Annual Grants Program

For updates on grants, workshops, and deadlines

Annual Grants Program

2020 Application Timeline:
Application Release: December 16, 2019

Application Workshop Dates:
Wed., January 8, 3:00 PM 
Wed., January 15, 5:30 PM 
Wed., January 29, 5:30 PM 
Wed., February 5, 3:00 PM
Click here to RSVP to a workshop. 
All workshops take place at the office of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, located at: 924 N Pennsylvania St.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2020, 4:30 pm
Award Notification: May 2020
Support Period: Calendar year 2020 (January - December)

General Grant Information
Apply for one of our competitive grant programs and let us invest in your plans for the arts in Indianapolis.

Each year, the City of Indianapolis through the City-County Council allocates funding to the Arts Council to grant to Marion County arts organizations. The Arts Council’s Annual Grants Program is a three-tiered program of investment support for the arts in Indianapolis. Grants from the Arts Council will provide investments in the arts and cultural community, reflecting the changes of our growing city and ever-expanding arts community.

Grant applications are adjudicated in a public process that is free from conflicts of interest and assures fairness and professionalism.

Accessing the Application
New applicants are only eligible to apply for the Level 1 Operating Support Program. 
To make the application process easier for new applicants, a representative from your organization must contact the Grant Services team at (317) 631-3301 to confirm eligibility and receive the invitational password prior to beginning an application. For more information, please contact Rishard Allen at (317) 631-3301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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 believe in a full creative life for all.

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