Arts-related nonprofit organizations in communities in Central Indiana share similar values, missions and challenges. Bringing these like minds to the same table makes us all stronger. By offering access to funding opportunities, invitations to collaborate and more, we encourage organizations to become our Partner.
Nickel Plate Arts is also the Regional Arts Partner for Region 7 for the Indiana Arts Commission. If you’re looking for grants and other opportunities for Central Indiana artists and organizations, click here or scroll down for the latest news.
Nonprofit organizations and small businesses are stronger together. If your organization or company creates art or works with artists, we want to partner with you! By working together, we can grow your customers and audiences, advocate for the needs of the arts, and celebrate your victories!
Any nonprofit organization that has a stake in the arts can become our partner.
We want to share what you are doing to make our Arts Community great! Here’s how:
Events can be hard to organize, especially when you are relying on volunteers. We can provide administrative help to keep your program on track and connect it to other resources!
We have many ways to connect with big crowds, arts enthusiasts, and local leaders. We can introduce you to all of them:
Nickel Plate Arts serves as the Regional Partner for the Indiana Arts Commission to connect with an assist arts organizations and artists in Central Indiana. If you are in one of the Region 7 counties, you can subscribe for email updates or peruse funding opportunities below.
Click here to go directly to the Grant Portal.
The Indiana Arts Commission is on an bi-annual grant cycle, including grants for Arts Operating Support (AOS) and Arts Project Support (APS).
Current grantees and new applicants are invited and encouraged to learn about the grant categories, the online grant system, application process, and changes for this year. Statewide virtual workshops are scheduled as follows (links forthcoming):
Click here to go directly to the Grant Portal to create, update, or review your application.
Guidelines, evaluation criteria, and updates are available below:
AOS II and AOS III are not accepting new applicants in 2022. Applicant arts organizations that are not currently funded by the Indiana Arts Commission will be considered for AOS I level funding in 2022. For more details, consult the guidelines for the region in which your organization operates. As each region has specific requirements, it’s important to download the guidelines for your region.
Click here to download the evaluation criteria.
Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to Indiana 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public entities for a specific arts project or activity(ies). Some examples of eligible projects include a one-time art event, a single performance, an exhibition, and educational workshop, or series of related arts activities such as art classes or training sessions that are open to the public, whether free or for a fee.
Click here to download the evaluation criteria.
Any Central Indiana artist or organization with an interest in the arts could qualify for funding and opportunities through the Regional Arts Partner program. Click below to let us know that you’d like to receive:
We’re here to help! Click the link to send us an email with your questions or call 317-452-3690.
Submitting arts related events…
To accurately and efficiently keep up with this huge task of tracking all our Community Partner events, please submit your art related events to firstname.lastname@example.org in the following standardized format:
Date & Time
Cost for event
Description of the event
Website/event info. Link
Include contact person/info. (who can be reached for event questions)
Please also submit your logo or event related image if one is available
Our mission is to cultivates arts resources to enrich the lives of everyone who experiences our community. We can’t achieve that mission without feedback from you. We have two surveys related to our overall performance – each should take you 5 minutes or less to fill out. Please consider taking one or both of them to help us grow and best serve you! Thank you!
Nickel Plate Arts offers non-profit organizations up to $1,000 in funding for events and/or projects that build community around the arts in the communities of eastern Hamilton County, from Fishers to Atlanta. To apply for funding, simply fill out the form here. Our staff will review your application within one week of receipt. Funding decisions are based on the order in which applications are received, the strength of the application, its connection to the arts community and the availability of funds. For more information, please contact email@example.com.