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.
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
69. Young Actors Theatre
70. Technical assistance will also be provided to one or more organizations