NewsArts & Culture / May 11, 2016

11 Indiana Arts Groups To Receive NEA Grants

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Arts Commission says it and 10 other Indiana arts organizations are receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The 11 Indiana awards totaling more than $1 million include $782,200 awarded through a partnership agreement with the Indiana Arts Commission for programs that benefit state residents.

Among the other Indiana recipients are the Harrison Center for the Arts in Indianapolis, receiving a $75,000 grant. Bloomington's American Folklore Society will receive $50,000. The Legacy Foundation in Merrillville and Lafayette's Tippecanoe Arts Federation will both get $30,000 and South Shore Arts Inc. in Munster will get $20,000.

Arts Commission Executive Director Lewis Ricci says the funding for Indiana is a $95,000 increase from last year.

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