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Arts commission executive director set to retire

Lewis Ricci (photo courtesy of the Indiana Arts Commission)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) has announced Executive Director Lewis Ricci will retire in the fall of 2021, after more than 15 years of service. The commission says it will spend the next year searching for Ricci’s successor.

The IAC says a committee comprised of commissioners, representatives from Governor Eric Holcomb’s office and other partners will identify the next leader of the agency. The committee is expected to open applications for the position in March 2021.

Under Ricci’s leadership, the IAC says it has been recognized as a national leader with groundbreaking work in emerging artist development, cultural district development and arts and community engagement strategies and research. Programs including PACE, Arts in the Parks and State Historic Sites, and Indiana Arts Homecoming were developed during his tenure.

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