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Step 4: Cultural District Application

An Indiana Cultural District is a well-recognized, labeled, mixed-use area with a unique, authentic art and cultural identity. The IAC provides project funding for designated Indiana Cultural Districts, facilitates statewide collaboration through the Indiana Cultural District Consortium, and provides other capacity-building opportunities for cultural district leadership.

To apply, the applicant must

  • Be the municipal government in which the proposed cultural district is located
  • Submit a letter of intent through the IAC’s online system
  • Be recognized as a Spotlight Community


Indiana Cultural District application due April 1, 2021, 4:30 pm eastern
Public application review meeting (click here to watch the recording) May 5, 2021, 11:30 am eastern
Indiana Cultural District Designation announcement Mid-June 2021 (by email)

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Click here for a sample city/county resolution.

Evaluation Criteria and Resources


Paige Sharp

Phone: (317) 232-1269