Lt. Gov. Crouch, IHCDA launch crowdfunding campaign for Indianapolis community dance center

INDIANALt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Tuesday launched a crowdfunding campaign for a community dance center in the Circle City Industrial Complex. Hoosier dancers of all ages and experience levels will soon be able to enjoy a space for creative collaborations if this campaign reaches its goal of $50,000 by March 31. If successful, the project led by Dance Kaleidoscope will receive a matching grant as a part of IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

“Our housing agency and I are pleased to partner with Dance Kaleidoscope on this investment in the Near Eastside neighborhood,” Crouch said. “Like all our CreatINg Places projects, this campaign will bring to life, art and inspiration to their community.”

Funds from this campaign will add the final touches to this artistic home including furniture and fixtures, the creation of a community meeting room, work areas and space for artist displays, collaborations and partnerships, and free public events and performances.

Kim Gutfreund

“This campaign is an investment in the future of the Indianapolis arts community. We invite the community to get involved in supporting a vibrant and exciting future for dance in Indianapolis along with a center for dance, artistry, and creativity, ” said Kim Gutfreund, Executive Director of Dance Kaleidoscope. “This campaign is not about a building, it’s about the people who walk through its doors every day.”

The CreatINg Places program began in 2016, projects have raised more than $6.0 million in public funds and an additional $4.9 million in matching IHCDA funds.

The program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and Local Units of Government are eligible to apply.

Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should it successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.