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National Endowment for the Arts Announces American Rescue Plan Grants to Indiana Arts Organizations

Friday, February 4, 2022
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The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the awarding of seven American Rescue Plan (ARP) awards to Indiana arts organizations totaling $700,000. The organizations may use this funding to save jobs, and to fund operations and facilities, health and safety supplies, and marketing and promotional efforts to encourage attendance and participation. 

“Our nation’s arts sector has been among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Endowment for the Arts’ American Rescue Plan funding will help arts organizations rebuild and reopen,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the NEA. “The arts are crucial to helping America’s communities heal, unite, and inspire as well as essential to our nation’s economic recovery.” 

The Indiana organizations receiving funding are: 

American Folklore Society, Inc., Bloomington, IN 
$100,000 

Society for Ethnomusicology, Inc, Bloomington, IN 
$50,000 
 
Artmix Inc., Indianapolis, IN 
$50,000 
 
Heartland Film, Inc, Indianapolis, IN 
$150,000 
 
Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Inc (aka Indy Jazz Fest), Indianapolis, IN 
$100,000 
 
Indianapolis Museum of Art (aka Newfields), Indianapolis, IN 
$150,000 
 
Partnerships for Lawrence Inc, Indianapolis, IN 
$100,000 

The American Rescue Plan was signed into law in March 2021 and included $135 million for the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the arts sector. This is the third installment of ARP funding from the NEA. In April 2021, the NEA announced $52 million in ARP funding would be allocated to 62 state, jurisdictional, and regional arts organizations for subgranting through their respective programs. In November 2021, the NEA announced $20.2 million to 66 local arts agencies for subgranting to local artists and art organizations.   

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