Bravo for the Arts Awards Nearly $500,000 in Grants

This year, the Bravo for the Arts Awards granted almost a half-a-million dollars to 28 local art programs.

Posted: Oct. 10, 2018 6:49 PM
Updated: Oct. 13, 2018 6:59 PM

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation held its annual Bravo for the Arts Award Ceremony.This year, the event granted almost a half-a-million dollars to 28 regional art programs.

The ceremony was created to recognize programs and people who have shown outstanding work in the community.

Carroll County Historical Society, Illiana Fiddler's Gathering Inc. and Flora Community Club received the biggest grant of $50,000.

Melissa Bishop, Flora Monroe Township Public Library's Director and chairman for the Flora Depot restoration project, said this grant will be used to preserve a great piece of history.

“It's important for...the historic preservation in Carroll County and it's important to the revitalization of our town,” said Bishop.

Bishop was also honored with the John Corey Arts Leadership Award, the highest award given at the ceremony.

“I just can't believe it, I'm just so honored. Never dreamed something like this would happen” said Bishop.

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