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Indiana Masterpiece Indiana Masterpiece

The application deadline for this program has passed.

Award notification letters will go out via e-mail following the December 11, 2015 Quarterly Business Meeting of the Indiana Arts Commission.

Through the Indiana Masterpiece grant program, funding will be available for projects occurring between January 1 and December 31, 2016 that introduce Hoosiers to the best of Indiana’s cultural and artistic legacy through special productions, commissions, exhibitions, performances, and/or artistic celebrations. 

Program Guidelines
Program Timeline
How to Apply
Grant Program Q&A
Grant Information Webinar
Application Review Panel Meeting
Logos & Acknowledgment Requirements

Activities should showcase the state’s arts history and prominent figures in order to highlight our rich cultural heritage and those who created it. The goal of the program is to fund and support eligible projects that are of high artistic merit, impact, and educational value, and are publicly accessible to a broad audience.

AVAILABLE FUNDING: $5,000 –20,000 per project
Applicants will need to document a one-to-one match of project-related dollars from other non-state sources to ensure that local communities invest in and have ownership of a piece of the State’s Bicentennial.

Program Timeline 

*All times Eastern (EST)

Grant period, funded programs take place

January 1–December 31, 2016

Deadline to submit final grant report

January 12, 2017 at 4:30 PM

How to Apply

The application must be submitted through the IAC's Online Grant System no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 1. For problems with the Online Grant System, contact the grants manager at or (317) 232-1278.

Grant Information Webinar

Click here to listen to a recording of the July 23 webinar. Slides from the presentation can be downloaded here.

Click here to view a Grant Program Q&A.

Application Review Process

Application Panel Review Sessions
Indiana Government Center South - Conference Room 17 (302 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204)

Each eligible application will be reviewed and scored by a conflict-free panel of professional peers using the program's Application Review Criteria. The panel review is open to the public for observation and may be recorded. Applicants are invited and are encouraged to attend to hear feedback. View a building map of Indiana Government Center South.

Logos & Acknowledgment Requirements

Indiana Masterpiece grant recipients must use the IAC and Bicentennial logos for acknowledgment and credit on all grant-related promotional materials. Grantees may use either provided Bicentennial logo - the official logo and/or Bicentennial Legacy Project Seal. In instances where both logos cannot be used, grantees should include the written text "This activity is a signature project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, and is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission." Promotional material includes, but is not limited to: 

- printed materials
- films and videotapes 
- digital communications
- educational materials 
- public verbal acknowledgements

Click the links below to download a JPEG of each logo. If you have any questions or if you need an alternative version of a logo, please email

Color Grayscale
Bicentennial Bicentennial
Bicentennial Legacy Project Seal (jpg)
Bicentennial Legacy Project Seal (png)

For More Information

Program or Application content/development questions? 

Contact: Paige Sharp, Director of Programs
Phone: (317) 232-1279

Technical, online system, contract, or payment questions?

Contact: Adrian Starnes, Grants, Research and Information Technology Manager 
Phone: (317) 232-1278