Arts Commission invests in Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
to strengthen South Bend and the surrounding area through arts and creativity
South Bend, IN – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced it has awarded $14,899 to The Fischoff through the Arts Organization Support grant program.
During its June 9 Quarterly Business Meeting, the Commission approved funding recommendations for the Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support grant programs. Over 480 applications were reviewed by 146 panelists from around the state and country with expertise in the arts, community development, and nonprofit management.
“The projects and organizations selected to receive funding are strengthening our state,” said Anne Penny Valentine, Chair of the Indiana Arts Commission. “The Commission is excited and honored to invest in Hoosier communities, supporting organizations that are doing exceptional creative work to make Indiana a great place to live, work, play, study, and stay.”
“We are deeply honored to receive this grant, which reflects the dedication and passion of our entire team,” said Dr. Scott Campbell, Executive Director of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association. “This support will enable us to continue our mission of promoting chamber music excellence and accessibility. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as legislators Governor Eric Holcomb, Senators David Niezgodski and Todd Young, and Representative Ryan Dvorak for their trust in our work.”
“Art and creativity strengthen the fabric of Indiana’s communities. They promote connection and cohesion, foster the entrepreneurial spirit communities need to thrive, and create the kinds of communities where people want to live,” said Miah Michaelsen, Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission. “In every corner of our state, public funding for arts and creativity continually proves to be a high-return investment that improves the quality of life of Hoosiers and drives economic development within our state.”
Funding for the Indiana Arts Commission and its programs is provided by the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Fischoff National Chamber Music Association
Founded in South Bend, IN, in 1973, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Association hosts the Fischoff Competition, the largest and longest running chamber music competition in the nation. More than 8,000 musicians have participated, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in music performance and education.
This unique arts organization has secured its place as the nation’s premier educational chamber music competition because of the caliber of its jurors, performance venues and well-known alumni. It is also known for extensive outreach programming during the competition and throughout the year. The Fischoff uniquely partners with competition alumni to bring free, innovative music programs directly to children in their own schools and community centers. Since 1995, these programs have served more than 97,500 community children, reaching more than 4,000 underserved youth annually.