Ball State Public Media (Ball State PBS and Indiana Public Radio), has been awarded grants from The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) to support its new arts and culture content initiative.

Furthermore, the Indiana Arts Commission has recognized Ball State Public Media as an Indiana Arts Trust award winner, solidifying its commitment to promoting the arts in Indiana.

The grants, generously provided by the IAC and IPBS, will enable Ball State Public Media to launch a comprehensive arts and culture content initiative across all platforms. This initiative aims to showcase the vibrant arts and cultural landscape of East Central Indiana, while fostering creativity, community engagement, and artistic exploration.

"We are grateful to the Indiana Arts Commission and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations for their support," said Dr. Phil Hoffman, assistant dean of Media and general manager of Ball State Public Media. "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."

With this funding, Ball State Public Media will develop programming that explores various art forms, cultural traditions, and artistic endeavors within Indiana. The new content will feature interviews, digital short form series, documentaries, performances, and a look behind-the-scenes into the creative process. This initiative will incorporate digital platforms and social media channels to reach a broader audience and encourage interactive engagement.

The Indiana Arts Trust award, bestowed upon Ball State Public Media by the Indiana Arts Commission, recognizes the organization's commitment to promoting the arts and fostering creativity throughout the state. As an Indiana Arts Trust award winner, Ball State Public Media joins a prestigious group of organizations dedicated to advancing the arts in Indiana.

"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."

Ball State Public Media is eager to embark on this new chapter, fueled by the support of the IAC and IPBS. The new local content initiative is set to launch in late 2023, offering audiences a unique and immersive arts and culture experience.

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