and what they think the vision should be for the future.
Now we want to hear more from you, our community, to understand your vision for the role of arts and culture in Fishers. Please complete the survey below to share your thoughts, and your feedback will be used as we update our community art master plan this fall! Take the survey.
Arts & Culture Commission
The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission will host opportunities for residents of Fishers to provide input on what arts and culture will look like in Fishers for generations to come. Please complete this form to be notified when opportunities are available.
Arts & Culture Initiative
Over the last several years, new public and performance art has popped up around the Nickel Plate District, located in the heart of downtown Fishers.
Public art ranging from painted electrical boxes, to banners at The Edge parking garage, to a new mural at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt, infuse creativity and vibrancy into the District.
Last summer, the City debuted the newly renovated Nickel Plate District Amphitheater—home to the popular summer concert series and Fishers Farmers’ Market—and hosted the inaugural Spark!Fishers festival, a community celebration honoring Fishers’ history and culture.
The annual Arts Crawl event, in collaboration with the Fishers Arts Council, Nickel Plate Arts, and the Nickel Plate District Business Council, connects local businesses with artists for a unique cultural experience.
Recent highlights in Fishers’ arts and cultural initiatives:
- In September 2018, the City was recognized as the Emerging Arts Champion of the Year by Nickel Plate Arts. This honor is awarded annually to an individual or entity that supports local arts and artists through collaboration, promotional efforts, and creativity.
- In August 2018, Fishers City Council adopted an ordinance to create an Arts & Culture Commission to facilitate a more comprehensive and strategic approach to arts and culture in the city. The Commission seeks to engage and promote all forms of performing and visual art in Fishers in support of community and economic development efforts. The Commission became effective in January 2019.
- In December 2018, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) officially designated Fishers’ Nickel Plate District as a Statewide Cultural District.