The crowd funding portion of the Keep Ann Dancing campaign has raised nearly $200,000 from almost 1200 individual donors from 32 states. This amount allows Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc., the non-profit organization responsible for the Cultural Trail, to replace Ann Dancing by Julian Opie with new technology and hardware and establish an Ann Dancing maintenance fund which will keep Ann Dancing on the Cultural Trail for years to come.
“Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc is a small but mighty team. We stayed true to the founding principles of the Cultural Trail with the Keep Ann Dancing campaign.,” said Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc executive director, Kären Haley. “We dared people to think bigger about what is possible for Indianapolis, using high quality art and design to push residents to stretch beyond what we’ve come to expect in our public spaces while thinking about the long term sustainability and maintenance of the public investment from the beginning. Thank you, Indianapolis, for helping us Keep Ann Dancing.”
A timeline for replacing of Ann Dancing will be announced in the coming weeks. Donations have continued to come in since the crowd funding campaign ended on June 29. Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Inc. continues to fundraise and accept donations to fulfill the total campaign goal which includes funding for future high quality and engaging art on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and enhancements to and maintenance for Ann Dancing’s plaza on the Trail.
Fun Facts about the Keep Ann Dancing crowdfunding campaign:
- Individual donations range from $5 to $2,500.
- Almost 1200 people from 32 states made personal gifts to Keep Ann Dancing
- 20 corporations contributed to Keep Ann Dancing through corporate giving
- Messages of support for Keep Ann Dancing include:
“Without Ann, we wouldn’t have had a spot to meet on our first date 4 years ago!”. — Indianapolis resident
“Ann has been a long-time friend of mine. I’m giving the donation in honor of the memory of my mother Ann.” — Indianapolis resident
“Ann was a friendly sight for the three years we lived in Indianapolis and a veritable cultural landmark. Love from your admirers in Boston!” — friends of Ann Dancing in Boston, MA