The Indiana Arts Commission announced it has awarded $3,650 to To Be Honest Inc., done the Arts Organization Support assistance program, it was announced Monday.
During its June 25 quarterly concern meeting, the Commission approved backing recommendations for the Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support assistance programs. More than 590 applications were reviewed by 167 Hoosiers from astir the authorities specializing successful arts, assemblage improvement and finance.
“The projects and organizations that are receiving backing person large affirmative impacts connected the cultural, economic, and acquisition clime of Indiana, “ said Alberta Barker, Chair of the Indiana Arts Commission. “The Commission is impressed astatine the enactment being done astir the authorities and is excited to enactment concern successful Hoosier communities.”
To Be Honest works with much than a twelve schools and organizations passim bluish Indiana including Cahoots successful Angola to thatch teens however to interview, write, sprout and edit video and film. Each enactment is liable for a one-half hr TV episode, which is combined into a bid that airs connected PBS.
While the 2022 play hasn’t been acceptable yet, immoderate country groups who person worked with TBH successful the past see Hamilton Jr.-Sr. High and Prairie Heights. Schools from the surrounding country see Bishop Luers, South Side High School, Wayne Tech and Homestead successful Fort Wayne and St. Joseph Catholic School successful South Bend arsenic good arsenic South Bend Community School Corp., which includes Adams, Clay, Riley and Washington precocious schools.
“After the hard twelvemonth we’ve had each cooped up, we’re grateful to beryllium getting backmost to normal. In grant of that, the taxable for this year’s bid volition beryllium ‘Stories of Americana,’” said Erika Celeste, TBH enforcement director. “We wanted to ore connected each the things that makes America unsocial portion besides focusing connected immoderate of the things we’ve missed and oregon value. It’s a solemnisation of who we are.”
The funds volition beryllium utilized for a assortment of things from administrative budget, to mileage (in bid to bring the programme to truthful galore locations) and immoderate of the supplies needed to assistance make the episodes.
“This assistance plays an integral relation successful helping TBH unafraid immoderate of its different sources of funding,” said Celeste. “We are profoundly grateful to Representative Denny Zent, Senator Sue Glick, Arts United and the IAC for helping america marque this imaginable for our area’s youth. Having truthful galore fantastic groups down america gives not lone helps guarantee the endurance of our program, it gives our students a consciousness of pride.”
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“From the smallest agrarian communities to the largest cities, we spot arts and creativity improving prime of beingness and driving economical development, and this backing volition enactment the projects and organizations astir the authorities astatine the bosom of this progress,” said Lewis Ricci, IAC Executive Director. “It is an grant to enactment enactment that is strengthening the cloth of Indiana communities.”
Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission and its programs is provided by the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a national agency.