Indiana Arts Commission announces American Rescue Plan Act funds distributed to arts organizations

INDIANA – Today, the Indiana Arts Commission announced it has distributed American Rescue Plan Act funds to 278 nonprofit organizations totaling $834,000.

Receiving grants locally include:

  • The Columbus Area Art Council in Bartholomew – $3,000
  • Columbus Pro Musica in Bartholomew County – $3,000
  • Dancers Studio Inc. of Columbus in Bartholomew County – $3,000
  • The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Inc. in Bartholomew County – $3,000
  • Brown County Art Gallery Foundation, Inc. in Brown County – $3,000
  • Brown County Art Guild, Inc. in Brown County – $3,000
  • Brown County Playhouse Management, Inc. in Brown County – $3,000
  • Veale Creek Players, Inc. in Daviess County – $3,000
  • City of Jasper – Arts Department in Dubois County – $,3000
  • Strings, Inc. in Dubois County – $3,000
  • Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Greene County – $3,000
  • Shawnee Theatre of Greene County in Greene County – $3,000
  • Actors Community Theater of Seymour, Inc. in Jackson County – $3,000
  • Jackson County Community Theatre in Jackson County – $3,000
  • Southern Indiana Center For The Arts in Jackson County – $3,000
  • Artisan Alley LTD in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Bloomington Chamber Opera in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Early Music Associates Inc. in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Forgotten Clefs, Inc. in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Writing for a Change Foundation Bloomington in Monroe County – $3,000
  • BCT Management, Inc (DBA: Buskirk-Chumley Theater) in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Bloomington Chamber Singers in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Bloomington Creative Glass Center in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Bloomington Playwrights Project in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Cardinal Stage Company in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Lotus Education and Arts Foundation in Monroe County – $3,000
  • MidWay Music Speaks in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Quarryland Men’s Chorus in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Stages Bloomington in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Windfall Dancers, Inc. in Monroe County – $3,000
  • Martinsville Arts Council Inc in Morgan County – $3,000

Grants were distributed through the agency’s Arts Recovery Program with American Rescue Plan Act funds directly from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) with additional NEA funds through Arts Midwest, Indiana’s regional partner.

Lewis Ricci

“We are proud to partner with the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest to support the arts organizations across Indiana that are playing a key role in the recovery from the pandemic,” said Lewis Ricci, Indiana Arts Commission Executive Director. “This funding is a recognition of the value that the creative sector provides to the economic and social health of our state and nation.”

The Arts Recovery Program supports:

  • Salary support, full or partial, for one or more staff positions
  • Fees/stipends for artists and/or contractual personnel
  • Facilities costs such as rent and utilities, e.g., electric, phone, gas bills.
  • Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and/or visitors/audiences
  • Marketing and promotion costs

Last month panelists met virtually and assessed each applicant’s ability to advance the arts, provide relevant activities and access to the arts, and operate through June 2022.

Click here to view a complete list of award recipients.

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