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Letter: Restore arts funding in Indiana budget plan


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From: Sherry Stark

Columbus

Received: March 1

The arts impact Indiana’s economy, job creation and quality of life. The budget that was submitted by the House of Representatives represents a 3 percent cut in the arts budget from last year.

It is critically important for you to restore the funding level from last year. Since the arts budget has been cut severely over the last few years, we are asking for consideration of additional funds in order to address the gaps that have developed as a result of the cuts. If funded, the dollars will be utilized for three specific areas over the next biennium:

Arts project support: $250,000 in additional project granting funds which are awarded to organizations in rural areas of the state to provide local arts opportunities.

Arts education: $325,000 for arts education grants which pair local schools with local arts organizations and artists to help maintain the quality and quantity of arts accessibility in schools throughout the state.

Bicentennial: $500,000 for public art commissions and projects which celebrate the 2016 bicentennial which will directly benefit Indiana state parks, state cultural districts, and communities throughout Indiana.

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