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Grants to Promote Community
Involvement in the Arts

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Bloomington Arts Commission (BAC)

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Grants of up to $1,000 are available to local non-profit arts organizations that provide projects or programs that stimulate and encourage community appreciation for and participation in the arts. The purpose of these grants is to provide direct support for nonprofit organizations that offer quality arts and cultural programming for the citizens of Bloomington.

These grants are intended to support efforts focused on the cultural experience; in arts education and in the creation of works of art for both well-established institutions and newly formed groups. Grant applications will be judged on three categories of criteria: artistic quality, community impact and organizational capacity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127897

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Arts Project Grant Program is open to nonprofit organizations and is for projects which take place within Bloomington city limits.

The Arts Project Grant Program does not fund:
• Projects completed prior to funding period.
• Activities and performances not available to the general public.
• 100% of project costs. Applicants are required to provide matching funds through other sources.
• Activities and performances planned solely for fundraising purposes.
• Food, beverages or other refreshments.
• Capital expenditures.
• Training expenses as the sole project activity.
• Interest on loans, fines, penalties and/or litigation costs.
• Indirect costs.
• Projects which are longer than one year in duration.
• Individual artists directly. Artists must work with a partner agency, which must serve as the applicant and fiscal agent.

Pre-Application Information:

Funding requests must include a 1:1 match (a $2,000 project would have a $1,000 grant request and a $1,000 match from the applicant.) In-kind support for the applicant’s match portion is capped at 50% (in the previous example the in-kind support would be capped at $500).

Email, hand-delivered, and mailed submissions of the application are all acceptable. For mail or hand-delivery, submit the original application only (no copies are necessary). Completed applications should be submitted to:

Miah Michaelsen
Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts
401 N. Morton St., Suite 130
Bloomington, IN 47404


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please direct questions to Miah Michaelsen, Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at: 349-3534 or

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Bloomington

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana