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Regional Initiative Grants (RIG) - Region 6 Arts Project Support (APS)

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools for Art
Activities that Benefit Communities in Eligible Counties

Agency Type:

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Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and Arts Illiana

Deadline Date:

03/05/20 4:30 PM Eastern Time


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Indiana nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools for art activities that serve communities in eligible counties. Funding is intended to enhance the lives of local residents by providing assistance for events, productions, exhibits, educational seminars, art classes, and training sessions. Funded activities must serve Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo Counties.

The mission of Arts Illiana is to promote, support, and enhance the arts and cultural activities of the Wabash Valley. The Indiana Arts commission advocates engagement with the arts to enrich the quality of individual and community life. Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to Indiana arts and non-arts organizations to support a distinct aspect of the organization's arts activities, including one-time or series of related arts activities,  that are open to the public or directed toward a specific Indiana audience that will benefit from the project. 

The objective of the program is to provide the general public access to quality arts and cultural activities, with special attention to underserved communities.

For a list of eligible expenses, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167362

Estimated Size of Grant:

APS applicants may request up to $5,000 or up to 50% of allowable project expenses, whichever is less.

Applicants may request no less than $500.

This Region’s average grant in this category for FY2020 was $3,897.

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to Indiana arts and non-arts organizations .

Non-arts organizations do not have the arts as their primary mission. They include but are not limited to pre-K, elementary, secondary, schools, and, in some cases colleges and universities; senior centers; parks and recreation departments; civic and community service organizations; Main Street and other community development organizations; professional associations; public libraries; public broadcast stations; health and human service agencies; public agencies such as municipal and county governments; and private tax-exempt community based organizations.

All applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

1. Must be a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt agency, with either 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or be an Indiana public entity (part of city or county government);

2. Must be incorporated in the State of Indiana at the time of application and for the duration of the grant period;

3. Must be physically located in Indiana, have an address in the region to which the organization is applying, with the majority of its arts programming, services, or activities taking place in Indiana, and must primarily serve and engage Indiana audiences and participants;

4. Must have a DUNS number;

5. Must not have any outstanding Final Grant Reports due to the Indiana Arts Commission or the Regional Arts Partner;

6. Organizations whose primary purpose is higher education (e.g. universities, colleges, division of a college) are eligible to apply for those arts activities that clearly serve the needs of surrounding communities and involve community input during planning and implementation. Those activities that are credit-producing or oriented primarily to university students and the academic community are not eligible;

7. Must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances;

8. An organization may apply for only one Regional Initiative Grant (APS, AOSI, or AOSII) in the same fiscal year. Further, it cannot apply to other IAC grant programs for the same project.

For a list of ineligible expenses, see

Pre-Application Information:


- Grant Period: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
- Deadline to request draft application review: February 21, 2020
- Application Due: March 5, 2020, 4:30 PM eastern time
- Panel Panel: April 20, 2020
- Award Notification: Early July 2020
- First Payment (75%): September – October 2020
- Final Grant Report Due: July 13, 2021, 4:30 PM eastern time
- Second Payment (25%): July-August 2021

All applicants must match IAC funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The total project budget must be at least twice the amount requested.

For additional resources relating to grant programs, see URL for Full Text below.

About Arts Illiana:

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

For questions, contact:

Sherri Wright, Regional Services Coordinator

Arts Illiana
23 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807

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