Nine Indiana arts providers to receive NEA grants

IAC-Press Release

February 7, 2018


Rex Van Zant

Director of Marketing and Communications


Nine Indiana arts programming providers to receive NEA grants

(Indianapolis, Indiana) The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today the awarding of nine grants totaling $205,000 to Indiana nonprofit arts organizations and cultural programming providers during the first round of grants for fiscal year 2018.

The NEA announced more than $25 million will be awarded in all artistic disciplines to nonprofit organizations in all 50 state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

"It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the United States," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "These NEA-supported projects are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives. At the National Endowment for the Arts, we believe that all people should have access to the joy, opportunities, and connections the arts bring.

Indiana grants from the NEA include:

  • Fort Wayne Dance Collective                 Fort Wayne, IN      $20,000
    This Art Works Arts Education grant will support an in-school dance education program.
  • Heartland Film, Inc.                                Indianapolis, IN     $10,000
    This Art Works Media Arts grant will support the 27th Heartland Film Festival and related public programming.
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc.              Indianapolis, IN     $20,000
    This Art Works Theatre grant will support the Exploring Stages education program serving young children.
  • Indiana State Symphony Society           Indianapolis, IN     $10,000
    This Art Works Arts Education grant will support the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, an instrumental music instruction program.
  • Indiana University                                  Bloomington, IN     $35,000
    This Art Works Folk & Traditional Arts grant will support a survey by Traditional Arts Indiana abut the effects of traditional arts on aging and related programming.
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art                    Indianapolis, IN     $55,000
    This Art Works Museum grant will support the exhibition, "Pictures in Ink, Color in Gold: 700 Years of Japanese Painting."
  • Lotus Education and Arts Foundation     Bloomington, IN    $35,000
    This Art Works Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works grant will support the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival.
  • University of Saint Francis                      Fort Wayne, IN      $10,000
    This Art Works Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works grant will support The Jesters, a performing arts program.
  • Young Audiences of Indiana                   Indianapolis, IN     $10,000
    This Challenge America grant will support Arts For Learning with the design and creation of a public art piece.

"The Indiana Arts Commission congratulates these organizations for the outstanding programming recognized and supported through the NEA's investment in our state," said Lewis C. Ricci, Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission.

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.