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USA: Indiana: Bloomington

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Arts Project Support Grant

Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC)

Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #127897

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $4,000 to Indiana arts organizations and businesses and individual artists in eligible regions for arts and cultural projects. Funding is intended to promote the arts and cultural experiences in the community. Applications will be evaluated according to artistic quality, community impact, equity and inclusion efforts, and programming needs. Activities must take place within Bloomington city limits and be open to the public or occur in-school.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in the arts and cultural sector may apply for funds.
- Individual artists and organizations are eligible to apply. Organizations are not required to be a non-profit
- Activities must take place within Bloomington city limits and be open to the public or occur in-school

The program does not fund:
- Activities and performances planned primarily for fundraising purposes.
- Food, beverages, or other refreshments.
- Capital expenditures.
- Training expenses.
- Indirect costs.
- Projects longer than one year in duration.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A live, online informational session followed by questions from the public will be held at 5pm on Wednesday, February 23. Please register for the workshop here:

Pre-Application Information:

Arts Project Support Grants Applications open 9AM on Monday, February 14. Completed applications are due Friday, March 25, at 5 p.m., with awards to be announced and distributed in April - May 2022.

A project consists of one or more specific events or activities that occur within a set time frame and are open to the public. If there are multiple events or activities, they must be shown to be connected to each other.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants can apply for up to $4,000 in project support. Note that most projects will not receive full funding.

Term of Contract:

Projects can begin no earlier than April 1, 2022 and must conclude by March 30, 2023.

Contact Information:


Questions may be directed to Holly Warren, City of Bloomington Assistant Director for the Arts,, 812-349-3534.

Bloomington Arts Commissioners will offer office hours for applicants on a first come first serve basis for anyone interested in discussing the application process during the weeks of February 28, March 7, and March 14. Please contact Holly Warren to schedule an appointment.

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