Tetia Lee, Executive Director
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2019
WABASH HEARTLAND INNOVATION AWARDS TIPPECANOE ARTS FEDERATION REGIONAL CULTIVATION FUND GRANT
Lafayette, Ind. – The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is honored to announce that it is a recipient of a Regional Cultivation Fund Grant, awarded by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) in the amount of $150,000. The funds will be used to fund public art projects in each county of the WHIN Region (Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Cass, Fountain, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White). The goal of this project is to beautify underdeveloped areas in these counties, improve quality of life, increase community pride, and celebrate the arts.
TAF will be administering and facilitating the entire program, including arranging artists, organizing workshops, and overseeing the completion of each piece. The project will involve collaboration between TAF and Purdue and Ivy Tech students, as well as core committees located in each county. Each piece will also include an IoT (Internet of Things) component to better align with WHIN’s programs. This could involve QR coding or a piece of technology built into the structure itself.
The first mural under this funded program is located in Frankfort, Indiana. Planning and development is already underway, with the artist selected by community members.
Residents will be alerted of painting schedules, workshops, and dedications as the information becomes available.