FROM:Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901


DATE:May 26, 2016

NCHS and TAF Announce $250,000 for the Arts!

The leadership of North Central Health Services (NCHS) has made available $250,000 for the arts this year. This is the 12th year that NCHS has provided funding for the arts community with awards totaling over two million dollars since 2004. The grant process will be administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF). Arts and cultural organizations in Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White Counties that are members of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are eligible to apply. To become a member of TAF, click here.

"The support that NCHS has given to the arts sector has enabled growth in the quality of life and economic development throughout the region. We proudly boast three Stellar Communities in North Central Indiana: Delphi, Crawfordsville, and Frankfort. The NCHS Capital Grants that have been awarded in these communities have directly served as catalysts for these statewide awards and accolades," states Tetia Lee, Tippecanoe Arts Federation's Executive Director.

Funds may be used for capital projects and each applicant must be a member in good standing with the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and have 501(c)(3) status. In rare circumstances, public library arts and culture capital projects in rural, underserved communities may be eligible for consideration via a fiscal agent with 501(c)(3) status.

This year's grant process requires interested organizations to complete a letter of intent. The letter of intent is due by June 17th at 4:30 p.m. ET and can be found by following this link: http://bit.ly/1WVK1AP. Discussing proposals with the Executive Director of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation is highly encouraged. To schedule an appointment and for more information, please contact Tetia Lee at tetial@tippecanoearts.org or 765.423.2787.

An overview of the guidelines for the 2016 NCHS Capital Grants program may be found by clicking here.

The deadline for complete proposals is Friday, August 19, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. ET

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at www.TippecanoeArts.org.


To schedule an appointment and for more information please contact Tetia Lee by calling 765.423.2787 or by emailing tetial@tippecanoearts.org.
Activities of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation are provided, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, with funds from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.