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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2020

IAC APPROVES GRANT FUNDING FOR REGION 4
COMMUNITY-BASED ARTS PROVIDERS

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) has announced that 382 community-based arts providers throughout Indiana will receive grants for Fiscal Year 2021.

During its June 12th virtual Quarterly Business Meeting, the Commission approved funding recommendations for Arts Organization Support (AOS I, II, and III) and Arts Project Support (APS). The Commission approved grant allocations totaling more than $2.8 million in state and federal funds for grants and programs provided by arts organizations and cultural providers that prioritize community engagement throughout the state. 

Arts Organization Support provides annual operating funding for the ongoing artistic and administrative expenses of nonprofit arts organizations. Arts Project Support provides funding for one-time events like festivals, exhibits, or workshops. Together, these programs represent a broad range of arts disciplines and geographic reach. In FY 2019, recipients of AOS and APS grants together served all 92 counties in Indiana. 

"This funding is crucial to sustaining the operations of arts organizations, which is a significant source of economic prosperity in Indiana," said Lewis Ricci, IAC Executive Director. "We know that these organizations have been heavily impacted by the pandemic, and this funding will help them weather the storm as they continue to adapt to this new normal and create safe, meaningful experiences for Hoosiers."

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the Indiana Arts Commission’s Regional Arts Partner representing North Central Indiana’s 14 counties. TAF is charged with administering dollars on the state’s behalf to ensure that funds are awarded on an equitable basis. TAF’s Chief Executive Officer, Tetia Lee states, “These much needed dollars enable greater accessibility to the arts for all Hoosiers. The arts are a critical part of each of our communities’ unique identities that continue to shape the cultural landscape of our region.”

Region 4 Grantees
Arts Operating Support Level 2
  • Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
  • Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Inc.
  • Lafayette Symphony, Inc.
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts

Arts Operating Support Level 1
  • Bach Chorale Singers, Inc.
  • Cass County Arts Alliance
  • Delphi Opera House, Inc.
  • Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering, Inc.
  • Kokomo Civic Theatre, Inc.
  • Kokomo Community Concerts, Inc.
  • Kokomo Park Band
  • Kokomo Symphonic Society, INC.
  • Lafayette Citizens Band, Inc.
  • Logansport Art Association
  • On-State Foundation, Inc. (DBA: The Red Barn Summer Theatre)
  • Prairie Arts Council
  • Prairie Preservation Guild
  • Robert and Ellen Haan Museum of Indiana Art
  • Wabash Valley Youth Symphony

Arts Project Support
  • City of West Lafayette
  • Flora-Monroe Twp. Public Library
  • Fountain County Art Council, Inc.
  • Friends of the Frankfort Public Library
  • Gamma Eta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc.
  • Joyful Journey Inc, Adult Day Service
  • LTHC Homeless Services
  • Ouibache Music Festival
  • Tipton Community Theatre
  • Wabash Center
  • Wabash College
  • Warren County Learning Center  
  • YWCA Greater Lafayette

About the Indiana Arts Commission
The Indiana Arts Commission works to positively impact the cultural, economic, and educational climate of Indiana by providing responsible leadership for and public stewardship of artistic resources for all of our state's citizens and communities.

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at  TippecanoeArts.org.