(UNDATED) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced Thursday the approval of 72 projects for the 2020 Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites program.
The 72 grants to individual artists and organizations, totaling $208,071.59 were approved by the Commission during its December 6, 2019, Quarterly Business Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Several were from the surrounding area.
Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites is a partnership between the IAC, Indiana State Parks, and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites and funds art activities that encourage visitors to create and experience art that celebrates the uniqueness of Indiana’s historic sites, parks, lakes, and forests. The program draws upon traditional and non-traditional arts and artists in Indiana, weaving the arts into the state’s natural beauty and rural settings.
Each year the program continues to see increased interest from artists and arts organizations in being part of sharing the arts in a non-traditional environment. Projects will take place in 26 of the state’s 33 park properties and all 11 of its state historic sites. Participating in the program creates access to the arts and fosters a life-long appreciation of the arts and the park or historic site.