Grants:Art for Awareness Grants

Art for Awareness Grants

Indy Arts Council is now offering Art for Awareness Grants for projects that use arts-based activities to prevent or create awareness of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or addiction in Marion County. Grants may range from $5,000 to $65,000 and have no match requirement. Applicants can be nonprofits or individual artists. These projects require collaboration between artists and SUD experts.

The funding for this program is made possible through the City of Indianapolis and the Opioid Settlement Funds.

Applications are due May 3. Apply here.

Art for Awareness Grants

About the grant

Indy Arts Council is now offering Art for Awareness Grants for projects that use arts-based activities to prevent or create awareness of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or addiction in Marion County. Grants may range from $5,000 to $65,000 and have no match requirement. Applicants can be nonprofits or individual artists. These projects require collaboration between artists and SUD experts.

Strong proposals will include collaboration between artists and SUD subject matter experts that use evidence-based techniques. For examples and ideas, read more here. Programs that are youth-oriented and/or center racial equity will be prioritized.

Art for Awareness Grants

Eligible applicants:

Eligible artists:

  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Are able to provide a Social Security Number (SSN), Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or A-Number/USCIS Number.
  • Are a resident of, and/or work predominantly in, Marion County.

Eligible organizations:

  • Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
  • Are Indianapolis-based and physically headquartered in Marion County.
  • Must include artist(s) in their program or project and provide them with equitable fees for their work.

All programming and projects must take place in Marion County.

  • STEP ONE

    Review the application guidelines.

    VIEW GUIDELINES
  • STEP TWO

    Watch the workshop.

    View a recording of the live workshop here.

    Watch recording
  • STEP THREE

    Complete your application.

    Applications open March 25 and are due May 3.

    Apply Now

Connect with the grants team

Anna Tragesser

Anna Tragesser

Program Manager
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Reach out to Anna for questions about the grants portal, the application process, and tech issues. If you prefer to meet virtually, schedule a time with Anna here.

Need additional help? Email grants@indyarts.org.

Connect with the grants team

Nikki Kirk

Nikki Kirk

Director of Community Impact & Strategic Investment
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For questions about eligibility requirements and our grant programs in general, join Nikki during office hours on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sign up for a 1:1 session here.

Need additional help? Email grants@indyarts.org.

FAQs

Art for Awareness Grants

Who is eligible to apply?

Eligible artists:

  • Are 18 years of age or older.
  • Are able to provide a Social Security Number (SSN), Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or A-Number/USCIS Number.
  • Are a resident of, and/or work predominantly in, Marion County.

Eligible organizations:

  • Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
  • Are Indianapolis-based and physically headquartered in Marion County.
  • Must include artist(s) in their program or project and provide them with equitable fees for their work.

All programming and projects must take place in Marion County.

When is the application due?

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m Friday, May 3. Applications will be reviewed by a panel and awards will be determined by June 2024. Projects should be completed by the end of 2025.

Apply now.

If I don’t have a resume, what can I submit?

Please provide information that will allow the panel to understand the work you have been doing, how long, and to what extent. You can submit a bio that includes dates to mark your career as an artist or arts administrator. You can also include a webpage and/or social media pages that provide background on your work in the arts & cultural sector.

What qualifies as evidence of artistic practice?

Digital images of artwork, video or audio files, and other examples that show the professional nature of your work over the past two years.

How can I find an artist to support my proposed project?

You can start by exploring the Indy Arts Council’s Artist Directory, where you can filter your search based on arts discipline and medium. If you want more in-depth support for your search, please contact our Artist Engagement Manager, Kate Oberreich at koberriech@indyarts.org

How do I find and decide on a subject matter expert and/or community or health partner?

There are many local organizations that aim to support individuals struggling with Substance Use Disorder and addiction prevention and awareness. A list of organizations we are familiar with can be viewed in the grant guidelines.

If awarded, how and when will I receive payment?

All awardees will be notified in June 2024. You may email grants@indyarts.org to inquire if you do not hear back by the end of June. Payments will be sent out by mailed check after contracts are signed and the City of Indianapolis releases the funding for disbursement.

What if I have more questions?

Contact the Indy Arts Council grants team at grants@indyarts.org or call 317-631-3301.

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