Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Traditional Arts Indiana.



Koch




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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 115th General Assembly (2007)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



        A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Traditional Arts Indiana.

    Whereas, Traditional Arts Indiana is a partnership between Indiana University's Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the Indiana Arts Commission;

    Whereas, Traditional Arts Indiana is recognized as Indiana's premier folk and traditional arts program;

    Whereas, Established in 1998 and housed at Indiana University in Bloomington, the mission of Traditional Arts Indiana is to "document, promote, and present Indiana's traditional art and artists";

    Whereas, Traditional Arts Indiana attempts to expand public awareness of lesser known art forms that have the ability to connect individuals to their community;

    Whereas, The overall goal of Traditional Arts Indiana is to "integrate and connect cultural heritage to educational activities, cultural conservation, arts, and community development at the local, state, and national level";

    Whereas, Art is creativity found in everyday life; and

    Whereas, Traditional Arts Indiana attempts to bring this art to the forefront and to archive and preserve it for future generations of Hoosiers: Therefore,


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes Indiana University and the Indiana Arts Commission in their effort, through the Traditional Arts Indiana program, to rekindle an interest in folk and traditional arts programs.
    SECTION 2. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes Traditional Arts Indiana as the state's official traditional arts support and development program.
    SECTION 3. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to the Indiana University Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and the Indiana Arts Commission.