2024 Fishers Arts + Culture Grant Winners


2024 Fishers Arts + Culture Grant Winners

The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (FACC) announced today the grantees for its 2024 Fishers Arts & Culture Grant program, with 11 local organizations awarded $60,000 in funding. The grant program supports local nonprofits and organizations that uplift the arts community within Fishers. This year’s grant cycle featured record high funding requests, awarding an additional $10,000 compared to 2023.

This is the fourth year for the grant program, which was launched in 2021. Funding for the grant program is allocated from the City of Fishers’ annual budget. Since the program’s launch more than $202,000 in grants have been awarded to 35 local organizations, funding public art installations, community events, and cultural celebrations throughout Fishers.

“One meaningful way the City of Fishers builds community and vibrancy is through the arts,” said Jocelyn Vare, chair of the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission. “This year’s grant recipients will provide unique experiences that demonstrate the talent and creativity of Fishers. Residents can look forward to enjoying new visual art, a showcase of Black artists, interactive music, a new art and tech event, and much more in 2024. These arts experiences will be an amazing complement to the grand opening of the Fishers Art Center in the new Fishers Municipal Center later this year.”

Recipients of the 2024 Fishers Arts & Culture Commission Grant Program include:

  • 31Svn Dance Academy ($4,000) to host five hip-hop dance workshops, including free classes and panel discussions open to the public.
  • Academy of Dance Arts ($7,000) for continued development of the Academy’s Dance Ability studio classes and public performance for youth with developmental or intellectual disabilities.
  • Brandon Meeks Music ($7,000) to perform the Harmony in Motion: Jazz Improve Workshop Series, including live public performances, education sessions, and interactive workshops.
  • Emerging Pearls Foundation ($7,000) to host the third annual Art, Kulture, and Appetizers event showcasing Black artists in dance, applied arts, spoke word, hair-art, and more at Hub & Spoke in June 2024.
  • Fishers Arts Council ($5,710) to host monthly Second Friday gallery receptions at the FAC Gallery at the Hub located at the Hamilton County Community Foundation, along with musical groups at the Spark!Fishers Art & Car Show in June and Harvest Fest in September.
  • Forward Motion ($5,040) to host a curated, two concert event entitled Perspective that shares themes of the rotating exhibits of the Ignite Studio at Hamilton East Public Library Fishers.
  • Hidden World ($6,000) to create two unique musical compositions that can be accessed virtually along the Nickel Plate Trail.
  • High Frequency Arts ($5,000) to host a new event called AI: The Intersection of Art & Tech, including interactive film, augmented reality displays, and tech-inspired fashion apparel at Hub & Spoke in June.
  • Ignite Studio at Hamilton East Public Library ($3,750) to install a 75-square-foot mural as you enter the Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library.
  • Lantern Islamic Theater Company ($7,000) to produce six theater productions and acting competitions at the Alhuda Foundation.
  • Noblesville Creates ($2,500) to host Comic Book in A Day at the Hamilton East Public Library Fishers in January 2025.

For more information, visit FishersIN.gov/grants.

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