For immediate release: Mar 30, 2011
Posted by: [IAC]
Contact: Rex A. Van Zant
Phone: 317-232-1273

Arts Commission now accepting Technical Assistance Program grant applications

(Indianapolis, Indiana) - The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today it is currently accepting applications from organizations interested in providing capacity building services to their constituents.

The IAC's Technical Assistance Program (TAP) is a two-year grant program (January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2013) which provides up to $5,000 each year to organizations to assist them in providing services to their constituents that would help strengthen them as community arts providers.

"The Indiana Arts Commission believes that healthy arts organizations help build healthy, vibrant, creative communities throughout our state," said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci, "but at times, all groups may have need of additional skills and resources to help them fulfill their role as vital partners in community life."

The Technical Assistance Program provides resources to eligible organizations with appropriate, realistic strategies for developing individual and organizational skills that would strengthen the capacity to meet at least one of three core objectives: build stronger arts organizations; develop stronger communities through arts partnerships; or advance the role of the arts in public and private education and personal development.

The Technical Assistance Program is a competitive grant program open to any private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt agency, with 501(c) (3) status, or an Indiana public entity (city, county, or state government). The applicant must be incorporated in the state of Indiana at the time of application, and must not have any outstanding final grant reports with the Indiana Arts Commission. No matching funds are required for this grant program.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to review the program guidelines which are currently available on the IAC website at:

Applications must be submitted through the Indiana Cultural Grants Online ( no later than 4:30 p.m. (EDT) July 18, 2011.

Paneling of the Technical Assistance Program applications is scheduled for August 17, 2011 with final approval from the Commission at the September 16, 2011 Quarterly Business Meeting.

Questions regarding the Technical Assistance Program should be directed to Bobbie Garver at 317-232-1283 or email to  

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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