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About Grants

The Arts Council of Indianapolis invests in artists and arts organizations to nurture and foster a thriving arts scene that helps build stronger neighborhoods and ultimately enhances the quality of life for all Indianapolis residents. In 2015, the Grants Committee of the Arts Council adopted the following Equity Statement: “We will make equitable access to arts funding for all arts organizations and artists in Indianapolis a guiding principle of Arts Council grant making. Such funding will unite arts organizations and artists with diverse populations of our community to nurture a thriving culture for the arts within the City of Indianapolis.” We invite all eligible applicants to apply for a grant opportunity. These grant programs fall into two categories: Grants for Individuals and Grants for Organizations.

GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS

GRANTS FOR ORGANIZATIONS

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Grants FOR INDIVIDUALS

Each year, the Arts Council offers a number of grant programs to artists and arts administrators. These grants enhance and support the development of quality arts performances, programs, professional development, services, exhibitions, and arts activities throughout central Indiana. Grant applications are adjudicated in an objective process that is free from conflicts of interest and assures fairness and professionalism.

Grants and Fellowships for individuals include:

Before you begin work on applications for these fellowship opportunities, be sure to read carefully through the guidelines, including the eligibility requirements.

Click here to see answers to some frequently asked questions.

 

 

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GRANTS for Organizations 

Each year, the Arts Council offers the City Annual Grant program to the nonprofit arts and cultural community to enhance and support the development of quality arts performances, programs, services, exhibitions, and arts activities throughout central Indiana. Grant applications are adjudicated in a public process that is free from conflicts of interest and assures fairness and professionalism.

Click here to learn more about the City Annual Grant Program.

For grantee resources, click here.