Application: online application
Application Guidelines: Click here (1.2 MB) to download
Applications Deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis with quarterly deadlines
Award Notifications: 15-days after quarterly deadline beginning November 10, 2017 (See guidelines)
Workshop Dates: Beginning October 5, 2017, 5pm (See guidelines for complete schedule)
General Grant Information
As part of its mission, the Arts Council works with local foundations to support and nurture the careers of professional artists. In 2017, the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation (CDFF) and the Arts Council of Indianapolis (ACI) will create and pilot a new juried artist grant/award program to provide quick turnaround project funding for professional artists in Indiana that promotes, celebrates, recognizes, and rewards excellence. The aim of the program is to recognize contemporary visual artists and support their exceptional projects.
The DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award Program will honor up to five contemporary visual artists with grants of up to $10,000 each year for aspirational visual arts projects. Each project must demonstrate an immediate need for the requested funds and be completed within the stated deadline. It is intended to allow a high-tolerance for risk and exploration and will provide support of an artist’s creative practice that will help her/him push their work in dynamic ways. Each artist will submit a final report at the end of the process, and may be included in a final curated exhibition.
Thomas Ramey, The Gathering, 2010, Cor-ten steel, 20' x 86'