Community Foundation Announces 2022-23 IAC Regional Arts Grants

Distributes Over $230,000 to 37 Area Nonprofit Arts Organizations

Thirty-seven area organizations have received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) to support their arts programming from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. These grants, which total over $230,000, were awarded through the IAC’s partnership with the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. Since 1998, the Community Foundation has been a Regional Arts Partner for the IAC, overseeing the grants application and award process for St. Joseph, Elkhart, Fulton, Marshall, Kosciusko, and Starke counties in northern Indiana.

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 to Indiana 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations for a specific arts project or arts activities.

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.

Recipients are, by category of funding:

  • Acting Ensemble (St. Joseph County): $3,937
  • Elkhart Civic Theatre (Elkhart County): $7,050
  • Elkhart County Symphony Association (Elkhart County): $6,389
  • Fire Arts Inc. (St. Joseph County): $5,287
  • Fischoff National Chamber Music Association (St. Joseph County): $8,813
  • Heartland Artists (Marshall County): $5,287
  • Lakeland Art Association, Inc. (Kosciusko County): $1,984
  • Main Stage Inc. (St. Joseph County): $6,389
  • The Maple City Chamber Orchestra Society, Inc. (Elkhart County): $3,882
  • The Music Village: A Community Arts Alliance, Inc. (St. Joseph County): $7,050
  • Musical Arts Indiana. Inc. (St. Joseph County): $5,287
  • Patchwork Dance Company (St. Joseph County): $5,287
  • The Ruthmere Foundation, Inc. (Elkhart County): $11,456
  • South Bend Civic Theatre (St. Joseph County): $16,744
  • South Bend Museum of Art (St. Joseph County): $14,100
  • South Bend Symphony Orchestra Association, Inc. (St. Joseph County): $16,744
  • South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras Inc. (St. Joseph County): $6,389
  • Southold Dance Theater (St. Joseph County): $11,456
  • Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts (Kosciusko County): $16,744
  • Wild Rose Moon (Marshall County): $5,287
  • City of Warsaw, Parks & Recreation Department (Kosciusko County): $3,900
  • Constellation of Starke Creatives Network (Starke County): $3,900
  • Downtown Goshen, Inc. (Elkhart County): $3,900
  • Downtown South Bend, Inc. (St. Joseph County): $3,900
  • Elkhart Community School Art Depot (Elkhart County): $3,900
  • Ensemble Concept/21 Inc. (St. Joseph County): $3,900
  • Fulton County Historical Society Inc. (Fulton County): $3,900
  • Goshen Art House (Elkhart County): $3,900
  • Goshen Arts & Events (Elkhart County): $3,900
  • Goshen Community Chorale, Incorporated (Elkhart County): $3,900
  • Goshen Theater, Inc. (Elkhart County): $3,900
  • Michiana Public Broadcasting Corporation/WNIT (St. Joseph County): $3,900
  • Ripple Effect Vocal Visionary Project, Inc. (St. Joseph County): $2,340
  • Rochester Downtown Partnership, Inc. (Fulton County): $3,900
  • South Bend Heritage (St. Joseph County): $3,900
  • The Starke County Youth Club, Inc. (Starke County): $3,900
  • Trustees of Indiana University, IU South Bend (St. Joseph County): $3,900

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Published: August 1, 2022
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