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Posted on: March 24, 2022

City of Fishers and Fishers Arts & Culture Commission announce recipients for 2022 grant programs

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The City of Fishers announced today the winners of the 2022 Fishers Arts & Culture Commission Grant Program and the 2022 Neighborhood Vibrancy Grant Program.
Fishers Arts & Culture Commission Grant Program

In 2021 the Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (FACC) inaugurated its grant program to nurture creative partnerships within the Fishers arts community. This year, the Commission raised the grant cap from $2,500 to $5,000 and awarded $47,000 in funds to 10 different organizations serving Fishers. Funding for the grant program is allocated from the City of Fishers’ annual budget.

Recipients of the 2022 Fishers Arts & Culture Commission Grant Program include:

  • En Pointe Indiana Ballet ($5,000) to assist with funding for their 2022-2023 program, including up to six performances in Fishers, and the licensing of Diversion of Angels through the Martha Graham Company in New York City. 
  • Fishers Arts Council ($5,000) to host performances at their monthly receptions, Art on the Prairie event at Conner Prairie, and more. 
  • Fishers Music Works ($4,000) to host two professional concerts over the summer and holiday seasons. 
  • Hamilton County Community Foundation ($3,000) to create a public art space for the community within the Hamilton County Community Foundation’s Collaboration Hub. 
  • High Frequency Arts ($5,000) to host public art receptions at Hub & Spoke in June, September, and December 2022. 
  • Ignite Studio at Hamilton East Public Library ($5,000) to purchase a community loom to coincide with their Fall 2022 Maker-in-Residence program and remain as a permanent installation to support textile arts after the residency.
  • Shaunt’e Lewis Art LLC ($5,000) to host a creative expression event that will include up to 15 high school students creating custom Vans® Sneakers as part of a Juneteenth celebration.
  • Janus Development Services, Inc. ($4,900) to provide inclusivity of people with disabilities within the Fishers community through meaningful opportunities at the Fishers Maker Playground, Ignite Studio, Conner Prairie, and Bongo Boy Music at SouthPointe Village. 
  • JPPARSSI, Inc. ($5,000) to create a community-based mural art project as part of Fishers’ Sesquicentennial celebration in partnership with Conner Prairie. 
  • Tuning Forks ($5,000) to curate a recipe book and accompanying musical soundscapes in collaboration with Fishers Parks and the Fishers Farmers’ Market.

Neighborhood Vibrancy Grant

The Neighborhood Vibrancy Grant is a matching grant program that provides funding for creative and innovative ideas that make Fishers a more beautiful place to live. The 2022 grant cycle featured a record-high number of applicants for the program and $94,400 in funds were awarded. New this year, all funded projects featuring landscaping will utilize native species.
Recipients of the 2022 Neighborhood Vibrancy Grant Program include:

  • Anderson Hall ($4,000) to update the landscaping along Roy Anderson Boulevard and plant trees along Howe Road. 
  • Britton Falls ($4,000) to replace partially dead 15-year-old plants with native shrubs, grasses, and perennials.
  • Bluestone ($4,180) to plant additional trees along Easy Street to increase urban tree coverage.
  • Covington Estates ($5,000) to place a new irrigation system to keep grass, plants, and trees vibrant. 
  • Gray Eagle ($2,288) to build an entrance sign.
  • Hawks Landing ($2,898.80) to complete new landscaping at subdivision entrance to enhance visual appeal.
  • Muir Woods ($3,845.26) to add landscaping around a new entrance sign.
  • New Britton ($5,000) to replace the fence along 131st Street.
  • Northfield Estates ($5,000) to install three streetlights.
  • Ravinia ($2,090) to repair a cracked walking path and add benches and landscaping around the pond to create a peaceful environment.
  • Rolling Knolls ($5,000) to replace invasive Bradford Pear trees with Indiana native Maples.
  • Royal Wood ($5,000) to replace invasive Bradford Pear trees with Indiana native Maples. 
  • Schoolhouse 7 Café ($5,000) to purchase a message board describing the area’s history, additional tables, a trash receptacle, dog waste station, and flagpole that will be installed at the corner of the new roundabout at Southeastern Parkway and Cyntheanne Road.
  • Seven Oaks ($2,878.09) for new landscaping at the neighborhood entrance.
  • Sweet Briar ($5,000) to repave the Sweet Briar Park walking path and sensory path addition. 
  • Sweet Briar North ($5,000) to replace unsafe playground equipment to encourage active play. 
  • Sunblest Countryview ($4,250) to remove harmful invasive species from the existing landscaping and replace with native species.
  • Timberstone ($2,026.55) to remove overgrown and diseased shrubs and save large evergreens along 104th Street.
  • Tamenend ($3,405) to update the entrance off Fall Creek Road and plant additional landscaping.
  • The Bristols ($1,902.46) to install additional landscaping to beautify Fishers and the surrounding community. 
  • The Haven ($4,400) to convert a 14-acre pasture to a native prairie with grasses and wildflowers to support pollinators and wildlife in our community. 
  • The Parks at White River (1,559.34) to replace dead landscaping and increase tree coverage.
  • The Pines ($2,000) to install three new benches.
  • Weaver Woods ($2,539.50) to place lights at subdivision entrance sign. 
  • Westminster at Fishers ($5,000) to repair cracked and deteriorating walking paths to increase walkability and community. 
  • Wildwood Estates ($487) to update mulch and drainage equipment at the community playground to maintain a safe play environment. 
  • Wintercove ($650) to place a bench at the entrance for peaceful reflection.

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