The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and its Regional Arts Partners announced today the opening of applications for two grant programs: Fiscal Year 2024 Arts Project Support and Fiscal Years 2024-2025 Arts Organization Support.
“Arts and creativity are an essential piece of the vibrancy, connectedness, and economic development of Indiana communities,” Miah Michaelsen, IAC Executive Director, said. “The Arts Organization Support and Arts Project Support grant programs strengthen the fabric of Hoosier communities by facilitating quality arts and educational activities.”
About the Arts Project Support Program
Arts Project Support grants provide nonprofit organizations and public entities 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, 2023 and June 30, 2024 to be eligible for FY24 Arts Project Support.
About the Arts Organization Support Program
Arts Organization Support grants provide annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations that align with program priorities. Applicants that are funded in this program will be funded for two years (FY24 and FY25).
The Arts Organization Support program was recently evaluated and restructured to allow the program to better serve arts organizations and to create the outcomes identified by the public in externally-led input and feedback sessions. Changes to the program for FY24 and FY25 include improving the application process, reducing the minimum budget threshold for applicants to $20,000, aggregating the percentage of funded applications by organizational budget size, and offering the program every other year instead of annually. Learn more about these changes and the evaluation process.