Indiana Arts Commission Arts Organization Support

Arts United is proud to represent Northeast Indiana as a Regional Arts Partner of the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC). The Regional Arts Partnership is a network of 11 regions of Indiana developed in 1997 by the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), a state agency, to promote and expand local participation in the designation of state arts funding and service delivery.

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 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.

AOS Level I (AOSI) is geared toward arts and cultural organizations with a cash income and expense budget of less than $250,000.

AOS Level II (AOSII) is geared toward organizations with a cash income and expense budget of greater than $250,000. Please note that AOSII applications are on a two-year cycle. Grants were awarded June 2019. The next round of Arts Organization Support II applications will open December 2020.

Click here to explore guidelines, evaluation criteria, and more for Indiana Arts Commission grant programs.

Important Dates and Deadlines (AOSI & AOSII) 

Click here to explore guidelines, evaluation criteria, and more forIndiana Arts Commission grant programs.

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; an educational seminar; or series of related arts activities, such as art classes or training sessions.

Important Dates and Deadlines (APS)

Ready to apply?  Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Access the online system ​  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.

For additional information or assistance, please contact Grant and Program Manager Heather Closson at (260) 424-0646 or

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