Arts Commission and HCCF invest in arts and creativity

Tyler Beset
July 19, 2023 / 5 mins read

Earlier this month, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced it has awarded $16,200 total to Harrison County nonprofit applicants through the Arts Project Support grant program. The purpose of these grants is to fund art projects and activities around the state. Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) provides a matching grant opportunity to applicants who are awarded the IAC Arts Project Support grant.

During its June 9 Quarterly Business Meeting, the Commission approved funding recommendations for the Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support grant programs. Over 480 applications were reviewed by 146 panelists from around the state and country with expertise in the arts, community development, and nonprofit management. The following Arts Project Support grants were awarded in Harrison County: Lanesville Community School Corporation to support art experiences for K-12 students, Historical Society of Harrison County to support art experiences highlighting local history, North Harrison Band Boosters for Winter Guard and percussion expenses, and Hayswood Theatre Group to support the production cost of four performing arts shows during the 2023-2024 season. Grant awards are $4,050 each or $8,100 each with HCCF’s match.

“We believe the arts provide a vital avenue for residents of Harrison County to express themselves in creative ways and learn to appreciate fine art in everyday life,” said Julie Moorman, President & CEO of HCCF. “HCCF is proud to assist local nonprofits and schools by matching IAC grant funds. I am confident programs like these bring us closer to the Foundation’s vision of Harrison County being the best community to live, work, and raise a family.”

Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission and its programs is provided by the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.