INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Arts Commission has announced nine Indiana arts organizations will receive nearly $1 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA is awarding more than $80 million nationwide during this second round of grants supporting over 1,100 projects. 

“The federal investment of public funding of projects and services from these cultural program providers support more than just specific events,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. “These grants mean jobs for artists and other creative sector employees, while providing unique cultural experiences for Hoosiers of all ages throughout our state.”

Grants to Indiana include:

  • Indiana Arts Commission, Indianapolis, IN / $774,700 - This Partnership grant reflects the annual federal appropriation to the IAC to support state and regional services
  • American Folklore Society, Bloomington, IN / $30,000 - This Art Works – Folk & Traditional Arts grant will support the Society’s Consultancy and Professional Development Program
  • City of Jasper (Jasper Community Arts), Jasper, IN / $10,000 - This Art Works – Local Arts Agencies grant will support design consulting fees and related staff costs for accessibility improvement plans at the Jasper Arts Center
  • City of South Bend (Venues Parks & Arts Department), South Bend, IN / $125,000 - This Our Town – Design grant will support artist-led community design workshops, and the fabrication and installation of interactive lighting sculpture along the banks for the St. Joseph River in South Bend
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, IN / $10,000 - This Art Works – Music grant will help fund an artist residency
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Inc. Indianapolis, IN / $10,000 - This Art Works – Folk & Traditional Arts grant will support presentation and workshops of Native American dance, music, and storytelling in conjunction with the Indian Market and Festival
  • Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN / $10,000 - This Art Works – Musical Theatre grant will support SCORE!, an intensive musical theater training program for middle school students
  • Great American Songbook Foundation, Inc., Carmel, IN / $10,000 - This Art Works – Music grant will support the digitization of audiovisual materials from the Meredith Wilson Collection for access online at Indiana University
  • New Harmony Project (The Project), Indianapolis, IN / $20,000 - This Art Works – Theater grant will support the annual spring conference, which gathers writers and artists in New Harmony, Indiana, for a two-week new play development project