For immediate release: May 19, 2011
Posted by: [IAC]
Contact: Rex A. Van Zant
Phone: 317-232-1273

Five Indiana Arts Providers to Receive NEA Grants

(Indianapolis, Indiana) - The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that it and four other Indiana cultural program providers will be receiving grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

A total of 1,145 grants totaling more than $88 million will be awarded to national, regional, state and local organizations nationwide during the latest round of grants. Grants to organizations in Indiana total $908,400. Indiana organizations included in this round of grants include:

Indiana Repertory Theatre, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) - $60,000
This Access to Artistic Excellence Grant will help support training for teaching artists and an expanded Summer Conservatory for Youth program. The theatre's teaching artists will partner with teachers from Teach For America/Indianapolis to develop cross-training practices and arts-enriched teaching methods as they conduct a summer conservatory and artist-in-the-classroom programs.

Indiana University South Bend (South Bend, IN) - $10,000
This Arts on Radio and Television Grant will support production of a radio series featuring the pianist Alexander Toradze. A collaboration between Indiana University South Bend and WFMT Radio Network in Chicago, Russian Piano; Exploring Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev with Alexander Toradze and Friends will feature live performances by Alexander Toradze and senior members of the Toradze Piano Studio, enhanced by historic recordings of the three featured composer/pianists, and interviews with Toradze, Valery Gergiev, and writer/producer Joseph Horowitz.

Music for All, Inc. (Indianapolis, IN) - $24,000
This Learning in the Arts Grant will assist in supporting Music for All Summer Symposium Teachers Academy, a week-long national instrumental music and leadership professional development program. Using experimental learning, the academy trains teachers who work directly with student musicians.

South Bend Symphony Orchestra Association (South Bend, IN) - $13,000
This Access to Artistic Excellence Grant will help support the Dake Summer Chamber Music Academy, a music educational program for high school youth. The non-residential program will offer participants daily master classes, ensemble coaching, classes and performances with orchestra musicians.

Indiana Arts Commission (Indianapolis, IN) - $801,400
This Partnership Grant reflects the Indiana Arts Commission's annual appropriation to support state and regional arts programming throughout the state.

"Each year, the NEA makes a significant investment of public dollars in the cultural life of our state," said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci. "These dollars have a significant impact in communities of all sizes and in all regions of Indiana."

On behalf of the people of Indiana, the Indiana Arts Commission advocates engagement with the arts to enrich the quality of individual and community life.

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