Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Winter 2017

WNIT Channel 34: $15,000

Funds are intended for annual sponsorship, supporting multiple programs that WNIT airs supporting the arts in St. Joseph County. Specific projects include Experience Michiana and a wide variety of arts programming throughout the year, including live performances from the Met Opera, the PBS Fall Arts Series, dance performances, plays, Austin City Limits and more.

Studebaker Fountain Committee: $15,000

Studebaker Fountain Committee (with South Bend Parks Foundation serving as fiscal sponsor) will use funds to restore, recast when necessary, and return the 1906 Studebaker Electric Fountain to its original grandeur, fully functioning with lighting.

The Music Village: $5,000

Funds will help support sustainability and expansion of music and dance classes, instrumental lessons and cultural events. Further, funds will assist in underwriting development of new and continuing community outreach collaborations. TMV serves over 300 participants in nearly 200 classes and other participatory programming, reaching a diverse audience through a variety of in-community partnerships.

Studebaker National Museum: $5,000

Funds will be used for the Concours d'Elegance event which will debut August 2018 at the Studebaker National Museum, on the grounds surrounding the Oliver Mansion. The event will become a signature event celebrating the art of automotive design and restoration while building pride in pioneering efforts of those fields in South Bend and across Indiana.

Patchwork Dance Company: $3,500

Grant funds will help support production costs, venue fees and guest artist fees associated with three concerts during their 2018 season. Two of the concerts will be new this year including their spring concert, "Explorations in Dance" and winter performance, "The Holiday Gift."  After a 35-year success of Christopher's Christmas, 2018 will be the first year for the new holiday performance. PDC will also have a fall concert, "Artistic Fusion," which will incorporate live music, visual arts and the art of dance. 

Ultreia, Inc.: $1,200

Grant funding will help support the programming of Ultreia, Inc.'s literary arm, Lit Literary Collective, for 2017-2018. Lit Literary holds approximately 14 literary events per year, including readings, workshops, book launches, and other literature-focused events. These events serve local writers by supporting, featuring, and fostering their creative work. The community at large also benefits through increased access to and expansion of the diverse artistic and literary community in the Michiana area.