Local arts groups receive grants of $ 3,000

Staff reports

The Indiana Arts Commission recently announced that it has distributed American Rescue Plan Act funds to 278 nonprofit organizations for a total of $ 834,000.

The grants were distributed through the agency’s arts recovery program with funds from the American Rescue Plan Act directly from the National Endowment for the Arts with additional funds from the NEA through Arts Midwest, the Indiana regional partner.

Jackson County organizations receiving $ 3,000 each were the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts and Actors Community Theater in Seymour, both in Seymour, and the Jackson County Community Theater in Brownstown.

“We are proud to partner with the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest to support arts organizations in Indiana that are playing a key role in the recovery from the pandemic,” said Lewis Ricci, executive director of Indiana Arts Commission. “This funding is a recognition of the value that the creative sector brings to the economic and social health of our state and our nation. “

The Arts Recovery Program supports:

Total or partial salary coverage for one or more staff positions

Fees / remuneration for artists and / or contract staff

Costs of facilities, such as rent and utilities, for example, bills for electricity, telephone, gas

Costs associated with health and safety supplies for staff and / or visitors / public

Marketing and promotion costs

Last month, the panelists met virtually and assessed each candidate’s ability to advance the arts, deliver relevant activities and access to the arts, and operate through June 2022.

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