Arts organizations receive NEA funding – Inside Indiana Business

The National Endowment for the Arts awards grants totaling $280,000 to nonprofit arts organizations and cultural program providers across Indiana. The funding will be awarded to 15 organizations as part of the first funding round of the NEA for the 2023 financial year.

The Grants for Arts Projects program supports public engagement with and access to diverse art forms across the country.

“Together, these grants demonstrate NEA’s nationwide support for strengthening our arts and cultural ecosystems, providing equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contributing to the health of our communities and our economy,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, Chair of the NEA. “I encourage everyone to explore these projects and the ways they help us create inspiration, understanding and opportunities for more artistic living.”

Indiana grant recipients are listed below:

Trustees of Indiana University, Bloomington
Art Project Grants – Dance ($15,000)

Trustee of Indiana University on behalf of Indiana Traditional Arts, Bloomington
Art Project Grants – Folk & Traditional Arts ($45,000)

Lotus Education and Arts Foundation Inc., Bloomington
Art Project Grants – Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works ($20,000)

Landmark Columbus Foundation Inc., Columbus
Art Project Grants – Design ($20,000)

Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne
Challenge America Scholarship ($10,000)

University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne
Art Project Grants – Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works ($25,000)

Arte Mexicano En Indiana Inc, Indianapolis
Challenge America Scholarship ($10,000)

Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis
Art Project Grants – Design ($20,000)

Heartland Films, Inc., Indianapolis
Art Project Grants – Media Art ($20,000)

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis
Art Project Grants – Music ($20,000)

Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis
Art Project Grants – Fine Arts ($20,000)

New Harmony Project Inc., Indianapolis
Art Project Grants – Theater ($25,000)

The Arts Association (aka TAF), Lafayette
Art Project Grants – Local Art Agencies ($10,000)

Marion Community School of the Arts Inc., Marion
Challenge America Scholarship ($10,000)

South Bend Symphony Orchestra Association Inc., South Bend
Challenge America Scholarship ($10,000)

The next application deadlines for Grants for Arts Projects are February 9th and July 6th.

The NEA says Challenge America provides support to small and medium-sized organizations for projects that expand the outreach of the arts. The next application deadline for Challenge America is April 27th.