In this issue of Arts Funding Watch, Foundation Center's newsletter devoted to arts-related topics, you'll learn about grants totaling $100 million to arts organizations in Indiana.
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Lilly Endowment Awards $100 Million to Cultural Organizations
The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment has announced grants totaling $100 million to fourteen arts and cultural groups in Indiana. The grants will support initiatives designed to strengthen each organization's financial well-being over the long term. Recipients include the American Pianists Association ($5 million), the Children's Museum of Indianapolis ($10 million), the Conner Prairie Museum ($7.5 million), Dance Kaleidoscope ($5 million), and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art ($7.5 million)....
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DeVos Institute of Arts Management
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management, which operates on the premise that while much is spent to train artists, too little is spent to support the people who keep those artists at work, provides training, consultation, and implementation support for arts managers and their boards. The institute is accepting applications for its annual fellowship program, which provides mid-career arts managers from around the world with four weeks of intensive training, over three summers, in arts and cultural management, artistic planning, marketing, fund- raising, evaluation, and finance. Apply by December 15. Learn more.
Theatre Facts 2014
The state of not-for-profit theater in the United States is mixed, with about half of theaters benefiting from the economic recovery, a report from the Theatre Communications Group finds. Based on annual surveys of its member theaters, the report, Theatre Facts 2014 (39 pages, PDF), found that between 2010 and 2014 surveyed theaters saw an increase in total income, with 53 percent closing the books on 2014 with a surplus. At the same time, increases in individual giving and foundation funding were offset by lackluster corporate giving and a significant drop in government funding. Download the report.