Organizations Receive Arts United Funding

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(Image courtesy of Visit Fort Wayne) The Fort Wayne Ballet is one of the 2016 recipients. (Image courtesy of Visit Fort Wayne) The Fort Wayne Ballet is one of the 2016 recipients.
FORT WAYNE -

Fort Wayne-based Arts United has announced recipients of more than $680,000 in grants. They include over 70 organizations in 12 counties. The nonprofit funding and local arts agency has also launched its annual fundraising campaign, which is targeting $1.1 million.

Arts United says it is the third-oldest fund of its kind in the country. Nearly 3,000 donors and foundations contributed to the 2016 fund drive.

This year's recipients are:

  • ARCH
  • Artlink
  • Cinema Center
  • FAME
  • Fort Wayne Ballet
  • 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

A portion will fund internships at the following organizations:

  • ARCH - Historic Preservation Specialist
  • Artlink - Education and Outreach Internship
  • Fort Wayne Cinema Center - Graphic Design Internship
  • Fort Wayne Civic Theatre - Technical Production Internship
  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective - Arts Administration and
  • Event Production Internship
  • FAME - FAME Festival Internship
  • Fort Wayne Youtheatre - Administration Internship
  • Arts United - Graphic Design Internship
  • Arts United - Technical Production Internship
  • The History Center - Historical Collection/Education Program Internship
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art - Pre K-12 Internship
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art - Curatorial Internship

Arts United's Amplify Art! initiative will provide funding for the following:

  • African/African American History Museum - History of Hip-Hop
  • Artlink - North Anthony Mural
  • Fort Wayne Free Art Collective - The Brass Rail Mural
  • Fort Wayne Sister Cities - Taizhou Opera
  • Fort4Fitness - Art on the Run
  • Riverfront Fort Wayne - Faces of the Fort
  • Riverfront Fort Wayne - Water Trail Maps
  • Riverfront Fort Wayne, Cinema Center and Living Fort
  • Wayne - Surprise Cinema
  • YLNI Foundation - Weather the Fort

President Susan Mendenhall says "Arts United is uniquely qualified to serve as a fulcrum, tipping ideas toward executable and collaborative strategies. Together with our donors, we're elevating the quality of life for all individuals in northeast Indiana."

You can connect to the 2016 Arts United Annual Report by clicking here.

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