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Arts Organization Support III

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About the Program

The Arts Organization Support III (AOSIII) program provides annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations that align with the Indiana Arts Commission’s Public Funding Imperatives.

The following is an abbreviated list of eligibility requirements for the AOS III program:

  • Is a leader in the arts and cultural field
  • Operates beyond its institutional walls to meaningfully engage and impact diverse communities in its home location, region, and throughout the State of Indiana
  • Must be a previous grantee of Arts Organization Support Level II funding (minimum of one, two-year cycle) prior to applying to Level III for the first time
  • Excluding pass-through dollars (e.g. re-granting dollars), must have an annual cash operating income of $1,000,000 or more over a three-year average, as supported by the last three Financial Statements
  • Must provide and document significant community and multi-regional (region as defined by the IAC) leadership and impact as evidenced by direct programming, services and planning
2020 / 2021 Program Guidelines
2018 / 2019 Program Guidelines

Program Contact

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Paige Sharp
Deputy Director of Programs
Indiana Arts Commission


(317) 232-1279