Arts Midwest Awards $38,900 In Touring Fund Grants To Indiana Organizations

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Arts Midwest announced the 2020-21 Touring Fund grants, which includes 16 grants totaling $38,900 to Indiana arts and cultural organizations.

The Touring Fund is a core program of Arts Midwest that connects people across the Midwest to dance, music, and theater performances.

Midwestern presenting organizations can apply for grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 to offset the costs of bringing high-quality touring art to their communities.

Grantees include:

OrganizationCityGrant Amount
Arts PlacePortland$1,200
Civic Hall Performing Arts CenterRichmond$4,000
DePauw University School of MusicGreencastle$1,400
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western ArtIndianapolis$2,000
Embassy TheatreFort Wayne$2,350
Ensemble Music Society of IndianapolisCarmel$2,350
Hatfield Hall at Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyTerre Haute$3,500
The Honeywell CenterWabash$4,000
Indianapolis Movement Arts CollectiveIndianapolis$1,000
International Violin Competition of IndianapolisIndianapolis$2,300
IU AuditoriumBloomington$4,000
Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University BloomingtonBloomington$4,000
Jasper Community ArtsJasper$1,000
MidWay Music SpeaksBloomington$1,700
Richmond Shakespeare FestivalRichmond$1,500
Wabash College Visiting Artists SeriesCrawfordsville$2,600

As a Touring Fund recipient, each organization must present a professional artist or ensemble in a public performance and create a community activity that reaches an audience with limited access to the arts.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Midwest is allowing these performances and community activities to take place virtually.

In addition, certain Touring Fund guidelines have been temporarily changed for the 2020-21 cycle.

For this year only, organizations will be allowed to work with visual artists in lieu of performing artists, and/or work with artists within their state. These changes aim to flexibly support organizations as they work through uncertainty.

For a full list of the 155 grantees and their award amounts please visit the Touring Fund website.