Each year, Indy Arts Council awards funds through the Annual Grants Program to the nonprofit arts and cultural community. These grants help 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.
Grants for Organizations include:
Annual Grant Program
A competitive grant program for established Arts organizations within Marion County for general operating support.
Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund
A non-competitive grant program for established Arts organizations within Marion County to receive funding to reimagine and restart their organizations coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Arts Council of Indianapolis is committed to working with the arts and cultural community to cultivate a sector that serves, celebrates, and values every resident of Indianapolis. We envision a city where engagement in the arts is not pre-determined by socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We see a robust and successful arts and cultural community as:
We believe these closely held tenets will sustain a full creative life for all.