In June 2020, the Arts Council announced the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund. The $10 million Fund, made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc., will provide one-time grants to offset the extraordinary and unexpected expenses and operating costs for Marion County arts and cultural organizations as they reopen and prepare to safely welcome back employees, audiences, and attendees as the COVID-19 crisis continues.
“Arts and cultural organizations play a vital role in our community, and we know they are under tremendous strain as they navigate challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for the Arts Council’s tireless efforts to support the sector during this difficult time, and we hope the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund will provide resources for many arts and cultural organizations to safely reopen and adapt to our new environment,” said Ronni Kloth, Lilly Endowment’s vice president for community development.
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SELECT NEWS & MEDIA COVERAGE
Philanthropy News Digest: Lilly Endowment awards $10.2 million to Arts Council of Indianapolis
The Indy Channel: $10.2 million fund to help Marion County arts and cultural organizations
Nonprofit Quarterly: Cultural Organizations Hit Hard by COVID-19--And Then Comes the Recession
Indianapolis Business Journal: Arts Council launches $10M restart fund for local arts not-for-profits