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 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.

Learn more about the Indiana Regional Arts Partnerships.

The Regional Initiative Grants provide funding for general operations and arts programming through the Arts Organization Support and Arts Project Support programs. Projects for the FY23 grants will need to occur during the funding period of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Applications for both programs must be submitted through the IAC’s online grant system no later than March 9, 2022, 4:30 pm eastern time.


Arts Project Support

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Arts Project Support grants provide funding to nonprofit organizations to support a specific part of the organization’s arts activities, such as a one-time event, a single production, an exhibition, an educational workshop, or a series of related arts activities such as art classes or training sessions. APS applicants may request up to $5,000 to support their arts project. In response to the pandemic, the IAC has removed its 1:1 match requirement and adjusted its funding priorities.

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Arts Organization Support i & II

Info Session & Application Webinar: Watch the recording here!

Arts Organization Support (AOS I or AOS II) grants provide annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of nonprofit arts organizations. For FY23, AOS II is not accepting new applicants. Applicant arts organizations that are not currently funded by the Indiana Arts Commission will be considered for AOS I level funding. To ensure program eligibility, all new applicants must complete an Eligibility Questionnaire  in the IAC online grants system by the January 18, 2022 deadline. 

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FY23 Regional Initiative Grant Timeline

  • July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 – Program Funding Period
  • January 4, 2022 – Applications Open
  • January 18, 2022 – Eligibility Questionnaire Due (first time applicants only)
  • Week of January 31, 2022 – Eligibility Notifications Sent to new applicants
  • February 23, 2022 – Deadline to request draft application review (email
  • March 9, 2022 – Application Due, 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • Late April 2022 – Application Panel Review (dates TBA, will occur via Zoom)
  • Early July 2022 – Award Notification
  • September – October 2022 – First Payment (75%)
  • July 13, 2023 – Final Grant Report Due, 4:30 pm (EDT)
  • August – September 2023 – Second Payment (25%)

Grantee Resources

Past Year’s Program Materials