Governor Eric Holcomb, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and the Indiana Destination Development Corporation congratulated us on receiving public federal funding under the Arts, Cultural and Destination Marketing Organization Grant Program.
These funds were made possible by the CARES Act to provide operational support to local organizations whose operations were disrupted by COVID-19. All of the grant funds are from the U.S. Treasury.
“These organizations help enhance the quality of life here in our great state,” Lt. Governor Crouch said in a press release. “I am pleased to see the arts and cultural sector, which adds to Indiana’s tourism economy, get this funding.”
“Ensuring the arts and cultural community can survive is what this grant will do for so many organizations across the state,” said Lewis Ricci, IAC’s Executive Director. “This funding can help bridge the gap.”
Award amounts were determined by a formula which included factors for budget size, previous amounts of CARES Act funding received and amount of eligible expenses, resulting in an equitable distribution to organizations in all areas of the state.