Riley Festival Association announces arts partnership

GREENFIELD — The James Whitcomb Riley Festival Association, which is responsible for the Riley Festival, recently announced a new initiative.

The Riley Festival Educational Arts Partnership program will support arts education in Hancock County schools by awarding grants up to $500 to new and existing visual and performing programs in areas including graphic arts, drama and music. The program also covers resource materials for libraries.

The deadline for the grant program is Sept. 1; the application is available at

For more information, contact Linda Lowe, 317-462-2141 or

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or