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National Endowment for the Arts Supports the Arts in Indiana with $254,000 in Awards in First Round of FY2022 Funding

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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(Indianapolis, Indiana) Last week, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the awarding of 15 grants totaling $254,000 to Indiana nonprofit arts organizations and cultural programming providers during the first round of grants for fiscal year 2022.

“These National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants underscore the resilience of our nation’s artists and arts organizations, will support efforts to provide access to the arts, and rebuild the creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. “The supported projects demonstrate how the arts are a source of strength and well-being for communities and individuals, and can open doors to conversations that address complex issues of our time.”

Indiana grant recipients include:

American Cello Institute, Inc., Bloomington, IN
Grants for Arts Projects – Music ($10,000)

Lotus Education and Arts Foundation, Inc., Bloomington, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works ($25,000)

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Folk & Traditional Arts ($10,000)

Audiences Unlimited, Inc., Fort Wayne, IN
Challenge America ($10,000)

Decay Devils, Incorporated, Gary, IN
Challenge America ($10,000)

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Folk & Traditional Arts ($15,000)

Groundwork Indy Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Challenge America ($10,000)

Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Artist Communities ($19,000)

Heartland Film, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Media Arts ($20,000)

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis, IN
Grants for Arts Projects – Music ($20,000)

Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Visual Arts ($20,000)

Percussive Arts Society, Indianapolis, IN
Grants for Arts Projects – Music ($10,000)

Muncie Arts and Culture Council Inc, Muncie, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Local Arts Agencies ($30,000)

Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana (AASI), New Albany, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Local Arts Agencies ($10,000)

Art Spaces, Inc., Terre Haute, IN
Grants for Arts Projects - Visual Arts ($35,000)

The Grants for Arts Projects program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. The next Grants for Arts Projects application deadlines are Thursday, February 10, 2022, and Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Challenge America grants offer support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to populations that have limited access to the arts due to geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. The next Challenge America application deadline is Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Visit arts.gov/grants to learn more about these opportunities and the other funding opportunities offered by the NEA.


About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.

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