Tribune Staff Reports
Leaders of the Columbus Area Arts Council will celebrate more than $90,000 in Indiana Arts Commission Region 9 grants to 15 area organizations.
That will occur during a 4 p.m. Oct. 11 ceremony at the Columbus Area Visitors Center.
Three Jackson County organizations will receive $17,356.
The commission works with 11 regional arts partners to promote and expand participation in the arts in Indiana. Through this partnership, the local nonprofit arts council provides arts services and funding opportunities to organizations in Region 9, covering Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.
The arts council itself has received $12,641 from the commission, according to the commission’s website.
The Region 9 organizations that have received 2018 Regional Arts Partnership grants are:
Southern Indiana Center for the Arts: Jackson County, $7,356
Actors Community Theater of Seymour: $5,000
Jackson County Community Theatre: $5,000
Columbus Indiana Philharmonic: $13,959
Dancers Studio Inc., Columbus: $7,356
Ethnic Expo: Columbus: $5,000
Columbus City Band: $5,000
Columbus Scottish Festival: $5,00
Dearborn Highlands Arts Council: $6,383
Tree County Players, Greensburg: $4,884
Rural Alliance for the Arts, Franklin and Ripley counties: $7,356
Our Heritage Inc., Jennings County: $5,000
Switzerland County Historical Society: $5,000
New Horizons Rehabilitation, Franklin and Ripley counties: $5,000
Special Olympics Indiana, Ripley, Ohio and Dearborn counties: $5,000