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Indiana Arts Commission, DNR Announce State Park Art Grants


The Indiana Arts Commission and the Department of Natural Resources are teaming up in the name of art.

Arts Commission Executive Director Lewis Ricci says they‘re launching a $300,000 grant program for artists and arts organizations for performances, residencies and shows in state parks.

Ricci says the commission and the DNR hope to award upward of 300 grants per year for day-long service projects in state parks.

Ricci and Indiana First Lady Karen Pence made the announcement at the Nature Center at Brown County State Park in Nashville Friday.

They also announced “Indiana Masterpieces,” a $100,000 grant program for arts organizations planning projects to celebrate Indiana artists or art history for the Indiana Bicentennial in 2016.

Ricci says those grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000 per recipient.

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