Lubeznik Center for the Arts announces adult scholarship fund

Lubeznik Center for the Arts announces adult scholarship fund
By: Lubeznik Center for the Arts Last Updated: January 3, 2020

Michigan City, IN - Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) in Michigan City, Indiana is proud to announce an expansion of its popular scholarship program to include adults. Start-up funding for this project has been provided through a generous grant from Unity Foundation of La Porte County.

“At LCA, we believe art is for everyone,” says Hannah Hammond-Hagman, Education Director. “Our onsite classes, workshops and camps engage children and adults in our community with the arts in a deep and personally meaningful way. The new Adult Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance for students ages 18 and up who wish to pursue their artistic passions through LCA’s art classes and workshops but face financial barriers.”

LCA offers three sessions of art classes per year, plus several weeklong summer camps. In a typical session, the schedule includes 10-12 different youth and adult classes on topics ranging from abstract painting to fused glass to stop motion animation. 

In keeping with its mission to provide equal access to impactful arts experiences, LCA has long offered youth scholarships to eliminate barriers for children who wish to attend classes and camps. This program is largely supported by two funds – the LCA-specific Dolly Fund endowment for children ages 7 through 18, and the Michigan City Public Art Committee (MAC) Children’s Scholarship Fund for Michigan City children ages 5 to 18.

In addition to allowing LCA to expand the age range for scholarships, grant funds can be used to meet any youth scholarship needs not covered by current funding sources. “Over the past year, we have seen a dramatic increase in scholarship requests,” says Michelle Shirk, Development Director. “This is wonderful news, as it means we are becoming more effective at raising awareness of our programs and creating an environment that is welcoming to all. However, it also means we must rely on community partners like Unity Foundation of La Porte County to help us sustain our growing audience. We are so grateful for their support!”

Registration for LCA’s spring session of classes opens Wednesday, January 15. To learn more about specific offerings or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call (219) 874-4900.

About Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides access to compelling exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary ideas. The organization is located at 101 W. 2nd St. at the lakefront in Michigan City, Indiana. 

Admission is free year-round. Gallery weekday hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM. Weekend hours are from 11 AM to 4 PM. Our galleries will be closed from January 5 to January 24, 2020. For more information, please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call (219) 874-4900.