For Immediate Release
November 20, 2017
Contact: Haley Baas
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Arts for Learning
Phone (317) 925-4043×120
Arts for Learning Receives a Community Crime Prevention Grant from The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate
Indianapolis – November 20, 2017… Arts for Learning received a $10,000 grant in phase II of the Community Crime Prevention Grant Program. The grant program is funded from public resources allocated annually by Indianapolis City-County Council and is administered by The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate. The grant will support a storytelling project at the Marion County Jail and Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. Throughout the course of the project, young inmates will engage in workshops with various teaching artists, including a storyteller and an illustrator, as a means of self-expression and personal growth through the arts.
As the oldest and largest provider of professional arts in education programs in the state, Arts for Learning works with more than 60 teaching artists who provide performances, workshops and residencies to schools, libraries, parks and community organizations. Arts for Learning reaches nearly 50,000 Indiana children and youth every year.