FAQ | Organziations

1. I'm new to the arts community in Indianapolis. How can I get involved?

Many arts organizations offer a wide array of opportunities to learn more about what they do and how you can get involved. The Indianapolis Museum of Art has affliate groups like the Contemporary Arts Society for lovers of Rothko and Calder; those with green thumbs be sure to check out the the museum's Horticultural Society. Students interested in theater should check out the Indiana Repertory Theatre's Summer Conservatory for Youth.

For current event information, the Arts Council's Organization Directory is another great resource to stay informed.

2. Are there other funding opportunities for arts organizations outside of the Arts Council's programs?

Other opportunities for funding exist outside of our programs. The Indiana Arts Commission offers annual grants for organizations, lists a few national websites for grant opportunities, and offers an Individual Artist allows for organizations to search by a variety of categories for available grants nationwide. The National Endowment for the Arts also provides some additional granting opportunities. 

3. What is the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ relationship to local arts organizations?

The Arts Council of Indianapolis annually awards grants to non-profit 501(c)3 arts organizations. The Arts Council also serves as Central Indiana’s chief arts advocate and offers ongoing administrative, marketing, and other support to local arts organizations in central Indiana by increasing access and awareness of the arts.

For more detailed information about grants offered through the Arts Council of Indianapolis visit the Grants section of the website.