Arts United Details Grants, Debuts Cultural Initiative

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Fort Wayne-based Arts United has announced more than $930,000 in grants for local organizations and projects. During a recent ceremony, the state's second-largest arts council also unveiled a community-wide cultural plan called the Platform for Cultural Advancement.

The organization has also announced annual award winners, including:

AWS Foundation for Outstanding Advocate/Supporter

Gregory Stieber for Outstanding Artist of the Year

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre and Science Central for Outstanding Collaboration

End Times Spasm Band for Outstanding Collaboration

Jonathan Busarow for Emerging Leader

Rick Cartwright for the Margaret Ann Keegan Award

George Bartling for Volunteer of the Year

Foellinger Foundation for Lifetime Achievement Award

Recipients of the 2015-2016 grants include:

Indiana Arts Commission Regional Initiative Grants

all for One productions, inc. ($5,610)

Artlink, Inc. ($7,480)

Audiences Unlimited, Inc. ($9,350)

Fort Wayne Ballet, Inc. ($17,765)

Fort Wayne Children's Choir ($7,480)

Fort Wayne Cinema Center, Inc. ($9,350)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Inc. ($14,960)

Fort Wayne Dance Collective Inc. ($9,350)

Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Inc. ($7,480)

Foundation For Art and Music In Elementary Education ($7,480)

Heartland Chamber Chorale, Inc. ($9,350)

The Creative Arts Council of Wells County, Inc. ($6,545)

Unity Performing Arts Foundation ($9,350)

IAC Arts Project Support Grant Recipients:

Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society ($3,448 for 2015 Miami Indian Heritage Days)

Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, Inc  ($4,925 for Arts experiences for teens and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities)

LaFontaine Arts Council, Inc. ($4,925 for Arts in Education Programming)

Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow ($4,925 for 2015 Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Pow)

North Adams Arts Council ($4,433 for Decatur Sculpture Tour)

Purdue University (IPFW) ($4,925 for Shruti Indian Performance Series)

Swiss Heritage Society, Inc.  ($4,925 for Berne Heritage Festival)

TekVenture, Incorporated ($4,925 for Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire)

The Bach Collegium-Fort Wayne, Inc. ($4,925 for Baroque Guest Artists)

United Way of Adams County ($4,925 for Kekionga Festival)

University of Saint Francis ($4,925 for Jesters Program for people with developmental disabilities)

Operating Allocations grants




Fort Wayne Ballet

Fort Wayne Cinema Center

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre

Fort Wayne Dance Collective

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Fort Wayne Youtheatre

The History Center

Unity Performing Arts Foundation

Amplify Art Crowdfunding Grants

Embassy Theatre --- $4,900 for “Summer Nights at the Embassy”

Cinema Center ---- $5,375 for the purchase of a portable screen for “Cinema Road Tour”

Artlink --- $3,450 for Arts Campus Crosswalk Murals

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre ---- $3,290 for “Operation Science Theatre” in partnership with Science Central

Nonprofit Internship Initiative Grants

Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Graphic Design and Event Production Internship

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, PreK-12 Education Internship

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Curatorial Internship

ARCH, Historic Preservation Specialist Internship

FAME, FAME Festival Internship

PBS-39, Arts Weekly Production Internship

Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Preschool Internship

Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Production Internship

Fort Wayne Cinema Center, Graphic Design Internship

Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Artistic and Administrative Internship

Honeywell Center, Marketing Internship

Artlink, Education and Outreach Internship

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Technical Production Internship

The History Center, Historical Collection Internship

Arts United, Graphic Design Internship

Arts United, Technical Production Internship

Arts United, Finance Internship

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