As an Indiana Arts Commission Regional Arts Partner, Arts United administers IAC 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.

FY22 AOS Dates and Deadlines

Level I: Organizations with cash income under $250,000.
Level II: Organizations with a cash income over $250,000.

Grant Period: July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022
Application Open: January 4, 2021
Letter of Intent to Apply Due (New AOS I Applicants Only): January 19, 2021 at 4:30PM EST
Eligibility Notifications Sent to LOI Applicants: Week of January 27, 2021
Deadline to Request Draft Application Review: February 22, 2021
Application Due: March 4, 2021 at 4:30PM EST
Panel Review: Last two weeks of April. Panel information will be available starting April 1.
Award Notification: Early July 2021
First Payment (75%): September–October 2021
Final Grant Report Due: July 13, 2022 at 4:30PM EST
Second Payment (25%): July–August 2022

FY21 AOS Dates and Deadlines

Grant Period: July 1, 2019–June 30, 2021
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.

FY22 APS Dates and Deadlines

Applicants may request up to $5,000 to support their arts project.

Grant Period: July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022
Application Open: January 4, 2021
Deadline to Request Draft Application Review: February 22, 2021
Application Due: March 4, 2021 at 4:30PM EST
Panel Review: Last two weeks of April. Panel information will be available starting April 1.
Award Notification: Early July 2021
First Payment (75%): September–October 2021
Final Grant Report Due: July 13, 2022 at 4:30PM EST
Second Payment (25%): July–August 2022

FY21 APS Dates and Deadlines

Grant Period: July 1, 2019–June 30, 2021
Final Grant Report Due: July 13, 2021 at 4:30PM EST

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.