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Capacity Building Partnership Program Capacity Building Partnership Program

To build stronger arts organizations and communities across the state, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) will partner with outside entities to develop and deliver capacity building programs.

The Capacity Building Partnership Program (CBPP) will provide funding for the creation of programs that further develop the professional skills of the staff of cultural organizations, community leaders and individual artists. Proposed capacity building activities may range in scale and formality, but they must be of local, regional or state appeal and address one or more of the program goals listed below.

Competitive proposals will utilize shared resources between the partner and the IAC to create programs for increasing the efficiency, efficacy, and effectiveness of constituents across the state.


The IAC invites all eligible nonprofit and public organizations to submit a project proposal that outlines how the organization wishes to partner with the Commission in order to produce programs (e.g. symposia, conferences, lectures, workshops, etc.) that address one or more of the following topics:

  • Measuring and communicating community impact 
  • Artists as community leaders
  • Strengthening community fabric
  • Best practices “Bubble Up”

Please note that the programs developed with CBPP funding should be open to the public.

See page 2 of the RFP Guidelines for more information.


Please save and combine your completed Proposal Coversheet, Proposal Narrative, Budget Worksheet, and any attachments into a single PDF titled “Organization Name CBPP Proposal”.

All proposals must be submitted by email to Ann Fields, Communications & Community Engagement Manager, at no later than 4:30 p.m. (EDT) on August 12, 2015.


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Request For Proposals + Program Guidelines
Proposal Coversheet (PDF)  ---   Proposal Coversheet (Word doc)
Budget Worksheet (PDF)   ---   Budget Coversheet (Word doc)

For any questions related to this RFP and the Capacity Building Partnership Program, please contact Ann Fields, Communications & Community Engagement Manager, at (317) 232-1284 or