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Jordan Munson among 30 awarded with $10,000 Fellowship by the Arts Council of Indianapolis

May 17, 2017

Jordan Munson

Jordan Munson

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – The Arts Council of Indianapolis announced its 2017-2018 round of Creative Renewal Arts Fellows at a special reception at the Indianapolis Art Center. The evening celebrated the 2015-2017 round of fellows with a retrospective exhibition on display until May 31, 2017.

Jordan Munson, a Faculty member in the Department of Music and Arts Technology in the School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI, was among the 30 awarded a Creative Renewal Fellowship through the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Munson is a Lecturer in Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI, as well as an associate of the Donald Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center. He holds degrees from Indiana University in Indianapolis (M.S.M.T.) and the University of Kentucky (B.M.). Excerpts of his work can be found at www.jordanmunson.com.

“Jordan has made a significant impact in Indianapolis with his creative work and teaching.” stated Debra Burns, Chair of the Department of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI. “I continue to be very impressed with his creativity and dedication to student learning.”

Launched in 1999 by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program allows artists and arts administrators the opportunity to reinvigorate their work by renewing and refreshing their creativity. Fellows are awarded a $10,000 grant that they may use toward activities they believe will refresh their creativity and recharge their work. The Arts Council convenes a national panel of arts professionals to adjudicate the applications and select the fellowship recipients. Since its inception, the Arts Council has awarded more than $3.35 million in grants to 400 fellows. Grants are awarded on a biennial basis and funded through a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. 

“The entire community benefits from having professional working artists in central Indiana and the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship provides those artists with the chance to renew their creativity. We are grateful to the Lilly Endowment for its ongoing support of this program and look forward to the impact it will have on this latest group of fellows,” said Dave Lawrence, President and CEO of the Arts Council.

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