Arts Commission Now Accepting Applications for Community Services Programs

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announces the opening of applications for three Community Services programs: Arts Project Support, Arts Organization Support I, and Creative Community Pathways.

Arts Project Support

Arts Project Support grants provide funding to nonprofit organizations to support a specific part of the organization’s arts activities, 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. Arts Project Support grants are administered by the IAC’s Regional Arts Partners.

Arts Organization Support I

Arts Organization Support grants provide annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations that align with the Indiana Arts Commission’s Public Funding Imperatives. The grant amount is based on the average of the applicant’s last three years of total cash income, panel’s ratings, number of eligible applicants, and the dollars available. Arts Organization Support I grants are administered by the IAC’s Regional Arts Partners.

Creative Community Pathway

The IAC’s Creative Community Pathway is a roadmap for any Indiana community to start, focus, or deepen arts and culture-based strategies to grow community wellbeing. As a capacity building program, the Pathway aligns local creative assets – artists, arts and culture strategies, partners and resources – to support a community’s unique goals and dreams. Simultaneously, it organizes a sustainable, healthy creative ecosystem for artists and cultural organizations.

The Creative Community Pathway organizes community efforts using best practices, and provides resources. The Pathway also directly prepares communities who wish to pursue the Indiana Cultural District designation and Spotlight Community recognition. Communities interested in pursuing special designation through the program need to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 27, 2020.