Orchestra raising $50k to fund matching grant for downtown center

Columbus Indiana Philharmonic is announcing a new matching grant opportunity. Organizers hope to raise $50 thousand dollars to unlock money for the Helen Haddad Music, Arts & Event Center downtown.

The center, first announced last summer, would be an expansion to the Philharmonic’s building on Franklin Street. In addition to providing for performance and practice space for the philharmonic, it would also be used for performances by Dancer’s Studio, Mill Race Theatre and other performing groups. It would also offer more community meeting space in downtown..

The goal is to raise the matching funds by May 31st to be eligible for the grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s CreatINg Places program.

You can donate with checks made out to Columbus Indiana Philharmonic with the word “Patronicity” in the memo line (mail to Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, 315 Franklin St., Columbus, IN 47201), by cash at the Philharmonic office, or by credit card using the CreatINg Places crowdfunding platform managed by Patronicity located here.