IAC Grant Applications Process

IAC Grant Application Process

Fiscal Year 2023

Indiana Arts Commission grants awarded through the Regional Arts Partnership are available to qualifying nonprofit organizations through a competitive application process. Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations or public entities with eligible arts programming and addresses in the following counties are eligible to apply for funding from the Region 2 Partner, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County: Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke.

Eligibility Questionaire (required for NEW Arts Organization Support applicants)

Deadline: January 18, 2022, 4:30 p.m. EST
The Eligibility Questionaire will determine program eligibility. All applicants not currently receiving Arts Organization Support must submit the Eligibility Questionaire by January 18, 2022, 4:30 p.m. EST and receive a Notice of Eligibility to apply to this program. Click here to create a profile and complete the Questionaire.

Full Application

Deadline: March 9, 2022, 4:30 p.m. EST
Grant Period: Fiscal Year 2023 or July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Grant Category Summaries:

More detailed eligibility information is provided in full guideline documents.

  • Arts Project Support Grants (APS) provide funding to Indiana 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public entities for a specific arts project or arts activity(ies). Some examples of eligible projects include a one-time art event, a single performance, an exhibition, an educational workshop, or series of related arts activities such as art classes or training sessions that are open to the public whether free or for a fee. Download the PDF guidelines and evaluation criteria here.
  • Arts Organization Support Grants (AOS) Level I provides annual operating support for the ongoing artistic and administrative functions of eligible arts organizations during the grant period in alignment with the Indiana Arts Commission’s Public Funding Imperatives. Applicant must be an arts producing, promoting, presenting service or teaching organization as outlined in the Eligibility Section of guidelines. The FY23 application is abbreviated and streamlined to one that seeks to understand the applicant organization’s current operational activity and resiliency. Download the PDF guidelines here. There is no AOS Level II process/deadline this year.
Accessing the Application

All applications must be completed within the Indiana Arts Commission’s Online Grant System. If accessing the system for the first time, you must first create a profile. Again, please note that organizations applying under the arts organization support program for the first time must complete the Eligibility Questionaire and submit by January 18, 2022, 4:30 p.m. ET.

Grant Information Workshops

Current grantees and new applicants are invited and encouraged to learn about the grant categories, the online grant system, application process, and changes for this year. Statewide virtual workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • Arts Program Support: Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 2–3 p.m. EST
  • Arts Organization Support: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 2–3 p.m. EST
Click here to register


If you have any questions about the application process, get in touch through our contact form or call us at (574) 232-0041.


The Regional Partnership initiative is made possible in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, with funds from the Indiana General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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