Local Organizations Receive Arts, Cultural and Destination Marketing Organization Support Grants

(STATEHOUSE) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch today announced 479 organizations will receive almost $10 million through the Arts, Cultural and Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) grant program. This initiative is made possible through a partnership between the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) and the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), providing operational support to local organizations whose operations were disrupted by COVID-19.

“These organizations help enhance the quality of life here in our great state,” Crouch said. “I am pleased to see the arts and cultural sector, which adds to Indiana’s tourism economy, get this funding.”

Receiving grants locally:

Organization NameCountyOrganization CityRegion
Bloomington Creative Glass CenterMonroeBloomington8
Bloomington Community Radio, Inc.MonroeBloomington8
Stages BloomingtonMonroeBloomington8
Sweet Owen Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.OwenSpencer8
Bloomington Symphony OrchestraMonroeBloomington8
French Lick West Baden Museum/Patty DrabingOrangeFrench Lick8
Artisan Alley LTDMonroeBloomington8
Bloomington Chamber SingersMonroeBloomington8
Spencer Pride, Inc.OwenSpencer8
Fourth Street Festival,Inc.MonroeBloomington 8
Early Music Associates IncMonroeBloomington8
Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc.BrownNashville8
Convention & Visitors Bureau of Monroe County Inc.MonroeBloomington8
Visit French Lick West BadenOrangeFrench Lick 8
BCT Management, Inc (DBA: Buskirk-Chumley Theater)MonroeBloomington8
Cardinal Stage CompanyMonroeBloomington8
Brown County Maple Leaf Management Group, Inc.( DBA: Brown County Music Center)BrownNashville8
Nashville / Brown County Convention and Visitors BureauBrownNashville8
Brown County Playhouse Management, Inc.BrownNashville8
Lotus Education and Arts FoundationMonroeBloomington8
Monroe County History CenterMonroeBloomington8
Brown County Art Guild, Inc.BrownNashville8
Bloomington Playwrights ProjectMonroeBloomington8
Lawrence County Tourism CommissionLawrenceMitchell8
Brown County Art Gallery Foundation, IncBrownNashville8
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development CorporationLawrenceMitchell8
Historic Tivoli TheatreOwenSpencer8
Shawnee Theatre of Greene CountyGreeneBloomfield8
Indiana Limestone SymposiumMonroeBloomington8
Quarryland Men’s ChorusMonroeBloomington8
MidWay Music SpeaksMonroeBloomington8
Windfall Dancers, Inc.MonroeBloomington8
Let Music SpeakOrangePaoli8
Martinsville Arts Council IncMorganMartinsville8
Martin County Historical SocietyMartinShoals8
Owen County S.O.U.N.D.S., Inc.OwenSpencer8
Artie FestMorganMartinsville8
Bloomington Chamber OperaMonroeBloomington8
Limestone Post MagazineMonroeBloomington8
Carnegie Heritage & Arts Center of Greene CountyGreeneLinton8
Morgan County History PartnershipMorganMooresville8
Arts Alliance of Greater BloomingtonMonroeBloomington8
Columbus Area Visitors CenterBartholomewColumbus9
Exhibit ColumbusBartholomewColumbus9
Columbus Area Arts CouncilBartholomewColumbus9
kidscommons children’s museumBartholomewColumbus9
Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center (DBA: YES Cinema)BartholomewColumbus9
Bartholomew County Historical SocietyBartholomewCOLUMBUS9
Dancers Studio, Inc. of ColumbusBartholomewColumbus9
Southern Indiana Center For The ArtsJacksonSeymour9
Bartholomew County 4-H FairBartholomewColumbus9
Su Casa ColumbusBartholomewColumbus9
The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Inc.BartholomewColumbus9
Just Friends, IncBartholomewColumbus9
Actors Community Theater of Seymour, Inc.JacksonSeymour9

A list of other awardees can be found here.

“Ensuring the arts and cultural community can survive is what this grant will do for so many organizations across the state,” said Lewis Ricci, IAC’s Executive Director.  “This funding can help bridge the gap.”

“The tourism and hospitality industry is one of the leading economic sectors in Indiana, contributing over $37 billion to the state’s gross domestic product,” said Elaine Bedel, IDDC’s Secretary and CEO. “These funds will help the Destination Marketing Organizations lead the recovery of our leisure and travel related economy.”

Award amounts were determined by a formula which included factors for budget size, previous amounts of CARES Act funding received and amount of eligible expenses, resulting in an equitable distribution to organizations in all areas of the state.

Each grantee will be responsible for documenting the use of all distributed funds.