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Indiana arts organizations awarded $1M

Chorus of Trumpets - Wabash Valley Art Spaces, Terre Haute (photo courtesy of Wabash Valley Art Spaces)

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded grants totaling more than $1 million to arts organizations and cultural programming providers throughout the state. The Indiana Arts Commission says eight Hoosier arts providers will receive a portion of the second round grant funding.

Art Works grants were awarded to five organizations. The IAC says the grants support artistically excellent projects that celebrate creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Recipients include:

  • Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne – $15,000
  • Art Mix, Indianapolis – $25,000
  • Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indianapolis – $20,000
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis – $20,000
  • New Harmony Project, Indianapolis – $25,000

The commission says 2020 marks the 10th year of support for Our Town projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and social outcomes. Our Town grant recipients include:

  • City of Noblesville, Noblesville – $50,000
  • Wabash Valley Art Spaces, Terre Haute – $75,000

Each year, the NEA designates 40% of its grant-making budget to the state and regional arts organization through partnership agreements. Grants are awarded to the nation’s 56 state and territorial arts agencies and the six regional arts organizations. This year, the IAC was awarded a statewide grant of over $800,000.

The commission says the NEA will be awarding more than $84 million nationwide to support over 1,000 projects.