2022 Grant Guidelines & Resources

Helping arts and cultural organizations develop their crafts is a core part of Arts United’s mission. We’re devoted to enhancing the accessibility, visibility, and diversity of cultural experiences available to families throughout Northeast Indiana. That’s why we eagerly look to support worthy projects and organizations through grant funding.

2022 Grant Opportunities

Amplify Art

Amplify Art is a social media based crowdfunding program that builds community support for and raises awareness of creative projects happening in Northeast Indiana. Organizations, businesses, and individuals may apply.

Indiana Arts Commission Grants: AOS & APS

Arts Organization Support (AOS) grants provide annual operating support for the artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts and cultural organizations that provide arts activities with special attention to underserved communities. 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, such as a one-time event, a single production, an exhibition, or an educational seminar; or to support a series of related arts activities, such as art classes or training sessions.

Regional Arts Council Capacity Grants

The Capacity Grant Program provides funding to members of the Regional Arts Council for one or more of the following: improving artistic or educational quality, developing, growing and/or reaching new audience, building or expanding a fundraising program or donor base, engaging, training, or retaining staff and/or volunteers, or taking action steps toward IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, or access).

Arts & Culture Nonprofit Resilience Fund: Recovery Grant

Recovery Grants support nonprofits that restarted or amplified live programming from July 2021 through December 2021, but
have yet to fully recover earned revenue due to smaller audiences and/or lower-than-typical participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, qualifying organizations for the Recovery Grant program have been previously selected and invited to participate in this initiative because they met eligibility criteria outlined in the Arts and Culture Nonprofit Resilience Fund Guidelines (August 2020). Organizations include: ARCH, Artlink, Arts United, Audiences Unlimited, Cinema Center, Embassy Theatre, FAME, Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Trails, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, History Center, Science Central, and Unity Performing Arts Foundation.

2022 Grant Information Sessions

Each year, Arts United staff facilitates Grant Information Sessions to provide applicants with insight to each of the grants administered by Arts United. Each session will highlight general eligibility requirements, provide a comprehensive overview to each grant program, detail funding priorities, and answer any questions you may have about a particular grant opportunity.

Amplify Art
2022 Cycles To Be Announced


Contact Phil Slane at (260) 424-0646 ext. 2016 or pslane@artsunited.org.