Apply anytime before March 19, 2021 for projects
that will be completed no later than May 31, 2021.
Applications are reviewed every two weeks and awards made until the funding pool is depleted.
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PAFN Community Connection Grants are designed to support the work of artists leading in their own communities, partnering with their neighborhoods and with neighborhood-based organizations.
The 2020-2021 grants will fund arts projects that...
A total of $50,000 has been reserved. Grant requests can be between $500 and $2,500.
Through this grant program, artists can help envision a more connected, just, and equitable future for everyone.
This is a City of Indianapolis grant program, administered by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. The funds to be granted have been provided to the City by private developers in partial or full satisfaction of their public art requirement as outlined in Ch. 271 of the Code of Ordinances of Indianapolis-Marion County.
At least 50% of funds granted through this program will support projects in neighborhoods where the average household income is less than 138% of the current Federal poverty line.
Attending a grant workshop before applying is strongly recommended. Grant application workshops will go over the goals of the grant program, provide information about applicant and project eligibility, discuss how grants will be reviewed, and review the application process before answering participants' questions. All workshops are virtual and will be livestreamed on the Arts Council's Facebook page, and a recording will be made available afterward. To register as a workshop participant, click the link for the workshop date you are interested in attending.
While we recommend attending a workshop so you can get your questions answered, we understand that these dates may not work for everyone. If you cannot attend a workshop, you can watch the Dec. 2 workshop below.
Application period closes @ 4:30 p.m.
Applications uploaded after 4:30 p.m. on the indicated date will be reviewed with the next group.
Decision Meeting (public)
Applicants in the review group will be sent a shareable link to a public comments form and a Webex link to listen in on the meeting
Grant Paperwork Sent to Awardees
Paperwork can be completed online with a digital signature
Earliest Check Mailed
if paperwork is completed promptly
January 6 - CANCELED
Each project submitted for funding must have a Lead Applicant who will receive the funds, a Participating Artist (who may also serve as the Lead Applicant), and at least one Community Partner if the Lead Applicant is also the Participating Artist.
Eligible Lead Applicants
There are four parts to the grant application:
You can apply anytime. The cutoff period for review groups is Fridays at 4:30pm on the following dates:
Applications received after the cutoff will be held for the next round of review. Awards will be given until funds are depleted, so deadlines are tentative based upon available funding. Apply early for best consideration.
Check the FAQ document to see if your question has already been answered.
If you have other questions concerning Public Art for Neighborhoods or the 2020-21 Community Connection Grant guidelines, wish to talk about your grant idea, or want to have your application reviewed before submitting it, contact:
Julia Moore, Director of Public Art
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Phone: 317.631.3301 x240