(UNDATED) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced Tuesday that the Evansville-based Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana (ACSWI) will return as the Regional Arts Partner for the IAC’s Region 10.
“We are happy to have the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana rejoin the partnership and serve the cultural needs of Region 10,” said IAC Deputy Director Miah Michaelsen. “As one of the early members of the Regional Partnership, the Arts Council has valuable previous experience with the workings of the partnership structure, and is well respected throughout the region.”
Region 10 includes Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.
“We’re so pleased to be able to serve the IAC and our regional artists and arts organizations in this capacity,” said Anne McKim, Executive Director of the Arts Council. “This opportunity will allow us to continue the Community Foundation Alliance’s success in developing the creative community throughout the region.”
The Arts Council will assume Regional Arts Partnership responsibilities from the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. which has served as Region 10 Partner since January 2012.
“We have a great relationship with the Arts Council and look forward to working with them in any way necessary, so our communities continue to benefit from this important funding source for arts-related programs,” said Jill Carpenter, Executive Director of the Community Foundation Alliance.
The selection of the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana was approved by the Commission during its March 15, 2019, Quarterly Business Meeting in Richmond, Indiana. The Arts Council will begin providing full services in Region 10 effective July 1, 2019.
Regional Arts Partner organizations must be nonprofit or public organizations that meet IAC criteria for providing services to multiple counties in their geographic region. Organizations are awarded a grant to meet key service delivery in their regions. These include community arts programming, regional services, and arts organization and project re-granting. Funding for each region is based in part on population and geographic size of the region.
The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.