Muncie Arts and Culture Council, PlySpace, receive National Endowment for the Arts grant

The house that holds PlySpace and the Muncie Arts and Culture Council office in the Emily Kimbrough Historic District in downtown Muncie.

MUNCIE, Ind. —The Muncie Arts and Culture Council has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The NEA awarded over $88 million in grants, the second round for 2021, according to a release from the NEA.

The MACC celebrates and supports local arts & culture and is the designated ArtsPartner for the City of Muncie.

The grant is part of NEA’s Grants for Art Projects, the main grant category that supports public engagement and creation of art in communities, according to the release.

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The $10,000 grant will be used “to support an artist residency program at PlySpace in Muncie, Indiana. PlySpace provides artists with temporary housing, workspace, and stipends. Each resident artist will develop and present a project in collaboration with a local nonprofit serving the Muncie community,” according to the NEA.

Ten grants total were awarded to organizations in Indiana totaling $1,003,900. MACC was the sole grant awarded in the Muncie area. 

Nikos Frazier is a visual journalist for the Journal & Courier. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @nikosfrazier.

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