An ALL-IN Block Party is a community-wide event where Hoosiers complete a series of fun and thought-provoking challenges that build state and local pride. The challenges are drawn from Indiana Humanities’ ALL-IN, a digital competition that inspires us to learn more about Indiana, connect with each other and make our state even better.
Participants circulate among booths run by different community organizations. At each booth, participants complete a short activity that asks them to explore, discover, reflect, remember, participate and connect, getting to know their neighbors and their state in new ways.
Host organizations are encouraged and will receive training on how to tailor the ALL-IN challenges to their local community.
Block Parties can be stand-alone events or be incorporated into other community events like festivals, back-to-school nights, holiday celebrations, etc.
Selected communities will receive a variety of resources to help imagine and activate their Block Party, including:
–$1,000 award to cover costs of the Block Party
–ALL-IN Starter Kit (value $150) of goodies to promote and host your event
–Attendance at and travel to a tailored Block Party planning workshop led by Indiana Humanities
–Communications support from Indiana Humanities
–Up to 3 hours of a professional graphic designer’s time to customize your Block Party materials
A Block Party is customized to your organization and your community: you pick which challenges to do and work with local organizations to plan the event. Indiana Humanities provides planning support and funds to make your Block Party a success.
Hosting a Block Party is a great way to reach new audiences and build ties with new community partners. It’s also an opportunity to grow your organization’s creative programming and communications skills by working closely with Indiana Humanities expert staff.