La Porte Symphony Orchestra awarded grant from Indiana Arts Commission


The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is one of 382 community-based art providers across the state to have received a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission.

The orchestra’s grant of $9,335.00 will help support the LCSO’s 2020-21 season, said Tim King, LCSO executive director. “This grant was incredibly timely,” he said. “With all arts organizations trying to weather the storm created by the pandemic, we are extremely grateful to the Indiana Arts Commission for its vision and support during this difficult time.”

More than $2.8 million worth of Arts Organization Support and Arts Project Support grants were approved for arts organizations and providers that highlight community engagement, said Lewis Ricci, IAC executive director.

“This funding is crucial to sustaining the operations of arts organizations, which is a significant source of economic prosperity in Indiana,” Ricci said. “We know that these organizations have been heavily impacted by the pandemic, and this funding will help them weather the storm as they continue to adapt to this new normal and to create safe, meaningful experiences for Hoosiers.”

For La Porte, at least one event has already been impacted by the pandemic. King said the LCSO’s 15th annual Hoosier Star event is a fundraiser that will now be held live online, instead of in-person at the Civic Auditorium, on Sept. 12. The concert will be free to the public but there will be a $10 fee to vote. Hoosier Star will be available at WWW.LCSO.NET as well as the LCSO’s Facebook page. King said more streaming sites as well as more information on Hoosier Star will be available in the near future.

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