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.

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 FY21Arts Project Support (APS Guidelines)

 

Arts Organization Support I

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 FY21 Arts Organization Support I (AOS) Guidleines

 

Arts Organization Support I & APS
Grant PeriodJuly 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Letter of Intent to Apply Due (AOS Only)January 15 2020 @ 4:30pm
Eligibility Notifications Sent to Applicants by (AOS Only)January 29, 2020
Grant Information WorkshopJanuary 24, 2020 @ 10am
First Merchants Bank
Conference Room
200 E Jackson St
Muncie IN 47305
January 28, 2020 @ 2pm
Community Foundation of Randolph County
120 W. Washington Street
Winchester IN 47394
Application DueMarch 5, 2020 @ 4:30pm
Grant Review PanelFriday, May 1, 2020
Location to be determined
Award NotificationEarly July 2020
First Payment (75%)November 2020
Final Grant Report DueJuly 13, 2021 @ 4:30pm
Second Payment (25%)September-October 2021