Region 12 Regional Arts Partnership

The Community Arts Program at Hanover College
in Regional Arts Partnership with the Indiana Arts Commission

Serving Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott, & Washington Counties

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Region 12 Now Represented by Allen C. Platt III

The Region 12 Partnership welcomes Allen C. Platt III to his new role as our representative to the Indiana Arts Commission. He replaces Judy Hess, who has provided exemplary service over the past few years. Allen is counsel with the law firm Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP where he focuses on corporate law, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and litigation. He has a long commitment to leadership with many of the arts organizations in his community, including The Carnegie Center for Arts and History, Arts Council of Southern Indiana, and the Hayswood Theatre Group where he currently serves as President. He has been a lifelong participant in the arts, performing with the JCC Orchestra (Louisville) and as a frequent actor in community theatrical productions throughout Southern Indiana. He also strongly supports the Region 12 priority of keeping the arts in our schools, so all students receive the benefits that participation in the arts provides. The Community Arts Program at Hanover College thanks Allen for agreeing to serve as Commissioner and looks forward to working with him over the next few years.


Regional Initiative Grants Now Closed

Applications for Regional Initiative Grants covering fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015) are now closed. The grant panel will be held May 7 at a location to be determined. The panel is open to the public.

Please contact Geoffrey Weiss, the Region 12 Arts Partner Liaison, at or 812.866.7495 to arrange a grant workshop covering the Regional Initiative Grant program for your group.


Virginia B. Toulmin Scholarship for the Performing Arts

To honor Mrs. Toulmin’s love and support of the arts during her lifetime, Hanover College offers the Virginia B. Toulmin Scholarship for the Performing Arts to a student who comes to Hanover to major in theater or music. This scholarship enables talented performers to develop their skills during four years of intensive work in the studio and on the stage with Hanover faculty—distinguished performers in their own right.

The Toulmin Scholarship of up to $12,500 is renewable for four years.

To acknowledge Mrs. Toulmin’s special connection with Seymour, Indiana through her company, Central Pharmaceuticals, Inc., we give special consideration to applicants from the Town of Seymour.

Please contact Geoffrey Weiss at or 812.866.7495 to arrange a visit and begin the application process.


FY2013 Regional Initiative Grant Supplemental Competition

The supplemental competition for the Regional Initiative Grant program for fiscal year 2014 has now concluded. Below is a list of the winners. If you would like to submit an application for the Regional Initiative Grant program, please check back in January when the competition opens for fiscal year 2015.

Recipient Amount County
Arts Council of Southern Indiana $5000 Floyd
Clarksville High School Band $260 Clark
Clarksville Little Theatre $5000 Clark
Historic Eleutherian College, Inc. $3100 Jefferson
Hayswood Theatre $5000 Harrison
Jeffersonville Arts Alliance $5000 Clark
Jefferson County Historical Society $4300 Jefferson
Madison Consolidated Schools $4100 Jefferson
The Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast $5000 Floyd
Esprit-Southwestern School Show Choir Boosters $5000 Jefferson
South Harrison Community PTO $5000 Harrison

Please Note: It's very important for grant recipients to properly credit the IAC for grant support. The IAC advises, "Credit must be given in all publications and promotions, including but not limited to electronic, online, and printed materials. The IAC RAP logo and credit line must be included in a prominent location." Please see the IAC credit guide for more information. Logos may be downloaded here: black and white logo; color logo

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RIG Grantee Southwestern Middle/High School Color Guard and Band perform. The Band made state finals in the Scholastic Division.


FY2013 Regional Initiative Grant Awards

The IAC Commissioners have ratified Partner recommendations for FY2014 Regional Initiative Grants. We are proud to announce the grant recipients in Region 12.

Recipient Amount County
Charlestown-Clark County Public Library $1000 Clark
Southwestern Jefferson Co. Middle and High School $5000 Jefferson
Community Unity, Inc. $2500 Harrison
Lanesville Community School Corporation $5000 Harrison
Patoka Elementary $5000 Crawford
Heth-Washington Elementary $5000 Harrison
Lanier Mansion Foundation $700 Jefferson
Jeffersonville High School Instrumental Band Boosters, Inc. $5000 Clark
Harrison County Arts!, Inc. $1680 Harrison
Communities In Schools of Clark County, Inc. $5000 Clark
Carnegie Center for Art & History, Inc. $5000 Floyd
North Harrison Community Schools $5000 Harrison

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Strategic Priorities

The current strategic priorities for Region 12 are as follows:
  • Encourage Region 12 arts organizations to cooperate with each other in planning and carrying out program activities
  • Conduct outreach to the business community to encourage greater business participation in the arts community
  • Promote arts education in K-12 schools and help teachers develop an arts-rich curriculum

The Community Arts Program partnership with the Indiana Arts Commission moves decision-making and information-gathering to artists and arts organizations in southeastern Indiana.

On behalf of the people of Indiana, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) advocates engagement with the arts to enrich the quality of individual and community life. The Community Arts Program at Hanover College brings arts and cultural opportunities to southeastern Indiana with student and professional performances and exhibits on the historic Hanover College campus. Together we will advocate for arts development opportunities and help steward public and private resources. We will work to enhance public awareness, lifelong learning opportunities, and arts education programs and to foster a vibrant arts community for our region.
We invite residents of Region 12 with an interest in the arts to join our Advisory Committee. Let us know how we can best serve the arts in Region 12. We are happy to have artists, arts administrators, audience members, funders, and anyone else meet with us to provide their feedback and advice. Please email Geoff Weiss if you are interested.

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The Regional Arts Partnership
is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.