Thirty area organizations received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) to support their arts programming from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

These grants, which total over $203,000, were awarded through the IAC’s partnership with the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.

IAC grants are made in two separate categories: Arts Organization Support (AOS) grants and Arts Project Support (APS) grants. AOS grants provide annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations. APS grants provide funding for arts organizations and other organizations to support a specific aspect of the organization’s arts activities. Funding decisions are made with the help of volunteer panelists, who evaluate grant applications based on organizational excellence, community engagement, project management and artistic quality.

These grants are made possible in part by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the state of Indiana and National Endowment for the Arts.

Local recipients are, by category of funding:

Arts Organization Support Grants

• Heartland Artists (Marshall County): $5,451.84

• Lakeland Art Association Inc. (Kosciusko County): $2,045.18

• Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts (Kosciusko County): $17,265.60

• Wild Rose Moon (Marshall County): $5,451.84

Arts Project Support Grants

• City of Warsaw Parks and Recreation Dept. (Kosciusko County): $4,050

• Fulton County Historical Society (Fulton County): $4,050

• Syracuse Turkey Creek Public Library (Kosciusko County): $500