Nearly 140 projects that involve the state’s bicentennial will receive grants through the Indiana Arts Commission. The funding will support works at locations including state parks, forests and other Department of Natural Resources properties, as well as those honoring prominent creative figures.
In all, 197 Bicentennial Legacy Projects have received commission approval this year. The Indiana Bicentennial celebrations kicked off with Statehood Day December 11 at the Statehouse in Indianapolis.
IAC Executive Director Lewis Ricci says "the applicant response to these new programs was truly amazing, and is a testament to the interest Hoosier artists and arts providers have in sharing their work with the public at totally new, and predominately rural venues. These programs reflect two IAC core values; that of insuring access and forging partnerships."
Indiana Bicentennial Commission Executive Director Perry Hammock calls each project "significant" and says they will "add immeasurably to the celebration of Indiana’s 200th anniversary. These activities will enhance the public’s opportunity to celebrate our state’s history through the arts in parks and public spaces and throughout Indiana."
You can connect to the full list of Bicentennial arts project grants by clicking here.