Who We Are

Audiences Unlimited, Inc. is a nonprofit serving Northeast Indiana with music and arts programming.


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Our Mission

Audiences Unlimited, Inc. creates cultural experiences that enrich the lives of people with limited access to the arts.

Our Vision

We inspire others to value a rich quality of life for all people.

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Our work

What we do

Audiences Unlimited, Inc. provides live arts experiences to Northeast Indiana. Our programs serve people in long-term care facilities as well as adults with disabilities.

We offer arts programs for all abilities, from traditional music performances to interactive classes for theatre and dance performances.  By partnering and contracting with local performers in Fort Wayne and the surrounding area, we make sure everyone, regardless of age or ability, has access to music and the arts.

Learn more about our wide range of programs below.

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Indoors and outdoors, we have a wide range of options tailored to each care facility's health protocols. Click the title above to learn more.


Partners get complimentary access to events and destinations in Fort Wayne. Click the title above to learn more.


We have a wide range of recorded performances to reach audiences that are isolated due to health protocols. Click the title above to learn more.

My Expressions: Music Participation

We offer live, interactive and participatory music time for adults with disabilities. Click the title above to learn more.

My Expressions: Narrative Theatre

In partnership with Gloria Minnich, we designed a theatre program designed to let actors of all abilities shine onstage. Click the title above to learn more.

My Expressions: Adaptive Dance

In partnership with Fort Wayne Dance Collective, we offer adaptive dance designed to let individuals of all abilities express themselves. Click the title above to learn more.


Programs Each Month


Hours of Recorded Videos


Individuals Reached Yearly
Who we serve and how.

By the Numbers

1300 Hour-Long Performances
47 Nursing, Day Care, and Assisted Living Communities
16 Free In-Community Events
7 Counties

131 Music Participation Programs
50 Individuals
12 Dance classes
9 Theatre classes
2 Annual Student Performances

35 Solo Musicians
8 Groups
7 FW Phil Ensembles
1 Visual Artists
1 Board-Certified Music Therapist
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Our History

Creating the Spark

In 1972, founder Lillian C. Embick had a vision to bring joy and attention to people in nursing homes. With the support of her husband, Byron, she created a community-based non-profit arts organization that has reached more than 2.8 million audience members through music and the arts.

51 years later, her vision has blossomed into a nonprofit organization that serves Allen, DeKalb, Noble, LaGrange, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley counties. From long-term care facilities to hospitals to day car centers, Audiences Unlimited, Inc. reaches those with diverse needs and abilities.

Board of Directors

Deborah Beckman, Chair

Imagine More

Nancy Louraine, Vice Chair

Turnstone, retired

Angie Dane, Secretary

STAR Financial Bank

Rhiannon Buell, Treasurer

PNC Bank

Tyler Bauer

Titan Title Services, LLC

Katrina Boedeker

University of Saint Francis, retired

Kevin Grant

Grant Training Program

Mia Outlaw

Lake City Bank

Mary Timm-Zimmerman, ex officio Chair

Anti-Defamation League


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