Arts Organizations Score National Grants

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The National Endowment for the Arts has announced more than $850,000 in grants for 10 Hoosier nonprofits. The money is part of a nationwide $75 million funding initiative. Indiana

Number of Grants: 10

Total Dollar Amount: $853,900

Indiana Arts Commission $728,900 Indianapolis, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: State & Regional

To support Partnership Agreement activities.

Indiana University $20,000 Bloomington, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Research To support a study that will survey graduating college seniors about their skills, motivations, and career aspirations so that the data can be analyzed in tandem with findings from the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).

The "exit survey" will be administered as a special module of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the nation's largest survey of undergraduate experiences.

The study will investigate the relationship between undergraduates' arts or non‐arts training and the development of workforce skills such as creative problem‐solving and entrepreneurship.

DePauw University $10,000 Greencastle, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE:

Music To support Dvorak and America, a music festival. The festival will explore the influence of composer Antonin Dvorak on American national identity at the beginning of the 20th century. Plans include performances by the university orchestra and chorus, master classes for young singers, workshops, and residencies by music historian Joseph Horowitz and baritone Kevin Deas.

American Pianists Association, Inc. $10,000 Indianapolis, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Music

To support the Concerto Curriculum arts education and community outreach program. The five finalists for the 2014‐15 Jazz Fellowship Awards will be able to spend one week during the jazz piano competition in Indianapolis to conduct three‐day residencies in local area high schools. They will teach classes, conduct rehearsals, and perform in culminating public concerts with the respective school's jazz ensemble.

Cathedral Arts, Inc. (aka International Violin Competition of Indianapolis) $10,000 Indianapolis, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Music

To support educational programs, mentoring, and career development for finalists of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Intensive educational outreach during the competition will include workshops, seminars, and interactive audience talkbacks followed by year round education programs for school students. Competition finalists will take part in various mentoring and career management activities.

Dance Kaleidoscope $15,000 Indianapolis, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Dance

To support a choreographic residency that will result in the creation of a new work for Dance Kaleidoscope. An Indiana native, choreographer Brock Clawson will create a new piece that will

premiere at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Clawson's new piece will reflect on his experience growing up as a young man dancing in a small farm town, and then transitioning to life as a successful dancer in a big city.

In addition to creating a new work, Clawson will participate in two interactive lecture-discussions, one designed for students and the other for the general public.

Indianapolis Art Center (aka Indianapolis Art Center) $15,000 Indianapolis, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works

To support the Summer Exhibition Series: Storytelling. Inspired by the art of storytelling, the Center will present a visual arts exhibition, install a new commissioned public art work, and feature a series of engagement activities including participatory storytelling events, puppetry workshops, and interactive performances based on works in the Center's art park.

Indianapolis Museum of Art (aka Indianapolis Museum of Art) $20,000 Indianapolis, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Museum

To support the installation "ArTech: Exploring Art through Technology." This technology‐based interpretive installation will encourage multi‐sensory interaction with selected objects from the museum's permanent collection. Feedback from the project will be used to inform future technology‐based visitor engagement plans and will be disseminated to the field at‐large.

Fischoff National Chamber Music Association $10,000 Notre Dame, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Music

To support live streaming and online videos of master classes of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.

Plans include online access to the semi‐final, final, and grand prize performances as well as video recordings of master classes by jurors during the competition at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.

University of Notre Dame du Lac $15,000 Notre Dame, IN

FIELD/DISCIPLINE: Music

To support a performance and educational residency by Third Coast Percussion. Titled the Notre Dame Music Project, the ensemble will perform concerts and engage the community in developing a program for middle school students that will integrate the arts into science, technology, engineering and math (from "STEM" to "STEAM"). Programming for the concerts will include two world premieres of works for percussion ensemble: "The Dark of the Stars" by Gerard Grisey for six percussionists, who will perform surrounding an audience to demonstrate the phenomenae known as pulsars, and "Common Patterns in Uncommon Time," by Third Coast member David Skidmore in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's home and architectural studio, Taliesin.

Source: National Endowment for the Arts

April 21, 2014

News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 16, 2014) - National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA plans to award $74.85 million in 971 grants to nonprofit organizations nationwide as part of the second half of its fiscal year 2014 funding. In addition to direct grants through the Art Works category, this round of funding also supports the state arts agencies and regional arts organizations – the NEA's partners in bringing the arts to all parts of the nation – as well as grants for research projects that build evidence on the value and impact of the arts.

For every dollar invested by the NEA, grantee organizations raise an additional $9 in support from other, non-federal sources. NEA Acting Chairman Shigekawa said, "We know that arts and culture play an important role in our nation's economy, with the most recent numbers showing the sector comprising more than 3.2 percent – or $504 billion – of GDP. The NEA is proud to support the nation's nonprofit organizations which are an integral part of the arts and cultural sector. These NEA-supported projects will not only have a positive impact on local economies, but will also provide opportunities for people of all ages to participate in the arts, help our communities to become more vibrant, and support our nation's artists as they contribute to our cultural landscape."

All of the NEA's grants undergo a rigorous independent review process by national panels of artists and other arts experts, followed by review of those recommendations by the National Council on the Arts, with final grant decisions by the NEA Acting Chairman.

ART WORKS GRANTS

The NEA's Art Works grants are the Arts Endowment's primary means of directly supporting the nation's nonprofit organizations and the work they do to bring the arts to communities throughout the country. Art Works grants support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence: public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and enhancement of the livability of communities through the arts.

In August 2013, the NEA received 1,515 eligible grant applications, requesting more than $76 million total, of which 886 are recommended for a total of $25.8 million in funding.

Of those 886 grants, 256 will have multi-st