The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly $1 million to nonprofits in Indiana. The grants will support 11 programs in Indianapolis, Evansville, Bloomington and Muncie. May 7, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 5, 2015) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that it and 10 other arts organizations and cultural program providers are among the latest round of grants announced by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the NEA promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.

In the second major grant announcement of fiscal year 2015, the NEA will make 11 awards to nonprofit art and design organizations in Indiana totaling $962,400. This includes $757,400 awarded through a state partnership agreement with the Indiana Arts Commission for programs that benefit state residents.

This state partnership agreements allow the NEA to extend its reach to every community in America; translating national leadership into local, state and regional benefit. The NEA will make 1,023 awards totaling $74.3 million nationwide in this funding round.

“The NEA is committed to advancing learning, fueling creativity, and celebrating the arts in cities and towns across the United States including Indiana,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Funding these new projects represents a significant investment in local communities and the creative vitality of Indiana.”

Other Indiana grants include:

American Literary Translators Bloomington, IN $15,000

Dance Kaleidoscope Indianapolis, IN $10,000

Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra Evansville, IN $10,000

Fine Arts Society of Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN $15,000

Indiana State Museum Indianapolis, IN $30,000

Indianapolis Children’s Choir Indianapolis, IN $10,000

Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, IN $60,000

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Indianapolis, IN $30,000

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN $15,000

Muncie Symphony Orchestra Muncie, IN $10,000

“On behalf of the Indiana Arts Commission, the cultural providers that will in turn receive grants from us, and these organizations receiving direct grants, the citizens of Indiana are grateful to the NEA for this investment in the arts of our state,” said Lewis C. Ricci, Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission. “On her recent visit to Indiana, Chairman Chu had the opportunity to meet with a number of direct grant recipients. I know she was impressed by the commitment these organizations who provide quality arts programming to Hoosiers.”

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, everyday, for everyone in Indiana.

Source: The Indiana Arts Commission

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