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Carmel arts grants to benefit 21 arts organizations
Carmel arts grants to benefit 21 arts organizations
Posted Date: 1/3/2017
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NEWS RELEASE

Date: December 30, 2016
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2474
Release: Immediate

Carmel arts grants to benefit 21 arts organizations

$914,500 will support local arts in 2017

Carmel, IN – The City of Carmel has awarded 21 local arts organizations with $914,500 in the initial round of grants from the City’s 2017 Arts Grant Program. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the City of Carmel’s financial support for local arts, which amounts to roughly 1 percent of the city budget each year. Since 2004, more than $9.2 million has been allocated to support local arts programs.

“We have worked hard in Carmel to build the framework for a community that values the arts as part of a larger mission to improve the quality of life and attract economic development and private investments in our city,” said Mayor Brainard. “As part of that strategy, it is important to support our local arts groups, which are worthy of public support. Studies by the Americans for the Arts show typical visitors to an event spend close to $30 per person, per event, in addition to the cost of admission. That’s money spent at our local restaurants, art galleries and other businesses.”

Tourism supports more than 10,000 jobs in Hamilton County and accounts for almost 8 percent of all county employment, according to Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. Tourism spending contributes more than $580 million in local economic impact (GDP) with 90 cents of that staying in Hamilton County.

Following is the list of the 2017 recipients:
Actors Theatre of Indiana, $220,000
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre, $210,000
Carmel Arts Council, $9,000
Carmel Clay Historical Society, $15,000
Carmel Community Players, $15,000
Carmel Klavier, $12,000
Carmel Symphony Orchestra, $215,000
Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, $15,000
Friends Helping Friends, $3,500
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre, $45,000
Hoosier Salon Art & Patrons Association, $30,000
Indiana Ballet Conservatory, $20,000
Indiana Symphony Society/dba Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, $10,000
Indiana Wind Symphony, $40,000
Indianapolis Children’s Choir, $6,000
Indianapolis Opera, $7,500
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, $15,000
International Talent Academy, $12,000
Museum of Miniature Houses, $7,000
National Association of Music Parents, Inc., $2,500
The Bigger Picture Film Group, $5,000
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