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May 11, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

Five Indiana arts providers to receive NEA grant awards

(Indianapolis) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced five Indiana arts organizations and cultural programming providers will receive a total of $903,100 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The NEA will be awarding more than $77 million nationwide during this round of major grants to support 928 projects nationwide. Indiana grants include:

Indiana Arts Commission, $748,100
This Partnership grant reflects the annual appropriation to the IAC to support state and regional activities

Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis $100,000
This Art Works grant will support conservation and documentation of the museum’s Western European contemporary design collection. The project will enable the museum to display approximately 350 objects from a variety of media, including furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, and product design in a reconfigured 9,000 square foot gallery space

Indiana Repertory Theatre Indianapolis $35,000
This Art Works grant will support professional production of playwright-in-residence James Still’s A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters, a meditation on religion that explores how faith both unifies and divides a nation

American Pianists Association Indianapolis $10,000
This Art Works grant will support outreach concerts and workshops performed by the finalists of the quadrennial Classical Fellowship Awards. Each of the five finalists will take part in a three-day residency in local high schools as a part of the Concerto Curriculum program, which will culminate in a public performance by the pianist and members of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in an effort to reinforce the school’s orchestra programs

Fischoff National Chamber Music Association Notre Dame $10,000
This Art Works grant will support live streaming and master class video postings online of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Plans include live streaming of performances as well as posting recordings of master classes by jurors during the three-day event at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, where 48 ensembles (approximately 200 musicians) will compete

“The arts should be a part of everyday life,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “Whether it’s seeing a performance, visiting a gallery, participating in an art class, or simply taking a walk around a neighborhood enhanced by public art these grants are ensuring that across the nation, the public is able to experience how art works.”

The NEA received more than 1,600 eligible applications for Art Works grants. Of those, 788 were recommended for funding. In addition to the Art Works program grants, 78 projects nationwide were recommended for funding through the NEA’s Arts in Media program.

Forty percent of all NEA grant-making funds are designated for the nation’s state arts agencies, regional arts organizations, and their national service organizations. In total, the NEA awarded more than $48.8 million through this grant category for this grant cycle.

The Indiana Arts Commission is committed to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.

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