INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – The City of Indianapolis has awarded its third round of funding for the Music Cities Strategy Recovery Program, an initiative that helps independent music venues that have seen their business plummet due to the pandemic . During this round, 13 sites in Marion County received an average of $ 19,000, for a total of $ 246,000.
The city says the grants are to be used for mortgages, rent, utility expenses and other eligible expenses related to COVID-19 compliance / outdoor operations.
The funding came from the US federal bailout law.
âThe crisis is not over for these venues and they will need our continued support,â said Jim Rawlison, Chairman of the Board of Musical Family Tree. âThis is why the collaboration with partners such as the city, the Arts Council and the Indy chamber has been invaluable to this sector. “
To date, the program has awarded nearly $ 583,000 to 20 local concert halls since the program was first announced in the summer of 2020.
Here is the list of recent recipients:
Circle / black loom
State Street Pub
HI-FI Indy & HI-FI Annex
The patron saint
Cabaret Lapin Blanc
Square Cat Vinyl