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July 10, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

Arts Commission approves grant awards to community-based cultural providers

(Indianapolis) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced yesterday that just over 300 community-based arts providers throughout the state will receive grants for Fiscal Year 2013.

At its June 22nd Quarterly Business Meeting in Indianapolis, the Commission reviewed and accepted funding recommendations for Arts Operating Support (AOS-I; AOS-II; AOS-III (formerly Major Arts Organizations); Art Project Support (APS); Statewide Arts Service Organizations; Statewide Membership Organizations; Regional Arts Partner Block Grants to sub-grantees; and Regional Arts Partner Operating Support grants.

The Commission approved grant allocations totaling just over $2.48 million in state and federal funding for grants and programs provided by arts organizations and cultural providers throughout the state.

“These organizations are the foundation of Indiana’s cultural environment and as such, are significant contributors to the quality of life in our state,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. “For many communities and rural areas, these organizations not only provide cultural and educational opportunities, but significant economic impact as well.”

The majority of grants approved by the Commission, totaling more than $2.6 million, will be distributed through the IAC’s 12 regions to small and mid-sized organizations. Among these 275 grants are: LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra ($8,384), South Bend Chamber Singers ($2,301), The Creative Arts Council of Wells County ($4,920), Kokomo Arts Association ($3,435), Richmond Civic Theatre ($6,544), Community Theater of Clay County ($5,833), Shelby County Players ($5,107), Friends of T.C. Steele ($2,468), Rural Alliance for the Arts ($6,325), Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association ($2,747), Columbus Symphony ($4,343), Children’s Center for Dance Education ($9,011) and Southwestern Show Choir Booster Organization ($4,500).

Organizations such as Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra ($36,612), The Honeywell Foundation, Inc., Wabash ($40,291), and Young Audiences of Indiana ($38,137) were among 16 organizations funded through the AOS-III category. Those organizations will receive a total of $628,000.

Statewide Arts Service Organization grants included Indiana Music Educators Association ($16,016).

A complete list of all IAC grants to organizations can be found on the IAC website at:

Last week, the IAC announced the awards for career development grants to 39 Individual Artist Program recipients. To learn more about these grants, please visit:

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

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