Hogsett Announces $1.3M for 70 Nonprofit Art Organizations

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Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is among the 2019 recipients. (photo courtesy of  Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art) Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is among the 2019 recipients. (photo courtesy of Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art)

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced $1.3 million in grants to support 70 local nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.The funding comes from the city of Indianapolis and the Capital Improvement Board and is awarded by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. 

This year's recipients reflect a 37 percent increase in the total number of arts and culture organizations that were awarded support from the grant. In 2016 only 50 nonprofits were awarded funding, compared to the 71 in 2019.  

 “Our city supports the arts,” said Hogsett in a news release. “Our arts organizations are essential contributors to the economic health and overall vitality of our city and neighborhoods. We are proud to support the vibrant and growing creative economy in Indianapolis through these annual city grants which are amplified many times over through private support from corporate and philanthropic leaders and individual contributors."

The organizations receiving grant funding in this round include:

1. American Pianists Association

2. Art With a Heart

3. ArtMix Inc.

4. Arts for Lawrence

5. Arts for Learning

6. Asante Children's Theatre, Inc.

7. Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

8. Big Car Collaborative

9. Buck Creek Players

10. Classical Music Indy, Inc.

11. Dance Kaleidoscope

12. Drum Corps International, Inc

13. Echoing Air, Inc.

14. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

15. Ensemble Music Society of Indianapolis

16. Festival Music Society

17. Fonseca Theatre Company

18. Footlite Musicals, Inc.

19. Freetown Village, Inc.

20. Harrison Center

21. Heartland Film, Inc.

22. Indiana Historical Society

23. Indiana Music Education Association & Foundation

24. Indiana Performing Arts Centre Inc.

25. Indiana Repertory Theatre

26. Indiana State Museum

27. Indiana Writers Center

28. Indianapolis Art Center

29. Indianapolis Arts Chorale

30. Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

31. Indianapolis Children's Choir

32. Indianapolis Jazz Foundation, Inc.

33. Indianapolis Men's Chorus

34. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

35. Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective

36. Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art

37. Indianapolis Opera

38. Indianapolis School of Ballet

39. Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, Inc.

40. Indianapolis Suzuki Academy

41. Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

42. Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

43. Indianapolis Women's Chorus

44. Indianapolis Zoo

45. IndyBaroque Music Inc.

46. International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

47. Kids Dance Outreach, Inc.

48. Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

49. Madame Walker Legacy Center

50. Music for All, Inc.

51. Newfields

52. NoExit Performance

53. PATTERN, Inc.

54. Percussive Arts Society

55. Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis, Inc.

56. Phoenix Theatre

57. Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis

58. Storytelling Arts Of Indiana, Inc.

59. Summer Stock Stage

60. Summit Performance Indianapolis, Inc.

61. The Cabaret

62. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

63. The District Theatre

64. The Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival

65. The Indy Convergence

66. The New Harmony Project

67. The Sapphire Theatre Company

68. WFYI

69. Young Actors Theatre

70. Technical assistance will also be provided to one or more organizations

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