For immediate release: Nov 16, 2010
Posted by: [IAC]
Contact: Rex A. Van Zant
Phone: 317-232-1273

Hoosier artists encouraged to apply for IAC Individual Artist Program grants

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) recently announced that Hoosier artists in selected disciplines have until February 14, 2011 to submit applications for the IAC's Individual Artist Program (IAP) grant.

Artists are encouraged to thoroughly read the program guidelines on the IAC website, and note there are significant changes in artistic disciplines that will be accepted for application during the next grant period.  The guidelines can be found at:  www.in.gov/arts/individualartistprogram.htm.

Eligible projects will only be considered in the areas of:  dance, theater, literature, music, and folk arts related to the traditional disciplines listed here.  This marks the second year the IAC has staggered eligible disciplines in the grant program.

Individual artists living and working in Indiana may apply for up to $2,000 from the IAP grant, which requires no matching funds.  The grants are intended to assist artists with specific project-related costs that will help them further their career and provide significant public benefit through the completed project.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, must be an Indiana resident for at least one year prior to the date of the application, and plan to remain in the state for the full grant period. Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-granting program.  All projects must be completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. 

A detailed explanation of the IAP program, and grant guidelines are available on the IAC website.  Artists should be aware that the application for IAP grants must be submitted online utilizing the IAC's online grants system.

A series of application workshops will also be planned.  A complete listing of dates, times and locations will be posted on the IAC website.

For more information on the Individual Artist Program, please contact Susan Britsch at 317-232-1281 or email sbritsch@iac.in.gov.

Qualified citizen review panels, selected by the IAC, will evaluate applications during discipline-specific panel meetings convened by the IAC.  The panels examine each application based upon criteria which includes the quality of the artist's work, the impact the project will have on the artist's career development, public benefit from the project, and feasibility of the project completion in the specified period of time.

A total of 150 artists applied for Individual Artist Program grants last year, and 52 projects received IAC funding.

On behalf of the people of Indiana, the Indiana Arts Commission advocates engagement with the arts to enrich the quality of individual and community life.

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