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Indiana Arts Emergency Relief Fund

The arts add vibrancy and depth to Hoosiers’ lives and are a significant factor in the health of Indiana’s economy. The arts sector contributes $8.4 billion to Indiana’s economy, and Indiana’s overall creative economy includes 160,000 jobs, over 87,000 of which are employees of arts organizations and businesses.* While the COVID-19 crisis threatens arts organizations and their associated jobs, programs, and services to patrons, the arts continue to be at the center of community life and economic recovery. 

The Indiana Arts Commission announces the Indiana Arts Emergency Relief Fund to support Indiana’s arts organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Indiana Arts Emergency Relief Fund program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), and Arts Midwest with funding provided by the CARES Act. 


Fiscal year 2020 Arts Organization Support (AOS) I, II, and III grant recipients of the IAC are eligible for funding and will be awarded fixed amounts of approximately $2,500 - $3,000. These funds were not competitive, and all eligible organizations will be awarded funds upon the successful completion of a required form assigned in the online grant system. 


Contact Information

Paige Sharp 
Deputy Director of Programs 
Indiana Arts Commission 


(317) 416-8536 

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