Indiana Arts Commission grants open for submissions

January 7, 2013

Indiana Arts Commission grants open for submissions

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) Regional Initiatives Grants (RIG) are now open for submission for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014). Applications are available online at

Applications are due March 4, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. EST. Region 8 will not be accepting Mini Grant applications. Panel review will take place April 29, 2013. Final grant reports are due July 11, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

There have been several changes to the RIG grants from last year. For fiscal year 2014, the minimum budget for an organization to qualify for Arts Operating Support I (AOS I) is now $50,000 averaged over the past three years. There is also a minimum score required to be awarded a grant. Applicants exceeding the minimum score for Arts Project Support (APS) are not guaranteed award of a grant. Efforts will be made to fully fund APS requests starting with applicants receiving the highest scores. Visit and click on Indiana Arts Commission Regional Arts Partner to review FY2014 Regional Initiative Grant Guidelines.

Grant workshops will be held:

  • Monday, January 14, 2013, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium, 122 S. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN  47404
  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Willow Manor Senior Apartments,

71 Willow Street, Nashville, IN  47448

  • Thursday, January 17, 2013, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Lawrence County Community Foundation, 1324 K Street, Bedford, IN  47421

RSVP for free grant workshops to or call 812-333-9016.

Questions regarding RIG grants can be directed to Renee Chambers at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, at 812-333-9016 or

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) Regional Arts Partner for the IAC’s Region 8. Ivy Tech-Bloomington works with the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County to fulfill the functions related to the re-granting of IAC funds within Region 8. Region 8 includes Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, and Owen counties. For IAC region 8 news, visit and click on Indiana Arts Commission Regional Arts Partner.

About the Community Foundation
Created by individuals, families, and businesses who share a passion for Monroe County and a vision for its future, the Community Foundation has granted $18 million to more than 330 local nonprofit organizations. With a growing endowment of over $20 million, the Community Foundation is making a difference by connecting caring people, important causes and community resources.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College ( is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.