Board of Advisors
Vice-Chair, IUPUI Board of Advisors
Central Indiana Community Foundation
First Appointed: 2005
Term Ends: 2011
Brian Payne is president of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and The Indianapolis Foundation. Prior to his appointment, Brian was Managing Director of the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) for seven years. Brian has been very involved in the Indianapolis community since he arrived in 1993. He has served as a board member of the Lacy Leadership Association, the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, and the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC).
Brian is also recognized as a leader in the arts community. He served two terms as president and two terms as vice president of the Indianapolis Consortium of Arts Administrators. He was a first-round recipient of an Indianapolis Arts Council /Lilly Endowment Creative Renewal Fellowship.
Currently, Brian is one of six appointees to Mayor Bart Peterson's Cultural Development Commission and is co-chair of the Placemaking Committee for the city's Regional Center Plan 2020. Other community assignments include the boards of United Way, TechPoint Foundation, and Tourism Tomorrow. He also serves on Butler University's Jordan College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors, the LaPlaza Board of Advisors, the Cultural Trail Steering Committee, and Indianapolis Greenways Development Committee. Nationally, he has served on the executive committee of the League of Resident Theatres, chaired the grant panel for the National Theatre Artist Residency Program funded by the Pew Charitable Trust, and currently serves on the board of the Community Foundation Services Corporation.
Brian is a native Californian. Before making his home in Indianapolis, he was managing director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz for eight years and worked for various theatre producing organizations in Southern California including the La Jolla Playhouse and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Arts Festival. He received both his Master of Fine Arts degree and Bachelor of Arts from UCLA.