of Matching Funds Remaining
The Music Village ("TMV") is a community musical arts center and school located in the heart of downtown South Bend. At the core of TMV's mission is the belief that where the arts flourish so do people and communities. TMV demonstrates this by creating opportunities to learn about, experience and participate in music and dance that reflect the rich cultural traditions of the people of South Bend. Resources are focused on improving and expanding musical arts opportunities for people of all ages, interests, abilities, backgrounds and incomes. TMV serves over 300 individuals via approximately 175 sessions per month. In addition, TMV regularly offers free programs (jams, concerts, workshops) and has forged significant partnerships with local community organizations. These partnerships allow TMV to engage a broad spectrum of the surrounding Michiana community. TMV strives to Build Community Through Music, welcoming students and participants of all ages and all cultures. TMV offers a wide variety of programming including opportunities specifically designed for pre-K, elementary, middle and high school ages, adults and seniors. Program participants represent the Michiana area’s socioeconomic, cultural and racial diversity.
The Music Village seeks to be an anchoring and more accessible arts and cultural organization in downtown South Bend. The Music Village will dramatically increase its visibility, capacity and community impact by relocating to a more prominent, street-level facility within 9 months. TMV's new space will be on the corner of two primary streets in downtown South Bend (Michigan and Wayne). It will provide TMV access to more than triple its current square footage and constitute a valuable physical, programmatic and institutional partnership with the St. Joseph County Public Library. Relocation to 301 South Michigan Street - and the renovation of the building into a welcoming and vibrant musical arts center and school - will fortify TMV’s presence in our community and tangibly enhance downtown’s image as a vibrant, enriching place. TMV will use funds raised through Give Local St. Joseph County to support the build-out of its new facility. Through Ancon Construction Company, TMV has developed a dynamic architectural design to best suit the needs of a community arts center and school. Capital is required for renovation of both the interior and exterior of 301 S MIchigan Street.
Thank you for your support of the arts, education and cultural enrichment in our community. With your help, The Music Village will continue to expand accessibility to music education, grow music-enrichment programming in our community, and be a dynamic, thriving part of our region’s cultural identity.
108 N Main St
South Bend, IN 46601