State/federal grant supports Center's mission
CARMEL, Ind. – Again this year, the Indiana Arts Commission has approved a grant to support the mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts.
The $17,467 Arts Organization Support grant comes from state and federal funding aimed at arts organizations and cultural providers that prioritize community engagement throughout the state.
With a mission to engage and inspire the Indiana community through enriching arts experiences, the Center presents hundreds of concerts and other performances each year at its three-venue campus in Carmel, while also providing educational and experiential programming for all ages and providing a home for six resident arts companies.
“We are so grateful for this ongoing support from the Indiana Arts Commission, which serves as welcome recognition of the fact that our organization serves the entire state,” said Jeffrey C. McDermott, President/CEO of the Center and the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation, which received a $16,294 Arts Organization Support grant in this same cycle.
Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission and its programs is provided by the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
“The projects and organizations selected to receive funding are strengthening our state,” said Anne Penny Valentine, Chair of the Indiana Arts Commission. “The Commission is excited and honored to invest in Hoosier communities, supporting organizations that are doing exceptional creative work to make Indiana a great place to live, work, play, study, and stay.”
About the Center for the Performing Arts
The mission of the nonprofit Center for the Performing Arts is to engage and inspire the Indiana community through enriching arts experiences. Its campus in Carmel, Indiana, includes the 1,500-seat Palladium concert hall, the 500-seat Tarkington proscenium theater and the black-box Studio Theater. The Center presents and hosts hundreds of events each year, including the Center Presents performance series, featuring the best in classical, jazz, pop, rock, country, comedy and other genres. Educational and experiential programming for all ages includes children’s concerts and camps, book clubs, lectures and music classes. The Center is home to the affiliated Great American Songbook Foundation and provides space and support services for six resident arts companies. More information is available at TheCenterPresents.org.