Indiana Humanities Announces Block Party Hosts

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Nearly 20 communities have been selected to host an ALL-IN Block Party. Indiana Humanities says the purpose of the events is to strengthen Indiana's civic health and encourage Hoosiers to learn more about the state.

March 9, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana Humanities has selected 17 communities throughout the state to host an ALL-IN Block Party. Awarded hosts - which include museums and arts organizations, schools and libraries, as well as local government entities - will each receive $1,000 along with supporting materials and prizes to offer participants.

ALL-IN Block Parties are designed to bring people together to participate in a series of challenges that encourage Hoosiers to try new experiences, learn more about Indiana and imagine ways to make Indiana even better. The in-person events are a way to bring the challenges, trivia and facts featured on the ALL-IN website (www.indianahumanities.org/ALL-IN) to life.

"The ALL-IN Block Party is a celebration of Indiana communities that allows everyone to engage in a little friendly competition," said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. "It's perfect for families, young professionals, longtime citizens and newcomers, and it’s customized by each host to fit their community."

Selected organizations and cities include:

- Athenaeum Foundation, Indianapolis

- Centerville Public Library, Centerville

- City of Bloomington Council of Community Accessibility, Bloomington

- Corning Heritage Center, Indianapolis

- Gambold Preparatory Magnet High School, Indianapolis

- Garfield Park Neighbors Association, Indianapolis

- Huntington City Township Public Library, Huntington

- Irvington Development Organization Green Initiative, Indianapolis

- Martinsville Rotary Club, Martinsville

- Metamora Preforming Arts Inc., Metamora

- Minnetrista, Muncie

- Neighborhood Resources Connection, South Bend

- New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, New Castle

- Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville

- VSA Indiana, Indianapolis

- Wellness Management at Ball State University, Muncie

- Wunderkammer Company, Fort Wayne

Block Parties will begin in April, and continue to take place around the state during the next two years as Indiana approaches its Bicentennial in 2016. Communities were selected after a first round of applications - the next deadline to apply is June 1.

Learn more about ALL-IN Block Parties and how to apply: http://www.indianahumanities.org/programs/all-in/allinblockparty/.

About ALL-IN

ALL-IN is an Indiana Humanities program that was inspired by the 2011 Indiana Civic Health Index, which revealed lower than average results in areas such as voter participation and registration and working with neighbors to solve problems. The interactive website (IndianaHumanities.org/all-in) was designed by The Basement, a digital design studio headquartered in Indianapolis, and is supported by monetary or in-kind support from Ivy Tech Community College, The Basement, Valparaiso University, University of Indianapolis, Indiana Historical Society, Inside INdiana Business and Visit Indy.

About Indiana Humanities

Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Learn more at www.indianahumanities.org.

Source: Indiana Humanities