Arts Commission Awards Grants

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The Indiana Arts Commission has awarded grants to 431 community-based arts providers and individual artists statewide. The funding, which totals more than $2.5 million, will be distributed through Regional Initiative Grants.

Among these grants are AOS-I organizations including:

  • Chesterton Arts Center ($6,807)
  •  Musical Arts Indiana ($5,679)
  • Creative Arts Council of Wells County ($7,779)
  • Delphi Opera House ($7,007) 
  • Art Association of Henry County ($6,866) 
  • Community Theatre of Clay County ($5,834)
  • Hancock County Children’s Choir ($6,307)
  • Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum ($5,834) 
  • Batesville Area Arts Council ($7,356)
  • Veale Creek Players ($2,470) 
  • Carnegie Center for Art and History ($6,807)


A total of $613,072.20 was awarded to AOS-I organizations.

Also among Regional Initiative Grants are AOS-II funded organizations including:

  • Memorial Opera House ($9,724)
  • South Bend Civic Theatre ($17,985)
  • Fort Wayne Civic Theatre ($18,476)
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts ($10,224)
  • Richmond Symphony Orchestra ($9,783)
  • Sheldon Swope Art Museum ($9,724) 
  • Indiana Artisan ($9,305)
  • Cardinal Stage Company ($18,476)
  • Columbus Pro Musica ($16,876)
  • City of Jasper Arts Department ($12,641)

 AOS-II organizations received a total of $1,717,964.

Among APS grants awarded are 

  • Valparaiso Creative Council ($2,000)
  • Goshen Community Chorale ($4,323)
  • ReDiscover Downtown Peru ($4,750)
  • Athens of Indiana Arts Studios and Gallery ($2,000)
  • Central Indiana Powwow, Inc. ($5,000)
  • Linda Luebke Strings Festival ($4,232)
  • Brownsburg Parks ($3,900) 
  • Jewish Theatre of Bloomington ($4,000)
  • Actor’s Community Theatre of Seymour ($5,000)
  • Warrick Public Education Foundation ($4,834)
  • Lanier Mansion Foundation ($4,000)


These APS organizations received a total of $732,653.73.

Among 13 organizations receiving direct grants from the IAC funded through the AOS-III category are:

  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art ($33,300)
  • Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences ($33,300)
  • The Honeywell Foundation, Warsaw ($35,100)
  • The Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis ($35,100) 

These organizations received a total of $436,076.

A complete list of all Fiscal Year 2020 IAC grants to organizations and individual artists can be found here.

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