Regional Initiative Grants

The Regional Initiative Grant (RIG) program provides funding to arts organizations in order to ensure all Indiana citizens have access to quality arts and cultural activities. These grants are managed through the Regional Arts Partners, which are community-based Indiana organizations that focus on providing better access to a variety of arts services within their designated counties. All applications to these programs should be submitted through the IAC's online grant system, but other details such as payments and contracts are handled through the Regional Arts Partners.

RIG Programs

  • Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to Indiana arts and non-arts organizations* to support a distinct aspect of the organization’s arts activities, such as a one-time event; a single production; an exhibition; an educational seminar; or series of related arts activities, such as art classes or training sessions.
  • Arts Organization Support I and II 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 difference between Arts Organization Support I and II depends on organization budget size. To find out which category you should apply in please contact your Regional Arts Partner.

Fiscal Year 2019

Timeline
Guidelines Available Monday, December 20, 2017
(AOS Only) Letter of Intent to Apply Due Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 4:30 p.m. eastern time
(AOS Only) Eligibility Notifications Sent to Applicants by January 26, 2018
Application Due March 1, 2018, 4:30 p.m. eastern time
Grant Review Panels Spring 2018
Award Notification Early July 2018
First Payment (75%) September–October 2018
Final Grant Report Due July 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m. eastern time
Second Payment (25%) September–October 2019
Fiscal Year 2019 Guidelines
Arts Project Support Arts Organizations Support I
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Fiscal Year 2018 (Grants were awarded July 2017)

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First Payment (75%)...........................................................September–October 2017
Second Payment (25%).......................................................September–October 2018
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Fiscal Year 2018 Guidelines
Arts Project Support Arts Organizations Support I FY18/19 Arts Organizations Support II
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IMPORTANT NOTE: Program guidelines and reporting deadlines vary by region. Please contact your Regional Arts Partner for more information.

Sample Applications

Contact Information

Please contact your Regional Arts Partner for more information.