Indiana Arts Commission (IAC)
02/06/20 4:30 PM EST
Grants of up to $2,000 to Indiana artists for projects that develop and advance art careers. Projects should be for the benefit of the public. Grant funds may be used for equipment, supplies, marketing and promotion, facilities rental, travel, personnel, and training and workshops. Eligible projects are in the art disciplines of design, crafts, photography, media arts, visual, and folk arts. Funding is intended to support projects that positively impact the career of an artist at any phase and that directly benefit the public in Indiana and/or engage an Indiana community.
Project proposals should focus on activities that support and enhance individual artistic growth and should define clearly the relationship of the proposal to career development.
Because the Individual Advancement Program is so popular, only certain disciplines will be accepted each year. This cycle, applications will be accepted in the area of visual arts (crafts, design, media arts, photography) applications.
For examples of past proposals, see: https://www.in.gov/arts/files/IAP%20FY21%20Guidelines.pdf#page=2.
Public Benefit and Community Engagement
Project proposals are required to include a public benefit component that takes place in Indiana. For this program, the IAC defines public benefit as an activity in which an artist actively seeks to dialogue, engage, and/or involve the public with the goal of bringing about mutual understanding and appreciation between the artist and Hoosiers. For more examples of what public benefit and engagement looks like, see: https://www.in.gov/arts/2985.htm.
Applicants may opt to self-select into the following categoeies:
Acceptable Project Expenses
Project expenses may include supplies, rental/purchase of equipment, facility rental, marketing/publicity/promotion, travel/transport within the United States, personnel, and workshops/training that further career development.
GrantWatch ID#: 153602
- Minimum Request: $500
- Maximum Request: $2,000
Funding is for projects that occur between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Individual Advancement Program manager, Anna Tragesser:
Phone: (317) 232-1281.
If you have questions regarding any areas of the content within the application, please contact the Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-232-1281.
If you experience technical issues with the online system, please contact the Grants Manager at 317-232-1278.
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