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.

Amplify Art

Amplify Art is a 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: AOS and APS

Arts Organization Support (AOS) grants provide annual operating support to arts nonprofits for ongoing artistic and administrative functions.

Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to nonprofits, units of government, and schools to support a specific project, such as a one-time event; a single production; an exhibition; a workshop; or a series of related arts activities.

Community Connections: Southeast Arts Project Grants

Community Connections: Southeast Arts Project Grants are intended to bring together residents in Southeast Fort Wayne to enhance a sense of pride in shared community spaces, strengthen relationships between members of the community, augment existing community development efforts and activities, and celebrate both the history and culture of residents by encouraging community participation in a unique artistic experience. Grants will provide funding to support arts and culture projects and activities in Southeast Fort Wayne.

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).

Application Support Sessions & Webinars

These sessions provide interested 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.

Community Connections: Southeast Fort Wayne

Virtual Support Sessions

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 5:30pm
  • Friday, March 29, 2024 at noon – Watch Recording

Community Connections: Southeast Fort Wayne

In-Person Support Sessions

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 5:30pm – Renaissance Pointe YMCA (Choir Room), 2323 Bowser Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
  • Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 6:00pm – Bridge of Grace Ministries, 5100 Gaywood Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46806 (Please enter Door #3)
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 4pm – Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S Hanna St, Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Grant Panel Opportunities

Arts United utilizes volunteer panelists to review applications submitted to several of our grant programs. We select panelists based on a variety of factors and strive for diversity in our panelists to encourage meaningful dialogue, enhance awareness, and represent a variety of voices from across our region.

Completing this form does not guarantee panel participation. All submissions will be thoughtfully reviewed by the program manager, who might get in touch to learn more about your areas of expertise. If you are interested in serving as a grant panelist, please submit your information using this form.


Contact Heather Closson at (260) 424-0646 ext. 2005 or