Community theater receives Arts in the Parks grant

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Tribune staff reports

A local community theater children’s workshop will continue in 2019 with a state grant.

The Indiana Arts Commission recently announced the approval of 73 projects for the 2019 Arts in Parks and Historic Sites program.

The Jackson County Community Theater received a $ 3,000 grant for the All the Wood’s a Stage Youth Summer Workshop. The funds will be used to combine the development of performance-related skills with the natural outdoor environment for workshop participants.

The 73 grants, totaling $ 213,385.90, were approved by the commission at its quarterly business meeting on Dec. 7 in Carmel.

“Each year we continue to see an increased interest from artists and arts organizations to be a part of sharing the arts in a non-traditional environment,” said Anna Tragesser, artist and manager of community services at IAC. “We have seen an increase in the number of individual artists submitting proposals, and the projects will take place at 27 of the state park’s 33 properties and eight of its 11 historic sites.”

The Arts in Parks and Historic Sites fund artistic activities that encourage visitors to create and explore works of art that celebrate the uniqueness of Indiana’s historic sites, parks, lakes, and forests. The program draws on the traditional and non-traditional arts and artists of Indiana, weaving the arts into the state’s natural beauty and rural environments.

The program is a partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Indiana State Historic Sites.

Information: Call Anna Tragesser at 317-232-1281 or by email [email protected]


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