$48K to 16 Monroe County arts groups among awards from Indiana Arts Commission

In a news release issued Monday morning, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced 278 $3,000 awards for a total of $834,000 to arts groups across the state.

Among the awardees are 16 Monroe County arts groups.

The $48,000 that went to local groups puts Monroe County fourth behind Marion, Allen, and Hamilton counties for the total awarded.

The grant money came from IAC’s Arts Recovery Program, which draws on American Rescue Plan Act through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Additional NEA money came through Arts Midwest, Indiana’s regional partner, according to the news release.

Quoted in the news release is Lewis Ricci, Indiana Arts Commission executive director: “This funding is a recognition of the value that the creative sector provides to the economic and social health of our state and nation.”

According to the Monday news release, the Arts Recovery Program supports:

  • Salary support, full or partial, for one or more staff positions
  • Fees/stipends for artists and/or contractual personnel
  • Facilities costs such as rent and utilities, e.g., electric, phone, gas bills.
  • Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and/or visitors/audiences
  • Marketing and promotion costs

Table: Monroe County IAC Awardees

Organization Name Amount Awarded
Artisan Alley LTD $3,000
Bloomington Chamber Opera $3,000
Early Music Associates Inc $3,000
Forgotten Clefs, Inc. $3,000
Writing for a Change Foundation Bloomington $3,000
BCT Management, Inc (DBA: Buskirk-Chumley Theater) $3,000
Bloomington Chamber Singers $3,000
Bloomington Creative Glass Center $3,000
Bloomington Playwrights Project $3,000
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra $3,000
Cardinal Stage Company $3,000
Lotus Education and Arts Foundation $3,000
MidWay Music Speaks $3,000
Quarryland Men’s Chorus $3,000
Stages Bloomington $3,000
Windfall Dancers, Inc. $3,000