Carmel seeks arts grants applications


The City of Carmel has announced it is seeking applications for the special Support For The Arts grants from the city’s budget. Organizations have until Dec. 1 to apply.

The city awarded 23 local arts organizations with more than $1.3 million in 2017. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the program, which amounts to roughly 1 percent of the city budget each year. Since 2004, more than $9.2 million have been allocated to support local arts programs.

“We have worked hard in Carmel to build the framework for a community that values the arts as part of a larger mission to improve the quality of life and attract economic development and private investments in our city,” Mayor Jim Brainard stated in a news release. “As part of that strategy, it is important to support our local arts groups, which are worthy of public support. Studies by the Americans for the Arts show typical visitors to an event spend close to $30 per person, per event, in addition to the cost of admission. That’s money spent at our local restaurants, art galleries and other businesses.”

For more, visit Contact Sharon Kibbe at 317-571-2483 or with any questions about the City of Carmel 2018 arts grant program.

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