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IAC > Grant Programs > Individual Artist Program Individual Artist Program

FY17 Cycle Applications Open: November 2, 2015
Application Deadline: February 5, 2016
Funding Amount: Up to $2,000

For other important dates, see the Program Timeline.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
PROGRAM GUIDELINES
PROGRAM TIMELINE
HOW TO APPLY
GRANT INFORMATION WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
RESOURCES

Program Description

The Individual Artist Program (IAP) provides support to artists in all disciplines for career development projects. Applicants may request a maximum of $2,000. Grantees must plan a project, or phase of a project, which can be realized within the requested budget and completed within the proposed timeline. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a legal resident of Indiana.

It is important to note that the IAP funds different genres each cycle, and applications will only be accepted in the disciplines following this schedule:

ODD FISCAL YEARS EVEN FISCAL YEARS
Crafts Dance
Design Literary Arts
Media Arts Music
Photography Theatre
Visual Arts

Folk Arts & Access Categories:

  • Folk arts applications will be paneled with the corresponding discipline in the corresponding year. For example, a folk art painter’s application will be reviewed in the Visual Arts panel and the panel will include a folk arts specialist.
  • Access applications will be paneled with the corresponding discipline in the corresponding year (for example, a musician’s application will be reviewed in the Music panel).

Program Guidelines 

Program Timeline

*All times Eastern (EST)

CURRENT CYCLE (FY16)
Grant Period July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Final Grant Report Due July 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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FY17
Applications Open November 2, 2015
Grant Information Workshop December 1, 2015
Deadline to Apply February 5, 2016 at 4:30 PM
Application Review Panel Meetings April 2016
Grant Period, projects occur July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Final Grant Report Due July 1, 2017

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online through the IAC's online grants system. A “physical” copy is no longer required or accepted. Please note that your online submission indicates your agreement with, and adherence to, entire Individual Artist Program Guidelines document, including its embedded website links.

All applicants and grant recipients are required to create and update profile information in the online IAC grants system. Profile information must contain the current, primary contact’s email address. IAC staff cannot provide advanced technical help for computer or software-related problems. For problems with the Online Grant System, contact the grants manager at grantsadmin@iac.in.gov or (317) 232-1278.

Grant Information Webinars & Workshops

Grant Information Workshop
December 1, 2015

Application Review Process

Application Review Panel Meetings
April 2016, TBA

Each eligible application will be reviewed and scored by a conflict-free panel comprised of both arts and environmental professionals using the IAP's Application Review Criteria. The panel review will be open to the public and may be recorded. Applicants are invited and encouraged to attend to hear feedback.

Resources

Contact Information

Direct program/content questions to program manager Sarah Fronczek at sfronczek@iac.in.gov or (317) 232-1274. 

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