NEA awards nearly $854K to Indiana arts groups

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded nearly $854,000 to Indiana arts groups, with most of that money going to the Indiana Arts Commission.

The funding announced last week was among nearly $75 million in grants awarded to not-for-profit arts groups nationwide. Indiana's funding includes about $729,000 for the Indiana Arts Commission, a statewide arts-advocacy group.

Cathedral Arts in Indianapolis received $10,000 for its International Violin Competition, while another $10,000 was awarded to the Indianapolis-based American Pianists Association. The group will use the funding for its concerto curriculum arts education and community outreach program.

Indiana University in Bloomington received $20,000 to support an exit study of the school's seniors that's part of a study looking at the relationship between undergraduates' arts or non-arts training and their work force skills.

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