Indiana arts and cultural organizations have received grants totaling $145,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts. The funding will support eight projects from groups in Indianapolis and Bloomington.
In all, the NEA is giving nearly $28 million to organizations and individuals in 49 states. A total of more than 1,100 projects will receive support.
The grants were in categories including artist communities, folk and traditional arts, media arts, presenting and multidisciplinary works, theater and musical theater and opera.
The Indiana recipients are:
- Big Car Media Inc. in Indianapolis – $20,000 for a residency for a teaching sound artist, and citywide sound art project and related activities.
- Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian & Western Art in Indianapolis – $10,000 for the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival.
- Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis – $10,000 for artist residencies focused on cultural entrepreneurship and related activities.
- Heartland Film Inc. in Indianapolis – $25,000 for the 25th Heartland Film Festival.
- Lotus Education and Arts Foundation Inc. in Bloomington – $20,000 for the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.
- Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis – $30,000 for the final development and production of “Rumblin’ In The Land," a play to honor the state’s bicentennial.
- Indiana University in Bloomington – $20,000 for the commission of an opera, "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl."
- New Harmony Project Inc. in Indianapolis – $20,000 toward residencies for playwrights to develop new work with dramaturgical and production support.
IAC Executive Director Lewis Ricci says "these Indiana arts providers are carrying out innovative programming in education, creative place-making, and cultural tourism that help make the arts available to Hoosiers as well as visitors to our state. These grants represent a significant investment of public funding for the arts in Indiana, and we appreciate the NEA’s recognition of the great work being done by these organizations."