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To find out how to apply or view more information, click the title of the grant program. All IAC grant applications and reports should be submitted through the IAC's Online Grant System.

Grants for Individuals

Individual Artist Program
The Individual Artist Program funds projects to aid in artist career development.    

Applications for this program are closed.

Grants for Organizations

Regional Initiative Grant Program
The Regional Initiative Grant Program includes Arts Operating Support grants and Arts Project Support and Mini grants.

Arts Operating Support (AOS) - The AOS grant is a Regional Initiative Grant that provides annual operating support for ongoing artistic and administrative function of eligible arts organizations that provide quality arts activities with special attention to underserved communities. There are two AOS grant programs with different criteria needs: (1) AOS I, an annual regional grant and (2) AOS II, a two-year regional grant. 

Arts Project Support (APS) and Mini Grants - The APS/Mini grant is a Regional Initiative Grant that provides arts project support for eligible organizations (arts or non-arts organizations). This is designed to support new and existing arts projects and activities produced or presented by eligible organizations to provide general public access to quality arts and cultural activities, with special attention to underserved communities. 

Applications for this program are closed.

Note: If you are interested in applying for a Regional Initiative Grant, contact your Regional Arts Partner for information about application deadlines and reporting.

Multi-Year Support for Organizations

Arts Operating Support II (AOS II)
The Arts Operating Support II (AOS II) grant is a Regional Initiative Grant that provides two years of operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative function of eligible arts organizations that provide quality arts activities with special attention to underserved communities.

Applications for this program are closed.

 


Arts Operating Support III (AOS III)
The Arts Operating Support III (AOS III) program provides two years of operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations that provide quality arts and cultural activities on a statewide or multi-regional basis, with special attention to underserved communities.

Applications for this program are closed.


Capacity Building Grant Program
The Capacity Building Grant Program provides funding to outside organizations for the creation of programs that develop skills, resources and expertise to communities across the state.

NOW ACCEPTING PROPOSALS -- 2016-2017 Capacity Building Partnership Program
For information about the new 2016-2017 Capacity Building Partnership Program Request for Proposals, visit the program's webpage.The deadline to apply is August 12.

 


Regional Arts Partner Grant Program
In 1996, the Indiana Arts Commission and 12 community-based organizations jointly established the Indiana Regional Arts Partnership. In December 2011, the Commission voted to dissolve the region 11 partnership. The counties served by region 11 have been absorbed by the region 8, 10 and 12 partners for Fiscal Year 2013 and beyond. In collaboration with the IAC, the RAP exists to promote and expand participation in the arts in Indiana. It provides broad local access to arts services and funding opportunities throughout the State of Indiana. Services include, but are not limited to, information and referral, technical assistance, and regranting of state and federal funds.

Special Programs

Statewide Cultural District Program
A cultural district is a well-recognized, labeled, mixed-use area of a community in which high concentrations of cultural assets serve as the anchor. Indiana Statewide Cultural Districts promote the exploration of and participation in the arts and humanities through cultural experiences that are unique to our communities. Indiana Statewide Cultural Districts support community life and economic vitality.


Partnering Arts, Communities and Education (PACE)

PACE is intended to assist and enable elementary schools and artists/arts organizations in establishing long-term, in-depth, and sustainable partnerships for the purpose of impacting student growth and achievement through extended and connected arts and literacy experiences.

 

Please Note: Only one application is allowed per year, per organization for a grant in any of the following programs: 

  • Regional Initiative Grants (Arts Project Support and Arts Operating Support)
  • Arts Operating Support III
  • Statewide Arts Service Organizations
  • Regional Arts Partnership Regional Block Grant
  • Regional Arts Partnership Operating Support  

​If special funding opportunities arise, some deviation from this rule may be permitted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the IAC and the funding source. Public entities, chapters/affiliates, and fiscal agent relationship will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

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