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TAF extends deadline for capital and capacity grants to Aug 15

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Tippecanoe Arts Federation has extended the application deadline for the Capital and Capacity Grants to August 15, 2011.

The Capital and Capacity Grants, made available through a $200,000 grant from North Central Health Services (NCHS), are open to the arts and cultural communities in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White Counties.  These funds mark $1.4 million that NCHS has granted to directly impact arts and culture in North Central Indiana.  The Tippecanoe Arts Federation established the grants program in 2004 with funding from NCHS to assist TAF member organizations in their ability to deliver programs and services.

Since 2004, the grant program has helped fund major arts initiatives throughout North Central Indiana. Capital and capacity building projects have broadened the reach for organizations such as Frankfort Public Library, Long Center for Performing Arts, Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal, Lafayette Flute Choir, and the Delphi Opera House and Preservation Society. These grant funds have translated to direct impact of over 250,000 citizens.

“We have seen the tremendous effect these dollars have had. With arts funding and accessibility being limited or eliminated, these dollars become increasingly important to ensure the arts remain a vital piece of all of our communities,” said TAF Executive Director Tetia Lee.

The 2011 NCHS Capital and Capacity Grants are focused on rural constituencies. Funds may be used for (1) capital projects in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Warren or White County or (2) capacity building for organizations to enhance their programs and services to the region. Such activities must advance the mission of the applicant group and have the potential for significant or long-term impact.  Each applicant must be a member in good standing with the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and have 501(c)(3) status.

Those interested in applying or for more information should contact Paige Sharp, Arts Education and Regional Services Director, at rsd@tippecanoearts.org or 765-423-2787/800-721-2787.

Applications and all required attachments must be delivered by 5:00pm, August 15, 2011 to:

Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North St
Lafayette, IN 47901

Applications sent via e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

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