Theater group receives arts grant

Jackson County Community Theatre recently received a $3,000 grant from the Indiana Arts Commission for its “All the Wood’s a State” youth workshop at Starve Hollow State Recreation Area in the summer of 2018.

The organization plans to mesh stage performance skill development with the natural outdoor environment for participants in the summer children’s workshop.

The commission awarded a total of $70,600 to 24 projects across the state and an additional $128,576.18 in grants to 44 individuals through its 2018 Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites program.

Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites draws upon traditional and nontraditional arts and artists in Indiana, weaving arts into the state’s natural beauty and rural settings, according to a news release. The program funds art activities that engage visitors to create and experience art that celebrates the uniqueness of state historic sites, parks, lakes and forests.

The commission approved the funding recommendations during its Dec. 8 quarterly business meeting in Noblesville.