IAC Grant Program Opens: Apply Now

IAC Grant Program Opens: Apply Now

(Indianapolis, Indiana) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and its Regional Arts Partners announced today the opening of applications for two grant programs: Fiscal Year 2023 Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support.  

“Indiana’s arts organizations, arts projects, and artists are critical to the vibrancy, connectedness, and economic development of our communities,” said Miah Michaelsen, IAC Executive Director. “These grant programs make it possible for Hoosiers all over the state to have access to arts opportunities, and our Regional Arts Partners work alongside us to promote and expand participation in the arts in Indiana through their direct services.” 

Applicants for both programs apply through their respective Regional Arts Partner.   Nickel Plate Arts is the Regional Arts Partner for organizations in Hamilton, Marion, Boone, Henricks, Hancock, Johnson and Shelby Counties: contact grants@nickelplatearts.org with inquiries or to sign up for email updates.

About the Arts Project Support Program 

Arts Project Support grants provide nonprofit organizations with funding to support a specific arts activity, such as a one-time event, a single production, an exhibition, an educational workshop, or a series of related arts activities such as art classes or training sessions.  

The objectives of the Arts Project Support Grant Program are to provide the general public access to quality arts activities, with particular attention to underserved communities, and to support Indiana artists who are a vital part of Indiana’s economy and community life.   

Projects must occur between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, to be eligible for FY23 Arts Project Support.  

Applications for Arts Project Support are due March 9, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. eastern time through the IAC’s online grant system. Learn more and access the guidelines. 

About the Arts Organization Support Program 

Arts Organization Support grants provide annual operating support for nonprofit arts organizations’ ongoing artistic and administrative functions.   

The objectives of the Arts Organization Support Grant Program are to align with the IAC’s Public Funding Imperatives and to provide quality arts and cultural activities to the public, with particular attention to underserved communities. The Indiana Arts Commission defines “underserved” as people lacking access to arts programs, services, or resources due to isolated geographic location, low income, age, race/ethnicity, cultural differences, disability, or other circumstances.  

Grant Information Workshops

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:

  • Arts Program Support: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 2–3 p.m. EST
  • Arts Organization Support: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 2–3 p.m. EST
  • Click here to register for either workshop

Applications for Arts Organization Support are due March 9, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. eastern time through the IAC’s online grant system. Learn more and access the guidelines.   

Organizations new to Arts Organization Support must complete an Eligibility Questionnaire by January 18, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. eastern time. 

Ailithir McGill
amcgill@nickelplatearts.org