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Individual Advancement Program

About the Program

The Individual Advancement Program (IAP) provides support (up to $2,000) to Indiana artists for career development projects. Applicants must plan a project (or phase of a project) that is feasible within the requested budget and completed within the proposed timeline.

Because the Individual Advancement Program is so popular we only accept certain disciplines per year. This cycle, we're accepting visual arts (crafts, design, media arts, photography) applications.


It's important that you download and read the grant guidelines. Save these guidelines for your own records and to refer back to during the application/grant process.

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Grant PeriodJuly 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Grant Information WebinarOctober 30, 2019, 6 p.m. eastern time
Deadline to Request IAC Staff ReviewJanuary 23, 2020, 4:30 p.m. eastern time
Application DeadlineFebruary 6, 2020, 4:30 p.m. eastern time
Public Review Panels Week of April 13, 2020
Award NotificationLate June 2020
Final Grant Report DueJuly 8, 2021, 4:30 p.m. eastern time

Panel Review

FY21 Individual Advancement Program (IAP) applications will be reviewed by a conflict-free panel of professionals and peers from around the state. These meetings are open to the public for observation. Guests of panel review meetings may not lobby or address the panel on behalf of their applications before, during, or after the meeting.

Contact the Program Manager

Sometimes the best way to find what you're looking for is to just talk to someone. Get in touch with the Individual Advancement Program manager, Anna Tragesser, at or call (317) 232-1281.

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