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Bravo event celebrates the arts

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF) is honoring its Bravo award winners. The event Wednesday brought together lawmakers, businesses, and members of the arts community in and around Tippecanoe County.

Arni’s Restaurant and the Cohen Family – Brad, Ann, and Linda – received the 2013 Bravo Award for their outstanding contributions to the arts throughout the state over multiple generations.

The John Corey Award went to Eric Van Cleave for his service as an arts educator, director, arranger, and composer that has been recognized nationwide. TAF credits Van Cleave for revolutionizing arts education through his 13 years of work with Lafayette School Corporation and current work with nationally recognized show choirs.

Nearly $145,000 in grants were awarded to 28 arts groups at the event. The money from the Indiana Arts Commission is through the Regional Partnership Initiative. Grant winners are:   

Arts Operating Support (Funds provide general operating support to the following organizations)

Tippecanoe County

  • Lafayette Symphony, Inc........$13,000
  • Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.......$10,000
  • Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette.......$10,000
  • Bach Chorale Singers, Inc........$8,000
  • Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering, Inc........$7,000
  • Lafayette Citizens Band, Inc........$6,000 

Cass County

  • Cass County Arts Alliance..............$6,000 

Clinton County

  • Friends of the Frankfort Public Library, Inc........$7,000

Howard County    

  • Kokomo Park Band, Inc........$6,000
  • Kokomo Civic Theatre, Inc........$6,000
  • Kokomo Community Concerts....$6,000

Montgomery County

  • Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Galleries.......$6,000

Jasper County

  • Prairie Arts Council.......$6,000

Arts Project Support

Carroll County

  • Book Readers and Horn Blowers........$5,000
  • Flora Monroe Twp Public Library.....$1,250
  • Howard County
  • Wallace Elementary School of Integrated Arts....$5,000
  • Kokomo Symphonic Society.....$5,000 

Tippecanoe County

  • Wabash Valley Youth Symphony......$5,000
  • Purdue Christian Campus House..... $5,000 
  • Friends of Bob Live Music Co-op.......$5,000
  • Purdue University/Purdue Bands.......$5,000
  • Purdue University/Purdue Theatre....$5,000
  • Tippecanoe County Historical Assoc. ....$5,000 

Tipton County

  • Tipton Community Theatre ..... $5,000
  • Tipton County Pork Festival, Inc........$5,000

Mini Grant Support

Tippecanoe County

  • West Lafayette Public Library.......$1,000

Howard County

  • Bona Vista Programs......$1,000

Pulaski County 

  • Iota Xi Chapter, Psi Iota Xi.......$1,000
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