FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2019

Contact:
Ann Fields Monical, Chief Operating Officer
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
coo@tippecanoearts.org
(765) 423-2787

Regional Initiative Grant Application Review Panel on May 2

Lafayette, Ind. - The Tippecanoe Arts Federation will hold two public meetings to evaluate applications for the Fiscal Year 2020 Regional Initiative Grants on May 2. The Indiana Arts Commission's Regional Initiative Grant program provides funding to arts organizations in order to ensure all Indiana citizens have access to quality arts and cultural activities. The grants are administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, which is one of the IAC's eleven Regional Arts Partners.

Applications reviewed at the May 2 meetings have been submitted by nonprofit organizations such as art museums, community bands, symphony orchestras, city governments, public schools, and libraries. The potential grantee organizations range in size and scope, but all will provide public programming to at least one of the following fourteen counties in the region: Tippecanoe, Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Newton, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tipton, Warren, and White. The 34 applications presented for review will be for either Arts Project Support or Art Organization Support. The applications will be reviewed by a panel composed of arts practitioners and community members.

Arts Project Support program applications will be reviewed at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) on May 2, 2019 in the Art Studio at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (638 North Street). The Arts Project Support program provides funding to nonprofit organizations to support a distinct aspect of an organization's arts activities, such as events, productions, exhibitions, and educational seminars.

Applications for the Arts Organization Support (Level I & II) grants will be reviewed at 2:00 p.m. (EDT) on May 2, 2019 in Art Studio at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. The Arts Organization Support program provides annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of nonprofit arts organizations that align with the Indiana Arts Commission's Public Funding Imperatives.

Per the Indiana Open Public Meeting Law, IC5-14-1.5, both application review panel sessions will be open to the public for observation. These meetings will also be recorded. The public should note that there is no provision for public comment or questions during the grant advisory panel session.
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 .