National Endowment for the Arts awards $1,003,900 to Indiana arts providers

UNDATED – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today the awarding of ten grants totaling $1,003,900 to the Indiana Arts Commission and other Indiana nonprofit arts organizations and programming providers during the second round of grants for fiscal year 2021.

Trustees of Indiana University, in Bloomington, received $20,000.

These funds will support the arts in areas such as cultural tourism, community revitalization, economic development, education, and health and human services

“As the country and the arts sector begin to work towards a post-pandemic world, the National Endowment for the Arts is proud to fund the work of our partners,” said NEA Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “These agreements such as the one to Indiana Arts Commission leverage federal funds for regional, state, and local impact, reinforcing the network of support that is vital for a healthy arts ecosystem.”

Indiana grants include:

  • Artmix Inc., Indianapolis, $30,000
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, $15,000
  • Great American Songbook Foundation, Carmel, $10,000
  • Indiana Arts Commission, Statewide, $848,900
  • Indiana Writers Center, Indianapolis, $10,000
  • Muncie Arts and Culture Council, Muncie, $10,000
  • New Harmony Project, Indianapolis, $20,000
  • South Shore Arts, Munster, $10,000
  • Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Lafayette, $30,000
  • Trustees of Indiana University, Bloomington, $20,000

“From rural towns to big cities, arts and creativity strengthen the fabric of Indiana’s communities. These funds will allow Indiana communities to continue to bolster their recovery efforts, celebrate their local culture, and promote connection and cohesion. We are grateful for the support and partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts,” said Indiana Arts Commission Executive Director Lewis Ricci.

For more information on the projects included in the Arts Endowment grant announcement, visit