As an Indiana Arts Commission Regional Arts Partner, Arts United administers Regional Initiative Grants in eleven counties of Region 3: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Miami, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. Arts United serves as a source of information, referral and technical services for local organizations who apply for state arts funding.

Annual Operating Support (AOS) Grants

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.

AOSI Dates and Deadlines

Organizations with a cash income and expense budget of less than $250,000.

Grant Period: July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021
Application Open: December 20, 2019
Letter of Intent to Apply Due: January 15, 2020 at 4:30PM EST
Eligibility Notifications Sent to LOI Applicants: Week of January 27, 2020
Deadline to Request Draft Application Review: February 21, 2020
Application Due: March 5, 2020 at 4:30PM EST
Panel Review: April 30, 2020
Award Notification: Early July 2020

First Payment (75%): September–October 2020
Final Grant Report Due: July 13, 2021 at 4:30PM EST
Second Payment (25%): July–August 2021

AOSII Dates and Deadlines

Organizations with a cash income and expense budget of greater than $250,000.

The next round of Arts Organization Support II applications will open December 2020.

Grant Period: July 1, 2019–June 30, 2021
Letter of Intent to Apply Due: January 15, 2019 at 4:30PM EST
Eligibility Notifications Sent to LOI Applicants: Week of January 28, 2019
Grant Workshop: January 30, 2019 at 3:30PM EST
Application Due: March 5, 2019 at 4:30PM EST
Panel Review: April 23, 2019 at 1:00PM EST
Award Notification — Early July 2019
First Payment (75%): September–October 2019
Year 1 Final Grant Report Due: July 13, 2020 at 4:30PM EST

Second Payment (25%): September–October 2020
Year 2 Final Grant Report Due: July 13, 2021 at 4:30PM EST

Arts Project Support (APS) Grants

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.

APS Dates and Deadlines

Grant Period: July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021
Application Open: December 20, 2019
Deadline to Request Draft Application Review: February 21, 2020
Application Due: March 5, 2020 at 4:30PM EST
Panel Review: April 30, 2020
Award Notification: Early July 2020

First Payment (75%): September–October 2020
Final Grant Report Due: July 13, 2021 at 4:30PM EST
Second Payment (25%): July–August 2021

Ready to Apply?

Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To access the online system , go to ​in.gov/arts/apply. Once in the online grant system, open and complete the questionnaire found at the top of the page. Applicants new to the IAC’s online system will need to create a profile to get started.

Questions?

Contact Director of Grants and Programs Heather Closson at (260) 424-0646 or hclosson@artsunited.org.