Tetia Lee, Chief Executive Officer
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
(765) 423-2787

October 9, 2019


Lafayette, Ind.-The Tippecanoe Arts Federation held its annual Bravo for the Arts today. Bravo for the Arts brings together legislators, business owners and employees, arts administrators, artists, and community volunteers to celebrate all those who create and support the arts. The event was made possible through the generosity of sponsors Duke Energy and Old National Bank. Additional support was provided by North Central Health Services, Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Bravo for the Arts 2019
The event began with a welcome address by emcee Jeff Smith of WLFI TV-18. Live music was performed by Lee Anna Atwell, member of Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana.

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 Dave Taylor Electric 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 prestigious John Corey Award went to Dan McCain. Dan has been a lifelong volunteer and leader in Carroll County serving on many of the Delphi community’s nonprofit boards of directors.
Dave Taylor of Dave Taylor Electric, Bravo Award Winner, pictured with Jeff Smith of WLFI TV-18
Dan McCain of Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, John Corey Arts Leadership Award Winner, pictured with Tetia Lee
Tippecanoe Arts Federation and the Indiana Arts Commission recognized the following 33 recipients of the FY 2020 Regional Partnership Initiative Grants for Region 4. Also recognized by North Central Health Services were 10 grantees. In total, $486,980.13 was awarded to organizations throughout the 14 counties.

Arts Project Support

Carroll County
  • Flora-Monroe Township Public Library, $2,000
  • Psi Iota XI Beta Alpha Chapter WC, Inc., $3,423.13 

Montgomery County
  • Athens of Indiana Arts Studios and Gallery, $2,000
  • Wabash College, $4,850 

Tippecanoe County
  • City of West Lafayette, $4,850
  • International Center of West Lafayette, $4,850
  • LTHC Homeless Services, $2,760
  • West Lafayette Public Library, $1,000

Tipton County
  • Tipton Community Theatre, $4,850
  • Tipton County Pork Festival, Inc., $4,850

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

White County
  • Monticello-Union Township Public Library, $600
  • Streets of Monticello Association ("SOMA"), $4,850 
Arts Operating Support Grantees
Arts Operating Support

Benton County
  • Prairie Preservation Guild, $7,007

Carroll County
  • Delphi Opera House, Inc., $7,007

Cass County
  • Cass County Arts Alliance, $6,034
  • Civic Players of Logansport, $4,385
  • Logansport Art Association, $4,385

Clinton County
  • The Red Barn Summer Theatre, $7,007

Howard County
  • Kokomo Civic Theatre, Inc., $6,034
  • Kokomo Community Concerts, Inc., $6,034
  • Kokomo Park Band, $6,034
  • Kokomo Symphonic Society, Inc., $6,034

Jasper County
  • Prairie Arts Council, $6,034

Tippecanoe County
  • Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, $10,224
  • Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Inc., $10,224
  • Lafayette Symphony, Inc., $13,141
  • Long Center for the Performing Arts, $10,224
  • Bach Chorale Singers, Inc., $7,007
  • Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering, Inc., $6,034
  • Lafayette Citizens Band, Inc., $6,034
  • Robert and Ellen Haan Museum of Indiana Art, $7,979
  • Wabash Valley Youth Symphony, $4,385
Arts Project Support Grantees
North Central Health Services Grantees

  • Carroll County Historical Society, $35,000
  • Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, $35,000
  • Delphi Opera House, $20,147
  • Illiana Antique Power Association, $25,000
  • Indiana Film Network, $15,000
  • Monon Preservation Society, $6,000
  • Red Barn Summer Theatre, $9,000
  • Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana, $93,891.49
  • The Farm at Prophetstown, $32,450
  • Tippecanoe County Historical Association, $28,511.51 
North Central Health Services Grantees
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