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PACE Program

Student artwork with crayon and writing prompts about monsters

About the Program

Partnering Arts, Communities and Education (PACE) is the IAC’s main funding opportunity for direct arts education programming. But not just any arts education programming! PACE aims to fund rigorous, year-long artist residencies in schools where the impact can extend not only to the students, but also to teachers and the whole school.

Funding can be used to provide twenty or more visits by an artist to a high-need elementary school and other supporting activities. Along the way we’ll be collecting data that will show the impact of regular exposure to the arts on student achievement. The students get amazing arts experiences, the arts organization find a new community partner in the school, and our state gets research supporting future arts education efforts. It’s a win, win, win!

Apply to participate in PACE
Existing PACE partnerships and resources
2015-2016 PACE project report
2016-2017 PACE project report
2017-2018 PACE project report

Program Contact

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Stephanie Haines
Arts Education and Accessibility Manager
Indiana Arts Commission


(317) 232-1274