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ARP Creative Community Pathway Grants

On December 2, 2021, the Indiana Arts Commission announced it has distributed American Rescue Plan Act funds to 17 nonprofit organizations totaling $61,000.

Funds were provided by the Indiana Arts Commission’s regional arts organizational partner, Arts Midwest, utilizing American Rescue Plan funds.

“Across our state, communities are looking to the creative sector to address challenges presented by COVID-19,” said Indiana Arts Commission Executive Director Miah Michaelsen. “This funding will support these 17 unique places as they leverage the arts to strengthen their communities and, in the process, contribute to Indiana’s economic recovery and future growth.”

Funds will support salaries; fees and stipends for artists; facilities and operational costs; health and safety supplies for staff and participants; and marketing and promotion expenses.

Grants were distributed through the agency’s Creative Community Pathway program. The Creative Community Pathway program provides a roadmap for Indiana communities to start, focus, or deepen arts and culture-based strategies to grow community wellbeing.

Timelineall times eastern
Grant PeriodOctober 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Final Grant Report DueJuly 13, 2022, 4:30 p.m. eastern time

Paige Sharp
Deputy Director of Programs
Indiana Arts Commission


(317) 416-8536

For accessibility accommodation requests, contact Stephanie Haines shaines@iac.in.gov or 317-450-9937.

For technical concerns with the online system, contact Deanna Poelsma at dpoelsma@iac.in.gov or 941-932-5395.

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Process NameOrganization NameAward AmountOrganization CityCountyRegionCongressional DistrictState Senate DistrictState House District
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of Bloomington$3,000 BloomingtonMonroe8IN9SSD40SHD61
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of Carmel - Carmel Arts & Design District$3,000 CarmelHamilton7IN5SSD29SHD39
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsColumbus Area Arts Council$3,000 ColumbusBartholomew9IN6SSD44SHD59
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of Fishers$3,000 FishersHamilton7IN5SSD20SHD37
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsArts United of Greater Fort Wayne$3,000 Fort WayneAllen3IN3SSD16SHD81
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of Franklin$5,000 FranklinJohnson7IN9SSD41SHD47
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of Goshen$5,000 GoshenElkhart2IN2SSD12SHD49
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of Jeffersonville - Public Art Commission$3,000 Jeffersonville Clark12IN9SSD46SHD71
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of Kokomo$5,000 KokomoHoward4IN4SSD21SHD30
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsTippecanoe Arts Federation$3,000 LafayetteTippecanoe4IN4SSD7SHD27
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of Lebanon$5,000 LebanonBoone7IN4SSD23SHD41
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsMadison Area Arts Alliance$3,000 MadisonJefferson12IN6SSD45SHD66
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsTown of Nashville (DBA: Nashville Arts and Entertainment District)$3,000 NashvilleBrown8IN9SSD44SHD65
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsCity of New Albany$5,000 New AlbanyFloyd12IN9SSD46SHD72
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsNickel Plate Arts, Inc.$3,000 NoblesvilleHamilton7IN5SSD20SHD29
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsArts Illiana, Inc.$3,000 Terre HauteVigo6IN8SSD38SHD43
ARP Creative Community Pathway FundsWabash Marketplace, Inc.$3,000 WabashWabash3IN2SSD17SHD18