Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund: News and Updates

In June 2020, the Arts Council announced the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund. The $10 million Fund, made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc., will provide one-time grants to offset the extraordinary and unexpected expenses and operating costs for Marion County arts and cultural organizations as they reopen and prepare to safely welcome back employees, audiences, and attendees as the COVID-19 crisis continues. 

“Arts and cultural organizations play a vital role in our community, and we know they are under tremendous strain as they navigate challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for the Arts Council’s tireless efforts to support the sector during this difficult time, and we hope the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund will provide resources for many arts and cultural organizations to safely reopen and adapt to our new environment,” said Ronni Kloth, Lilly Endowment’s vice president for community development.

Access the full press release here.


Please check back regularly for announcements of new grantees along with updates about the Fund. 




Philanthropy News Digest: Lilly Endowment awards $10.2 million to Arts Council of Indianapolis 

NUVO: A sobering portrait: The 2020 Virtual State of Indy Arts & Culture 

IndyStar: $10.2 million grant program will help Indianapolis arts and cultural organizations reopen

The Indy Channel: $10.2 million fund to help Marion County arts and cultural organizations 

Nonprofit Quarterly: Cultural Organizations Hit Hard by COVID-19--And Then Comes the Recession

Indianapolis Business Journal: Arts Council launches $10M restart fund for local arts not-for-profits 

IndyStar: Arts venues will be among the last to reopen and must overcome some of the toughest hurdles

If you’re interested in telling or sharing great stories as Indy’s arts & cultural organizations reopen, recover, and welcome back guests, please contact Amanda Kingsbury at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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