Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites 2018

Drawing upon the wealth of artistic talent across the state, Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites weaves art – from traditional to contemporary - into our state’s rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and rural settings. Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites will provide funding for Indiana arts organizations, Indiana non-arts organizations, and Indiana individual artists to bring arts programs and activities to local communities in participating state parks, forests, and historic sites promoting public engagement in the state park/forest/historic site system.

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Map of All Participating Sites
Program Guidelines for Individuals Program Guidelines for Organizations
Program Timeline
Planning a Successful Project
Application Review
Logos and Credit Guidelines

Program Timeline

Grant Period January 1–December 31, 2018
Application Deadline (Organizations) September 6, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Application Deadline (Individuals) September 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM
Review Panel Week of October 30, 2017
Awards Announcement Week of December 11, 2017
Final Grant Report Due (Individuals) January 16, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Final Grant Report Due (Organizations) January 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM
All times Eastern (EST)

Planning a Successful Project

Watch the webinar

We strongly encourage you watch the webinar before putting your project together. This webinar will review the basics of Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites, how to build a strong partnership with DNR or Historic Site staff, how to design an engaging participatory project, and tips for writing a strong application.

The webinars are posted below:

Use the resources

Seriously. They will make your project stronger, even if you’ve already received an Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites grant before.

Application Review

Each eligible application will be reviewed and scored by a conflict-free panel comprised of both arts, historic site, and environmental professionals. The panel review will be open to the public and will be recorded. All recordings will be posted on the IAC website.  Applicants are invited and encouraged to attend to hear feedback. The quality of the recorded session is not guaranteed but will be posted and made publically available. Applicants are invited as observers only and cannot lobby or address the panel on behalf of their applications before, during or after the panel meeting.

The panel review will be based on the number of applications received and type of projects or disciplines. Each individual artist will choose their discipline within the application. If you are a folk artist, there is an additional question you can choose to respond in order to determine eligibility for the folk discipline. Artists with disabilities may apply in any arts discipline. Applicants will be paneled with other access applications and will compete for the same funding source.


Map of All Participating Sites

Contact Lists

DNR Resources

Webinar Recordings

Grant Resources