Kyra Clark, Marketing and Events Director
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
(765) 423-2787

October 14, 2020


Lafayette, Ind.-The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) released a video series today to celebrate Bravo for the Arts Day, honoring Indiana Arts Commission and North Central Health Services grant recipients, as well as the 2020 Bravo Award and John Corey Leadership Award winners. The video series also features proclamations from local and regional representatives, officially establishing October 14, 2020 as Bravo for the Arts Day. The video series will take the place of the in-person Bravo for the Arts annual ceremony.

"Bravo for the Arts is our way of recognizing and honoring all the incredible arts and culture organizations that work so hard to impact the community," said TAF Marketing and Events Director Kyra Clark. "With so many of us struggling due to COVID, TAF wanted to make sure they heard that message this year. We're all in this together and the work that we're doing is vital."

For this project, TAF brought together area legislators, arts organizations, and arts administrators to celebrate all those who create and support the arts. The videos are now streaming on TAF's website. The proclamation is available to read here. The production was made possible through the support of North Central Health Services, Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Award Winners

The Bravo Award is presented each year to a business that has made significant contributions to arts and culture organizations in the community. This year's Bravo Award was given to Keystone Architecture for their volunteer, in-kind, and financial contributions.

The John Corey Arts Leadership Award is given each year to an individual that exhibits and embodies leadership in the arts. The 2019 John Corey Award winner, Dan McCain, presented the 2020 award to Mona Berg for her volunteer work for the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.

Tippecanoe Arts Federation and the Indiana Arts Commission recognized the following 31 recipients of the FY 2021 Regional Partnership Initiative Grants for Region 4. Also recognized by North Central Health Services were 6 grantees. In total, $428,136.67 was awarded to organizations throughout the 14 counties.

Arts Project Support

Carroll County
  • Flora-Monroe Township Public Library, $1,940

Clinton County
  • Friends of the Frankfort Public Library, $2,085.50

Fountain County
  • Fountain County Arts Council, Inc., $1,983.65

Montgomery County
  • Wabash College, $4,850 

Tippecanoe County
  • City of West Lafayette, $4,850
  • Joyful Journey Inc, Adult Day Service, $1,455
  • LTHC Homeless Services, $2,425
  • Ouibache Music Festival, $4,850
  • YWCA Greater Lafayette, $2,910
  • Wabash Center, $4,850

Tipton County
  • Tipton Community Theatre, $4,850

Warren County
  • MSD of Warren County / Warren County Learning Center, $4,850
Arts Operating Support

Benton County
  • Prairie Preservation Guild, $6,726.72

Carroll County
  • Delphi Opera House, Inc., $6,726.72

Cass County
  • Cass County Arts Alliance, $5,792.64
  • Logansport Art Association, $4,209.60

Clinton County
  • The Red Barn Summer Theatre, $6,726.72

Howard County
  • Kokomo Civic Theatre, Inc., $5,792.64
  • Kokomo Community Concerts, Inc., $5,792.64
  • Kokomo Park Band, $5,792.64
  • Kokomo Symphonic Society, Inc., $5,792.64

Jasper County
  • Prairie Arts Council, $5,792.64

Tippecanoe County
  • Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, $9,815.04
  • Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Inc., $9,815.04
  • Lafayette Symphony, Inc., $12,615.36
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts, $9,815.04
  • Bach Chorale Singers, Inc., $6,726.72
  • Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering, Inc., $5,792.64
  • Lafayette Citizens Band, Inc., $5,792.64
  • Robert and Ellen Haan Museum of Indiana Art, $7,659.84
  • Wabash Valley Youth Symphony, $4,209.60
North Central Health Services Grantees

  • Carroll County Historical Society, $32,930.83
  • Delphi Preservation Society, $4,315.00
  • Flora Main Street, $68,707
  • Friends of the Frankfort Public Library, $58,696.47
  • Robert and Ellen Haan Museum of Indiana Art, $10,350.70
  • Monon Preservation Society, $75,000
About Bravo for the Arts
Bravo for the Arts celebrates the arts and recognizes outstanding people, programs, and partners who are helping grow the arts in our community. In addition to serving as an annual convening of arts and community leaders, the luncheon highlights cultural organizations through the presentation of grant awards. Bravo also honors an individual and area business through the presentation of two awards, the John Corey award and the Bravo Award.

About 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