Ball State Public Media has been awarded grants from The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) to support its arts and culture content initiative.
The IAC also recognized Ball State Public Media as an Indiana Arts Trust award winner.
The grants will enable Ball State Public Media to launch a comprehensive arts and culture initiative.
The initiative is to showcase the arts and cultural landscape of East Central Indiana. It is to also foster creativity, community engagement and artistic exploration.
"We are grateful to the Indiana Arts Commission and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations for their support," Dr. Phil Hoffman, assistant dean of Media and general manager of Ball State Public Media said. "This funding will allow us to amplify the voices of artists, performers, and cultural institutions in Indiana, enriching the lives of our viewers and promoting the diverse artistic spirit of our state."
New content will feature interviews, digital short-form series, documentaries, performances and a look behind the scenes into the creative process.
The Indiana Arts Trust award recognizes the organization’s commitment to promoting arts and creativity throughout the state.
"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Indiana Arts Commission," Dr. Hoffman said. "It affirms our dedication to highlighting the talent, diversity, and cultural richness that exists in our region. We are excited to utilize these grant funds to strengthen our programming and better serve our community."