In 1997, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and 12 community-based organizations jointly established the Indiana Regional Arts Partnerships (RAP), a collaborative project to enhance support for arts and cultural activities statewide, especially in underserved areas. The partnership was developed to address issues that arose during the Indiana Arts Commission’s 1995-96 strategic planning process such as:

  • Easy access to quality technical assistance that would further the financial, managerial, and artistic development of arts providers; and
  • More local control in state resources’ allocation for the arts.

The RAPs enhance the delivery of services, move the decision-making about IAC funds closer to you, and are the cornerstone of the IAC’s structure.  As the Region 5 Regional Arts Partner, the Community Foundation of Randolph County provides resources and information for arts in Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne Counties.

For more information about the Indiana Regional Arts Partnerships, visit www.in.gov/arts/2482.htm.

Grants

Arts Project Support

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.

APS applicants may request up to $5,000 or up to 50% of allowable project expenses, whichever is less. Applicants may request no less than $500. This Region’s average grant in this category for FY2017 was $4,372.

All Indiana Arts Commission grantees are required to comply with and agree to the following:

  • Privacy Considerations
  • Payments Schedules
  • Reconsideration and Appeals Process
  • Requirements of Grantees through Regional Arts Partners

Detailed descriptions of these requirements can be found online: IN.gov/arts/2387.htm.

Download FY18 Arts Project Support (APS) Guidelines

Grant PeriodJuly 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
Grant Information WorkshopJanuary 27, 2017 @ 10 am

East & West Training Rooms
201 E. Jackson Street, Muncie
Grant Information WorkshopJanuary 31, 2017 @ 2 pm

Community Foundation of Henry Co.
700 S. Memorial Dr, New Castle
Application DueMarch 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Grant Review PanelSpring 2017
Award NotificationEarly July 2017
First Payment (75%)September - October 2017
Final Grant Report DueJuly 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Second Payment (25%)September-October 2018

Arts Organization Support I & II

The Regional Initiative Grant (RIG) Arts Organization Support I & II programs will provide 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. Eligibility requirements for this grant program can be found on Page 2 of guidelines packets.

All Indiana Arts Commission grantees are required to comply with and agree to the following:

  • Privacy Considerations
  • Payments Schedules
  • Reconsideration and Appeals Process
  • Requirements of Grantees through Regional Arts Partners

Detailed descriptions of these requirements can be found online: IN.gov/arts/2387.htm.

Download FY18 Arts Organization Support I (AOS) Guidelines

Download FY18 Arts Organization Support II (AOS) Guidelines

Grant PeriodJuly 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
Grant Information WorkshopJanuary 27, 2017 @ 10 am

East & West Training Rooms
201 E. Jackson Street, Muncie
Grant Information WorkshopJanuary 31, 2017 @ 2 pm

Community Foundation of Henry Co.
700 S. Memorial Dr, New Castle
Letter of Intent to Apply DueJanuary 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Eligibility Notifications Sent to Applicants byJanuary 27, 2017
Application DueMarch 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Grant Review PanelSpring 2017
Award NotificationEarly July 2017
First Payment (75%)September - October 2017
Final Grant Report DueJuly 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Second Payment (25%)September-October 2018
FY19 Final Grant Report Due AOS II Applicants OnlyJuly 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm