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IAC > Grant Programs > Individual Artist Program Individual Artist Program

FY17 Cycle Now Closed.  The deadline to apply was February 5, 2016.
Funding Amount: Up to $2,000


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:

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)

Grant Period July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016
Final Grant Report Due July 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM
Applications Open November 2, 2015
Grant Information Webinar December 8, 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 or (317) 232-1278.

Grant Information Webinars & Workshops

Watch a recording of the IAP grant information webinar.

Click here to view slides from the IAP grant information webinar.

Application Review Process

Application Review Panel Meetings
All panels will take place in Conference Room 17 of Indiana Government Center South, 302 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN.

Panel & Review Order Date Time Audio Recording
Visual Arts Panel I April 11, 2016 10:00am FY17_Visual_Arts_I.MP3
Visual Arts Panel II April 12, 2016 10:00am Visual_Arts_II.MP3
Visual Arts Panel III April 13, 2016 10:00am Visual_Arts_III.MP3
Media Arts Panel April 11, 2016  2:00pm Media_Arts.MP3
Photography Panel April 12, 2016 2:00pm Photography.MP3
Access Panel April 13, 2016 2:00pm Artist_Access.MP3
Crafts Panel April 14, 2016 10:00am Crafts.MP3

Each eligible application will be reviewed and scored by a conflict-free panel comprised of arts 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.

Panelists Needed for FY17 IAP Application Review

Individual Artist Program panelists are Indiana residents knowledgeable in specific arts disciplines and/or arts management. For more information about being a grant review panelist visit the IAC’s Serve as a Grant Review Panelist webpage.


Contact Information

Direct program/content questions to program manager Sarah Fronczek at or (317) 232-1274. 

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