Arts: 92 May 2019

Arts: 92 newsletter from the Indiana Arts Commission

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South Wayne Elementary School completes PACE program

The Indiana Arts Commission recently joined with representatives from Fort Wayne Dance Collective and South Wayne Elementary School to recognize the completion of a three-year arts education project at the school.

South Wayne Elementary School and their partner organization, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, have been part of the IAC's Partnering Arts, Communities, and Education (PACE) grant program that will conclude at the end of this school year. The project introduced arts-based programming into classroom learning designed to improve the students' literacy achievement. 

A short program including a dance performance was shared with the public May 6 in honor of the occasion. See local news coverage and a portion of the program here.

Video courtesy of WFFT-TV, Channel 55, Fort Wayne.

Legislative update: the fate of two creative industry bills

In our last issue, we provided an update on four bills in the Indiana General Assembly with potential impact to Indiana's creative industry and one bill related to tourism. At that time, all but two of the bills were considered dead for this session. With the current session now over, here is an update on the remaining bills with potential creative industry impact:

Senate Bill 255, Cultural District Development. The bill passed unanimously out of the Senate, has moved to the Indiana House where it was assigned to the Government and Regulatory Reform Committee where it did not receive a hearing. The bill died before the end of session.

House Bill 1115, Tourism Development. The bill passed unanimously by the House and referred to the Indiana Senate where it was assigned to the Senate Commerce and Technology Committee. The bill passed from committee, was approved unanimously by the full Senate, returned to the House without amendments, and has been signed by the Governor.

Nine arts programming providers to receive NEA grants

Nine Indiana arts organizations and cultural programming providers will receive nearly $1 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The NEA will be awarding more than $80 million nationwide during its second round of grants supporting 1,114 projects. Learn more.

Arts and cultural nonprofits to receive $300,000 in grants

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) recently announced that North Central Health Services (NCHS) will fund a round of capital project grants for arts and cultural organizations in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties. Through this year's competitive grant program, a total of $300,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations for capital projects. Learn more.

Grant will support artist-led workshops in Columbus

The Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), has awarded a grant of $25,000 to the Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) to support a series of artist-led workshops in the 2019-2020 season.

This grant supports a series of workshops that showcase the unique skills of regional artists, including innovative ways to understand historic preservation with Sarah Marsom, spoken work performance with Buddy Wakefield and more collaborative workshops in 2020. Glass artist Lisa Pelo's popular glassblowing workshop will also return to Columbus as part of this series. Individual workshop details will be published on CAAC's website as they are finalized. Learn more.

The Columbus Area Arts Council is the IAC Regional Arts Partner for Region 9.

Nearly half of Quick Impact grants have arts components

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) recently awarded $52,000 to 11 communities and organizations for quality of place initiatives through the Quick Impact Placebased Grant program. Five of the 11 projects have art components as a central part of the funded projects.

This is the third year for the competitive matching grant program designed to fund placemaking and quality of life projects that spark community-wide conversations and creativity. Learn more.

Museums nationwide to participate in 10th Blue Star Summer

Celebrating the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Blue Star Families recently announced that museums nationwide have signed on to provide free admission to our nation's active duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, starting on Saturday, May 18, 2019 for Armed Forces Day, and end Monday, September 2, 2019 on Labor Day. Learn more.

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