To Be Honest Receives Grant From Indiana Arts Commission | heraldry
On Monday, the Indiana Arts Commission announced that it had awarded $ 3,650 to To Be Honest Inc., as part of the Arts Organization Support Grants program.
During its quarterly business meeting on June 25, the Commission approved funding recommendations for the arts project support and arts organization support grant programs. Over 590 applications were reviewed by 167 Hoosiers from across the state specializing in the arts, community development and finance.
“The projects and organizations that receive funding have major positive impacts on Indiana’s cultural, economic and educational climate,” said Alberta Barker, chairman of the Indiana Arts Commission. “The Commission is impressed with the work being done in the state and is delighted to support investments in Hoosier communities.”
TBH works with more than a dozen schools and organizations in northern Indiana, including Cahoots in Angola, to teach teens how to interview, write, shoot and edit videos and films. Each organization is responsible for a half-hour television episode, which is combined into a series that airs on PBS.
While the 2022 season has yet to be set, some regional groups that have worked with TBH in the past include Hamilton Jr.-Sr. High and Prairie Heights. Nearby schools include Bishop Luers, South Side High School, Wayne Tech and Homestead in Fort Wayne and St. Joseph Catholic School in South Bend as well as South Bend Community School Corporation which includes Adams, Clay, Riley and Washington High Schools.
“After the difficult year that we all have locked up, we are grateful to have returned to normal. In honor of that, the theme for this year’s series will be Stories of Americana, ”said Erika Celeste, Executive Director of TBH. “We wanted to focus on all of the things that make America unique while also focusing on some of the things that we missed and / or valued. It is a celebration of who we are.
The funds will be used for a variety of things, from administrative budget to mileage (to get the program to so many places), and some of the supplies needed to help create the episodes.
“This grant plays a vital role in helping TBH secure some of its other sources of funding,” Celeste said. “We are deeply grateful to Rep. Denny Zent, Senator Sue Glick, Arts United and the IAC for helping us make this possible for the youth in our region. Having so many wonderful groups behind us not only helps ensure the survival of our program, but also gives our students a sense of pride.
For more information on TBH or to see how your high school student can enroll, please visit tobehonestinc.com.
“From the smallest rural communities to the largest cities, we see the arts and creativity improving the quality of life and stimulating economic development, and this funding will support state projects and organizations at the heart of this progress,” he said. said Lewis Ricci, IAC. Executive director. “It is an honor to support the work that strengthens the fabric of communities in Indiana.”
Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission and its programs is provided by the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.