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Location - Partner must be located within the region to be served
Organization - may be either a unit of local government or a private, nonprofit Indiana corporation with IRS tax-exempt status
Good Standing - must be in good standing with the State of Indiana and the Indiana Arts Commission. A RAP that is not in good standing will need to discuss and resolve the issue (or issues) with the IAC or appropriate state agency. Good standing with the IAC and State includes, but is not limited to: applications, records, reporting, core service requirements, and eligibility standards.
IAC Values– Willingness to share and support the IAC’s vision, mission, and values and embrace the charge as stewards of public dollars including, but not limited to: accountability, transparency, communication.
Operations - The organization should operate consistent with IAC “best practices” for governance and management and have the capacity to designate personnel with appropriate education and skills to manage service.
Provide Services - Each Partner will provide services including grantsmaking and information and referral within a specific multi-county region, determined jointly by the IAC and the Partners. See RAP Core Service Responsibilities and Requirements for a complete list of service requirements.
IAC Representation - Willingness to serve as IAC representatives on the local level for all IAC programs, policies, and initiatives.
Data/Information Management – Willingness to provide the IAC with all requested organizational and re-granting information in a timely, consistent, and thorough manner.
Audit requirement: An annual independent financial audit conducted by a CPA (not a review or compilation) for the last fiscal year is required for ALL designated selected Regional Arts Partners. A hard copy must be provided to the IAC annually. The audit must clearly state the yearly income, expenses and net assets of the applicant organization.